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Hrad Bouzov (Bouzov Castle)

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Published 12/17/2015

Fodor's Review

One of Moravia's most impressive castles—30 km (18 mi) west of Olomouc—has been featured in several fairy-tale films. Its present romanticized exterior comes from a remodeling at the turn of the 20th century, but the basic structure dates back to the 1300s. Owned by the Order of Teutonic Knights from the late 1600s up to the end of World War II, it was later confiscated by the state. Inside, the knights' hall has extensive carved-wood decorations and wall paintings that look old, even if many are reconstructions. Other rooms have collections of period furniture. The castle kitchen, which was used until 1945, is one of the best-preserved examples. The castle offers several tours, some aimed at children and one that shows off the wedding hall and knight's hall. You can easily arrange a tour from the tourist information office in Olomouc; the castle is included in the Olomouc Card.

Sight Information


Bouzov 8, Bouzov, Olomoucký, 783 25, Czech Republic

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Sight Details:

  • Classic tour 150 Kč (190 Kč with English commentary, min. 15 people); other tours 60–160 Kč
  • Apr. and Oct., weekends 9–4; May and Sept., Tues.–Sun. 9–5; June, Tues.–Sun. 9–6; July–Aug., Tues.–Sun. 9–7

Published 12/17/2015


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