Hodonín

Published: 23.1.2008
The town of Hodonín is situated along Morava-river, approx. 50 kms distant in southeastern direction of Brno. In this town, on a border between Moravia and Slovakia, live nearly 30000 inhabitants. The town was founded probably in 11th century by Břetislav I., and oi its further development shared the wife of Přemysl Ottakar II, Queen Constancia.

Hodonín belongs to the greatest towns of South Moravia region. It is famous especially thanks to its wine production, spa, folklore traditions, but also by touring and cyclotouring.

On 7th March 1850 was born in Hodonín  the first President of Czechoslovakia, Thomas Garrigue Masaryk.

Hodonin, City HallHodonín church. LawrenceHodonin, zoo

As to sightseeings: there is church of St Lawrence, chapel of St.Cross, Jewish cemetery, Town Hall and  Plague Column placed on Masaryk square.

You find here also Masaryk Museum, Gallery of  Graphic Art – House of Artists and ZOO.

                      

Text: Marketa Řandová

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Marzper, č.2, č.3, Bohuna Mikulicová

 

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