Region of south Moravia - Czech republic
REGION OF SOUTH MORAVIA
This region is very rich on architectonical monuments of all styles and is pride on cultural-historical tradition.
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A photogallery from historical city centre and Špilberk Castle in Brno.
Photo: Jakub Štantejský
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
Lednice Chateau is one of the most beautiful in Moravia. The area along the neighbouring chateau in Valtice was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Originally a water castle in the valley of the river Thaya came in the 19th century neo-gothic form and after the recent restoration of the facade welcomes visitors glowing apricot colour. Attached photos are from the beginning of September 2011. In addition to the castle and its exhibitions are worth the attention of other buildings and large park. There we look next time.
Text a photo: Martina Výborná
Chateau of Lednice offers the visitor several topics to explore. Equally appealing is the unique greenhouse walk behind the castle on the edge of a park. Architects admire his cast-iron construction, but for most visitors the attraction of clear interior with exotic plants, flood thermophilic flowers, a pond with fish, as well as benches, sitting on instructing the middle of a tropical nature.
Text and photo (September 2011): Martina Výborná
Visit the castle in Lednice in southern Moravia enjoys also the one, who is not too interested in historic interiors. Maybe even you can spend all day walking the extensive castle area. Someone might feel better in a geometrically symmetrical French park with flowers and statues in the immediate neighbourhood of the castle, the other prefers more natural English park with ponds and several romantic buildings locked. The most popular of them is unique in Central Europe as a lookout tower in the Turkish style, a minaret. Arcade building with a tall slender tower is 60 meters and offers three levels of viewing galleries. At the top you have to go through 302 steps, but the reward is a unique view into the park and surrounding area with the majestic Massif Pálava on the horizon. Minaret Road to around the pond is less than two kilometres long and one can go by foot, boat or car with the horses yoke.
Text and photo (September 2011): Martina Výborná
In picturesque Mikulov dominated by a beautiful castle staying in the heart of the city, last Saturday (October 20th) happened an interesting event known as
Pálavský gulášfest (Palavian gulashfest). Its part was also a tasting of deliciousMoravian Beaulejaus. In international competition in cooking the best camping pot gulash participated teams of gulash fans. They came not only from Bohemia, but also from the Slovak Republic, Austria and Hungary, thus visitors had vast options to choose from. We tried around 5 kinds of gulash and every one was amazing. It was interesting that our favorite was lamb and we agreed that normally we don`t like lamb that much. This is also an evidence here were present real masters of gulash cooking.
Text and foto: O. Maňáková
Bata Canal, was used as a water route to transport lignite from Rastikovice, near Skalica, to distant Otrokovice. Today, it is one of the most popular destinations in east Moravia. Despite this it used to have another very important function - it served and provided irrigate surrounding landcape. Today, people use it for recreation, mostly for cruises.
Text and photo: O. Maňáková
Around the South Moravian village of Šardice (near Kyjov) there is a paradise for all photographers. An easily accessible destination just outside the village with the possibility of accommodation in local guest houses offers unforgettable experiences to take pictures of Moravian fields and meadows. There is a reason in why this area is called Moravian Tuscany. Beautiful scenery in conjunction with undemanding hiking or cycling will certainly be for you to relax not only for the body but also for the soul. Get inspired by the following images.
Text and photos: Karol Kobella (www.karolkobella.sk)
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