15. 5. 2014
Visit the romantic castle gem of Central Moravia and be transported back to the days when it was the seat of the Teutonic Knights!
The medieval Bouzov castle is definitely one of the castles in Moravia which you can’t miss. And not just because a number of movies were filmed on its premises - from Czech fairy tales to the Italian princess Fantaghiro, but also because unlike other medieval settlements, this castle has never gone to ruin. Starting in the late 15th century it was in the hands of the Teutonic Knights.
The castle, which is near Olomouc, acquired its present appearance after an extensive reconstruction in the late 19th century. The project and reconstruction plans were drawn up on the basis of the requirements of the Archduke Eugene Habsburg, Grand Master of the order, who also funded the entire construction from his private resources.
The castle is fully furnished and equipped. The furniture comes mainly from the private collections of Archduke Eugene Habsburg and partly from the collections of the German order. Modern equipment was then tailor-made specifically for the building. The most valuable part of the castle is the Neo-Gothic chapel, fitted with a Gothic altar and decorated with the tombstones of the masters of the Order from the years 1395 to 1515 The Castle Armoury, the original Gothic hall of the old castle, is equipped with samples of weapons.
From the guided tours you can visit several routes dedicated to representational and residential premises of the castle with fortification elements and technical facilities, such as the historic distribution of heat and water, or you can ascend the watch tower as well as visit the courtroom and observatory. In the cellars of the castle, your kids will enjoy the exhibition Dragons and Dragonslayers, which is devoted to life-size fairytale dragons and the knights who fought them.