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“Good When Taken in Context”
Review of Statni Hrad Veveri

Statni Hrad Veveri
Ranked #32 of 124 things to do in Brno
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Brno, Czech Republic
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good When Taken in Context”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Veveri castle could come across as dissappointing if one is not familliar with the history of abuses it has suffered, several in the latter half of the 20th century. Reconstructions and restorations are a relatively recent development for this particular castle.

The Nazis used it during WWII and gutted it while in the process of retreating late in the war. Under Socialism, and even for a while after the fall of Socialism, it was refitted for use as government offices. In light of such things, it's surprising that there is as much left of it as there is.

Veveri caslte is not only a lesson in what happens when history is not respected or valued. It also gives the visitor an insight into what is involved in bringing such places back to their former glories, or as close as they can be brought back.

It's worth the visit as long as you keep in mind what you're looking at when you see it.

Visited August 2012
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Brno, Czech Republic
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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“Not happy with the trip”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

I was disappointed with this experience as there is really nothing to see in the castle - you actually cant go inside - so you can just walk around and we could look around from a tower. Btw the food and beverage was very pricey....

Visited August 2012
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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367 reviews
198 attraction reviews
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“A nice castle, go by boat”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Considering other castles of Moravia and Bohemia, this is just an average castle as far as the buildings are concerned. But the environs are really nice, boat trip to the castle (from Brno) is definitely recommended, and they sometimes sell very nice Moravian wines at a castle shop.

BTW, the name of the castle is just "Hrad Veveri", one could write "Statni hrad Veveri", but that makes little sense. "Statnim Hrade Veveri" is completely wrong...

Visited September 2012
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Horsens, Denmark
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“Out-of-the-town castle”
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Old castle that had been very well reconstructed over the recent years basically out of ruin, located in beautiful countryside around Brno with possibilities of nice walks and cycling trips. There's a lot to see at this castle, including a museum, sights of the area around it and mainly special events that are going on from time to time.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Lovely day at brnenske prehradne and hrad ververi”
Reviewed 19 June 2012

I really really hope I spelled it right!!
We bought tickets back/forth since we didn't want to walk for two hours to get back. But nice idea if you have a bicycle at your disposition.
The boat trip was lovely, we enjoyed the scenery very much. We watched nature in all it's forms, fishing for carps, naturistic sunbathing, families enjoying a Sunday outing, the sun shining, amorous sceneries between the green leaves, children playing, bicyclists taking a break, children wowing at the boats (almost everybody waves back, it's really good natured and the kids were really happy about it), people picnicking etcetc
The castle was a study of esthetics of decay. It was a lovely experience. We enjoyed walking around it. Very pittoresque.
Wonderful way of spending a day in Brno. We went on a Sunday, along with a lot of locals.

Visited May 2012
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