South Moravian Region

Podyjí National Park, South Moravia, Czechia

Podyjí National Park

Podyjí National Park is a natural protected area in the South Moravian Region situated along the border with Austria between the towns of Znojmo and Vranov nad Dyjí. Although it’s relatively small in size, it’s bursting with natural splendour. It lures travellers with its unspoiled charm, ubiquitous tranquillity, breathtaking views and hundreds of rare species of fauna and flora. Podyjí is a place every nature lover should see. The Czech name Podyjí refers to the…

Panorama of Vranov nad Dyjí

Vranov nad Dyjí

Vranov nad Dyjí (also known by its German name Frain an der Thaya) is a fascinating market town located in the south-western part of the South Moravian Region, near the border with Austria. It’s nestled in the deep valley carved by the meandering river Dyje (or as it’s called in German – Thaya), lying on the westernmost edge of the Podyjí National Park, one of the four national parks in Czechia. The pretty town is…

Lednice Chateau, South Moravia, Czechia

Lednice-Valtice

The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape (Lednicko-valtický areál) is an area in South Moravia encompassing the village of Lednice and the town of Valtice. Due to the high concentration of architectural monuments and the beauty of the surrounding planned landscape, it was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1996. The World Heritage Site takes up an area of more or less 200 km², which makes it one of the largest complexes of its kind in Europe….

Panorama of Mikulov, Moravia, Czechia

Mikulov

Mikulov is a beautiful old town in South Moravia, in Břeclav District. The town boasts very well-preserved historic architecture. The highlight is Mikulov Chateau, situated on a hill and dominating the landscape. Charming market squares are relatively common in Czech towns, so the one in Mikulov might not surprise you, if you have seen several or more if them before. Nevertheless, it is very pretty and definitely worth seeing. Also, the surrounding area is very…

Moravian Tuscany

Moravian Tuscany

Moravian Tuscany, in Czech known as Moravské Toskánsko, is a very picturesque region in the southern part of Moravia. It is located in the Hodonín District, near the town of Kyjov. The most beautiful views you will find near the following villages: Šardice, Karlín na Moravě and Svatobořice. Interesting spots can be also found near Želetice, Čejkovice, Stavěšice, Velké Bílovice, Věteřov, Čejč, Hovorany, …

Panorama of Brno, Moravia, the Czech Republic

Brno

Brno is a city in Moravia, relatively close to Czechia’s borders with Austria and Slovakia. It is the country’s second largest city after Prague and the largest city of Moravia. Brno was the capital of Moravia between 1641 and 1948. Nowadays, Moravia no longer exists as an administrative entity and therefore it does not have an official capital. It does, however, exist as one of the three historic Czech lands (besides Bohemia and Czech Silesia) and…

Bítov Castle and Vranov Reservoir

Bítov Castle

Bítov Castle is an enchanting neo-Gothic castle towering above the deep waters of Vranov Reservoir. It is located near the confluence of the meandering Moravian rivers Dyje and Želetavka, close to the tiny village of Bítov, in the South Moravian region, 27 kilometres (16.8 miles) west of the town of Znojmo, Czechia. Founded in the 11th century on the place of an old Slavic fortified settlement, it’s probably the oldest castle in the entire Podyjí…

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