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Castles and their legends

Legends connected with castles from diferent countries translated into English, Czech, Spanish, Slovak,  Polish and other languages by pupils.


1) Jaume el Conquired - James I, Spain

2) Legends about The Little Red Dwarf from Ostrava, the Czech Republic

3) The legend about a bat who saved king James I army in Valencia, Spain

4) The legend about the bad king who must watch Alicante forever, Spain

5) Legend about Gorki Sleskie, Poland

6) The legend about Bratislava princess who fell in love with the enemy, Slovakia

7) The legend about the Lovers´ well in Trencin castle, Slovakia

8) The legend about women war in Prievidza against Bojnice castle lords, Slovakia

9) The legend about a white eagle and Bratislava castle lord, Slovakia

10) The legend about the devil´s portrait at Bratislava townhall, Slovakia

11) The legend about the mighty leap of Horymir and his horse Semik from Vysehrad, the Czech Republic

12) The Legend about Stramberk ears and the recipe, the Czech republic

13) The legend about Chropyne and boy Jecminek, the Czech republic

14) The legend about the Faust´s house in Prague, the Czech Republic

15) The legends about castle Helfštýn, the Czech Republic

16) The legend about white lady Perchta from Rožberk castle, the Czech Republic

17) The legend about white lady from castle in Jindřichův Hradec, the Czech Republic

18) The legends about castle Loket, the Czech Republic

19) The Prague legend about rabi Löw and his Golem, the Czech Republic

20) The legend about treasure in Radhošť and orphant, the Czech Republic

21) The legend about the devil´s mill at Radhošť, the Czech Republic

22) The legend about Black lady from Michalska tower in Bratislava, Slovak

23) The legend about town Banská Štiavnica and a naughty girl Barbora, Slovak

24)The legend about peacocks who saved town Kremnica from a Turkey raid, Slovak

25) The legend about a wicked castle builder, Slovak

26) The legend about a miser Grünbaum from Zvolen area, Slovak

27) The legend about the castle for the clownn who killed a bear, Slovak 

28) The punishing well in Bratislava, Slovak

29) The ducks´ fountain in Bratislava, Slovak

30) The legend about knight Juraj who saved a girl from a drake, Slovak

31)  The legend about a boy and an eagle who saved Bratislava from Turks, Slovak

32) The legend about a dancing waterman who changed into a horse with green mane, Slovak

33) The legend about smart shephard Matej who answered all king´s questions, Slovak

34) The legend about the frog´s well who married an orphant, Slovak

35) The legend about devil´s furrow and brothers quarelling about herritage, Slovak

36) The legend about a sword burried by king Svatopluk under Zobor, Slovak




The legend about a castle for the clown who killed a bear

4. 2. 2012

A rich man was preparing a wedding for his daughter. He wanted to serve a ham from a bear. The clown saved his lord when the bear attacked him.


The legend about a miser Grünbaum from Zvolen area

4. 2. 2012

A miser Grünbaum kills a shephard. He exchanges the clothes and leaves the village. His wife gets the life insurance. They are caught and punished near Zvolen.


The legend about a wicked castle builder

4. 2. 2012

A young castle builder fells in love with a poor girl. But she rejects him. He immures her in a tower of the castle. The girl curses him.


The legend about peacocks who saved Kremnica town from a Turkey raid

4. 2. 2012

A poor girl looking for her brothers came to Kremnica. Turkey army learnt that there was a lot of gold in the castle. But they did not know about the girls´ peacocks who were guarding the town at night.


Legend about town Banská Štiavnica and a naughty girl Barbora

4. 2. 2012

A story about a rich woman Barbora who was cheeky and loved parties. Her money saved the town of Banska Štiavnica from the Turkish army.


The Legend about Black lady from Michalska tower in Bratislava

30. 12. 2011

There were two best friends. Then both of them fell in love with the same boy. The one who lost was very jealous. Finally she accused wrongly the other girl of witchcraft. She watched her old friend dying from the tower Michalska which is near the Bratislava castle. Now she is a Black lady and whoever who sees her dies.


About the Devil´s mill at Radhošť

4. 12. 2011

A devil fell into a love with a girl from a village near mountain Radhošť in the Beskydy mountains near Ostrava, the Czech Republic. He promised to build a mill on the top of the mountain over night to get the girl. First he went to buy and kill all the roosters in the surroundings to make the night longer. But one woman hid her rooster and the devil did not manage to finish the mill in the given time.

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Legend about the treasure in Radhošť and an orphant

4. 12. 2011

An orphant lived with his uncle but after some time his uncle took him into the forest and left. The boy found his way out and a rich man brought him up. When the boy was looking for the way outfrom the forest, he put a stone into his pocket, it was gold. Many years later the boy met his uncle and forgave him.

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Prague Legend about Rabí Löw and his Golem

4. 12. 2011

A wise rabbi built a huge robot from mud and called it Golem. One day he forgot to switch the robot off and the robot went crazy. Golem broke many things and scared all the people. Finally, the rabbi switched the robot off for ever.

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Legends about castle Loket

4. 12. 2011

Legends about castle Loket are connected with the first Czech kings. Little Vencesslass lived here with his mother before his father John Lucemburk sent her into prison in Mělník when the boy was three. The boy lived on Loked castle, later he lived in France where he got a new name - Charles. When he grew up, he was hunting a deer near Loket. The deer fell into a spring under a cliff. When the king got there, the deer was already boiled. It was the begginning of the well-known spa Karls bad.

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