The ruins of a castle does not necessarily mean that the place is in ruins! This is definitely true of the castle ruins in Boskovice.
There are two routes leading to the castle. If you like walking in the forest, choose the path leading under the castle, where there is a wooden lookout tower about halfway down the route. It will persuade you to have a rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding forests and a part of Boskovice. Many sections of the path are narrow and there is a steep slope below you. Therefore, if you prefer solid ground under your feet, climb up the hill on the asphalt road. A grassy area and a romantic view of the castle ruins in the Gothic and Renaissance style will appear in front of you.
The castle was magnificent and beautiful, but when it was abandoned in the 18th century, the masonry was gradually demolished and used for the construction of buildings in the town. Well, there is a shortage of good building material at all times. Thanks to the gradual rebuilding process, you can visit a large part of the castle palace torso and enjoy the impressive view of the landscape. Having a look in a twenty-six metre deep well with a treadwheel is worth it, too. It is the only functional one in the Czech Republic and such a rare thing is definitely a must see!
The castle was owned by many families – the lords of Boskovice, the lords of Kunštát and the Dietrichsteins. It has belonged to the Mensdorf-Pouilly family since 1856. The Mensdorf-Pouilly family also owns the chateau which is on the way to the castle.
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