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Pernstejn Castle, Nedvedice

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Pernštejn Castle is a castle located on a rock above the village of Nedvědice and the rivers Svratka and Nedvědička, some 40 km northwest of Brno, in the South Moravian Region, Czech Republic. Pernštejn came to be known as the marble castle because of the marble-like stone used to frame the doors and windows.It was founded by the Lords of Medlov probably between 1270–1285. The family branch seated at the castle and adopted the then fashionable name Pernštejn, which is the Czech version probably derived of the German name, Bärenstein – the "Bear Rock". Its history is closely connected to the Lords of Pernštejn (Pernštejnové) and their descendants. It has kept its intact appearance in the Gothic and Renaissance form as it was finished in the first half of the 16th century by the Pernštejns, then the richest and most powerful lordly family of the Czech kingdom. Pernštejn is one of the best preserved castles in Czech Republic.
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TripAdvisor
  • We visited in March, so the castle was still closed for the season, but it was still worth the trip from Brno. Can recommend the steep "park" outside the main gate.  more »
  • It is a marvelous place. The castle of Tolkien's stories. The best journey is to walk up to the castle from the parking lot or take a small-gauge train (yuck). Anyway, must see.  more »
  • One of our best castles, beautiful and picturesque. You can find it in many movies, especially fairy tales. The guided tour makes sense, the interior is well arranged. The girl who guided us (in czech...  more »
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  • Book your tour beforehand, park your car and go to the castle by ecotrain. The castle is one of the oldest in the world actually, and really beautiful. Lots of movies were shot there. You can take pictures (no flash use though), and you get English sheet with information. You can also have (more expensive) English tour, ordered before.
  • Amazing castle, like from fairy tales. Must see for all visitors, definitely worth the time and money.
  • Its a great atraction full with really old interior
  • One of my favorites. Great caslte, it is big with long tour, ca. 2+ hours. Belongs to the top castles I have ever seen...
  • Awesome castle. Highly recommend it.