Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pernštejn Castle

Hrad Pernštejn (Pernštejn Castle), located near the village of Nedvědice, is about 34 km (21 miles) north-west of Brno and around 156 km (97 miles) south-east of Prague.

The castle sits on a rocky hill and is one of the best castles in Moravia. Every year it receives 75,000 visitors.

The Pernštejns, who completed the castle in the first half of the 16th century, were the richest and most politically powerful family in the Czech kingdom.

It is one of the best preserved castles in the ČR. This makes it a great place for studios to film movies which take place during the middle ages.

Unfortunately, we arrived too late in the afternoon to take the full inside tour. Though we did have enough time on Saturday, after visiting Žďár nad Sázavou, to at least walk around the castle grounds. I've heard that the tour only takes about an hour and is totally worth it. So it looks like I'll definitely be back another day for that.

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