Znojmo has traditionally occupied a strategic position on the border between Austria and Moravia, and there’s been a fortress here since the 11th century. The castle has served as a residence for Moravian nobles, a garrison, and even housed a brewery in the 18th century. In 1335, King John of Luxembourg held a wedding ceremony for his daughter, Anne, here.
Entry is by guided tour only. Tours leave at the top of the hour, with the day's last tour at 4pm. Tours are normally in Czech, but English and German text is provided on request.