Palanok Castle

City Mukachevo (Map plan Mukachevo) has a long and glorious history. This is one of the most interesting pages in Transcarpathia. 1108 years have passed since the first written mention of the city. Mukachevo founded at the crossroads historically formed trade routes in the XIV century it was granted city status. The main attraction of the town is beautifully preserved and maintained in order Palanok castle (XIV-XVII centuries). The name of the castle comes from one of its fortifications.

In the ancient castle hill surrounded by a water moat, over the inner shore of which rose a palisade of sharpened logs – palankas. In 1633 the former residence of passed into the possession of princes Rakoczy. This is where the ideologue of the Hungarian independence, Ferenc II Rakoczi in the XVIII century. led a revolt against the Austrian emperor. His "city apartment" Ferenc II arranged in the center. Palace "White House" (XV-XVIII centuries) are easy to find in the tourist district.

His masters were the last column Schoenborn. This respected German race has left a noticeable imprint on the history of the region. For two centuries, until the arrival of Soviet power, he owned vast lands and palaces and major industrial enterprises. In particular, Count Friedrich Schonborn lifted and made famous in the whole of Europe Mukachevskiy brewery Podgoryanah. Pearl legacy Shenborn located in the mountains above the village Chinadievo that close to Mukachevo. This picturesque area they have chosen for his country residence. Sometime in the lush surrounding forests organized hunting, which attracts know with all the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and now live here visit the sanatorium "Carpathians". Inside the building, which has become one of the dormitories have been partially preserved the rich interiors. In the middle of the park – man-made lake. A small lawn in shade of oaks, it seems specifically designed to roll about on them in the autumn sun. Near the town of Mukachevo, Mount Red Hill is the northernmost area in the world where they grow tea. And by the way, the origin of the name the city Mukachevo: from the word 'flour' (as people suffered in the construction of the castle 'Palanok') from the word 'flour' (on the river Latoritsa was a huge mill at the time), the words' earth Munkacsy Pan "(Hungarian version of this title the city).