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Moravec coat of arms
Moravec (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Region : Kraj Vysočina
District : Žďár nad Sázavou
Area : 551 ha
Geographic location : 49 ° 26 '  N , 16 ° 9'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 26 '25 "  N , 16 ° 8' 40"  E
Height: 526  m nm
Residents : 612 (Jan. 1, 2019)
Postal code : 592 54
License plate : J
Street: Křižanov - Bobrová
Status: local community
Districts: 1
Mayor : Oldřich Uhlíř (as of 2018)
Address: Moravec 146
592 54 Moravec
Municipality number: 596141
Website :

Moravec (German Morawetz ) is a municipality with 552 inhabitants in the Czech Republic . It is located 15 km south of Nové Město na Moravě at 526 m above sea level. M. in the Bohemian-Moravian Heights and belongs to the Okres Žďár nad Sázavou . The road from Velké Meziříčí to Bystřice nad Pernštejnem runs through Moravec .


The first written mention of Moravec comes from 1370. Since then, the place has also been the seat of a manorial estate, initially owned by the Lords of Kralic. 1406 the Staňkov von Olešnice acquired the rule and bought Radkov . Other owners were Gedeon von Olešnice, the families von Vahančice, Johann von Pernstein (1487–1548) , his son Adalbert and grandson Vratislav von Pernstein (1530–1582) , from 1560 Zdenko Lhotský and 1595 Johann the Elder. Ä. Munk from Eibenschütz . After the battle of the White Mountain , his son Wilhelm Munk, who fought on the side of the rebels, was expropriated.

In 1624 Johann Jacob Graf Magnis bought Morawetz and expanded his property in Moravia to include the surrounding lordships of Mitrau ( Mitrov ), Rosna , Mesiborsch ( Meziboří ), Bukau and Jabloniow (Jabloňov). As early as 1630, Magnis sold the entire property to the Lombard merchant Johann Baptist Bergamesco. In 1756 the Bergamesco family had to sell Morawetz to Franz Josef von Toussaint due to excessive indebtedness. His son Philipp, who spent his life in Vienna and squandered his money in the process, was given an inglorious honor. He was the first in Vienna to be buried in a coarse linen sack by order of Emperor Joseph II to save wood.

The next owners of Morawetz from 1792 were Karl Freiherr von Seldern from 1799 Joseph Alexander Count Maldeghen and then Anton Friedrich Count Mitrovsky . On April 17, 1825, the castle burned down and the fire also spread to the adjacent church. The reconstruction was carried out on two floors, the tower was no longer built.

Once again the owners changed frequently, including Count Friedrich von Fünfkirchen , Princess Luise von Baden , whose daughter Carola , later Queen of Saxony, administered the property from 1854 to 1858. In 1858 Gabriel Gudenus acquired the castle with the associated large park, forests and ponds, which in 1917 passed to the Barons Nádherny of Borutín on Adersbach through marriage .

In 1907 the baker Kaspar Dunda built a sanatorium for water treatments based on the model of Sebastian Kneipp .

The Parish Church of the Finding and Elevation of the Holy Cross
Moravec Castle

During the German occupation , Jiří Nádherný was in contact with resistance figures, in particular with Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg . In 1946 Jiří Nádherný was expropriated and persecuted as the German owner by means of the Beneš decrees . He was given refuge in Karasín and then went into exile. After the expropriation, a convalescent home was built in the castle, and from 1947 to 1949 the Czechoslovak Red Cross operated a children's recreation home there. On October 1, 1949, the castle became state property and served various social purposes until 1995. The building fabric was severely neglected. The Moravian Museum in Brno has been using the building for exhibitions since 1996 .


  • Moravec Castle with Castle Park
  • Monument to the Princess Louise, 1879 by her daughter, Queen Carola of Saxony built
  • The parish church of the Finding and Elevation of the Holy Cross was built in 1825. The original castle chapel was rebuilt after the fire in 1825 and a wooden tower was added in 1890.
  • Stone cross

Sons and daughters of the church

Web links

Individual evidence

  2. Český statistický úřad - The population of the Czech municipalities as of January 1, 2019 (PDF; 7.4 MiB)