Pernstejn Castle, Nedvedice

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Pernštejn Castle (Czech: hrad Pernštejn, from German: Bernstein, originally from Bärenstein) is a castle in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It lies on a rock above the village of Nedvědice and the rivers Svratka and Nedvědička, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Brno. Pernštejn came to be known as the marble castle because of the marble-like stone used to frame the doors and windows.

It was founded by the Lords of Medlov probably between 1270 and 1285. The family branch seated at the castle and adopted the then fashionable name Pernštejn (written also Pernstein), which is the Czech version probably derived of the German name, Bärenstein – the "Bear Rock". Its history is closely connected to the Pernštejn family and their descendants. It has kept its intact appearance in the Gothic and Renaissance form as it was finished in the first half of the 16th century by the Pernštejns, then the richest and most powerful lordly family of the Bohemian kingdom. Pernštejn is one of the best preserved castles in Czech Republic.

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  • Probably one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. The tour was so interesting and the interior of the castle was just stuning. Definitely wasn't our last visit. 
    Probably one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. The tour was so interesting and the interior of the castle was just stuning. Definitely wasn't our last visit.  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place, the guide was so lovely. The souvenirs shops are closing at 4pm better come early if you want to check them out
  • It's a bit strange that you can't have an English speaking guide. We were in a group where most of us were foreigners and it was still in Czech language. The castle itself was nothing that special.

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