Bojnice Castle (Slovak: BojnickÃ½ zÃ¡mok) is one of the most recognisable castles in Central Europe. A medieval Romantic castle built in the 12th century, Bojnice has some original Gothic and Renaissance elements.
This fairy-tale castles is situated on the edge of the StrÃ¡Å¾ovskÃ© Vrchy Mountains over the town of Bojnice near Prievidza, Slovakia.
The castle was rebuilt in 1889-1910 and has undergone a complete reconstruction after a massive fire in 1950.
The castle has a museum, and is surrounded by a park which contains the Bojnice Zoo, the oldest and one of the most visited zoos in Slovakia.
Bojnice Castle welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and is a popular filming location for fantasy and fairy-tale movies.