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Introduction, Castle Spilberk
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For over seven centuries, Špilberk Castle has dominated the skyline of Brno, a reminder of the safety and protection it provided.
Details, Castle Spilberk
Over the course of the centuries, the importance of Špilberk and the part it has played have changed considerably. From a major royal castle and the seat of the Moravian margraves, it gradually turned into a huge baroque fortress, the heaviest prison in the Austro-Hungarian empire (the infamous „dungeon of the nations“), and then a barracks. Today, Špilberk houses the Brno City Museum, and is one of the most significant cultural centres in Brno. It was certified as a national heritage monument in 1962.