The castle is fully furnished and equipped with paintings, art objects, historical and custom-made furniture. The castle acquired its present-day form of a typical romantic residence with battlements, bay windows, loopholes and gargoyles after extensive reconstruction in 1896-1910.
Many different Czech noble families changed on the Bouzov manor untill the 17th century. The most famous family were the Family of Kunštát and the Family of Poděbrady. In Bouzov should be supposedly born the Czech King Jiří from Poděbrady.
In 1695 the last Czech owner sold the whole Bouzov property to the Order of Teutonic Knights because of its liabilities.
In 1850 Bouzov became part of the newly created district office in Litovel. Thus, although Bouzov was freed from the law dependence of the Order of the Teutonic Knights the decisive economic dependence that time still remained.
Hrad Bouzov is an early 14th c. fortress built on a hill between village of Hvozdek and the town of Bousov
Its appearance was changed from an early gothic castle to a Renaissance style
The castle was reconstructed in 19th and 20th c.
The main purpose of this castle was said so it could watch along the trade route from Olomouc to Lostice by the minor aristocratic Buz of Bludovec family were its first recorded owners from 1317-1339
Overview of fairy tales and films shot at the castle:
- 1959 – About the bear Ondřej
- 1981 – Daisies for the lady of the castle
- 1982 – Beauty returned
- 1986 – Third judge
- 1987 – War of the Oxen
- 1987 – About Princess Jasněnka and the Flying Shoemaker
- 1990 – About Jan and his wonderful friend
- 1990 – Golden Rose Cave
- 1990 – Arabela returns, or Rumburak the king of the fairy tale kingdom
- 1992 – Fantaghiro II.
- 1992 – Dance for God
- 1993 – Young Indiana Jones
- 1993 – Fantaghiro III.
- 1994 – Fantaghiro IV.
- 1995 – Azrael, Angel of Death
- 1996 – Ten centuries of architecture – documentary
- 1997 – Rumpelstiltskin
- 1998 – Cruel Lake
- 1999 – About the treasure of Anežka Česká
- 2003 – Half
- 2004 – Blood of the Disappeared
- 2004 – After the tracks – documentary
- 2005 – The Robber of Hotzenplotz
- 2005 – Kingdom of Streams
- 2010 – Cottage is a game
- 2011 – Boys in action
- 2011 – After school
- 2012 – The Three Musketeers
- 2012-2013 – Twelve marigolds
- 2016 – Adventures
- 2018 – About the cursed king and brave Martin
- 2019 – A Princess and a Half Kingdom
- 2020 – A Princess Cursed in Time
- 2022 – Princess Enchanted in Time 2
The outside of this castle is just fascinating to explore! I didnt want to miss 1 part of it!
From 15th-19th century
In 1408 the castle passed into the hands of Viktorin of Bouzov. In 1499 the Haugvics started the construction of a palace on the eastern side and connected the northern and southern dwelling building. In the first half of the 15th century it was converted into a Hussite stronghold, serving as a prison for captured Swedes during the Thirty Years war.
In the second half of the 16th century the castle burned out and remained uninhabited
About a hundred years later, the reconstruction of the castle began again with the remodeling of the southern wing. At that time the castle had already lost its defensive function
The castle gained today’s appearance after massive Neo-gothic reconstruction between 1895 and 1910
We could only go into the castle on a tour, so we booked – 150 kc each, the didnt speak any enlgish so we had to guess what they were talking about! Who cares though, because the inside was just amazing!
Eugenes Private Apartment
The arch dukes private apartment is located in the Oppersdorf Palace in the original area
Earl Fridrich of Oppersdorf had this castle palace built at the beginning of 17th c. and for Eugenes private use
All the furniture comes from the 17th and 18th c’s and is more aristocratic than a castle feel to it
In the round tower called Buzovka, it was the site of the original artillery bastion built in 15th c. – The furniture is from 18th c.
A cosy nook by the window area, I would love to read a book here!
Countinuing through the large apartment area
The hallways around the apartment following the circular shape of the tower
The foyer area to the apartments
There are seating areas all along the windows as the walls are so thick
The inner courtyard from the apartment
The internal well of the castle in the inner courtyard
The balcony from the apartments
The valuable furniture comes from the private collection of Eugen von Habsburg and the collection of the Order of the Teutonic Knights
The entrance to the chapel, detailed art on top of the doorway
The altar of the chapel
neo-gothic chapel with its Gothic altar and tombs occupy the central part of the castle
The beautiful and intricate paintings on the walls of the chapel are so colourful and add character
The inner courtyard
Some of the swords in the weapon room
Some areas of the castle were dark and gloomy but it seemed to add some mysteriousness of the place
How beautiful is the outside of the castle!?
The Teutonic Knights still want to have ownership of this castle
The emblem over the doorway
The main entrance
Looking out from the main entrance to the castle towards the exit
Setting up for some type of filming or something