Discover a Place Where the Past Meets the Present


Hotel Pivoňka stands on náměstí Míru, or Peace Square, which was known as Western Market Square since its founding in the 14th century. The late Gothic house has an interesting volute gable with pilasters and a facade with trompe l'oeil architecture. Its arcade, a covered spot ideal for observing the town's comings and goings, is covered in wall paintings depicting hunting scenes. Like all of the buildings on the two adjacent squares, Hotel Pivoňka also has an elongated floor plan. Its walls remember the building's past, when it used to be a butcher shop, a cafe, a shoe store, and the time when there was a gas station on the square directly in front of it. The building was converted into a hotel in the 1990s.
Hotel Pivoňka's history goes back all the way to the 13th century. The plot on which it stands was demarcated and a Gothic log cabin that abutted the town's walls was built on it in the 14th century. The hotel's current appearance dates back to the 16th century when the archway was completed. Together with the facade, it was decorated with trompe l'oeil masonry, something truly remarkable at the time. The original Renaissance gable was replaced at the end of the 17th century with an early Baroque one with volutes.
In 1750, Slavonice was destroyed by a severe fire that in all likelihood also damaged the hotel building. Afterwards, the back part of the house was lowered and covered with a gabled roof. During the restoration of Slavonice in the 1950s, Renaissance illusionistic paintings were uncovered under the plaster of the building's facade and were professionally restored by the conservationists Buštík and Křiček. The facade was unfortunately destroyed in the 1990s and only fragments of the painting have remained. The current owner is planning on restoring the facade under the supervision of conservationists.
Today, Hotel Pivoňka features many protected architectural elements, such as the stone linings on the facade and the stone Gothic entry portal from the end of the 15th century, a facade with fragments of late Gothic and Renaissance paintings, the western facade with two corbels (stone load-bearing elements) from the 16th century, or the 17th century ornamental stone gable.
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náměstí Míru 466
378 81 Slavonice

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Hotel Pivoňka is the patron of the northern crested newt in Slavonice and the Moravian Dyje basin.

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