Bítov Castle - the unique collection of stuffed dogs

On a rocky promontory surrounded on three sides by the river Želetavka is one of the oldest castles in our country, which since 11 century to protect the southern border of the state. Bítov, which is now reflected in the waters of Vranov dam was rebuilt several times, most recently during the 19th century by the Counts of Daun. Then came a romantic neo-Gothic mansion with charming interiors decorated with a unique collection of illusionary paintings. Bizarre magic Bítov completes large collection of stuffed animals - a reminder of the collecting activities of the last owner, Baron George Haas and his famous zoo, one of the largest private zoo on the continent. The most popular is a collection of fifty stuffed dogs of various breeds, the largest of its kind in the whole world in the Guinness Book of Records. Families with children will enjoy in addition to the zoo with lots of small mammals and birds also the exhibition of castle, forest and aquatic monsters in the dungeons of the castle brewery. The tourist offer is completed with famous wine cellar called Lords of Lichtenburg.