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Bítov Castle

Bítov Castle

district: Znojmo
municipality: Bítov
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                                opening hours

                                • May, June - Út – Ne 9 – 17. hod.
                                • July - August - Út – Ne 9 – 18. hod.
                                • April, October - So,Ne, svátky 9 – 16. hod
                                • September - Út – Ne 9 – 17. hod.

                                                                entrance fee - guided tour I.

                                                                • adults - 85 Czk
                                                                • children, students - 45 Czk
                                                                • pensioners - 60 Czk
                                                                • tour in a foreign language - 150 Czk

                                                                entrance fee - guided tour II.

                                                                • adults - 85 Czk
                                                                • children, students - 45 Czk
                                                                • pensioners - 60 Czk
                                                                • tour in a foreign language - 170 Czk

                                                                entrance fee - guided tour III.

                                                                • adults - 40 Czk
                                                                • children, students - 20 Czk

                                                                guided tour

                                                                • number of tours - 3
                                                                • guided tour I. - palác, 50 min.
                                                                • guided tour II. - zbrojnice, 30 min.
                                                                • guided tour III. - Hradní vězení, hladomorna, mučírna, 25 min
                                                                • other expositions - Vodní svět (20 Kč), hradní kaple, ZOO
                                                                • max. number of visitors - 30

                                                                services

                                                                • limited barrier-free access
                                                                • language versions Cz, Ger, Eng,
                                                                • souvenirs
                                                                • WC
                                                                • buffet
                                                                • restaurant
                                                                • weddings
                                                                • lease of the premises
                                                                • social events
                                                                • parking - 0,6 km placené
                                                                • guided tours reservation
                                                                • possibility of taking photos - 70 Kč

                                                                            Bítov castle is one of the largest and oldest castles in the Czech Republic, rising above the Vranov reservoir on the river Dyje. The first references to the castle date back to 1061 and 1067, when it was the defence castle on the southern border. Under Přemysl Otakar I it became the centre of the region. In 1230, it was conquered by the Austrians, still as a wooden castle, but for its strategic character it was rebuilt in stone in Gothic style. After the death of the last Premyslid died, the Lechtenbourgs gained possession of it. At that time, the castle experienced great reconstruction works. The Chapel of Virgin Mary Ascension, the bottoms of today’s palace, both entrance towers with side wall and southern wing came into existence. In 1811-1863, under Daun Counts the declining castle was modified into the present neo-Gothic appearance.

                                                                            Two tool towers passed on from the Roman period. The present appearance of the castle comes from the neo-Gothic reconstruction of the 19th century, most of the interiors are arranged in this style. In Bítov are situated valuable natural historical collections coming from collector activity of the last castle proprietor. The surrounding forest was modified in the natural park with a number of neo-Gothic buildings.

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                                                                            GPS: 48° 56'39.147"N, 15° 41'58.993"E

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