The historic centre of the city, circumvented by ponds and city gates, has retained it’s unique shape from the days of Zacharias of Hradec for centuries. it is situated at the south-west tip of Moravia, half-way between Prague and Vienna. According to Legend the Substratum of the city is associated with the victory of the Moravian Prince Otto II over the Bohemian King Bretislav in 1099. The first building to be constructed was the pristine royal waterside stronghold dating from the 13th century, which was established at the convergence of trading routes. It includes a former gothic castle from the 13th century, reconstituted in the Renaissance style in the 16th century, with a fascinating garden and a perk.The others are the Gothic church of St. Jacob and an elongated square circumvented by houses in the Renaissance and Baroque style. Inside the castle all visitors are fascinated with the grand interiors with their unique adornment, period furnishings and valuable amassments.