The extensive ruins of a Gothic castle soar high over the Malošín Mountain near the town of Bavorov in South Bohemia. The area of the Helfenburk Castle of 1.27 hectares makes it one of the largest ruins in the Czech Republic. It has a well-preserved defence system of cannon and defence bastions. The ruins also contain a large, two-bay palace. The romantic countryside of Helfenburk is becoming more and more popular for weddings and interesting cultural events.