Vizovice Castle

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Vizovice Castle

The Vizovice Castle (German Wisowitz) is located in the town of Vizovice in Okres Zlín in the Czech Republic .


The baroque palace with features of French classicism was built in the middle of the 18th century on the site of the former Smilheim monastery . The castle was built according to a design by the architect Franz Anton Grimm .

During the German occupation at the end of the Second World War, the SS-Jagdverband zbV-Kommando 31 and the special department "Josef" of the Hlinka Guard were stationed in the castle to fight partisans . In April 1945 they carried out massacres of civilians in Ploština and Prlov .

The castle houses furniture in the Baroque, Rococo and Biedermeier styles , porcelain of various origins and other valuable items. The furniture is mostly original and is in very good condition. The most valuable collection of the palace inventory are works by Dutch painters. There are also paintings by Johann Rudolf Byss , Johann Baptist Drechsler , Jan Fyt , Paulus Potter , Johann Heinrich Schönfeld and Franz Werner Tamm .

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Coordinates: 49 ° 13 ′ 10.9 ″  N , 17 ° 51 ′ 1.8 ″  E