History

Kuněticka Hora Castle includes the remnants of the castle buildings of the mid-14th century, and elements from Hussite times, when the castle was important base for Diviš Bořek of Miletinek, are also preserved. A key period is the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries, when the complex was rebuilt by the lords of Pernštejn into a massive twin-towered castle, with an extraordinary fortification system. The Iron Mountains, Eagle Mountains and the Krkonoše mountains can be seen from the Castle Tower. Visitors can visit both permanent and seasonal exhibitions, as well as archeological finds in the castle cellars. There is also a Knights' Hall, an exhibition on the development of the judiciary, an exhibition on par force hunting, an armoury, an exhibition of old prints of the castle, a large floor map of the Pernštejn fish ponds, a 16th century model of the castle, as well as the Chapel of St. Catherine. There are archery facilities and game preserve with deer across the road. The tour of the castle is independent, with optional interpretations that families with children will especially appreciate. In front of the castle there is the wooden cottage of the coalman Věňava, freely accessible to children and a cave can be found in the palace, inhabited by the biggest dragon from the domestic castles. Kunětice Hora has many cultural events every year - music festivals, fairs, grape harvests, open-air theatre performances, concerts, film screenings etc.