Bouzov Castle, you will surely remember a number of fairy tales and films in which this romantic castle appeared. The castle is a popular place for tourists, for whom costumed and evening tours are also arranged.

The castle got its present form after extensive reconstruction in the years 1895-1910 . The project and plans for the reconstruction were drawn up by Georg von Hauberisser based on the requirements and ideas of Archduke Eugene of Habsburg , Grand Master of the Order, who also financed the entire construction from his own private funds.

The castle in Bouzov is fully furnished and equipped. The furniture comes mainly from the private collections of Archduke Eugene of Habsburg, partly from the collections of the Teutonic Order. The modern equipment was made especially for the object. The most valuable part of the castle is the Neo-Gothic chapel , equipped with a Gothic altar and decorated with tombstones of the masters of the order from 1395-1515. The castle armory, the original Gothic hall of the old castle, is equipped with displays of weapons.

From the tour routes, you can visit several routes dedicated to the castle’s representative and residential areas , technical facilities (water and heat supply, communication system) and fortification elements, or you can climb the signal tower, courtrooms and reporter’s rooms. From May 2012, the new exhibition Dragons and Dragon Slayers , dedicated to life-sized dragons and the knights who fought them, has been open in the cellars of the castle.

From the history of Bouzov Castle
Bouzov Castle was founded at the beginning of the 14th century. The first known owner of the castle was Búz from Búzova in the years 1317–1339. From the mid-14th century it was held by the lords of Vildenberk, who in 1382 sold the estate to the Moravian margrave Jošt . He left them in 1396 to his follower Heralt of Kunštát. Bouzov Castle remained in the hands of the lords of Kunštát with shorter breaks almost until the end of the 15th century. It is likely that the later Czech king Jiří z Poděbrady was born at Bouzov Castle.

George from Poděbradyhe transferred the estate sometime before 1442 to his follower Zdenek Kostek from Postupice. In the years 1472-1696, it was owned by many different Czech and Moravian families. Then the whole estate is bought by the Order of the Teutonic Knights. The castle remained the property of the order until 1 October 1939, when it was confiscated as the property of the association – it was not recognized as church property. Together with other order property, it was handed over to the administration of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung und Pflege deutscher Kulturdenkmäler, based in Berlin.

After the war, the castle was confiscated and since 1945 it has been under the management of the National Cultural Commission, the State Monuments Administration, the (Regional) Institute of Heritage (museum) in Olomouc, and since 1 January 1994 it has been under the management of the state subsidy organization Bouzov State Castle.

Operator

Bouzov State Castle
Bouzov Castle
783 25 Bouzov

  • Tel.: +420 585 346 202
  • Tel.: +420 775 888 960
  • www.hrad-bouzov.cz
  • GPS: 49.695463 16.906690

Region: Olomouc region
Region: Central Moravia
City: Bouzov
Tips for a trip: Bouzov and surroundings

Opening hours

April
1.4. – 30.4.
Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

May – June
1.5. – 30.6.
Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

July – August
1.7. – 31.8.
Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

September
1.9. – 30.9.
Saturday Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

October
1.10. – 31.10.
Saturday Sunday 10:00 – 15:00

Note: 
The end of the visiting period is also the beginning of the last tour.

Admission

  • Price:  230 CZK
  • Reduced price:  180 CZK
  • Note:
    Entrance fee for the basic circuit – The castle is introduced.

Duration

2 – 5 hrs

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