Photogallery: CZ: Znojmo - South Moravia Jewel
CZ: Znojmo - South Moravia Jewel
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Historical town of Znojmo, situated along high bank of Dyje-river Valley, belongs to most remarkable sightseeings of South Moravia. Its ancient fame is confirmed with monuments, such as: St.Catherine Rotunda, including unique pictures, many churches as well as monuments of church character, or with labyrinth of subterranean corridors. Town Hall Tower is city dominanta, but it is worth to make a stop in near area of former Jesuits´ Monastery, with Prokopius Diviš bust. This person constructed lighting conductor, as the first one in Europe. Another interesting fact: in 17th century, even Emperor Leopold I. was hidden in complex of Jesuits´ Monastery in front of plague epidemy, which broke out in Vienna. The reminiscences of past periods remind often small streets of old town, including Jewish quarter (where some sections of TV film „Četnické humoresky“- Gendarme Sketches - were filmed there). As another imposant experience, it is wonderful outlook from town´s fortifications downstairs to Dyje-Valley and towards near Louka Monastery. So, if you decide to visit Znojmo, would you take in mind that during autumn wine vintage celebrations, the town centre is full of good wine lovers as well as traditional folklore. And, last but not least, all 77 Znojmo wonders could not be watched within one days only.
Text/photo: Jiří Výborný
The town of Znojmo is situated in South Moravia, in southwestern direction from Brno.
It is placed on left bank of Dyje river. The town is famous with its production of conserved cucumbers and wine. Local climatic conditions as well as an altitude (289 m) are favourable for vine and of fruit in general.
In the town there is also established ceramics industry.
Those who want to spend active vacation in South Moravian region, those who want to invest their time in adrenaline activties shall find many oportunities to heaten their blood. There are many things you can do on the land, on the water, in the air – the choice is yours. The last week we introduced you to the first part of our miniseries. Now comes the second…
The Jewish quarter and St Procopius' basilica are the last Czech sight which made it to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The sights were added in 2003 but have existed in Trebic much longer time. Today, we show you what you might be missing if you haven't been to Trebic yet.
Those wanting to cool down in South Moravia (the region has the highest number of sun hours of any Czech region) during hot summer days should go under ground. There you can find many world's firsts and you can enjoy it regardless if you are adrenaline seeker, a senior or you have children.
Famous Versailles in France was example for many other residencies of nobility. The chateau in Jaromerice, dubbed Moravian Versailles, was, aparently, also built with French Versailles in mind. It is no false advertising to bring more tourists to this gem of the Baroque era. Jan Adam of Questenberk really wished to build his own Versailles in Jaromerice. This town was supposed to become cultural center in the region as well as home to culture and muses. Plans were grandiose yet lack of funding allowed only partial fulfilment of Jan Adam's dream. Even though, the chateau really became center of culture and it has remained venue of many important culture events ever since.
The season when castles and chateaux are open is getting to a close. However, there are still several weekends left to go there. In case you didn't enjoy history throughout the summer you should make another historic trip. Above Namest nad Oslavou Town, there is a chateau of four wings. You can enjoy the vista over the chateau from a stone, Baroque-bridge crossing the Oslava river. And from the chateau garden you can have a splendid vista over the town. A guided tour is one way how to get to the garden. No wonder than that President Benes made his summer residence of this chateau.
Who around Brno doesn't know about Lulec. Even people from quite afar come here to swim in U Libuse natural swimming pool. Often they stop by to have a snack during bicycle trip. There is a lot to do for bicyclers around these parts.
Spring is on and the tourist season is underway. Go to nature, culture and do some sightseeing. There are countless of them in the Czech Republic and today you can see Pernštejn Castle with us.
Don't know where to spend a beautiful sunny day? What would you say to the observation tower associated with a beautiful walk or a cycling trip? I know exactly one such lookout.
The Czech Republic has many beautiful castles and chateaux that are open to the public. Whether in Bohemia or Moravia, the film footage has made Karlštejn everlastingly famous, the same goes for Pernětejn, Bouzov or Křivoklát. But we often forget small towns, townships, and villages where there are castles and chateaux as well. One of such is Lysice Chateau.
Not far from Znojmo (right on the Czech-Austrian border) we find our smallest national park. Unique nature has been preserved in the Dyje canyon. Let's go to the park at a time when nature is slowly falling asleep and when the first wine cellars are opening their first young wines.
At the western end of the Podyjí NP lies the small town of Vranov nad Dyjí. Directly above it rises the castle of the same name, upstream of the river is the dam of Vranov dam. In a short article and video, we will now look at the local sights and unique nature together.
If you like to visit non-traditional places and prefer shorter walks, this place will be perfect for you. South Moravia is beautiful in every season, so you can come here at any time. Have you heard about the lookout tower in Kobylí in the Břeclav region?
The Náklo area (sometimes also Vrch lží) is a hill near the villages of Milotice, Ratíškovice, Vacenovice and Dubňany. The hill rises at an altitude of approximately 265 meters. Náklo exceeds its surroundings by less than 60 meters, so there are wonderful views of the surrounding area from this place. You can see up to the area of the White Carpathians or Chřiby in the Zlín Region.
Although it is a small village, it offers quite a lot of tourist attractions and destinations. The picturesque village of Petrov boasts the Plže Nature Reserve, where you will find unusual wine cellars. Those who like wine will certainly not despise this village, because the area of the local cellars has a really magical atmosphere. The famous Baťa canal also flows through the village, where there is a lot of traffic in the summer months. There are plenty of bike paths in the area, so this area is also ideal for sports lovers.
There are many great options what to do for those who intend to have active vacation in South Moravia and are attracted to adrenaline activities. On the water, in the air, on the land – the choice is yours. This is only the first part where we introduce you what you can do in this splendid region…
Everybody knows that south Moravia is a land of the greatest wine. But not many know that there are healing water springs. Yet there is nothing better than to enjoy these two liquids, and you can do more than just to drink them…
During our last visit to Teplice nad Becvou, we saw the spa town, enjoyed its healing water, and made a trip to the deepest abyss in teh world - the Hranice Abyss. Yet we skipped a visit to another unique phenomenna in Europe. This one is even a national nature landmark.
We visited Pavlov in summer heat. What is interesting about his place located in southern Moravia? Winegrowers from Pavlov, a small village, were among the first who joined their forces to make wine of Palava famous all-around.
Northwest of Brno, a short distance from Tišnov, lies the town of Lomnice in a picturesque valley. The local baroque church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary attracts visitors from a distance, and the local chateau or the former Jewish quarter and synagogue are also worth seeing. Let's go to Lomnice together.
Not a long time ago we enjoyed the town of Hranice. Several hours of walk later we moved on. Again, we parked our in Teplice nad Becvou, one of the most important spa areas in the Czech Republic.
After visiting the pilgrimage place Holy Hostýn we could not miss even three kilometers remote sites town Bystřice pod Hostýnem, which is famous for the production bentwood furniture. Of course the furniture is far from everything this town has to offer.
On the western edge of the Hostyn Hills, in Kromeriz district, there is a small town of Holesov. The town is known for its early Baroque chateau and its grandiose French style park as well as for its well-known jewish community in the past.
This time we are about to visit the highest situated Marian pilgrimage site in Moravia. For centuries, it has attracted pilgrims from near as well as from afar. The place we talk about is Svaty Hostyn.
Only couple of days ago, a unique interactive exhibition has been opened in the heart of the Moravian Karst (at the meeting point of Suchy and Pusty Zleb) near Skalni Mill. The exhibition take you through the history of this place in a very innovative way.
A trip to Buchlov castle was so enchanting we decided to spend another weekend at Czech castles and chateaus. This time we decided Milotice set closer to us. The chateau is located at the edge of the town bearing the same name.
Vranov nad Dyjí Castle belongs, no doubt, with its unique locality and interiors, to most beautiful sightseeings of South Moravia.
Hardly anybody would visit Moravský Krumlov Castle, if the building would not hide artistic treasury, admired by visitors not only from Czech Republic, but also from abroad. However, actual dilapidated exterior would not be attractive for nobody.
The town of Mikulov is placed on southern state border with Austria ( 2 kms from border crossing distant) in Břeclav district, situated 50 kms of Brno and 70 kms of Vienna only. The town belongs to Carpathian abasement system.
We had paid our visit the House of Nature once we reached Skalni mill, a locality near Blansko district town, also thought about as the entrance to the Moravian Karst. We had also seen some of its surrounding. The trail going to the Katerinska cave is right behind this recently opened exhibition.
Around the South Moravian village of Šardice (near Kyjov) there is a paradise for all photographe...
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You can visit the Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary, the chateau or the former Jewish q...
Dolní Kounice is a small wine-growing town near Brno, but visitors go not only for wine, but also...
The Moravian Karst is not just Punkevní Cave, Macocha and Býčí skála, so today we will go to Rudi...
The dominant feature of Vranov nad Dyjí is the Baroque castle of the same name, which is situated...
Not far from Znojmo is our smallest national park and on the Austrian side is connected to the Na...
When not for a great natural pool, Lulec won't be easy to recognized apart from other villages ne...