Mikulov Castle is in the town of Mikulov in South Moravia, Czech Republic. The castle stands on a place of historic Slavonic settlement, where since the end of the 13th century the original stone castle was erected. The present castle is the result of a reconstruction in 1719–1730 under the princes of Dietrichstein. The end of World War II meant a complete disaster for the castle, as German troops withdrawing from the town set fire to it.Use our Mikulov online attractions planner to visit Zamek Mikulov on your trip to Mikulov, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
During the war, the anthropological collection from the Moravské zemské muzeum had been moved to Mikulov Castle for safekeeping purposes. Many of the most important discoveries from Předmostí u Přerova, Dolní Věstonice and the Mladeč caves were destroyed by the fire.
After an extensive reconstruction in the 1950s, the castle became the seat of the Regional Museum in Mikulov, housing art and historical collections, including artifacts relating to the history of local wine production. The Renaissance wine barrel, dating from 1643 and one of the largest, 1,014 hectolitres (22,300 imp gal; 26,800 US gal), wine barrels in Central Europe, is on display.
Zamek Mikulov reviews
Pretty and small enough that you can enjoy a quiet stroll around the zamek without breaking a sweat.. nice view from garden area and people were drinking wine on the lawn.. more »
This chateau and formal gardens is stunning and such amazing views over the plains to the south and Austria. The whole place is perfectly looked after and I would love to go back. more »
Beautiful, I really loved it. Super small and super cozy. It's just so relaxing and worth a good good stop. Houses around are super pretty. Beautiful gardens and hints of Romanesque architecture. We really enjoyed it
Attractive castle from in and out with different exhibitions worth to visit. Some are connected with wine producing for which the region is famous. There are nice views fro he walls and dont forget to visit beautiful garden. Personnel is very kind and speak good English.
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