Sights - Castles
Distance: 5 km
GPS: 50° 05' 10"N 12° 50' 23"E
In the 13th century the Lords of Osek founded the castle Bečov nad Teplou on acliff over a provincial route for its protection and collecting duties. The castle reached its peak in the late 15th century, when it belonged to the Pluh family of Rabštejn, who were engaged in gold, silver and tin mining.
The Pluh family connected two older parts of the castle and later built a new residential palace in the Renaissance style there. In 1547, Kaspar Pluh headed the uprising of the Estates against Ferdinand I, which failed and he was sentenced to death. The Bečov dominion continued to serve as a pledge for the debts of the Emperor Chamber.