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Náměšť nad Oslavou

Minicipal Cultural Centre
Masarykovo náměstí 100
675 71 Náměšť nad Oslavou


Phone: +420 568 620 493


The history of the castle is strongly connected to the Utraquist and Czech Brethren culture. In the 1530s the lords of Lomnice housed an Utraquist printing house in the castle where the first Czech grammar book and ABC book were printed. Under the Žerotín family, the printing house of Czech Brethren was moved to the nearby Kralice in 1578 where one of the most valuable works of Czech literature – the Kralice Bible – was printed. After 1613, under Karel Sen. of Žerotín, Náměšť became an important centre of cultural and social life in Moravia. Karel supported strongly Czech Brethren and was in contact with J.A. Comenius. He made the facilities of the Kralice printing house moved to Náměšť and protected it against imperial troops in 1620-1621.  It was most probably there that the last printer from Kralice Václav Elam printed the booklet J. A. Comenius´ Přemyšlování o dokonalosti křesťanské (Reflections on Christian perfection).