Region with the highest number of castles and chateaux Boskovice chateau Pernštejn castle Lysice state chateau Slavkov – Austerlitz Bítov state castle Milotice chateau Vranov nad Dyjí state chateau Mikulov chateau Slavkov – Austerlitz The chateau residence Slavkov u Brna is noted for the battle of three emperors of 1805. After the famous battle, an armistice was signed in the manor between the Austrian Emperor Francis and Napoleon Bonaparte of France. Mikulov chateau Major reconstruction of an austere stronghold and its conversion into a representative residence began under Cardinal Francis Dietrichstein in the 17th century. Lysice state chateau A unique baroque building which is distinctive for its richly decorated interiors that give visitors an idea of the environment and life style of the leading Moravian noble family of Dubský from Třebomyslice. Milotice chateau A remarkable complex of well-preserved Baroque buildings and landscape architecture. The chateau is impressive not only for its sculptural decoration of the entrance bridge and the main staircase but also for its garden, which is characterized by perfect symetry and harmony with the landscaped surroundings. Pernštejn castle Pernštejn castle, which was for many years the principal seat of the Pernštejn family, one of the wealthiest families in Bohemia at that time, has retained its late Gothic and Renaissance features. It has always attracted filmmakers with its impressive robustness and rich interiors as evidenced by more than 30 movies filmed here. Vranov nad Dyjí Vranov chateau ranks among the most remarkable secular buildings of Central European Baroque style. Visitors will admire the preserved fortification system of the medieval castle, lavishly decorated classicist and romantic interiors of late 18th and 19th century and, most importantly, the baroque architecture. Visitors will also be impressed by the natural surroundings with an extraordinary wealth of flora and fauna which is part of the Podyjí National Park. Bítov state castle Bítov castle was founded by the Bohemian prince Břetislav I. in as early as 1055. The royal fortress was occupied over the centuries by several prominent families and its purpose was to protect the southern borders against invasions from Austria. Boskovice chateau This spectacular residence attracts attention thanks to its interiors with unique empire furnitures as well as historically landscaped garden.