Tips for trips
The region of Bruntal is a quite remote part of the region of Moravia-Silesia. It is situated between the Hruby and Nizky Jesenik mountain ranges. Allegedly, the region of Bruntal is harsh. The inhabitants like to make jokes of themselves by talking about local toothy frogs – a jest of sorts. Don´t worry, however. Come here for there are beautiful places worthy exploring.
Today we visit an ancient town with a complext of the most valuable landmarks in Slovakia. It is part of UNESCO (since 2009) with Spissky Castle and Spisska Kapitula. We talk about beautiful town of Levoca.
It was a forgotten borderline town. Nobody would travel there. Today, it is a growing center of wine where many talented people work. Valtice town is, like Lednice, part of the UNESCO world heritage. Apart from beautiful Renaissance-Baroque chateau or a park, there is the famous Wine Saloon, two beautiful churches, a number of interesting houses, as well as several buildings scattered across the Lednice-Valtice cultural landscape. We recommend you to spend at least couple of hours in Valtice while on you are on your trip across south Moravia. However, the best would be to spend a whole day there.
In the two preceeding articles of our miniseries on the mountains of Lower Austria presenting tips and points of interests for the summer. We are going to continue in this today.
Cesky Rudolec chateau is called Mala Hluboka. It is situated by the road No. 409 in the southeastern corner of Cesky Rudolec village near Dacice in Ceska Kanada nature park. This area was settled for the purposes of iron, silver, and precious metal mining. This perhaps explains the name of the village – Rudolec.
It is not necessary to provide you with some extensive introduction of the High Tatras. These mountains are simply splendid. They lay in the heart of Europe, being a well-known and popular destination among domestic and foreign tourists. Mostly those who love alpine treks travel here frequently. Koprovsky peak (2367 m) is one of the most famous and most visited points of interest there.
Only some places can in beauty equal Prague. Lednice-Valtice cultural landscape – especially Lednice chateau – is such a place. It really deserves its place in the UNESCO’s cultural heritage list. The House of Liechtenstein realized a unique project for their time and there is almost nothing like this in the world. Come and see with us a small share of what waits for you in Lednice.
We continue in giving you tips for treks. Last week we enjoyed beautiful Lower-Austrian mountains and towns. Our first stop is one of the most popular cabins in Lower Austria. It is situated in Göstling and it is called ÖTK Schutzhaus Hochkar. Once you get there you can expect cozy accommodation and only the best cuisine.
Zvikov castle is a symbol of the region of South Bohemia. It has guarded the confluence of the Otava and Vltava rivers since the beginning of the 13th century. Then the castle was standing on a high rock projection and guarded the wild river on the bottom of a deep canyon. Rather docile, the castle has been standing on the side of the Orlicka Dam for last 60 years.
There are many beautiful towns and villages in east Slovakia. We visit one of them today. This one is situated between Branisko, the Levoccske hills, the Hornadska basin just several kilometers from Spissky Castle. The village is called Polanovce. There are interesting buildings as well as beautiful nature.
Just several kilometers south from Brno there is Rajhrad, a beautiful wine-growing town. There is a unique Benedictine cloister and adjacent to it the Memorial of literature in Moravia. Also, there St Peter and Paul church. To us, Rajhrad is an ideal place for a one-day trip from Brno either by train, car or bike. In summer, one afternoon is enough to enjoy it.
In case you don’t know where to in summer, a great alternative option to spending a vacation on the sea are mountains. You will breathe fresh mountain air, sunbathing on forest meadows and terraces. There are not overcrowded pools, traffic jams or noisy air conditioning. Only beautiful mountains, crystal clear lakes, and cozy huts. Don’t hesitate no more and go with us to a one-day trek, a weekend stay, or entire summer vacation into the mountains of Lower Austria.
Last week we managed to describe you one of the best European amusement parks. It was, however, a short description, therefore we continue in our journey today. We experience rides which will make you sick on your stomach. But these are fun.
I would like to invite you today to one of those beautiful places where the noise of civilization is absent. In local landmark reserve there nest strokes. Nearby, in the forest, there is beautiful ruin of a castle.
Everybody who seeks to experience unseen beauty, see masterful works of art, or just to relax in beautiful nature should visit the city of Bardejov or Bardejovske spa which is nearby. There are gems and wonderful places in Slovakia’s northeast. These cannot be seen even in the most popular tourist points of interests. We shall introduce you such place on the lines to follow.
As was told in the first part, now you know why to go to Brno. You know where to start your exploration of the historical district and where to have lunch. What is next? We are going to spend some moments on Svoboda square. There is a mysterious astronomical clock. We cant avoit a visit to Spilberk castle, Villa Tugendhat (under UNESCO) and a functionalist borough around it. Of course, we are going to have a taste of the night life, great beer or wine, and we are going to see some glimpses of local students ’life. So let’s get started!
There is a mountain state in the southwest United States. It is known for beautiful nature, high mountains, ghost towns, important scientific institutions, and developed agriculture. If you guessed Colorado you are right!
Today we take a look inside another interesting theme park. We leave the United States to move over the ocean to the Old Continent.
When the Creator was giving he was particularly generous to the south Moravians. Thus, they could call their land the “land of wine.” He gave them the most sun in the Czech lands as well as warm climate doing good to grapes but bolstering recreational activities as well – for instance at Vranovska dam, Brnenska dam or on the lakes near Palava. So what waits here for visitors? Great Moravian landmarks, castles, chateaus, sacral buildings, great works of engineering, border fortresses, and beautiful places in nature. There is no coincidence in south Moravia being the second most interesting locality for tourists right next to Prague.
After a while, we return to the village of Cicmany famous for its painted timbered houses. In 1977, this was the reason behind declaring it a folk architecture reserve. However, this is not the only interesting thing about this village near the Strazovske Vrchy.
When I have learned recently that Lonely Planet declared Brno the least interesting city in the Czech Republic I couldn’t understand. Then I realized that it was good they said it after all. Had crowds of tourists been going there every day as they go to Prague it would soon loose its magic. Brno is a city of universities, fun, culture and many small, lovely places. The turning clock in the shape of a male genitalia from which a small glass ball falls out every hour. Smoking road signs are really to be found only here… New York Times was much more smarter. They put Brno on the list of 52 places where to go in 2016!
There is much interesting about the capital of the Czech Republic. There are many landmarks and historical streets. The history truly walked through the city. There is, however, another perspective from which you can see Prague. Vltava boat cruises are available all year round. On every cruise there is an interesting lecture on landmarks including information you perhaps haven’t heard before.
There is the renaissance chateau of Breznice near the mining town of Pribram. Its history is deep and rich. There are several tours for the visitors. Yet they can also take a break in the park or the zwinger garden. The café at cheau is also a nice spot to sit down and relax.
Last week we set off to explore Slovensky Raj, the area between Smizany and Cingov villages. This part of the trail goes across meadows, forest paths and roads. However, there was greater challenge ahead. Prulom Hornadu is area known for is know climbing irons and safety chains.
Today we visit the district of Puchov with the newest spas, water reservoir, forest and beautiful nature. In case you guessed Nimnica as our point of interest, you were right.
Vyžaduje Adobe Flash Player
Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.