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CZ: Kobylí, Vrbice – Unusual Lookout Tower and Picturesque Cellars

Published: 10.12.2020
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?

It is a unique spiral lookout tower, which is barrier-free, ie easily accessible for prams and wheelchairs. It is a relatively new building, the lookout tower was built in 2018. It is only here for a short time, but it is already very popular with many tourists and locals. It offers a wonderful view of the Moravian vineyards, but also of the popular Vrbice, which is only about a kilometer away from the lookout tower.

krásný výhled na moravské vinohrady a Vrbici   výhled na Vrbici

Although the lookout tower is only less than 8 meters high, it stands at the highest point in the village, namely Kobylím vrch, after which it is also named. Sometimes you may come across the name Homole, as this place is called by the local natives. The spiral structure is located at an altitude of 334 meters above sea level, which at first glance may not seem like a high number, but in South Moravia it is a little different. From Kobylí vrch, you can even see the distant snow-capped peaks of the Austrian Alps, which are up to 200 km away, with good visibility. In addition, when climbing the lookout tower, you will find various interactive signs and questions on the ground that will make you think.

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This Moravian area is perfect for cyclists. And it is they, often and very happy, will visit the adjacent village of Vrbice. This village in the Hustopeče microregion is very often compared to the so-called "hobbit village", because there are picturesque wine cellars, which are more reminiscent of hobbit houses, which you can see in the photos.

Vrbice

Lovers of the Lord of the Rings movies do not have to travel to New Zealand, which is famous for these small dwellings. In addition, these houses hide excellent Moravian wines. Picturesque houses also attract visitors with stone entrances with Gothic curved arches. The cellars were allegedly rolled into sandstone on up to seven floors above each other.

sklep s pozadím kostela sv. Jiljí  pohled na sklepy s výhledem na dřevěný větrný mlýn  místní větrný mlýn

GPS: parking lot by the lookout tower 48°55'37.6"N 16°54'10.9"E

Text: Vendula Hrabinová

Photos: Vendula Hrabinová, Wikimedia Commons: Miroslav Kvasnica



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