Bouzov Castle

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Bouzov Castle
Bouzov Castle seen from the castle park

Bouzov Castle seen from the castle park

Place: Bouzov
Geographical location 49 ° 42 '15.8 "  N , 16 ° 53' 22.5"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 42 '15.8 "  N , 16 ° 53' 22.5"  E
Bouzov Castle (Czech Republic)
Bouzov Castle

The Bouzov Castle (German Castle Busau ) is located in the northern foothills of the Drahaner Bergland above the Třebůvka valley near the Moravian municipality of Bouzov .

The first documented mention of the castle comes from 1317. It shows a Buzo from Buzov as the owner at that time. In the following centuries, the castle was owned by important noble families. Among them were the Margrave Jobst of Moravia and the Lords of Kunštát and Podebrady , which is why it is assumed that the Bohemian King George of Podebrady was born in the castle. From around 1546 Busau was owned by Messrs Podstatzky von Prusinowitz . In 1649 the castle was sold again by Eugen Podstatzky von Prusinowitz .

In the 16th century the complex was rebuilt in the Renaissance style. After the destruction of the Thirty Years War , the damage was not repaired. In 1696, the Teutonic Knight Order acquired the castle complex together with the manor, which was administered from Bruntál Castle .

The Teutonic Order had the castle redesigned in historicizing forms in the years 1896–1901 according to the plans of the Munich architect Georg von Hauberrisser as a summer residence for the Grand Master Archduke Eugen of Austria .

The representative equipment consists of valuable furniture and objects from the history of the order. In the neo-Gothic knight's hall and in the grandmaster's bedchamber there is furniture of the same style.

In 1939 the German Order was expropriated by the National Socialists . Bouzov Castle was confiscated and given to the Society for the Promotion and Maintenance of German Cultural Monuments in Berlin. On May 5, 1945, the SS detachment stationed at the castle stormed the neighboring village of Javoříčko and shot all 38 men present. After that the place was burned down.

It was again confiscated after the Second World War . It belongs to the National Monument Office.

The castle has been chosen several times as a filming location for fairy tale films, such as B. The Princess and the Flying Cobbler , The Fairytale Bride or Princess Fantaghirò , as well as for the film Napola - Elite for the guide .


  • Anne Kotzan: Knaur's cultural guide in color Czech Republic, Slovak Republic. Droemer Knaur, Munich 1993, ISBN 3-426-26609-1 .

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