• Address:

    State Castle Krakovec, Krakovec u Rakovníka

  • Client:

    National Heritage Institute

  • Description of work:

    Construction and restoration works

  • Realization:


State Castle Krakovec, also known as the Red Castle, was bulit in the 14th century and served as the seat of the Krivoklat burgrave Jira of Roztoky. The construction of the castle is unique in its transition between the castle and the chateau and it is an example of the architecture of the royal court building works of King Wenceslaw IV.

The dehumidification of the basement masonry and repair of existing two staircases in the building of the State Castle Krakovec was executed for the National Heritage Institute. Originally a medieval stronghold, rebuilt to the Castle, has remains without the original roofs in torso state.  The internal spaces of the basement of the West wing contain extremely valuable fragments of the cross-vaults and some details from the original construction of the Castle, that deserve maximum protection.  

The aim of the rescue work was to reduce humidity in the non-roofed rooms in the basement of the Castle West wing, by the drainage of the rain water outside from the object. Another subject of the work was a restoration of the Castle West wing polygonal staircase and the restoration of all stone elements.  

The staircases repair works required the disassembly of the liner brick stairway from the shell, the restoration of the stone elements, replacement of damaged parts by copies and repair of damaged masonry and related works according to the National Heritage Institute Project Documentation and the Restoration Plan.