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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, 21 km west of Litovel and 28 km 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 1317-1339. 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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  • We rushed out to Hrad Bouzov after arriving in Olomouc. The 40 minute drive is very pretty and the castle's a short walk from the lot. It is an interesting castle but not quite in the category of Karl...  more »
  • One of the most spectacular castles I have ever seen. Beautifully preserved former residence of the Order of the Teutonic Knights, confiscated by the communists and nationalized in 1940s. The architec...  more »
  • Really nice and romantic castle just outside of Olomouc. Not to big fully rebuild still very old castle. Nice tour guide, especially when we visited it on 14 februari :). In midst of winter the castle...  more »
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  • Very beautiful castle. We had sunny day - nature and park around is wonderful. The excursion was interesting and full of information.
  • 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
  • A very impressive castle with original equipment and great history!
  • Nice castle. You can enter with guide on the time then he speaks Czech but you can have engilish explanation paper. Also there is so nice walking or cycle route until Mohelnice, you should do it.
  • Very nice castle with great sightseeing spot! Excellent choice for sunday trip with family!