Castle Veveri (czech hrad Veveří) is among the largest and oldest castles in Moravia. the first credible recorded mention about the castle is from the years 1213 and 1222, when King Přemysl Otakar I used the fortified castle as a prison for rebellious peers. Initially, it was apparently a wooden residence situated near the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary west of present compound. In the 1220s a stone castle on the extremity of the rocky promontory behind a deep moat cut our of the rock started to grow. The so-called keep is the only structure which has remained well-preserved from this oldest building stage.
It is located about 20 km from Brno near the Brno Dam Lake.