The long history of the residence of the Sternberg family is closely linked with the troubled times of Czech history, mainly with wars during which the castle and the town below it suff ered considerably.
The castle was for a long-time in ruins and only at the end of the 19th century the owners decided to undertake a general reconstruction. Installation of a water main, hot air heating system, equipping of bathrooms and a personal lift were a part of the refurbishments.
The complex castle with rich decoration ranging from Gothic to Art Nouveau styles is a typical example of the method of restoration of old historical buildings in the Romantic spirit of the 19th century. Opulent furnishing was mostly brought in from inaccessible North Moravian chateaux.