Bouzov Castle, Bouzov

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Bouzov Castle is an early 14th-century fortress first mentioned in 1317. It was built on a hill between the village of Hvozdek and the town of Bouzov, 21km west of Litovel and 28km northwest of Olomouc, in Moravia, Czech Republic. The castle has been used in a number of film productions lately, including Arabela, Fantaghirò, and Before the Fall.HistoryOwnersBouzov was established at the turn of the 14th century with the purpose to watch over the trade route from Olomouc to Loštice. The minor aristocratic Bůz of Bludovec family were its first recorded owners from 1317 to 1339. The castle also takes its name from the family. Ownership of the castles was then changed, and the Lords of Kunštát were among the most important medieval owners. According to tradition, the Bouzov castle is often connected with name of the most famous member of this noble dynasty, Jiří z Poděbrady was born in Bouzov in 1420 and was crowned Czech King in 1458. His original title was Jiří of Kunštát and Bouzov. In 1558 the castle burned down, and lost much of its majestic quality. In the course of centuries there were several changes of proprietors; the castle was owned by the lords of Vildenberk, margrave Jošt, the Haugvic and the Pod Štatský families, and in 1696 the barony was bought by the grand master of the Teutonic Order, the Rhenish palsgrave Fanciscus Ludovicus.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A very pretty building, certainly worth a visit. With the magnificent views. Several options for exploring the Castle, on site dining.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This year it was not otherwise ...: o), just I can't omit Bouzov so only a few new photos ... A little bit from the other side.
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  • July 31, 2017
    The castle itself is from a fairy tale: gorgeous. The organization of the castle is poor. It's hard to find someone speaking English and the bar/restaurants in the castle do not accept credit card. In...  more »
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  • May 14, 2017
    Very beautiful castle. We had sunny day - nature and park around is wonderful. The excursion was interesting and full of information.
  • July 7, 2017
    Well kept castle with 'fairytale' looks.
  • May 27, 2017
    The best romantic castle, huge parking just 300m from castle (see the signs) for 2,5€. You can buy few different guided routes for like 6-7€, making photos inside is free
  • April 10, 2017
    A very impressive castle with original equipment and great history!
  • October 1, 2016
    Very nice castle with great sightseeing spot! Excellent choice for sunday trip with family!

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