One of the most extensive Moravian castle grounds, perched on a promontory above the confluence of the Svratka River and the Veverka Stream, was probably created at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries as a hunting castle of the Moravian margraves.
Veveří Castle near Brno , which was once the seat of the Moravian margraves, will attract not only interesting exhibitions this year , but also a repaired bridge , which will be decorated with statues of saints. An exhibition about the rumors associated with him is being prepared for the opening.
As one of the most important manor castles and later the center of a large noble estate, Veveří has been written down many times in the history of the region and the entire country. After the Second World War, however, the castle area suffered a lot due to repeated attempts at completely unsuitable uses. It was only at the very end of the 20th century that systematic work on its gradual restoration began , which, of course, will continue for many years. You can view
it in the hall behind the cash deskan exhibition of the painted coats of arms of the owners of Veveří Castle, as well as an exhibition of replicas of stick weapons from the 30th War. An exhibition of drawing reconstructions of castles and their ruins in the valley of the Svratka river under the name ” Copuli lapidum ” is installed in the passage of the English tract .
Free tour of the castle grounds
The possibility to independently walk through all the castle courtyards , including entrance to the Příhrádek walkways, the Powder Tower and selected seasonal exhibitions in the hall behind the main ticket office or on the ground floor of the English section. This circuit is without a guide , visitors decide their own pace and what they want to see.
Circuit I. – representative rooms on the 1st floor of the palace
Within Circuit I. you will visit the representative and private rooms of the last private owners of Veveří Castle. This circuit will take you through the entire first floor of the Palace – the private suite of the young count, the children’s room and the room for the governess, the representative salons , the palacedining room and the tour ends on the viewing terrace, from where there is a wonderful view of the surrounding Podkomorské forests and the Brno Dam .
From July 2021, there are four new representative rooms on the renewed sightseeing circuit . In three of them you will see new fabric wallpapers and in the other wall paintings . The entire sightseeing route is designed for the period of the first half of the 19th century, the period when the Veveří Castle was owned by Prince Gustav Vasa – the son of the deposed Swedish king during the Napoleonic Wars.
Circuit II. (accessible from the age of 15) – the architectural and historical development of the Veveří Castle
A special circuit that will take you through the castle from the cellars to the grounds, will clarify some terms from history and architecture, show you the economic background of the castle from the time of the last owners, but also the Gothic spaces that have survived in Veveří. This circuit is more physically demanding (transitions of several floors at once, transitions from warm to cold and vice versa).
The lion and the eagle. The Moravian Luxembourgers and their castle – an exhibition dedicated to the Moravian branch of the Luxembourg family
The permanent exhibition in the premises of the medieval castle palace is dedicated to the key role played by members of the royal family in the history of Moravia and the Veveří Castle itself during the High Gothic period. While the Moravian Margrave Karel, the future Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, resided at the castle only exceptionally, hisMargrave Jan Jindřich’s younger brother made Veveří the main Moravian royal residence , which also served as an important land fortress, treasury and place of important diplomatic negotiations. In the months of May, June and September, on working days (Tuesday – Friday), the entrance fee of CZK 30 is paid at the main ticket office (in the passage behind the castle bridge).
Veveří State Castle
664 71 Veverská Bítýška
+420 549 420 164
GPS: 49.256648 16.461141
Region: South-Moravian region
Region: Brno and surroundings
City: Veverská Bítýška
1.4. – 30.4.
Monday – Friday CLOSED
Saturday Sunday 09:00 – 17:00
May – September
1.5. – 30.9.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 18:00
1.10. – 31.10.
Tuesday – Friday CLOSED
Saturday Sunday 09:00 – 17:00
Price: 210 CZK
Reduced price: 170 CZK
Construction – historical development of Veveří Castle
Adults from 25 to 65 years CZK 210
Seniors 65+ CZK 170
Youth from 18 to 25 years CZK 170
ZTP and ZTP/P card holder CZK 170
Children from 15 to 18 years CZK 80
ZTP/P card holder’s guide free of charge.