The historic town of Tišnov is known to most people in connection with the famous monastery of Porta Coeli in the neighboring Předklášteří. But Tišnov itself is definitely worth a visit, let's go to it together now.
The history of the city dates back to the 13th century and its development began thanks to the founding of a nearby monastery. Among the most significant monuments is certainly the Gothic church of St. Wenceslas Square from the 15th century and the nearby Neo-Renaissance town hall. In the city you will also find several original Baroque houses.
In Riegrova Street there are several listed Art Nouveau villas. Around them you walk to the former sanatorium, today's hospital, with a beautiful park and chapel. From here, several paths lead to the Klucanina hill, at the top of which a lookout tower with a beautiful view of the distant surroundings awaits you. I also recommend a stop on Šibeniční vrch and a walk along the non-traditional Path of Throat Law.
Everyone with an interest in architecture will appreciate the functionalist building of the savings bank on the square, which was designed by well-known architects Bohuslav Fuchs and Jindřich Kumpošt in the early 1930s.
Near the local museum, explore the old craft streets Jirchářská, Ševcovská and Koželužská. The latter, with a width of 77.5 centimeters, is one of the narrowest streets in the Czech Republic.
A popular destination for short trips is the unique mountain Květnice, which rises above the city on the other side than Klucanina. It is famous for its amethyst site and cave system with many species of rare bats. From the viewpoint Velká skála you will have a beautiful view of the Svratka valley and the Porta Coeli monastery in Předklášteří.
This is where the green tourist sign will take you and know that you should definitely not miss a tour of the monastery when visiting Tišnov. Its Gothic portal, symbolizing the Gate of Heaven, is one of the most valuable medieval monuments in South Moravia.
You can then go on a longer trip along the Bobrůvka River to Trenckova gorge, or along the Svratka through Doubravník and Nedvědice to Pernštejn Castle. The surrounding romantic hilly landscape then offers nature lovers countless other places to explore.
The situation at the moment is such that you can also travel abroad, but many people have decided to stay in the Czech Republic in the summer to support local entrepreneurs. And it's not a bad idea at all. Here are some tips on where to go.
You will pass Velká Bíteš on the edge of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands on every trip along the D1 in the direction from Prague, just before Brno. We recommend that you stop here for once and discover the unique fortified church and the local city monument zone.
The Bukovanský mill complex is located in the very center of Slovácko in southern Moravia, between the villages of Bukovany and Ostrovánky. The mill complex offers an untraditional experience in a rustic Slovácko style. Around it you will find a restaurant offering typical regional and old Czech cuisine, as well as accommodation in the style of Slovácko cottages, where you can spend a pleasant stay. A visit to the Bukovanský mill is guaranteed to enchant you.
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.
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.
Mutěnice (Mutenitz in German) is a village in the South Moravian Region in the district of Hodonín. They are about 10 kilometers away from the district town of Hodonín, to the northwest. Mutěnice has over 3,700 inhabitants and the cadastral area of the village is approximately 3,237 hectares. The Mutěnický stream flows through the village. The village is located at an altitude of 170-265 meters above sea level.
The Blue Mountains region is located in southern Moravia and unites the villages of Kobylí, Vrbice, Bořetice, Němčičky and Velké Pavlovice. Today we will ride a bike from Kobylí through Bořetice, Vrbice and Velké Pavlovice. This circuit has 25 relatively undemanding kilometers and a large number of attractions await us on the route, which are worth seeing.
The term Moravian Tuscany has only appeared in the last few years. This undulating part of South Moravia with its colorful fields and vineyards really resembles the famous region of Italy. No wonder it is very popular among photographers from all over the world who come here to create their best images. And not just among photographers.
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.
Near the village of Nedvědice stands one of our most impressive Gothic castles, in the Middle Ages the main seat of the influential lords of Pernštejn. Let's go to it together and take a look at the completed generous reconstruction of its gardens.
The valley of the Bobrůvka and Loučka rivers offers many romantic nooks and Trenckova gorge near the village of Drahonín certainly belongs among them. Let's go on a slightly adventurous trip over rocks and gorges to a rock gorge with an interesting history.
Near Bystřice nad Pernštejnem on the eastern edge of the Vysočina region, today we will visit the picturesque landscape around the Bobrůvka and Libochovka rivers. Ruins, ponds and majestic rocks await us.
Not far from Pernštejn Castle, along the Svratka River, lies the town of Doubravník. At first glance, you will be fascinated by the majestic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and there is plenty to discover in the area. Let's go to Doubravník together now.