Boskovice, Blansko distr., Southern Moravia Region

Medieval castle Boskovice

prehistory, Middle Ages, modern period

View of the bastion at the castle from the south-east.

View of the bastion at the castle from the south-east.

Photo L. Kundera, 2004.

Boskovice Castle counts among the most important medieval residences of the nobility in Moravia. The first written mention are dated back to the 14th century. The area consists of an upper ward and a part called ‘bastion’. Amidst the vast fortification, there are also the remains of a Bronze Age hillfort, which was occupied in the Hallstatt period. Parts of the prehistoric fortification were reused to build the medieval castle. The upper ward is surrounded by a zwinger with open bastions facing the entrance area; typologically, this castle belongs to the castles with mantlet wall. The site has not been archaeologically researched; therefore the dating of individual building phases remains unclear.

References: Samek 1994; Plaček 2001; Čižmář 2004; Duková 2014; Štětina 2007.

Navigation point: N 49°28‘54.02“, E 16°39‘38.10“.

Selected fulltext articles and reports for further reading. Complete bibliographical records are available in the Downloads section as the List of publications.

Štětina, J. 2007: Nová zjištění z hradu Boskovice, Hláska: zpravodaj Klubu Augusta Sedláčka 18/4, 49–52.pdf