Velké Meziříčí Chateau

In 1995, this large chateau complex returned to the hands of its last legitimate owners, the Podstatzky-Lichtenstein family.


Zámecké schody 1200/4
59401 Velké Meziříčí
region Žďár nad Sázavou
49.357841, 16.012445Map
Period: summer

Originally a Romanesque castle from the 13th century, it was remodelled in the Baroque style after a massive fire in 1723 caused extensive damage throughout the town.

Today, the chateau houses a museum presenting the history of the Down of Velké Meziříčí, and since the castle features an extraordinary view of the 76 m-high Vysočina bridge, the highest bridge on the D1 highway, it is no surprise that there is also an exhibition on roads and bridges. Visitors can see stylishly furnished chateau rooms decorated with the owner’s authentic belongings and the renovated Knight‘s Hall, with its recently revealed Unixe fresco depicting a scene from the legend of St. Margaret, including a Latin text that was compiled by Italian priest Jakub de Voraigne between 1261 and 1266.

Foto: Archiv města Velké Meziříčí, Archiv Vysočina Tourism, Daniel Balogh, Ivo Svoboda