Bítov Castle

Bítov Castle is a castle located in the village of Bítov, about 25 km northwest of Znojmo, Czech Republic. It was built in the 11th century. Bítov is one of the oldest castles in our country. The castle was built at the time of the joining of the Moravian and the Czech lands. The first written references to the castle date back from 1061 - 1067. Until the turn of the 13th century, the castle belonged to the Lords and the castle was the centre of the administration of castles. In the region it also played an important part in the line of defence of the South Moravian borders.