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Moravská Třebová, the Renaissance pearl of the Czech Republic  

Sightseeing tours of the château

Medieval Torture Chamber (30-35 minutes)

Torture law is the theme of this exhibit entitled “Medieval Torture Chamber,” which was created in 2007 in the cellars of the Moravská Třebová château. The exhibit introduces visitors to the inhumane practices of torture. Here you can experience the horrific atmosphere of the torture and execution chamber, and try for yourselves some of the various torture devices and coercive tools, such as the Spanish boot, pillory, thumbscrews, cucking stool and rack.
Moravská Třebová was granted execution rights around 1406, and the execution and torture chamber used to be located outside of the city walls. The current exposition in the cellars of the former Boskovice castle is a reminder of this tragic period.
Come and experience the Middle Ages for yourself!

Admission: CZK 70 / 40 / CZK 200

Handicapped access is not available to the medieval torture chamber.
www.zamekmoravskatrebova.cz

Master Bonacina’s Alchemy Laboratory (35-40 min.)

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This new interactive and multimedia exhibit takes you to the laboratory of Master Bonacina, an astrologist, alchemist, and the court physician of Ladislav Velen of Žerotín. The alchemist’s mysterious apprentices will guide you through the laboratory, and, if you’re lucky, you may even obtain the elixir of eternal youth. You will learn about the tools of practical alchemy: retorts, alembics, athanors, vessels, smelting furnaces and others. You will see the guardian of the alchemist’s laboratory, the Golem, with your own eyes, experience magical alchemy experiments, take a peek at the Žerotín birth horoscope and decipher rich alchemical symbolism. Unveil the mysteries of the eternal cycle of life and death!


Admission: CZK 60 / 40 / CZK 180


The Treasures of Moravská Třebová (40-45 minutes)

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This tour is dedicated to the history of the château and life in the Renaissance through the early 20th century. The tour begins with the Renaissance humanist era, which left the largest impression on the château. One of the most important exhibit items is the 16th-century tapestry that Ladislav of Boskovice had made in what is now Belgium before he had the château renovated in the Early Renaissance style.
Another prominent figure who had a significant impact on the architectural development of the château was Ladislav Velen of Žerotín, who hosted numerous artists, scholars as well as alchemists at his court. Ladislav was one of the wealthiest noblemen in the land and even held the post of Moravian provincial governor for a time. In the early 17th century, he had the château expanded by three wings with an opulent system of arcades in the Mannerist style.

After the Battle of White Mountain, he was forced to leave the country, and the château came under the ownership of the Lords of Liechtenstein, who had their clerks and domain administration relocated here. The tour ends in the 15th-century knight’s hall, which features a Late Gothic vaulted ceiling with the alliance coats of arms of the Lords of Boskovice.

Admission: CZK 70 / 40 / CZK 200

Life in the Country (15 min., individual tour, can be toured without a guide)

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This exhibit showcases the lifestyle of our ancestors. It depicts their everyday lives, so different from our current manner of existence. The Moravská Třebová region is known for flax cultivation and for weaving linen cloth. Visitors can try their own hand at operating a weaving loom and see how easy it is. In addition to the loom, you can also see other tools for processing linen, the furnishings of a farmer’s parlour and an antique mangle.

Admission:
full: CZK 20
discounted: CZK 10 (children, students, seniors, disabled persons)
family admission: max. 2 adults and 3 children, up to 6 years of age free

Handicapped access available upon prior appointment only.

Refreshments available in the château café. A sampling of mysterious elixirs of love and health. Free time for private activities: (purchasing souvenirs, etc.)

Recommended: sweet snacks at the Pod věží pastry shop or at one of the restaurants in the pedestrian zone.

Dále pokračujeme prohlídkou muzea a klášterního kostela.

Museum of an Egyptian Princess, or a Trip Around the World

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Enjoy a unique trip around the world. The brand-new exhibit at the Moravská Třebová Museum will make such a journey possible. Experience the excitement of discovering far-off lands together with traveller Ludwig Holzmeister, a former patron of the museum. You will see the unique historical collections that he brought home from his travels, including items from India, Burma, Tibet and Japan. Rarities in the collection include four samurai swords, one of which even features a blade that dates back to the 15th century and is protected by a Japanese komusō monk. Samurai swords on permanent display cannot be seen anywhere else in the Czech Republic.

The apex of your experience, however, will be meeting Egyptian Princess Hereret, who lived in Thebes over 2,500 years ago. Thanks to computed tomography and 3D technology, you can see what she actually looked like. She was the first mummy in the Czech Republic for which experts created a 3D visualisation. You can also view the sarcophagus with its mummy as well as animations of her face.

This unique interactive and multimedia exposition, enhanced by sound effects, offers visitors an inimitable experience. After the Náprstek Museum, this Egyptian collection is the largest in the country.

Opening hours

April – September
Mon – closed
Tues – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

October – March
Mon – closed
Tues – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Tours outside of opening hours are available upon request.

Admission:
adults CZK 20
children CZK 10 

Franciscan Monastery and Monastery Church

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The monastery and the church were completed in 1690 with the financial support of the domain owner, Johann Andreas of Liechtenstein, and was dedicated to Saint Joseph. It is a simple structure reminiscent of the austere buildings of the Capuchin Order in the Baroque period. Including those in the Chapel of Saint Peter, the church has a total of eight altars. The most significant work is the statue of Saint Joseph from 1712 situated above the entrance to the monastery, which is the work of sculptor Georg Anton Heintz. The monastery is home to a historical library with valuable volumes. One can admire a historic well from 1704 in the courtyard of the monastery. Across the street stands a former nun’s convent from 1845, which housed an institution educating young women.

A stroll to the town square and free time for souvenir shopping. Recommended: sweet snacks at the Pod věží pastry shop or at one of the restaurants in the pedestrian zone. After lunch, a tour of the town square and the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Town Hall

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A Late Gothic building from around 1520, reconstructed in the Renaissance style around 1560. The second floor was built in 1824. The building boasts preserved cross and rib vaults, keystones, polychromatic ribs, Renaissance corbels, stone portals, and the rear wing features arcades and a sgraffito façade. Preserved in the mayor’s office (formerly the councillor’s hall) is a Renaissance fresco depicting the Judgement of Solomon from around 1560. The town hall tower from 1521 is a curiosity—it was completed in 1764, and does not have foundations.


The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Parish Church

The original Gothic church from the 13th century was surrounded by a cemetery and the Saint Anthony and Saint Margaret chapels. The cemetery was closed and relocated to Křížový vrch Hill around 1500. The church was reconstructed in the Baroque style after a fire in 1726. The interiors boast an extensive collection of Baroque statues and painted decorations, dominated by the Barque statues of J. F. Pacák (student of the famous Matthias Braun), frescoes by J. T. Supper and his son, Silvester, an altar painting by Joseph Reinisch, and fragmentary remains of the exterior and interior frescoes of J. T. Supper in the Loretta Chapel.

Depending on the physical condition of participants – Křížový vrch Hill (Calvary, the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Cross).

Stations of the Cross

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The Baroque sculpture series Tří Kříže (Three Crosses) with the figures of the Virgin Mary, St John and two angels is the work of sculptor J. Pacák from 1730-40.  The Stations of the Cross are made up of four Baroque chapels built around 1723 that were to be a part of the great Stations of the Cross beginning at the parish church and ending at the Calvary on Křížový vrch Hill.


Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The lapidarium in the Empire-era mortuary includes a number of notable Renaissance tombstones from the turn of the 17th century. These are primarily the tombstones of Protestants that were removed during the re-Catholicisation following the Battle of White Mountain and used as paving stones in the church. The cemetery is also home to a number of graves of Russian emigrants, mostly from the ranks of the nobility, who worked at the Russian grammar school in the city in 1922-35.

Prices for tours of the city with a tour guide do not include admission fees. 

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