Střekov castle and Větruše small chateau
The dominant feature of Usti nad Labem is undoubtedly the castle Střekov. A castle from early 14th century is a famous lookout point and also one of the best preserved castle ruins. The castle was built by Jan Luxemburg to protect Labe's cruises, and it served as a customs house. From the 17th century castle ceased to be inhabited and remained completely deserted. In the Romantic period castle came alive again.