The castle became very famous under the religious wars in the 15th century.
It was occupied by Diviš Bořek, the recognized Hussite commander, and with the assistance of local inhabitants he built an ingenious system of fortification in a period of two years.
A ruin of the Gothic castle on the highly visible hill stands out above the horizon in the fertile plain of the Elbe valley in East Bohemia. It used to be higher, but during the centuries the stone was extracted and used, for example, for constructions in the nearby town Pardubice. At the end the quarry slumped and took part of the castle’s area with it. In the 20th century the Museums Association in Pardubice provided for an extensive reconstruction according to the project of the excellent architect Dušan Jurkovič.