Přerov Château

The owner of the original Gothic castle became the Pernštejn family at the end of the 15th century. Přerov came into the possession of Karel the Elder of Žerotín at the turn of the 17th century, at which time the remodelling of the castle into a Renaissance Château culminated. The majority of the construction adaptations in the interiors and the exteriors of the château were finally carried out in the first half of the 19th century by Count Antonín Magnis and his son Vilém. The château was no longer used for housing purposes by the end of the 19th century. The château was taken over by the town of Přerov after the founding of Czechoslovakia which decided to adapt the château interiors for museum exhibitions and a depository. Comenius Museum was moved into the spaces of the château at the beginning of the 1930s and is used up until the present for museum purposes.