History of the village and the castle

The castle is situated on the site of a water fortress from the 13th century. In the 16th century is was adapted into a Renaissance chateau. Its present appearance dates back to the 1720s when it was turned into a luxurious baroque summer residence. At the same time a park with numerous sculptures was established around the castle.
The Moravian Museum took charge of the castle in 1974 and after extended renovations store-rooms of natural history departments were installed there. A part of the zoological store-room is open to the public; it shows collections of stuffed mammals, birds, fish and amphibians as well as trophies from hunting expeditions to Africa, Asia and Canada. More information about the exhibits.

Recently, collections of fish, birds and amphibians gathered during expeditions in the Danube delta from 1979-1994 were put on display after having been shown in the exhibition "At the End of the Danube". The visitor can also see a collection of water birds from the expedition to Jakutsk (1991).
The collection of prepared specimens in spirit contains besides vertebrates various groups of invertebrates (mushrooms, mollusc, worms, etc.). The collection of shells is also worth seeing.
[Zoological Department]

Budisov near Trebic
phone: +420 568 875 198

Opening hours, Admission

How to get to Budišov:

By car: Motorway D1 direction Prague, exit: Velká Bíteš, direction Tasov and Budišov.
By train: from Brno main station, direction Jihlava, change in Studenec, direction Velké Meziříčí.

Map of the surroundings of Budisovice

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