Muzeum v Bruntále - zámek Bruntál, kosárna Karlovice, hrad Sovinec

 

Sovinec Castle

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Cultural monument reg.nr. 39923/8-177

Post Břidličná 79351
Phone: +420 554 219 863 (reservation), +420 554 295 113
e-mail: sovinec@mubr.cz
www.mubr.cz

Opening hours:

IV.-X.Tuesday-Sunday9:00-16:00
V.-IX.Tuesday-Sunday9:00-17:00

Open on public holidays.

  • Castle exposition
  • Exhibitions
  • Events, weddings

Is the largest castle in Nízký Jeseník. It was founded between 1329-1332. The castle, which was in the 15th century an important Hussite fort, was in the 16th century redeveloped in Renaissance style and between 1626 and 1643 it was heavily fortified. In 1643 was Sovinec captured by Swedes. In the 19th century was the Castle settled by ordinal seminary and finally by forestry school.

During the World War II was the castle used as a prison for French officers, later it became to a seat for SS troops.

Castle, which burned out in 1945, is nowadays reconstructed. A number of expositions is installed there (history of the castle, weapons, decorations and medals, pewter, torture and forestry).

Many exhibitions of modern arts and cultural events are organized there- fency fights, theater and music performances and traditional trades presentations.