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Legend of Richard and Albina 

Once upon a time, King Tristan of England saved the life of a little boy while hunting. The boy's mother was killed by a bear. The child was named Richard Bear Paw and was raised at the royal court along with the King's daughter, Albina. When the child grew up, he fell in love with Albina. Nevertheless, he did not have enough courage to ask the King for her hand. Instead, Richard persuaded her to run away with him to the place where Angel Mountain stands today. They built a strong castle on Angel Mountain. Albina's kindness and clemency soon won the hearts of the local people who began calling her Angel and the castle Angel Mountain.

Regardless of her many good deeds, Albina was not able to ease her conscience. She felt the burden of her guilt growing heavier and heavier and she wished to be reconciled with her father. Richard would have nothing of their return and he treated the lady of the castle more and more irritably and coarsely. After a long search and guided by a clairvoyant, King Tristan finally found the refuge of the escapees and he set out to the castle with his army to free his daughter. Scouts advised the King that Albina wished to reconcile with her father, but Richard was stopping her from doing so.

Angry Tristan besieged the castle with his army. When Richard saw that the castle would not hold, he tried to poison Albina with wine. As chance would have it, he switched the cups and fell dead to the ground. Tristan forgave his daughter and took Albina and her children back to England with him. A reliable chamberlain looked after the castle after their departure.

On the other hand, preserved historical documents indicate that the castle on the top of the basalt hummock was founded by a noble family, namely the Lords of Osek (Rýzmburk), probably in the late 14th century.

Adapted from: Burachovič, S.: Pověsti Karlovarska (Legends of the Karlovy Vary District), Median, Karlovy Vary 1992, pages 40–42 Literature: Durdík, T.: Ilustrovaná encyklopedie českých hradů (Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Czech Castles), Libri, Praha 2000 http://hrady.dejiny.cz