The castle was in operation thought the 1960ís. It housed
a movie theater and was used occasionally for dances. Not
having a reliable caretaker, it fell in disrepair in the '70s.
Local people vandalized the castle by destroying artistic
plaster works and removing floors, windows, and knocking off
the wooden ceilings. The roof was missing gutters and many
tiles, which speeded the demise of the castle.
October 2000, when the new owners took the possession of the
building, the castle was full of rubble. All ceilings were badly
damaged and required replacement.
Also, after removing hundreds
of tons of rubble from dungeons, it turned out that clay around
castle walls no longer protecting it from the ground water.
A deep trench had to be dug out along all walls and special
plastic isolation was put in place to protect walls from seeping
water. Afterwards, dungeon walls were cleaned from mold and
were filled with tens of tons of fresh sand.
The northwest castle walls had some serious cracks that were
held together by huge metal rods. After analysis, it was determined
that modifications done around 1800 have destroyed the structural
stability of the building.
By adding two huge pillars in the
right wing and returning walls on the ground level to the
original design from 1615, the castle walls stop cracking.
One year later, when cracking of the walls stopped, artisans
started repairing the ornamental plaster.
The plaster covering the castle walls was full of mold and
after 400 years was massively peeling off, both internally
and externally. To provide for clean and safe environment
it was removed entirely.