|ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Jihomoravský kraj||South Moravia (Brno) region|
Pernštejn castle, located in the municipality of Nedvědice, is one of the largest and best-preserved castled in the Czech Republic. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the late 13th century. During the 15th century the castle was enlarged in Gothic style, further additions were made in the 16th century in Renaissance style. The inner parts of the castle were remodelled in the 18th and 19th century. Since 1945 the castle is owned by the state.
Glass no. 1520 [left] is labelled with the old, German, name of the place, Pernstein.
The old Czech version of the name as used on glass no. 679 [right], Pernštýn,
was used at least until 1910. The modern name, Pernštejn, is in use at least since 1930.