8 Castles and chateaux
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Bouzov
Reason to visit
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location for a fairy tale or a historical
story, Bouzov – with its battlements,
bay windows, loopholes, gargoyles,
drawbridges and trellises – is usually
at the top of the list. Its romantic medieval
atmosphere came about during
a reconstruction of the castle at the turn
of the 20th century on the orders of the
chateau’s owners at that time, the Teutonic
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than 20 million guldens for the work.
Of historical interest
The castle, founded in the 14th century,
is the likely birthplace of George
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up to become king of Bohemia.
Boskovice
Reason to visit
In this charming chateau, which
is one of the purest examples of Empire
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exceptional curiosities. For example,
you will see one of the three copper
globes in the world, on which the starry
sky is depicted with heraldic emblems, or
a noteworthy Rococo children’s theatre,
which was presented to the owners of the
chateau by the British Queen Victoria.
Of historical interest
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residence there originally stood
a Dominican monastery, which after
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manufacture of dyes. It was rebuilt into
its current form in the early 19th century.
The furnishings in the chambers
of the Grandmaster of the Teutonic
Knights, the secret passageways,
and also a large stove and grill in
the castle kitchen suggest that
the virtuous knights did not deny
themselves the creature comforts
of the time. From the walkway
of a 64-metre observation tower,
the whole castle area and the beautiful
forests of the Drahanské Highlands
open up before your eyes.
V–IX Tuesday–Sunday,
IV and X weekends.
Státní hrad Bouzov
783 25 Bouzov 8
Tip: The chateau’s history is connected
with the nearby romantic ruin of the
Boskovice Castle (above) with its
26-metre well driven by a wooden
treadle wheel.
The chateau’s sumptuous ballroom
was the setting for many balls and
festivities, which were attended by the
cream of society. In the Hall of Battles
you will see paintings on bu$alo hide
with scenes from the Austro- and
Russo-Turkish wars.
V–IX Tuesday–Sunday.
Children will enjoy the set
of miniature furniture and the Rococo
children’s theatre.
Hradní 6, 680 01 Boskovice
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