Boskovice

Boskovice is situated in the Drahanská Highlands, about 30–40 km to the north of Brno, the most important city of Moravia.

In the 13th century, a market settlement was established under the newly established gothic castle. Boskovice was mentioned in written sources as a small town from the 2nd half of the 15th century. A Jewish settlement also arose here during the difficult period of the expulsion of Jews from Moravian towns and it subsequently became one of the most significant such settlements in Moravia over the course of the next century.

The romantic ruins of a gothic-renaissance castle dating from the middle of the 13th century. The aristocratic seat was abandoned in the 18th century. Only the torso of the castle palace, which offers an impressive view of the local picturesque landscape, has been preserved from the originally massive structure. A point of technical interest is the 26-metre deep well driven by a wooden treadle.

Boskovice offers things which you cannot find elsewhere – the unique combination of a castle and a château, one of the most interesting Jewish quarters in the Czech Republic, unique Empire-style structures and interiors and a Western town. However, the castle, château, Jewish cemetery and the churches are not only witnesses to the town’s rich history, but they also come to life every year with a number of cultural and social events.