The castle was first mentioned in writing in 1273. In the past, it belonged to the system of border castles built in the Little Carpathians in the 13th century to protect the north-western borders. In the middle of the 18th century the castle burnt down and in 1810 it was permanently destroyed by Napoleon's troops. The castle ruins offer a magnificent view of the Little Carpathians and the southern part of the Záhorská lowlands. In good weather you can see as far as the Austrian Alps.