Ceský Sternberk Castle
Built on a narrow rocky crest overlooking the Sázava, the fascinating outline of this 13C castle cannot be missed. Begun in 1241, it was reworked a number of times over the centuries. Today, its circular tower, impressive central wing, bastions in the outer northern courtyard and famous coat of arms depicting an eight-pointed star (Stern in German) can still be admired. Inside, the modest size of the grounds resulted in unusually shaped rooms, some of which are magnificently decorated with sophisticated stucco work.