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Sovinec Castle (Hrad Sovinec) or Eulenburg

Sovinec

Sovinec Castle also known as Hrad Sovinec or Eulenburg is situated in North Moravian Region of Cezh Republic. Sovinec Castle was constructed in 1329-1332 by brothers Vok and Pavel Hrutovic.

 

 

Location: Moravian–Silesian Region Map

Constructed: 1329-1332 by brothers Vok and Pavel Hrutovic

Open: Apr- June, Sep- OctL 9am- 4pm

July- Aug: 9am- 5pm

Closed: Mondays

 

Tel. 554 219 863

554 295113

 

Entrance Fee:

Adult: 80 CZK

Children, seniors, students: 40 CZK

Family: 200 CZK

 

 

 

History of Sovinec Castle

 

This massive citadel was intended to defend a road between Olomouc to Silesia. The end of the castle came during Thirty Years' War in the 17th century. It was badly damaged during the conflict and after the Swedish have left the castle in 1650 it was abandoned. The restoration of the castle started in 1837 when it was transferred to seminary school for boys. During World War II Sovinec Castle was turned into a prison for the German SS. This secretive organization kept many French resistance fighters here. Little was preserved about activities that were carried out since the whole archive was burned down with the advancement of the Soviet Army. However few gravities left by the French prisoners are still visible within its walls. Today Sovinec Castle and reconstructed Saint Augustine Church with its beautiful frescoes are open to the public in the warm months of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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