Breznice Castle

Březnice, Czech Republic

Březnice Castle was built in the 13th century. An original gothic fortress consisted of a peripheral wall, a double-storey housing palace and a single storey building, it is preserved till now in rests in the masonry of the Renaissance castle.

The castle was besieged and conquered in Hussite wars by the troops of the Catholic lords and captured. Damaged castle remained uninhabited for some time. In 1506 the family of Malovec z Chýnova and on Vimperk got an already partially repaired building, but substantial adaptations were started by Petr Malovec, who enlarged the fortress by internal fortifications with a water ditch and a rampart with bastions.

The castle is surrounded by a Renaissance garden and English landscape garden. Historically significant is its library from 1558, one of the oldest in Bohemia. The castle is open to the public.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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kat cz (2 years ago)
better late than never, photos taken last winter, the grounds are open for tourists during weekends. and there's a stall at the back they sell this good beer named Herold.
Seeking Adventure (4 years ago)
Tour of chateau in english, interesting armory and library tour. Pleasant walk in the adjoining parklands with ponds, benches, beautiful and shady trees.
ciro di cicco (5 years ago)
Very nice castle with amazing park back
KiterTMK (5 years ago)
A beautiful castle with a nice bar on the other side. Perfect for a 30min break.
Barbora Tellinger (6 years ago)
Beautiful old castle in a breathtaking setting, situated in the quaint town of Bresnice. They hold regular concerts in the main courtyard, with some being fabulous band swing too. Steeped in history, it's a place you want to spend time in. Sweet little cafe with snacks, wine and beer. I love this place.
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