Bouzov castle

The picturesque location on a wooded promontory and romantic architecture directly predestines the castle to be used as a backdrop for shooting a number of fairy tales. About Princess Jasněnka and the flying shoemaker, Arabela returns, or Kopretiny for the chateau lady - this is just a very strict list of well-known films in which Bouzov Castle appeared.

Information for visitors

Adress: , Bouzov
GPS: 49.70390690, 16.89312500
Bouzov castle map

Interesting facts Bouzov castle

The central Moravian castle Bouzov rises on a promontory in the village of the same name, near the town of Litovle. It was originally built as a Gothic castle, which underwent later modifications, while today's, romantic, dates from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The reconstruction was initiated by Archduke Eugene of Habsburg and the author of the project was Georg von Hauberisser.

Bouzov is equipped partly with the collections of the Teutonic Knights, partly with modern equipment, but mostly with the private collections of Archduke Eugene of Habsburg. The neo-Gothic chapel, which is also the most valuable space in the castle, houses a valuable Gothic altar and tombstones of masters of the Teutonic Knights. An interesting space is also the original Gothic hall with exhibited weapons or armory.

The owners of Bouzov Castle often changed. The lords of Kunštát stayed here for a long time, and it is said that King George of Poděbrady was born in this castle. The appearance of the castle changed almost as often as the owners changed here. Bouzov bought the Order of the Teutonic Knights in 1696 and owned it until 1939, when he became a victim of confiscation by the Nazis. During World War II, Bouzov served as the seat of the SS raiding party. At present, the castle is state-owned.

In one of our most visited castles, there are several sightseeing routes to see, focused on residential and representational spaces, but also on technical facilities and fortification elements.

Author: Andrea Štyndlová