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The original castle on the hill of Hněvín/Zámecký vrch (Castle Hill) was built by the family of Hrabišic in the 12th century to protect the trade road from Prague to Leipzig. The castle was besieged several times, but only the Swedish were able to take it during the Thirty Years´ War. Because the inhabitants connected the castle with severe hardship during the Thirty Years´ War they asked Emperor Ferdinand to demolish it. The Emperor granted their request and at the end of the first half of the 17th century the castle was destroyed. In the 19th century there was some interest to rebuild it. Its modern design was created by the German Club of Castle Hill Friends that first built a stone view-tower and later an adjacent restaurant in the Gothicism style. Between the years 2000-2001 the castle was reconstructed by the city of Most for a large sum of money. The Hněvín castle is now used as a hotel and restaurant; the view-tower provides a view of the Most basin with the newly rising Jezero Most lake, the Krušné hory Mountains and the České středohoří Highlands. In the castle area you also have the possibility to visit the observatory named after Dr. Antonín Bečvář. Every June, the Day of Master Edward Kelley takes place at the courtyard in conjunction with a fair and a theatre performance.