Pernstejn Castle

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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
A Castle To Beat All Castles!
Oct 2019
Located on a rock above the village of Nedvedice, and the rivers Svratka and Nedvedice, and about 25 miles northwest of Brno, this is one of the most beautiful of Moravian castles. It is also one of the biggest Gothic strongholds, and one the best preserved in the Czech Republic. It retains a domineering, medieval look as its towers, and ramparts loom over the countryside. It came to be known as the "Marble Castle" because of the marble-like stone used to frame the doors and windows.

A creaky, wonderful place of many levels, its various sections are linked by a labyrinth of secret passages, corridors, and winding staircases (we climbed about 200 stairs on our tour). Each floor offers something marvelous to see. Some of the most interesting rooms include the Knights Hall and the Library, a masterpiece filled with remarkable Baroque bookcases holding 15,000 volumes, along with stuffed and mounted birds.

During our tour, we not only learned about the history of the castle, we also felt the history. Pernštejn is not just a sight that is not to be missed. It is an unforgettable journey back in time.
Written December 4, 2019
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Gabe
Bridgeview, IL62 contributions
Loved the Castle of Pernstejn
Sep 2019
My wife and I travel just to visit castles and historical ruins. This castle did not disapoint. It is well maintained and I would reccomend everyone to visit if ever in the area.
Written October 8, 2019
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Peter G
Evanston, IL49 contributions
Medieval castle worth to visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
Well preserved gothic and early renaissance castle, never conquered. during visit you can find still original artifacts from 13. century. Tour take 80 minutes. Our guide was knowledgable and entertaining. For older people or small children, you have to climb narrow and dark stairs to 4.floor during the tour. parking lot is down, castle 20 minutes uphill. And don't forget to visit WC before buying tickets, no restroom after. Small cozy gift and coffee shop on place. Car access to castle and parking shoul be better, GPS sent me 1km over.
Season April - October.
The castle interiors played in several movies.
Written July 24, 2019
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Dana H
Prague, Czech Republic31 contributions
Impressive castle with very intrestinting and funny explanation by tourist guide
Oct 2018 • Family
We were there near to close autumn season - rooms and whole castle was decorated and our tourist guide helped to move us to the middleage. Very nice and interesting for whole family including teens.
Written April 8, 2019
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Yvonne M
91 contributions
Difficult to find, worth the trip!
Jul 2018 • Couples
We had a hard time finding this castle - although it's a very well-visited tourist attraction, there are absolutely no signs from the main highway indicating where to exit and directional signs to get you there. Follow the signs for Nedvedice, which is the village nearest to the castle. Due to the difficulty of locating it, we arrived late in the day - 3:15pm. The last tour started at 3:30pm and lasted about 75 minutes. This castle is among the most well-known in the Czech Republic because it's frequently used to film period movies and fairy tales. It is very well preserved and its present appearance dates to the 17th century. The castle was privately owned until 1945 and though the owners lacked funds to do extensive renovations, it was well maintained. The tour was conducted in Czech - I don't know if they give English-language tours. I speak Czech, so I was fine with the Czech tour. History of the castle and its occupants is highlighted. Most of the furnishings are original. Part of the tour will take you to a roof top from which there are nice views of the vicinity. The tour includes climbing and descending many stairs. Tour participants will be asked to leave backpacks and large items in storage before the tour starts. The items will be placed in a cage that will be locked by the tourguide, in a room that will also be locked. Only the tour guide has access to the storage room, so your items stored there will be safe, but you won't be able to pick the items up until after the tour is over. There is a restaurant / pub on the castle grounds and restrooms, but no facilities are available during the tour, so plan accordingly. Paid parking is available and is located about a 10 min walk away from the castle (walk is uphill to the castle, downhill to the parking lot) and a shuttle is available at additional cost (maybe $1-$2/person). The shuttle makes last pickup at 5pm, so if you linger, like we did, you will have to walk to the parking lot. You pay for the parking through a machine which was easy enough to operate, though I no longer remember how much the parking was. We had a cloudy day but no rain, and I felt it was a day well spent. I imagine the castle is even more attractive on a sunny day.
Written March 6, 2019
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Fanysek
152 contributions
Big stones from ages are still there
Sep 2018 • Family
Big castle with intersting history was build as birds nest to the one of the bigest one in a Czech region.
Written September 1, 2018
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Marta S
11 contributions
Great place to visit
Aug 2018 • Couples
The castle is magnificent and wroth seeing. As it was never conquered or destroyed by the enemies you can enjoy the Gothic and Renessaince interiors, and lovely surroundings. Because the castle is on the hill you can reach it by climbing a forrest path (about 1km) leading to the castle gates or you can use a car train that goes every 20 minutes from the parking place in Nevdedice. The tickets for the train are cheap, and if you buy the ticket to the castle - the return cost of the train is even reduced. If you are the English/non Czech speaking turist there are two ways to visit the interiors - either with an organised group with an English guide (only in case od a sufficient amount if people with a more expensive ticket) or by joining the Czech group (the ticket is cheaper and you are offered with written guide in one of the four foreign languages). You are not able to visit the castle without the guide. Before entering the interiors you must leave a bigger laguage in the deposit. In the interiors you must walk some stairs. Overall it is a nice place to spend some time and feel the spirit of the history.

Written August 26, 2018
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Ivo K
Lottum, The Netherlands43 contributions
Very nice castle
Jul 2018 • Couples
We had the 80 min tour through the castle. Altough the interiour is not there in all rooms, still it gives a good impression on how people lived.

Tour was in CZ, but at ticketoffice information booklets in English, German and some other languages where available
Written July 30, 2018
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Martin N
31 contributions
A beautiful castle with an interesting history
Apr 2018 • Couples
The castle is located in the village of Nedvědice. Parking is possible right under the castle. The hiking trail leads to the castle. More tours can be visited. I recommend a basic circuit for about 80 minutes. The history of the castle is very interesting and I liked the tour very much. Several famous movies or fairytales were filmed in the castle. A trip suitable for individuals, couples or families with children.
Written April 3, 2018
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Marion P
Swansea, UK16 contributions
A lovely slice of history
Aug 2017 • Family
We took our three grandchildren,11,5 and 3 to visit our favourite castle in the Czech Republic, we visited 20 years ago. It is a 13th century castle and although there have been additions and modifications it's early history comes through with the narrow passages and staircases. The tours were all in Czech but they had good written guides in English. My grandsons enjoyed the visit but with hindsight it might have been better to wait until the youngest two were at least a few years older as there were strict rules about not touching, including walls. Not the easiest thing to achieve, at least we were not the only family with the problem.
Parking was at the bottom of the hill with a small train to take you up the hill, though you could walk up. There is a small restaurant in the courtyard outside the castle, good for a snack or drink.
I would recommend a visit for those who love early castles with the reservation about young children.
Written August 24, 2017
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