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D ear friends, Central Europe is often spoken about as an intersection of history, nations and cultures. The terms like Prague and Vienna have captured the awareness of the international public since long ago. However, the idea of what lies between these international centres remains quite vague. Therefore, we would like to invite you to visit South Moravia. Be enchanted with its "genius loci", which has an impact on every visitor to this region. Countless visitors from the whole world have been surprised by the beauties of the Moravian south – meadows of Bílé Karpaty in full blossom, park landscape of the unique Lednice-Valtice area, which was included in the UNESCO list, centuries old wine cellars below the Pálava hills or in Šatov. So many people have been surprised by the riches of the Jewish sights, size of the Jewish cemetery in Mikulov or conditions of the well-preserved ghetto in Boskovice. Numerous visitors came to the metropolis of South Moravia – Brno to the traditional trade fairs and to visit local museums, galleries, Špilberk, Petrov or the Tugendhat villa, another UNESCO sight. How many eyes have seen the beauties of the Moravian Karst and the region along the Dyje River. How many people have tried to understand that freedom, which we can enjoy now, is not a matter of course when they see the remnants of the "Iron Curtain" in Čížov. How many people meditated about the value of human life in the Slavkov battlefield. How many people admired colours of folk costumes, nice songs and delicious meals and drinks in vintages and feasts. We do not know how many people have fallen in love with South Moravia and how many will do so in the future. However, we do know that its charm lies mainly in local people – open and hospitable, proud of their region. Come to be persuaded that we do not exaggerate. We will gladly welcome and treat you in South Moravia.


CONTENT Monuments and Culture

Treasures to Admire

Brno

South Moravian Metropolis

10–11

Folklore and Traditions

Love of South Moravia

12–13

Wine and Wine-growing

Region of Red and White

14–15

Nature and Landscape

Green Surprises

16–19

Leisure Time

Just Choose

20–21

Cycling

You Go in the Right Direction

22–23

Trails and Programmes

The Table Is Richly Laid

24–25

Advertisements – Offer of Services Map

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26–29 30–31

Published by the Southern Moravia Region, Žerotínovo náměstí 3/5, 601 82 Brno, E-mail: podatelna@kr-jihomoravsky.cz, www.kr-jihomoravsky.cz, www.jizni-morava.cz Processed by the company AVEDON, s. r. o., Náměstí 32, 692 01 Mikulov. Photo: Southern Moravia Region - archives, Jan Halady, Dan Kamenár, Jan Kozák, Petr Macháček, Michal Růžička, Jiří Sladý, Petr Zajíček, CK Régio - archives, Journal Golf - archives, Interhotel Voroněž - archives Translation: Jiří Čihulka The realization of this project was enabled thanks to the grant of ČCCR with the contribution of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic.

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outh Moravia can be proud of its extremely rich history. Nothing is missing here – archaeological findings, castle ruins, chateaux, fortresses, churches and synagogues, pilgrimage places and battlefields, museums, galleries and mysterious places connected with rumours. Where should we start? Come with us from the South Moravian metropolis – Brno to all world directions. You will surely find interesting things on your way that will catch your attention. However, we will start in Brno. Two dominating features of the town are a "must" visit – the majestic fortress and former much-feared prison Špilberk and Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. The church of Finding the Holy Cross is located close to it. In its basement, there is a Capuchin crypt. Now we stand in the historical centre and within a few minutes we can visit any of the expositions of the Moravian Land Museum or Moravian Gallery, Old town hall or admired Tugendhat villa, one of the jewels of the architecture of the 20th century. Nevertheless, we have promised a trip throughout the whole South Moravia so let us set out to the north. Boskovice belongs to important centres of Moravian Jews, which is also proven by the fact that the local Jewish cemetery ranks among the largest in the Czech Republic. Local castle and chateau are also worth mentioning as well as chateaux in near Lysice and Rájec nad Svitavou.

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Testimony of Ages – Archaeological Findings South Moravia was settled in the earliest times. In the Glacial period, the mammoth hunters and the artist, who formed the unique statue of Věstonice Venus, lived here in the foothills of Pálava. If you want to know how the primeval people lived, come to Brno to see the exposition of the Moravian Land Museum in the pavilion Anthropos. Roman settlement in Moravia is proven by findings in Pasohlávky. In the reign of Marcus Aurelius, there was a camp of Roman legions here. Later on, in the 9th century, a significant chapter of the history of old Slavic tribes was written in South Moravia. It is proven by extensive excavations in the localities MikulčiceValy and Pohansko, which were significant centres of Great Moravia over a thousand years ago. Rotunda of Virgin Mary and St. Catherine, the walls of which are decorated with unique paintings of emperors of the Přemysl family, is one of the symbols of the early Czech statehood. Křtiny Křtiny POINTS OF INTEREST

Church buildings of this region are truly remarkable, e.g. Convent Porta coeli in Předklášteří u Tišnova or monumental Church of the Name of Virgin Mary in Křtiny. Old metallurgical plant in the Joseph valley close to Adamov is a noteworthy point of interest from another sphere. If we set out from Brno to the south, we will get soon to Rajhrad, an area of the Benedictine cloister, the Roman foundations of which are nearly a thousand years old. For three centuries, Mikulov was the centre of Moravian Jews. The rabbinic top of local unique cemetery has been visited by numerous Jews from the whole world till today. The Lednice-Valtice area displays charming chateaux, beautiful gardens and parks with a number of Romantic through-views and other interesting buildings. Who does not know Věstonice Venus from the worldwide known primeval finding place below Pálava? This short summary is completed with Mikulčice and Pohansko, two significant centres of Great Moravia (the oldest state in the territory of the Czech Republic). A few kilometres to the east from Brno, there is the battlefield of one of the bloodiest battles of the Napoleonic wars – Battle of Slavkov (Austerlitz). Its victims are remembered with the Peace Monument in the style of Art Nouveau and the exposition in the chateau in Slavkov. Near the Slavkov chateau, there are other remarkable objects: Renaissance chateau in Bučovice, chateau and park v Milotice, Knight Templar fortress in Čejkovice with large wine cellars and chateau in Strážnice with a collection of folk music instruments. How about the west? In the chateau in Moravský Krumlov, you can admire paintings from the cycle Slavic epopee of Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha. The chateau in Uherčice is far from being in full glory, but you can see the conservators directly at work. From the technical points of interests, we could mention at least the unique water mill in Slup, where an interesting exposition about milling is located, and Přímětice, which can be proud of a replica of the lightning conductor of the inventor Prokop Diviš. Before closing our tour in Znojmo, let us mention the castle Bítov and chateau Vranov nad Dyjí. Znojmo is not just the Romanesque rotunda with a fresco picturing the Přemysl family, but also mysterious, 30 km long underground labyrinth of passages and cellars, Znojmo castle, Gothic Church of St. Nicholas and rich cultural life. Now you can see that you can stay in Brno or set out to any world direction and it will surely be worth the effort.

• Brno Pavilion Anthropos; Moravian Land Museum • origin and development of humankind in the early times of its culture • reconstruction of a mammoth in real size • Břeclav Slavic fortress Pohansko • archaeological sight reserve • archaeological exposition with rich findings of long-term research is located in the Empire chateau Pohansko • Dolní Věstonice Archaeological exposition • life of mammoth hunters • model of primeval settlement, copy of the statue Věstonice Venus, flint stone tools, shell decorations • Mikulčice Mikulčice-Valy • exposition of archaeological findings from the 7th–9th centuries • foundations of twelve stone buildings from the era of the Great Moravian Empire • Pasohlávky Fortress • the most northern military camp of Roman legions of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius in South Moravia • archaeological exposition in the village Pasohlávky • Znojmo Rotunda of Virgin Mary and St. Catherine • national cultural sight from the 11th century • unique set of Romanesque wall paintings – gallery of kings of the Přemysl family (the oldest genealogy of a king family) INSTRUCTIONAL PATH • IP Pohansko Pohansko › 5 stops › 2 km › information about the archaeological locality Slavic fortress, fauna and flora of flooded forests › for walkers

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Travelling to Castles and Chateaux Let us move in time and look at the period of brave knights in heavy armour, tournaments, sword clashing and neighing of high-spirited horses and also the era of charming ladies, white wigs, rich dresses and refined tastes. Let us walk though the chateau parks in Lednice and Valtice or go to have a look from the viewpoint of the Vranov chateau. For many centuries, hands of numerous artists and constructors left behind jewels in South Moravia, which are truly unique in the whole world. Some of them are even protected by the organization UNESCO. Let us travel to Moravian chateaus and castles and enjoy the atmosphere of the past ages.

www.pamatkybrno.cz

Slavkov u Brna

POINTS OF INTEREST • Castle Bítov One of the oldest castles in the Czech Republic • it gained its Neo-Gothic appearance in the 19th century • 50 stuffed dogs of various races – the biggest collection of this kind in the whole world • small ZOO •Castle Boskovice Dominant of the landscape was built in the 13th century • approximately 30 m deep well driven with a wooden treadle wheel, the only functional one in the Czech Republic • Chateau Boskovice Empire complex in the middle of a large park • statues with Classical topics – marble statue of god Hermes made by a significant Austrian sculptor Josef Kasmann • Chateau Bučovice Renaissance chateau surrounded with garden • unique arcade courtyard with a fountain in the middle • accessible halls of the western wing • rich stucco decoration and frescos • Templar fortress Čejkovice Gothic fortress from the 13th century built by the Knight Templar Order • In the 17th century, it was reconstructed by Jesuits to a chateau with large wine cellars • Chateau Jevišovice Renaissance chateau • exposition from the history of the Jevišovice area • collection of painted folk furniture and old keyboard instruments • Chateau Lednice A part of the Lednice-Valtice area, which was included in the list of sights protected by UNESCO in 1996 • former summer seat of the duke family of Liechtenstein • supreme masterpiece of Romantic architecture, Neo-Gothic appearance from 1848–1856 • vast landscape park with small buildings and a minaret • glasshouse • observatory sailing on boats through the area • Chateau Lysice Classicist chateau in the place of the original water fortress • unique collection of handpainted shooting targets from the 19th century • chateau garden and park with orangery • Chateau Mikulov Baroque chateau complex gained its current appearance in the 17th–18th centuries • seat of the Regional Museum Mikulov, wine-growing exposition • chateau wine cellar with a giant butt • chateau library with 11,000 volumes •Chateau Milotice Baroque chateau was built in the place of the original medieval fortress from the 14th century • demanding composed complex of the chateau area with adjacent French park, pheasantry and park buildings • Chateau Moravský Krumlov Renaissance chateau • Slavic epopee – 20 large-scale canvases by Alfons Milotice Mucha

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• Chateau Oslavany Renaissance appearance of the current chateau was formed during the reconstruction of the medieval Cistercian cloister • permanent exposition of mining and power industry • Chateau Rájec nad Svitavou Rájec-Jestřebí • baroque chateau of a French type • Empire library, Baroque art gallery • chateau garden with camellia collection • Chateau Rosice Renaissance chateau • chateau chapel is from the original Gothic castle, 10 historical halls • Chateau Slavkov u Brna Baroque chateau of a French type with preserved interiors • rich painting collection • exposition „Napoleonic wars and Czech lands“ • large chateau park with Baroque sculptures • Chateau Strážnice Chateau was reconstructed in Neo-Renaissance style • rich historical library with over 13,000 volumes, numerous manuscripts and incunabula • exposition of folk music instruments – the only one of this kind in Central Europe • large chateau park with valuable plane-tree alley • Castle Špilberk Brno • originally monarchical castle from the 13th century • converted in a Baroque fortress, which also became a muchfeared prison • Museum exposition, casemates • Chateau Uherčice Chateau Renaissance complex with 4 courtyards and English park with Romantic buildings • the chateau was made accessible in 1996 simultaneously with the beginning of a complete reconstruction • shows of construction and conservation works • Chateau Valtice Baroque chateau, former duke seat of the Liechtenstein family • a part of the Lednice-Valtice area, which was included in the list of sights protected by UNESCO in 1996 • Baroque garden was converted into a nature landscape park later on • National wine centre with an exposition of the Wine Salon of the Czech Republic • Castle Veveří Brno-Bystrc • large area of a Gothic castle from the 13th and 14th centuries • open to the public in the summer period

Čejkovice • Chateau Vranov nad Dyjí The original castle was reconstructed at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries and turned into a Baroque residence • interiors document the culture of noble housing in the 18th and 19th centuries • rich collection of ceramics and pottery • Castle Znojmo Znojmo • original seat of Znojmo apanage princes of the Přemysl family • it was converted into a Baroque chateau in the early 18th century • exposition "From the history of the Znojmo region"


Following Jewish Sights The history of South Moravia was greatly enriched by the Jews, too. They were skilled businesspeople and craftsmen. No wander that the first Jewish religious communities in Moravia were established in the early Middle Ages. The oldest ones are in Mikulov, Podivín, Břeclav, Strážnice, Bzenec and Boskovice. If you are attracted by the magic charm of the Jewish culture and sights, you can look forward to admiring many objects in South Moravia. POINTS OF INTEREST • Boskovice Unique nature of the Jewish town • centre of significant Talmud followers • newly restored synagogue from the 17th century with Museum exposition about history and sights of the Jewish village Boskovice, accompanied with a film • Jewish cemetery • Brno Functional synagogue from 1934 • very valuable cemetery established in 1852 with 9,000 tombstones (the largest in Moravia) • preserved ceremonial hall from 1900 • Břeclav Completely reconstructed synagogue from the 2nd half of the 19th century • Museum exposition from the history of the local Jewish community • cemetery with 400 tombstones, crypt of the Kuffner family and Neo-Gothic ceremonial hall from 1892 • Bzenec Then large Jewish quarters with preserved houses • cemetery from the Middle Ages with valuable Baroque and Classicist tombstones • ceremonial hall from approximately 1900 • Dolní Kounice Jewish settlement was proven from the second half of the 14th century • synagogue with portal from 1652–56 • valuable Baroque and Classicist tombstones in the Jewish cemetery • Ivančice Very valuable Jewish cemetery with Renaissance, Baroque and Classicist tombstones – the oldest one is from 1552 • synagogue from 1853 • Mikulov Spiritual, cultural and political centre of Moravian Jews • seat of the Moravian regional rabbi (from the middle of the 16th century to the middle of the 19th century) • from original 317 houses in narrow streets westwards from the chateau, only 90 were preserved after the area clearance • from former 12 sanctuaries, only the Upper synagogue was preserved (exposition and concert hall nowadays) • 4,000 tombstones in the Jewish cemetery from the 15th century • instructional path • Podivín The oldest preserved report about the Jews in Moravia is dated from 1067 • local ghetto was formed by two spatially separated localities in the south and north from the town square • Oriental-Romantic wedding hall from the middle of the 19th century with a small Museum exposition at the entrance to the cemetery • Rousínov A large part of the Jewish quarter with dark passageways was preserved • Classicist synagogue and Jewish cemetery • Slavkov u Brna Neo-Romantic synagogue was preserved • remnants of a Jewish quarter and a Jewish cemetery • Strážnice Strážnice - Jewish cemetery A part of the former Jewish quarter with unique ritual spa • Classicist synagogue is surrounded by a cemetery from three sides INSTRUCTIONAL PATHS • IP Through the Jewish Quarter Boskovice • 1 km • 27 marked houses from the former Jewish ghetto, which are described in detail, Jewish cemetery • for walkers and cyclists 3 • IP Through the Jewish Quarter Mikulov • 1 km • 13 marked houses from the former Jewish ghetto, which are described in detail, Jewish cemetery • for walkers and cyclists 2

Following Church Sights and Pilgrimages Thousands of towers of churches, chapels and majestic cathedrals tower high above towns and villages in South Moravia for centuries. Their surroundings are filled with wayside columns, crosses and sculptures of saints. Christianity was strongly rooted in this region in the era of St. Cyril and Method and flourishes even today. You will come across the charm of cloisters, churches, chapels and common village wayside columns in every corner of South Moravia. Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul towers high above Brno and its surroundings. In its vicinity, there are cloisters in Předklášteří u Tišnova or Rajhrad. However, South Moravia is also an annual place of important church pilgrimages.

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POINTS OF INTEREST • Brno Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul • originally Romanesque church underwent a Gothic reconstruction • accessible cathedral, towers and crypt • Brno Augustinian Cloister and Basilica of Ascension of Virgin Mary • Gothic brick church • exposition dedicated to J. G. Mendel • Křtiny Church of the Name of Virgin Mary • Baroque church built according to the project of J. B. Santini • monumental dimensions – 55 m long, 37 m wide, central dome is 30 m high • one of the oldest pilgrimage places in Moravia • Mikulov Crypt of the Dietrichstein family • tomb church from the middle of the 19th century built in the place of the original Church of St. Anne with Loretta chapel, which was destroyed by fire in 1784 • tomb chapel with the relics of the Dietrichstein family from the Mikulov region • nice view from the gallery • Mikulov Holy Hill • 15 small chapels for Passion stops lead to the Church of St. Sebastian on the top of the Holy Hill • viewpoint • Předklášteří u Tišnova Porta coeli • cloister of the Cistercian Order founded in 1233 by Queen Constance • second biggest female cloister in the whole Moravia • worldwide known portal with rich Gothic decorations in the western facade of the cloister church • Rajhrad Cloister of Benedictine abbey • established in 1048 • original Romanesque cloister was reconstructed in the Baroque style according to the design of J. B. Santini • valuable frescos by Jan Etgens and Josef Winterhalter • Valtice Church of Ascension of Virgin Mary • early Baroque building built from scratch according to Rome churches by the Liechtenstein family in the early 17th century • unique Baroque organs • Znojmo–Louka Basilica of St. Wenceslas and Ascension of Virgin Mary • area of Premonstratensian cloister abolished by Emperor Joseph II • Renaissance altar and Baroque organs • Znojmo Church of St. Nicholas • in the place of the original Romanesque church, Charles IV built a church in the style of Parléř´s Gothic • unique Baroque pulpit in the shape of the Earth

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Technical Points of Interest, Sightseeing Objects and Mysterious Places In addition to chateaux and churches, you can also find mysterious places and technical points of interest in South Moravia. If you like to discover unknown places hidden to human eyes, you might like to receive our invitation to the underground in Znojmo or to the Capuchin crypt in Brno, where some people get the creeps when seeing mummified bodies. Numerous local ruins of castles and cloisters also maintain their secrets. However, if you prefer technology and skills of human hands, you might visit Technical Museum in Brno and learn how our ancestors travelled. In Kuželov, Rudice and Klobouky u Brna you can see windmills. Těšany can be proud of picturesque smithy, where you can admire the skills of the chief smith. In Znojmo – Přímětice you can see a remarkable copy of the lightning conductor of Prokop Diviš. The offer is rich indeed. POINTS OF INTEREST • Adamov Old Smelting Works in Josefské Valley • exposition of ironworks • copies and models of blast furnaces • Brno Capuchin Church of Finding Holy Cross • church with large underground crypt with mummified bodies of brothers of the Capuchin Order and significant bourgeoisie and noble people from Brno • Brno Old town hall • the oldest secular building • Brno dragon and wheel • historical exposition and regular exhibitions • seat of the Cultural information centre • Brno Špilberk – casemates • two-storey casemates, built in both side ditches, formed a part of the inside fortification of the castle • exposition of prisons from the Emperor Joseph's era and Baroque constructions • Brno Technical Museum • exposition of town public transport • depository of trams, buses, trolleys and various vehicles • Čížov Engineering technical barriers • last remnants of the "Iron Curtain" • Dolní Kounice Rosa coeli • ruin of a cloister built with the assistance of Petr Parléř • Klobouky u Brna Windmill in Klobouky u Brna • fully renewed and functional • Kuželov Windmill in Kuželov • mill of so-called Holland type from 1842 • show operation • Lesná Museum of motorcycles and veteran salon • approximately 100 historical motorcycles, sidecars, cars and technical objects of interests • some objects Dolní Kounice – Rosa coeli can be sold • Prace Peace Monument • unique Art Nouveau peace memorial in the memory of three emperors in 1805 • stone chapel with great acoustics and marble altar • permanent Napoleonic exposition • memorial zone of the battlefield of the Battle of Slavkov (Pozořice, Tvarožná – hill Santon, Žuráň) • Přímětice Memorial of Prokop Diviš • life and work of Prokop Diviš, founder of lightning conductor • replica of Diviš´ lightning conductor • Rudice Windmill in Rudice • exposition of mineralogy, spelaeology, metallurgy and iron metallurgy • Rudka Cave of Blanice knights • artificially cut sandstone cave • statues of Blanice knights, statue of St. Wenceslas on a horse • torso of 14 m high statue of president T. G. Masaryk • Slup Water mill in Slup • exposition of water milling in a functional water mill • the biggest water mill in Moravia • Těšany Těšany Forge• exposition of smith and wheel production in preserved bricked Baroque smithy • Znojmo Znojmo underground • sightseeing in the labyrinth of passages below the medieval town • the passages were cut in the 13th–17th centuries • 30 km in 4 layers, approximately 1 km is accessible

Kuželov POINTS OF INTEREST • Brno Moravian Gallery • Governor palace – collection of old art, European art of six centuries, graphic cabinet • Pražák´s palace – significant collection of Czech modern arts from the 20th century • Museum of Applied Arts – rich collections of glass, china, ceramics, precious and common metals, textile and furniture • Brno Moravian Land Museum • Dietrichstein palace – exposition dedicated to past life in Moravia, Great Moravia, in the Middle Ages and work of Karel Absolon • Bishop's courtyard – history of money in Moravia, aquarium of fresh water fishes, models of mushrooms • pavilion Anthropos – mammoth reconstruction • Memorial of Leoš Janáček – exposition dedicated to life and work of music composer, music shows, video projection • Brno Vila Tugendhat • sight of world modern architecture • built according to the project of Ludwiga Miese van der Rohe • in 2001, it was included in the list of UNESCO sights • Hodonín Masaryk Museum • exposition about life and work of the first president of the Czechoslovak Republic T. G. Masaryk, who was born in Hodonín in 1850 • original objects belonging to T. G. Masaryk • audiovisual programme • Moravský Krumlov Slavic epopee by Alfons Mucha • 20 monumental paintings by A. Mucha from the life of Slavic people • exhibited originals • Znojmo Museum of South Moravia • Minority Cloister – exposition of dead nature, archaeology, smithy, unique collection of oriental weapons • Znojmo castle • Rotunda of Virgin Mary and St. Catherine • House of Arts – gallery of arts and memorial hall of J. T. Fischer, permanent exposition of Gothic and Baroque arts, European unique piece, so-called Znojmo Madonna from the thirties of the 14th century

Museums and Galleries Museums of South Moravia provide their visitors with a very varied choice. They can find historical, archaeological, nature scientific, agricultural, wine-growing and nature geographic collections and expositions as well as expositions dedicated to famous natives, history of towns and villages in South Moravia or unique Museum for the blind or Museum of Romany culture. The lovers of art can be looking forward to many things, too. Significant art pieces await them in the Moravian gallery in Brno or Moravský Krumlov, where they can stand with awe before the monumental works of Alfons Mucha. We may not forget modern art, including its jewel, Tugendhat villa, which is a sight protected by UNESCO. You can find interesting museums and galleries in most of the cities of South Moravia and a number of villages. Be inspired with our tips.

Moravský Krumlov – Slavic epopee

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Culture No doubt that South Moravia is a cultural region. Though people live for culture for the whole year, it is mainly in the summer time when imaginary gates of all celebrations, concerts, festivals and shows are opened to all lovers of cultural and social events. Every event has its own atmosphere, is unique and irreplaceable. We wish to present the offer of the most significant events taking place in South Moravia within the year.

Prace – Peace Monument TRAILS AND PROGRAMMES • Tourist area Brno and surroundings Option I (bicycle, car) 60 km Brno › Dolní Kounice › Rosice › Veveří › Předklášteří u Tišnova Option II (bicycle, car) 30 km Brno › Rajhrad › Těšany › Klobouky u Brna • Tourist area Moravian Karst (bicycle, car) 45 km Blansko › Rock mill › Punkva cave – Macocha › SloupŠošůvka caves › Boskovice › Lysice • Tourist area Slavkov battlefield (bicycle, car) 25 km Prace (Peace Monument) › Tvarožná (Santon, Žuráň) › Pozořice (Old post office) › Slavkov u Brna •Tourist area Podyjí and Znojmo region Option I (bicycle, car) 45 km Znojmo › Čížov › Vranov nad Dyjí › Bítov › Uherčice Option II (bicycle, car) 65 km Znojmo › Slup › Přímětice › Jevišovice › Moravský Krumlov • Tourist area Pálava and Lednice-Valtice area (bicycle, car) 40 km Mikulov › Dolní Věstonice › Lednice › Valtice › Břeclav › Pohansko • Tourist area Moravian Slovakia (bicycle, car) 70 km Hodonín › Mikulčice › Čejkovice › Milotice › Bzenec › Strážnice

Folk festival in Brno

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SHORT DESCRIPTION OF EVENT •International concerts •Church pilgrimage and market

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•Traditional celebration, sales of asparagus, cultural programme •Concerts with international participation in chateaux, amphitheatres and churches completed with exhibitions and matinee •Town festival, cultural and social events, fireworks

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•Folklore ensemble show, accompanying events •Folk, serious music, dulcimer music, theatre plays, shows •Concert events

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Kyjov summer festival

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•Folk market, folklore ensemble interpretations, Mary's pilgrimage

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Old town hall, New town hall, town centre

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Slavkov u Brna

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Napoleon's day and Emperor's summer night – market International music festival Špilberk

•Festival of cultural programmes and folk celebrations •Traditional festival, petanque contest, cultural programme •Symphonic concerts

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Grand Prix of the Czech Republic

Brno, racing circuit

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Knight contest for heart of ladies and girls

Rosice, chateau

542 21 26 72 www.kultura-brno.cz 544 22 12 04 www.slavkov.cz 542 21 42 55 www.filharmoniebrno.cz 546 21 62 16 www.automotodrombrno.cz 546 41 28 60 www.rosice.cz

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International classic music festival – Concentus Moraviae

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Brno – town in the centre of Europe

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International folklore festival Strážnice

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International summer school of old music

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•World championship of road motorcycles •Traditional knight tournament, battle from the Middle Ages, period marketplace, fireworks •International music festival of serious music •Memorial event in the Slavkov battlefield

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rno, the second largest town in the Czech Republic, is a university town of charming architecture, green and young. It can provide you with rich and interesting experience. The most important sights include the Špilberk castle and Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul as well as functionalist Tugendhat villa, a sight included in the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage, and the trade fair complex, a centre of congress tourism where trade fairs take place. The historical centre is a seat of significant cultural institutions, e.g. Moravian Land Museum, Technical Museum, Moravian Gallery, Janáček and Mahen theatres, Town theatre or the Theatre Goose On Rope. The town cannot be thought of without the Brno dam, Masaryk´s circuit, ZOO, botanic gardens and beautiful surrounding forests as well as many interesting events. Let us just name "Brno – the town in the middle of Europe" or town folk festivals. Local pubs, cafés, stylish restaurants, parlours and entertainment complexes with cinemas and discotheques keep their rush life every day till late night. Therefore, we believe you will not be bored for a minute in Brno and you will gladly come back here.

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Rich Offer South Moravian metropolis – Brno – offers a wide range of opportunities for making the best of your visit. If you come for business, to a trade fair or you have chosen the town as the destination of your holiday, you might welcome several tips on trails and programmes and interesting things you should not miss in Brno. In the rich offer of restaurants, cafés, bars, wine parlours or beer houses, everybody will surely find their favourite place for spending pleasant moments with friends or business partners. Naming all of them is not possible and preferring any single one is not tactful. Therefore, we let the real selection up to you. If you want to take a present from Brno with you – a souvenir, tiny things or consumption goods – you will find a number of well-supplied shops with varied range of goods especially in the town centre. If you want to link your shopping with a good lunch and seeing a movie in any of the big shopping and entertainment centres, you can manage everything under one roof. www.brno.cz • www.bvv.cz

Exhibition area TRAILS AND PROGRAMMES

Programmes in Brno Surroundings If you come to Brno for business, you will surely find a while to breathe in the atmosphere of this unique town and its surroundings. In its vicinity, there is a number of tourist magnets – such as Slavkov battlefield, place of the historical battle of three emperors, Moravian Karst with charming caves and grotto Macocha, limestone rocks, hillsides of Pálava covered with vineyards or unique park landscape of Lednice-Valtice area. We may not forget numerous wine cellars and wine shops in South Moravia. Failure to visit them and bring a present remembering South Moravia – good local wine – would be a sin. Kulturní a informační centrum města Brna (Culture and Information Centre Brno), Radnická 8, Tel.: 542 21 10 90, E-mail: info@kicbrno.cz, www.kultura-brno.cz

• Architecture and sights in Brno Špilberk (prison of the nations, casemates, exposition of Baroque construction building and prisons of Emperor Joseph's era, exposition of art and modern architecture, history of Brno) › St. Peter and Paul Cathedral (accessible tower and crypt) › Green market (fountain Parnas, typical market) › Old town hall (the oldest secular building, accessible tower, Brno dragon and wheel) › New town hall (the oldest regional house, seat of the Brno mayor) › Freedom Square – Mary's Column (centre of Brno) › Church of St. James (late Gothic, tower 92 m) › Church and cloister of St. Thomas (former Governor's palace) › Capuchin crypt (mummified bodies) › Augustinian Cloister and Basilica of Ascension of Virgin Mary (jewel of Gothic architecture in Moravia, exposition of life and work of J. G. Mendel) › Tugendhat Villa (sight of world modern architecture – it is on the UNESCO list) › Kounic halls (piety place) • Culture, art and information in Brno Moravian Gallery (Governor palace, Pražák palace, Museum of Applied Arts) › Moravian Land Museum (Dietrichstein palace, Bishop yard, Leoš Janáček Memorial, Anthropos) › Gallery At Good Shepherd (exposition of young artists) › House of Art (exposition of contemporary Czech and foreign art) › Technical Museum › Exhibition area (thematically focused trade fairs, regular exhibitions) › Museum of Gypsy Culture (unique museum of this kind in Europe) • Theatres and concerts in Brno Beseda House (National philharmonic orchestra Brno) › National Theatre Brno (Janáček theatre, Mahen theatre, Reduta) › Town Theatre Brno › Theatre Goose On Rope › Bolek Polívka Theatre › HaTheatre › Studio Marta › Puppet Theatre Joy • Walking around green Brno Špilberk › Denis orchards › Lužánky › Tyrš orchard › Botanic gardens and Arboretum › ZOO INSTRUCTIONAL PATH • IP Brno dam 12 km from the town centre › recreation area with ship transport and sports fields › instructional path › 6 stops › interesting information about fauna, flora and history of the dam

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Love of South Moravia F

olk traditions in South Moravia are varied and rich. You can find their signs at every step. You can go to see the folk architecture of South Moravia e.g. in the open-air museum in Strážnice, but you will surely find numerous cottages, wayside columns or wine cellars, which are preserved with love, in the whole countryside. The same applies to folk festivals – markets, feasts, putting up may-poles, fairs or folklore festivals, of which particularly that in Strážnice is internationally renowned. Richly decorated folk costumes serve as a proof of skills of local embroideries, lacemakers, dressmakers and shoemakers. Other crafts have been also passed from generation to generation, such as woodcarving, violin production, straw and leaves decoration production and Easter egg painting. Culinary skills are also inherited here – do not miss roast duck with cabbage or small curd cheese cakes. Traditions of South Moravia invariably include famous hospitality of local people and a glass of homemade wine or Slivovitz. Good meal, good drinks and good people belong together. Welcome among your own.

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Traditions still alive South Moravia is rich in folk architecture sights. Not only in Moravian Slovakia, but also in Podhorácko you can meet centuries old traditions, which speak to you with their clear language. You can find out more about habits, craft skills and love for the native countryside e.g. in the blue-and-white print workshop in Strážnice or Olešnice or you can rejoice from a hand-painted Easter egg from Blatnice. www.fos.cz • www.folklor.cz • www.ulk-straznice.cz

POINTS OF INTEREST • Blatnice pod sv. Antonínkem Sight reservation of a village type • wine cottages Pod Starou horou • Hrubá Vrbka Uniquely preserved layout of a highland village • two rows of stone barns with chambers • Javorník Sight zone of a village type • preserved set of buildings in the village part „Kopánky“ • they were built with the use of the original construction material – clay bricks called „kotovice“ • Kořenec Museum of Folk Traditions • documentation of traditional production processes • Kunštát Kunštát ceramics • regular potter's fair takes place at the 3rd weekend in September • Kuželov Windmill of the Holland type from 1842 • operation shows • exposition of housing in the Highlands and the local way of farming at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries • Lanžhot Local museum with folk architecture sights, resembling life of local people in the past and recent history • Olešnice Traditional production of the highland blue-and-white print • workshop of the Danzinger family • production guided trips • sales • Olomučany Olomučany ceramics • traditional ceramics favourite in the folk environment • Pavlov Sight reservation of a village type • vintners´ houses from the 17th century • architectonically valuable houses from the 18th century • Petrov–Plže Sight reservation of a village type • set of wine cellars • Senetářov Museum of folk construction building and bead production • exposition of traditional housing and bead production • Strážnice Museum of villages of Southeast Moravia • open-air museum with 65 objects • audio programmes about local habits (putting up a may-pole, harvest festival, closing a hill, shows of manual production techniques) • chateau – folk music instruments in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia • blue-and-white print workshop (workshop with sales) • Šatov Sight zone of a village type • row of farmers´ houses and wine cellars • Vápenky Sight zone of a village type • set of traditional buildings with characteristic gable orientation and typical threeroom layout • Vratěnín Sight zone of a village type • 24 protected memorial objects

Strážnice – Open-air museum

CALENDAR OF MAJOR FOLKLORE EVENTS TERM May June

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NAME Štěpy (children festival) Children's Strážnice Podluží in songs and dance F Scene International folklore festival F Scene International folklore festival Horňácko festival Czechs and Slovaks brotherhood celebrations St. Lawrence festivals Ethnographic festival of the Kyjov region Šlapanice festival International folklore festival Moravian Slovak year (every 4 years – 2003) St. Wenceslas festival Wenceslas village fair

PLACE Veselí nad Moravou Strážnice Tvrdonice Brno Strážnice Brno Svatobořice-Mistřín Velká nad Veličkou Velká Javořina Hodonín Milotice Šlapanice Brno Kyjov Břeclav Nový Šaldorf

• Holidays in the countryside

Picturesque countryside in South Moravia offers many possibilities for a family holiday with children as well as for individuals who want to regenerate their strength in the peaceful atmosphere of the countryside. You can walk along vast pastures and meadows while tasting products grown without the use of chemicals, you can wander through the woods or watch from the horseback how new wine becomes ripe in the vineyards. You can also choose your preferable type of accommodation. You can live directly on a family farm, in a traditional village cottage, camping place or a small hotel of a family type with high-quality services.

TRAILS AND PROGRAMMES •Folklore traditions of Moravian Slovakia (bicycle, car) 55 km Lanžhot › Tvrdonice › Plže › Strážnice › Kuželov › Javorník

A complex programme can be offered to you by the European centre for ecoagrotourism – ECEAT, Brno, www.prazdninynavenkove.cz

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Region of Red and White W

ine-growing and wine culture have penetrated the whole South Moravia. There are omnipresent vineyards, cellars and cellar aisles. You can find great wines in many wine parlours, wine shops, in the representative exposition of the National Wine Salon in Valtice, in local winetasting events, Valtice wine markets or international trade fair Vinex in Brno. We may not forget a number of local vintages and celebrations of closing the hill or traditional vintages in Znojmo and Mikulov. The history and the present times of wine and wine-growing are presented by the exposition in the Mikulov chateau with its famous giant butt. Throughout the region, you can admire many unique wine-growing buildings, e.g. one of the biggest cross wine cellars in the whole world in Přímětice, protected Plže in Petrov or Baroque cellars in Pavlov. Wine-growing has been a part of South Moravia for over a millennium and you can see it everywhere. Come to get to know this hospitable region of red and white wines, region of Rieslings, Veltline, Frankovka and Lawrence wines.

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Wine-Growing Areas of the Region The Czech Republic has two wine-growing regions - the Czech one with 440 ha of vineyards in 6 wine-growing areas and the Moravian one with nearly 11,000 ha of vineyards in 10 areas. We will lead you to 9 wine-growing areas, which are located within the South Moravian Region. You can get to know individual areas for example thanks to wine-growing trails that lead though them and help you obtain interesting information. You can also visit any of the wine shops, wine cellars or wine-growing exhibitions. Probably the most spread white mutation of South Moravia is Green Veltline wine while the best red wines include ruby Frankovka. www.salonvin.cz • www.sklepymoravy.cz

WINE SHOPS • Brno Wine shop World Of Wine, Paradise Of Heart, Čechyňská 4 Permanent sales exposition of wine VINDOM, Údolní 27, www.vindom.cz • Břeclav Wine shop, Smetanovo nábřeží 5 • Hodonín Wine shop - Vinařství Plešingr, Brněnská 12 • Lednice Vinum bonum, Zámek 1 • Mikulov Wine shop, Náměstí 24 Wine shop of Víno Mikulov, a. s., ul. 28. října, www.bohemiasekt.cz • Rájec-Jestřebí Chateau wine shop, Zámek 1 • Valtice Wine Gallery Valtice, Zámek 1 • Vranov nad Dyjí Chateau wine shop Archa, Zámek 1

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TRAILS AND PROGRAMMES • Wine-growing area Mikulov (bicycle, car) 26 km Valtice › Mikulov › Pavlov • Wine-growing area Znojmo (bicycle, car) 35 km Jaroslavice › Slup › Šatov › Šobes › Znojmo › Přímětice • Wine-growing areas Podluží, Velké Pavlovice, Mutěnice (bicycle, car) 40 km Lanžhot › Prušánky › Velké Bílovice › Čejkovice › Mutěnice • Wine-growing area Srážnice (bicycle, car) 24 km Petrov-Plže › Strážnice › Lipov › Blatnice pod sv. Antonínkem •Moravian wine-growing trails Greenways (Refer to the information in the chapter "Cycling")

•Brno wine-growing area 647 ha (area of planted vineyards);

Svatovavřinecké, Frankovka, Müller Thurgau (major mutations) Dolní Kounice (Cloister Rosa coeli) • Viničné Šumice (extreme north vineyards in Moravia) • Židlochovice (mining right from 1379 - one of the oldest in Moravia) •Bzenec wine-growing area

411 ha; Rhine Riesling, Frankovka, Svatovavřinecké Bzenec (Víno Bzenec, wine Bzenecká lipka) • Vracov (Moravian Anabaptist cellars) • Žeravice (J. A. Komenský Memorial) •Kyjov wine-growing area

378 ha; Svatovavřinecké, Müller Thurgau, Green Veltline wine Kyjov (National History and Geography Museum) • Žarošice (Pilgrimage Church of St. Anne) • Ždánice (Museum with Moravian Anabaptist Ceramics)

www.stezky.cz WINE-GROWING INSTRUCTIONAL PATHS

•Mikulov wine-growing area

2 925 ha; Wallachian Riesling Dolní Dunajovice (Mikros-Vín Mikulov - sightseeing programme) • Mikulov (Regional Museum - wine-growing exposition, Víno Mikulov - visit to wine producing plant, wine tasting) • Pavlov (Renaissance and Baroque wine cellars) • Valtice (Wine cellars Valtice, National Wine Salon, Valtice wine markets)

• Wine-growing instructional path Mikulov Mikulov › Bavory › Perná › Horní Věstonice › Dolní Věstonice › Pavlov › Klentnice › Mikulov 17 stops › 20 km › walking, cycling and car driving 2 • Wine-growing instructional path Valtice Valtice › vineyards above Valtice › Cross cellar › Rajstna › National Wine Salon (wine tasting exposition) › wine cellars in Valtice 19 stops › 5 km › walking, cycling (you need to walk and push the bike in the chateau park) 1

•Mutěnice wine-growing area

956 ha; Green Veltline wine, Wallachian Riesling, Svatovavřinecké Čejkovice (Knight Templar cellars, wine markets) • Hodonín (Wine cellars) • Milotice (chateau, wine cellar area Šidleny) • Mutěnice (Wine cellars in the locality Búdy decorated with Moravian Slovakia ornaments) •Podluží wine-growing area

564 ha; Green Veltline wine, White Ruland wine, Zweigeltrebe Dolní Bojanovice (tradition of folk customs in Podluží) • Lanžhot (typical buildings of folk architecture) • Moravská Nová Ves (village with 170 wine cellars) • Prušánky (500 wine cellars in the area Nechory) • Tvrdonice (traditional folklore festival) •Strážnice wine-growing area

598 ha; White Ruland wine, Grey Ruland wine Blatnice pod sv. Antonínkem (wine growing hill Roháče, wine cellars Below Old Hill, famous area thanks to wine Blatnický roháč) • Lipov • Petrov (cellar complex Plže) • Strážnice (Museum of Villages of Southeast Moravia, important folklore centre)

CALENDAR OF MAJOR WINE-GROWING EVENTS MARCH International wine-growing trade fair Vinex

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MAY Valtice wine market Wine market

Valtice Čejkovice

SEPTEMBER Pálava vintage Znojmo vintage Bzenec vintage in folk costumes

Mikulov Znojmo Bzenec

NOVEMBER St. Martin new wine celebration

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•Velké Pavlovice wine-growing area

2 542 ha; Frankovka, Svatovavřinecké, Neuburgské Bořetice (wine tasting in the locality Cow Hill) • Hustopeče (it used to be the biggest wine-growing centre in Moravia in the Middle Ages) • Velké Bílovice (Wine cellars in the locality Belegrady, biggest wine-growing village in the Czech Republic) • Velké Pavlovice (Vinium Velké Pavlovice, wine cultivation station) •Znojmo wine-growing area

2 065 ha; Sauvignon, Green Veltline wine, Rhine Riesling Jaroslavice (archive of oldest wines in the Czech Republic) • Lechovice (Wine cellars Lechovice – tour, wine tasting) • Přímětice (Cross cellar) • Šatov (Znovín Znojmo, Painted cellar, Moravian cellar – with tasting with explanation) • Šobes (historical vintage in the centre of the National Park Podyjí) • Znojmo (Znojmo vintage)

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Green Surprises I

f you have a picture of cultivated vineyards, orchards in full blossom and fertile fields attached with the term South Moravian countryside, you will be greatly surprised here. You will discover beech woods and orchid meadows of Bílé Karpaty, unique flooded forests at the confluence of the Morava and Dyje rivers and a bird paradise – Lednice ponds and surrounding park landscape of the Lednice Valtice area. You will be enchanted by the unforgettable silhouette of the Pálava hills, deeply cut canyon of the Dyje River or the Moravian Karst with famous Macocha grotto. South Moravia is extremely rich in nature beauties so one may not be surprised that there are three (!) areas protected by UNESCO here – Bílé Karpaty, Pálava and the Lednice-Valtice area, that the first Protected landscape area in Moravia – Moravian Karst – was established here in 1956 and one of four national parks in the Czech Republic was declared here – the National Park Podyjí.When you set out for South Moravia, do not forget to take good boots or a bicycle with you. It would be a pity not to take advantage of the great possibilities of hiking, cycling or horse riding. See you in the countryside!

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National Park Podyjí The National Park Podyjí, one of four national parks in the Czech Republic, belongs with its 63 km2 to true natural jewels. Together with the National Park Thayatal, which was declared in 2000 on the right, Austrian, bank of the Dyje River, they form a unique natural area of European importance. The backbone of the whole National Park Podyjí, which stretches between Vranov nad Dyjí and Znojmo, is formed by the 40 km long valley of the Dyje River. Its numerous meanders and rocky slopes covered with woods have their unrepeatable charm. Age-old landscape modelled by the river forms a refuge for rare plants and animals. Historical sights lined along the river underline beauties of the nature along the Dyje River. A true architectonic jewel towers high above its water surface – chateau Vranov nad Dyjí. Do not miss its visit. The whole territory is well accessible along marked tourist paths for walkers and cyclists. You can learn more about the national park, its mission, history and biggest points of interests in the Visitors´ centre of the Administration of the National Park Podyjí in Čížov. www.nppodyji.cz

At Pálava POINTS OF INTEREST • Čížov Visitors´ centre of the Administration of the National Park Podyjí with a permanent exposition dedicated to the protected area • Hardegg The smallest town in Austria with a castle of the same name from the 12th century • exposition about the Mexican Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg • viewpoints with view of the town from both sides of the Dyje River • border crossing point for walkers and cyclists • Hnanice Border crossing point • starting place for the National Park Podyjí • Šobes Historical vineyard above the meanders of the Dyje River • this locality is ranked among ten best wine-growing positions in Europe • Vranov nad Dyjí Baroque chateau towering high above the Dyje River • viewpoint below the chateau • Znojmo Starting point for the visit to the National Park Podyjí • Museum of South Moravia – exposition of black craft, oriental weapons and nature sciences (biotopes of the Znojmo region) • underground localities in Znojmo • Rotunda of Virgin Mary and St. Catherine

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TRAILS AND PROGRAMMES • Option I – Podyjím (cyclists, walkers) 33 km Znojmo › Šobes › Čížov › Vranov nad Dyjí • Option II – On the track of Mexican Emperor (walkers) 10 km Čížov › Hardegg viewpoint › Hardegg › Čížov

Protected landscape area and Biosphere reserve Pálava

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Protected landscape area and Biosphere reserve Pálava lies to the north of Mikulov and represents a harmonically shaped landscape of South Moravia with characteristic relief of the Pavlovské hills. The uniqueness of this area occupying 83 km2 is also proven by the fact that it was included in the list of biosphere reserves of the organization UNESCO in 1986. Limestone hills of the Pavlovské hills represent home for very rare steppe, forest steppe, thermophilic oak forests and rock scree forests. The Děvín hill with a ruin of the medieval castle Děvičky is the highest hill of Pálava. Several kilometres further to the north from Mikulov, there is a dominating Turold hill with karst caves. Svatý kopeček (Holy Hill) with the Way of the Cross at Mikulov is another dominant of the Pálava region. A set of Nové Mlýny dams stretches in the north edge of Pálava. They are partially used for water recreation. They are followed with the flood plain of the Dyje River, where valuable flooded forests are combined with meadows and various swamps or water communities. Pálava can be also proud of one of the last localities of halophytes in the Czech lands, which can be found in the National nature preserve Slanisko u Nesytu. Protected landscape is accessible along marked tourist paths for walkers. Cyclists have to leave their bikes behind before entering the reserves. In the building of the Administration of the Protected landscape area in Mikulov, you can also visit an interesting exposition dedicated to Pálava. www.palava.cz

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Lednice-Valtice area The Lednice-Valtice area occupying nearly 200 km2 is considered the largest complex of composed landscape in Europe and probably in the whole world. The cultural landscape between Lednice, Valtice and Břeclav, called "The European Garden" in the 19th century, represents a unique piece combining nature beauties with architectonic buildings. The Lednice-Valtice area was declared landscape memorial zone in 1992 and included in the UNESCO list of world cultural and natural heritage in 1996. The significance of the Lednice-Valtice area is enhanced with the remains of flooded forests of Dyje-Morava flood plain. In addition to this area, there are other nature reserves, e.g. the set of Lednice ponds with the largest pond in Moravia – Nesyt. In the Lednice-Valtice area, there are extremely valuable archaeological finding places documenting primeval and early medieval settlement of this landscape. The most important points of interest include the locality Pohansko. The Lednice-Valtice area is well accessible for both walkers and cyclists. Visitors can enrich their visit to the chateau area in Lednice with a romantic boat sailing along the Zámecká Dyje River. www.lva.cz

Instructional paths 1

• IP Podyjí

Znojmo, Čížov, Vranov nad Dyjí (start) > Znojmo, Čížov, Vranov nad Dyjí (end) › it leads through the whole National Park Podyjí › 17 stops › nature and historical phenomena of the landscape › for walkers and cyclists 2 • IP Děvín Pavlov > Pavlov › 9 stops › 5 km › nature, settlement and farming in the Pálava area › for walkers › nowadays under reconstruction 3 • IP Turold Mikulov > Mikulov › 8 stops › 300 m › geology, spelaeology and nature protection › for walkers 4 • IP Lednice-Valtice ponds Lednice > Lednice › 17 stops › 15 km › nature and history of the set of ponds and ornithological reserve › for walkers 5 • IP Flooded Forest Břeclav > Janův hrad (John's castle) › 15 stops › 6 km › nature of flooded forest › for walkers and cyclists 6 • IP Nature preserve Sloup-Šošůvka caves Sloup > Sloup › 4 stops › 0.5 km › immersion of Sloup brook and cave Kůlna › for walkers 7 • IP Macocha Skalní mlýn (Rock mill) > Skalní mlýn (Rock mill) › 16 stops › 6 km › Karst area › for walkers and partially also for cyclists 8 • IP Jedovnice ponds – Rudice sinks Jedovnice > Jedovnice › 13 stops › 9 km › Jedovnice ponds, Rudice sinks and windmill in Rudice › for walkers and cyclists 9 • IP Josefov valley Adamov > Byčí skála (Bull rock) › 9 stops › 5 km › natural and technical points of interests › for walkers 10 • IP Říčky Ochoz u Brna-Hádek > Ochoz u Brna-Hádek › 4 stops › 1.5 km › natural points of interest (Ochoz cave and Pekárna cave) › for walkers and cyclists 11 • IP Javořinská Velká nad Veličkou > Velká Javořina › 14 stops › 23 km › nature and culture of the Highland region from Velké nad Veličkou to Velká Javořina › for walkers and cyclists 12 • IP Šumárnická Strážnice > Velká nad Veličkou › 18 stops › 18 km › nature and history of the Highlands and Lowlands › for walkers and cyclists Macocha

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Minaret

POINTS OF INTEREST • Břeclav Town museum and gallery • synagogue, Jewish cemetery • Pohansko • Lednice Chateau, its park and newly reconstructed palm glasshouse belong to the most visited sights in the Czech Republic • minaret • Lednice-Sedlec Lednice ponds • national nature preserve (pond Nesyt – the largest Moravian pond with 315 ha, Hlohovecký, Prostřední, Mlýnský and Zámecký ponds) • great ornithological locality • protected swamps • Lednice-Valtice area Small park buildings • Apollo Temple, Belvedere, Border chateau, Temple at the Three Graces, John's castle, Chapel of St. Hubert, colonnade at Rajstna, Hunting chateau, Minaret, New Yard, Obelisk, Rendezvous (also called Diana Temple), Rybniční chateau, chateau Lány and chateau Pohansko • Podivín Janův hrad (John's castle) • artificially built ruin of a hunting chateau • ornithological and hunting exposition • Valtice Baroque chateau with adjacent park

TRAILS AND PROGRAMMES • Option I – Through chateau parks and woods (bicycle, walking) 32 km Lednice (chateau, glasshouse, chateau park) › Valtice (chateau, chateau park, colonnade at Rajstna) › Břeclav › Pohansko (flooded forests, chateau) • Option II – Across the Lednice-Valtice area (bicycle) 37 km Lednice (chateau) › John's castle › Apollo Temple › New Yard › Chapel of St. Hubert › Rendezvous › Valtice › colonnade at Rajstna › Nesyt › Border chateau › Temple at the Three Graces › Prostřední rybník (Middle pond) › Mlýnský rybník (Mill pond) › Lednice


Protected landscape area Moravský kras / Moravian Karst

POINTS OF INTEREST • Blansko Museum Blansko • history of the Moravian Karst research • decorative and applied cast iron • Ostrov u Macochy Balcarka cave • visit to 600 m long cave area • colour stalactites • Skalní mlýn Catherine's cave • unique stick stalagmites • rich finding place of bones of cave bear • music concerts • Skalní mlýn Punkva caves • seeing the Macocha gorge • sailing on boats along subterranean immersion river • Rudice Renowned cave system of Rudice sink • exposition of spelaeology and mineralogy in local windmill • Sloup Sloup-Šošůvka caves • the longest tourist circuit in caves 1,670 m • cave Kůlna (the oldest settlement by Neanderthal people, 120,000 years ago) • subterranean grottos

The Protected landscape area Moravský kras (Moravian Karst) represents a unique area in Europe thanks to its more than a thousand caves. In the area of 92 km2, there are four caves accessible to the public – Punkva, Catherine's, Balcarka and Sloup-Šošůvka caves – and 138.5 m deep gorge Macocha. Surface streams disappear while sinking into the underground and flow through extensive cave systems. The biggest is 35 km long and is the longest in the Czech Republic. In the Moravian Karst, there are unique plant and animal communities (21 bat species, numerous orchids, e.g. moccasin flower). The whole karst area is permeated with a thick network of tourist paths. In the areas, which are closed for individual motor traffic in the national landscape preserve Vývěra Punkvy, you can use favourite cycling trails, in the section Rock mill – Punkva caves you might use road trains and between Macocha and Punkva caves you might use a cableway. A part of Punkva and Sloup-Šošůvka caves is prepared for visits of wheelchair users. www.cavemk.cz

TRAILS AND PROGRAMMES • Option – Karst kingdom (cycling, walking) 25 km Day 1: Rock mill › Catherine's cave › Punkva caves › grotto Macocha Day 2: Sloup › Sloup-Šošůvka caves › cave Balcarka › Rudice › Blansko

Bílé Karpaty Catherine's cave POINTS OF INTEREST • Hrubá Vrbka At Three stones • memorial with a cross at the boundaries of Moravia and Slovakia in the memory of rebels executed by the imperial army • Javorník Memorial zone of folk architecture of the Highlands • starting point to the national nature preserve Jazevčí • Kněždub Čertoryje • national nature preserve with numerous rare flora and fauna • Kuželov Windmill of a Holland type from 1842 • Nová Lhota Velká Javorina • highest hill of Bílé Karpaty • traditional meeting place of the Czech and Slovak nations • Strážnice Museum of Villages of Southeast Moravia – open-air museum • Osypané banks – last maintained unregulated section of the Morava River • Velká nad Veličkou Centre of ethnographically preserved Highlands • starting point to the Protected landscape area Bílé Karpaty

Protected landscape area and Biosphere reserve Bílé Karpaty Protected landscape area and Biosphere reserve Bílé Karpaty stretches along the Czech-Slovak border in the area of 715 km2 (of which 180 km2 in the South Moravian region). Bílé Karpaty with the highest hill Velká Javořina (970 m) are characterized with their long ridges, varied flowery meadows with groups of lonely standing trees as well as individual villages with attractive folk architecture. All these values were awarded with the inclusion in the UNESCO list of biosphere reserves in 1996. Local meadows also excel in the high number of species, as there are over 40 orchid species! Thanks to them and other species, the area of Bílé Karpaty belongs to the most valuable regions in Central Europe. The most valuable parts of Bílé Karpaty are protected in national nature preserves. The largest one in the southern part of the region is called Čertoryje. This 325 ha large meadow complex with individually standing trees belongs to unique botanic and ornithological localities, but it is also extremely interesting from the landscape point of view. Beautiful examples of meadows in Bílé Karpaty can also be found in National nature preserves Jazevčí, Porážky and Zahrady pod Hájem. Well marked tourist paths of Bílé Karpaty provide the visitors with a number of possibilities. Hikers and cyclists will be well satisfied and horse riding is not less pleasant. www.bilekarpaty.cz

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here are so many things you can enjoy in South Moravia! Visiting castles, chateaux and museums, beautiful landscape parts as well as pleasant shade of wine cellars‌ You can also try your fisherman's luck here and bring home a picture with a great catch or you can go to the woods with a gun and binoculars. If you like horse riding or want to try such ride for the first time, you will be well treated on local horse farms. Hikers and cycling tourist will surely welcome a dense network of tourist marks and interesting destinations. If you want to enjoy sunshine at the water, you are welcome in the paradise of swimmers, sailors and windsurfers. You can also switch to the country of channels and watercourses for a while and get to know a part of South Moravia from a completely different perspective – onboard. We have not yet mentioned tennis, squash, golf, observatory flights or driving on the racing circuit... You must admit that everybody can choose the best for themselves here.

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Active Rest FISHING

HUNTING

Thanks to their advantageous climatic and natural conditions, the fishing areas in South Moravia belong among the richest and, therefore, the mostly searched for in our republic. You can fish nearly everywhere (of course, with the exception of fish rearing ponds), for example in Brno or Vranov dams, in water reserves Nové Mlýny, Jedovnice, Výrovice and on the banks of the Dyje, Morava and many other rivers and streams. Should you not be satisfied with the size of your catches, you can try to catch a trophy piece in ponds Výtažník in Jaroslavice u Znojma or Pod Mlýnem in Sedlec. Information about permits and areas: Moravian Fishing Union, Brno, Tel.: 548 52 34 37

In South Moravian hunting grounds, game parks and pheasantries, the hunting lovers will get full satisfaction. Shooting grounds Horňácko and Pomoraví are especially rich in deer and wild boar. Fallow deer herds are raised in the game parks in Klentnice, Soutok, Bulhary and Radějov. Ideal conditions for hunting smaller animals can be found in the areas of Pomoraví, Dúbrava and Podluží. Phesantries in Židlochovice and Vnorovy are famous for pheasant breeding and shooting. Fallow deer herds are also raised in the game parks Vedrovice, Klentnice and Termanec. In selected hunting grounds, hunting cottages with stylish equipment are also available to the hunters. Information: LZ Židlochovice, Tel.: 547 23 10 01 GOLF

If you belong to golf lovers, you are awaited by 9 holes at the green in Slavkov u Brna, in Brno at the racing circuit or in the developing area at Jinačovice. www.golf-austerlitz.cz • www.grb.cz • pgcb.iol.cz LEISURE TIME SPORTS HIKING

If you want to get to know the size, variety and uniqueness of South Moravia, the best you can do is to put on comfortable shoes and set out along one of many marked tourist paths, which cross the whole Czech Republic. Your wandering might be inspired by any of the pages of this catalogue. We wish you rich, nice and unexpected experience while walking along the blue, red, green and yellow tourist paths. www.klubturistu.cz REITEN

If you share the idea that the best view of the world is from the horseback, you can come to South Moravia with great expectations. In particular on the farm of a famous stager Bolek Polívka in Olšany, in Hippoclub in Lednice or on the farms in Lechovice, Kyjov, Benešov and Ladná, you can try how pleasant it is to feel the warmth of horseback. If you want to pay a whole horse-riding course, you can use the offer of any of the riding schools in Brno or Slavkov u Brna. BAŤA'S CHANNEL

This historical watercourse called Baťa's channel provides you with a unique opportunity for admiring the east part of South Moravia - Moravian Slovakia - from May to September. From Otrokovice in Zlín region to Hodonín, you can take the advantage of 43 km of the original watercourse with 10 chambers and 17 km of follow-up river sections. Complex tourist programs have been prepared for you, including the possibility of becoming a captain of a motor moat. www.batacanal.cz

South Moravia offers enough opportunities for active rest and relaxation. Virtually in every town or bigger village, there are sport fields and sport centres. Do you like to play tennis, squash, visit a bodybuilding centre or spend an evening with bowling? Specific information about where and when to go and the relevant prices will be gladly provided in Tourist Information Centres. Are you enchanted with flying? You might like to use the flying clubs in Břeclav, Kyjov or Brno and admire the beauties of South Moravia from the bird's-eye view. Observation flights in motor planes and gliders provide you with a unique experience. Undulating landscape of South Moravia and advantageous winds also challenge you to stretch out your imaginary wings and try glider flying or paragliding. Should you prefer increasing your level of adrenaline on the ground, you might go to the Brno racing circuit and try your driving skills and the quality of your car.

WATER RECREATION

Swimming, diving, boat sailing, sunbathing or just relaxing at the water - this can be a description of an ideal holiday for many people. Such fans of water will find what they want in the recreation centres at Vranov dam, Nové Mlýny reservoirs, at Výrovice or Jedovnice. Sailing and windsurfing fans will come to Nové Mlýny or Brno dam. However, in addition to large dams and water reservoirs, there are numerous well-equipped indoor and outdoor swimming pools in many South Moravian cities and villages (e.g. in Brno, Břeclav, Hustopeče, Znojmo and Hodonín). Aqua parks have become the greatest hits of the last years. One of them awaits your visit in Vyškov.

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outh Moravia is a paradise for cycling tourists. It has a thick network of marked and unmarked cycling trails and many interesting destinations that are interconnected with the trails. The oldest long-distance trail Greenways leads from Vienna to Prague through the south border country. It is followed by the Moravian trail bringing cyclists from the north along the valley of the Morava River and the Amber trail crossing the region of the Moravian Karst, which continues to Brno and Vienna. Last but not least, there is the unique Moravian wine-growing trail connecting all Moravian wine-growing areas from the west to the east. These backbone trails are linked with many regional trails. Some destinations on the cycling trails have been mentioned and you can read about others in the following pages. The names, such as Vranov nad Dyjí, Lednice-Valtice area, Bílé Karpaty, Moravian Karst and Špilberk, guarantee there is a lot to see in this region. However, there is one more thing, which makes wandering along South Moravia as pleasant as it surely is. It is the hospitality of local people, which has many faces but just one objective – your satisfaction.

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Moravian Wine-growing Trails Moravian wine-growing trails connect the development of wine growing and respectful tourism in South Moravia. This admirable project is administered by the co-operating Partnership Foundation and wine-growing villages of South Moravia. The main trail, 280 km long Moravian wine-growing trail, connects Znojmo and Uherské Hradiště. It interconnects ten circuits; each of them goes through one wine-growing area and presents its specialities and points of interest. Znojmo wine-growing trail is 163 km long.

TRAILS AND PROGRAMMES • LONG-DISTANCE TRAILS - SEVERAL DAYS • Moravian Wine-growing Trail Long-distance › moderate demands › 2nd and 3rd class roads, forest and field paths › getting to know wine growing, nature and sights of South Moravia Přímětice u Znojma › Šatov › Jaroslavice › Drnholec › Mikulov › Velké Pavlovice › Klobouky u Brna › Čejkovice › Kyjov › Bzenec › Uherské Hradiště • Brno–Vienna 65 km (Czech part) › part of Amber Trail › easy › 2nd and 3rd class roads, forest and field paths › nature and sights of South Moravia Brno › Rajhradice › Židlochovice › Pasohlávky › Nový Přerov › Hevlín (boundary crossing point) › Vienna TRAILS AND PROGRAMMES • REGIONAL: ONE- OR TWO-DAYS

When cycling along the 82 km long Mikulov wine-growing trail, you will admire the beauties of wines grown on the hillsides of Pálava. Velké Pavlovice wine-growing trail with its 109 km and Podluží trail with its 113 km belong to the longest. The shortest, only 24 km long, is the Bzenec circuit. Mutěnice trail is 60 km long, Kyjov trail 84 km and Strážnice trail 101 km. Moravian wine-growing trail leaves the South Moravian region in Veselí nad Moravou and continues in the district of Uherské Hradiště. Nowadays, a circuit along the last Moravian wine-growing area – Brno – has been prepared. Individual trails lead along marked cycling trails with an easy terrain, which cannot be overlooked (yellow marking with the logo of the wine-growing trail). You can ride a normal bicycle. Your orientation can be also facilitated with information boards and cycling maps, which were published specifically for each trail. www.stezky.cz • www.vinarske-obce.cz

• Podyjí 34 km › moderate demands › 2nd and 3rd class roads, forest and field paths › nature and sights of National Park Podyjí Znojmo › Hnanice › vineyard Šobes › Čížov › Lesná › Vranov nad Dyjí • On the track of Věstonice Venus in Pálava 28 km › moderate demands › 3rd class roads › admiring sights and nature beauties of the Protected landscape area and Nature preserve Pálava Mikulov › Klentnice › Perná › Horní Věstonice › Dolní Věstonice › Pavlov › Mikulov • Liechtenstein Garden of Europe 37 km › easy trail › 2nd and 3rd class roads, forest and field paths › getting to know sights and nature beauties of the LedniceValtice area Lednice › John's Castle › New Yard › Chapel of St. Hubert › Rendezvous › Valtice › Colonnade at Rajstna › Úvaly › Slanisko u Nesytu › Sedlec › Nesyt › Border chateau › Temple at the Three Graces › Middle pond › Mill pond › Lednice • From Brno to Veveří 30 km › moderate demands › 2nd and 3rd class roads, forest and field paths › getting to know nature and sights around the Brno dam Brno › Brno dam › Veveří › Veverská Bítýška • Along Říčka to Křtiny 46 km › moderate demands › 2nd and 3rd class roads, forest and field paths › admiring nature and sight in Brno surroundings Brno-Líšeň › Říčka › Křtiny › Adamov › Bílovice nad Svitavou • Cycling circuit 23 km › moderate demands › 2nd and 3rd class roads, forest and field paths › interesting landscape of the Protected landscape area Moravian Karst Rock mill › Punkva caves › Macocha › Sloup-Šošůvka caves › Sloup › Balcarka cave › Catherine cave › Rock mill • Orchids of Bílé Karpaty 27 km › moderate demands › reinforced forest and field paths › getting to know wine growing, nature and folk traditions of the region Sudoměřice › Petrov › Strážnice › Čertoryje › Hrubá Vrbka › Velká nad Veličkou • Following wine and history 32 km › moderate demands › 2nd and 3rd class roads › reinforced forest and field paths › getting to know wine growing, nature and history of the region Hodonín › Mikulčice › Čejkovice › Mutěnice › Hodonín

Moravian-Silesian Long-Distance Cycling Trails Moravian-Silesian long-distance cycling trails include two main cycling trails, which cross the region from the north to the south. The first one is the Moravian trail, which leads mainly along the Morava River and goes through the towns of Hodonín, Břeclav and Mikulov in South Moravia. The second one is the Amber trail, which will take you via Moravian Karst and Brno to the boundary crossing point Hevlín and up to Austrian Vienna. Both trails can be managed with normal bicycle. Thanks to their parameters, they belong to European cycling trails. Approximately two thirds of their length lead along the 3rd class roads with low traffic, the rest along reinforced forest and field paths.

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aving read the previous pages, you might already know how you will enjoy your holiday in South Moravia. However, you might also be in doubt – the offer is too rich so how to choose the best for you and manage everything? A good holiday is like a good meal – there may not be too much or too little of anything, you may not miss or have oversupply of anything, it shall pleasantly feed you but not tire you. This is the type of a holiday you can truly enjoy in South Moravia – rich, refreshing, in beautiful environment and among hospitable people. To facilitate the whole situation, we have prepared a menu for you. You may select just one course or make the whole banquet. Like every cook, we are also persuaded that our specialities will appeal to you and provide you with a pleasant experience. The original raw materials – monuments, nature, folklore, possibilities of active rest and cultural entertainment – are of a good quality in South Moravia and we are well experienced in their processing. Therefore, please take a seat at out banquet and let us play a concert for your senses.

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Recommended Trips In the previous chapters of this catalogue, we have presented the greatest tourist attractions and possible trails and thematically focused programmes as parts of individual topics. Here we offer tips for trips to various parts of South Moravia with a follow-up of significant places of the Czech Republic. Should you decide to follow the programme offered by us, you can visit six Moravian sights that are protected by UNESCO. A special offer includes the Greenways programme Vienna-Prague, which will present the treasures of the Czech-Austrian border country situated between the two European capitals, Vienna and Prague, within ten days.

Prague Greenways Programme "The Best Between Prague and Vienna" The basic offer is based on the principle of a wandering trip without a guide. It enables you to manage the whole trail within ten days. It is up to you to decide the way of moving along the trail. You can choose walking, cycling, riding a horse, car driving or sailing. You can freely decide about the length of the programme and where you want to stay longer. The programme is offered with breakfast or half-board. Vienna › Mikulov (sightseeing in Mikulov, Lednice-Valtice area – UNESCO sight) › Vranov nad Dyjí (sightseeing: chateau and National Park Podyjí) › Telč (sightseeing in Telč – UNESCO sight, Slavonice) › Jindřichův Hradec (visit to castle, town centre) › Třeboň (day of rest, relaxing in historical spa) › Český Krumlov (town sightseeing – UNESCO sight › Týnec nad Sázavou (sailing or walking trip in the surroundings of Český Krumlov, Cloister At Golden Crown) › Prague (sightseeing in the capital of the Czech Republic)

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LONGER PROGRAMMES • Trail I I Prague › Český Krumlov › Telč › Mikulov › Valtice Prague (Prague Castle, Loreta, Lesser Side, Old Town Square, Jewish museum and cemetery) › Hluboká nad Vltavou (chateau) › Český Krumlov (town centre, chateau, protected by UNESCO) › Telč (town centre, chateau, protected by UNESCO) › Mikulov (Jewish cemetery, crypt of the Dietrichstein family, chateau, Holy Hill) › Lednice (chateau, park, glasshouse, Minaret, John's castle, protected by UNESCO) › Valtice (chateau, National Wine Salon, protected by UNESCO) • Trail II II Prague › Český Krumlov › Telč › Vranov nad Dyjí › Znojmo Prague › Hluboká nad Vltavou › Český Krumlov › Telč › Vranov nad Dyjí (chateau) › Znojmo (underground areas, Church of St. Nicholas, Rotunda of Virgin Mary and St. Catherine) › Hnanice (National Park Podyjí, vineyard Šobes) • Trail III III Prague › Brno › Moravský kras (Moravian Karst) › Slavkov u Brna › Strážnice Prague › Brno (Špilberk, Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Capuchin crypt, Old town hall, Tugendhat Villa – UNESCO) › Moravian Karst (Macocha, Punkva caves, Catherine's cave, Sloup-Šošůvka caves, Rudice – windmill, Museum of Geology) › Slavkov u Brna (chateau) › Prace (Peace Monument) › Strážnice (Museum of Villages of Southeast Moravia, Bílé Karpaty, Baťa's channel) • Trail IV IV Vienna › Mikulov › Strážnice Vienna (town sightseeing) › Mikulov › Lednice › Valtice › Strážnice

Greenways Travel Club, Mikulov, Tel.: 519 51 22 03, www.gtc.cz

• Trail V V A Week In South Moravia Brno (Špilberk, Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Capuchin crypt, Old town hall, Tugendhat Villa – UNESCO) › Mikulov (Jewish cemetery, crypt of the Dietrichstein family, chateau, Holy Hill) › Lednice (chateau, park, glasshouse, Minaret, John's castle, UNESCO) › Valtice (chateau, National Wine Salon, UNESCO) › Strážnice (Museum of Villages of Southeast Moravia, Bílé Karpaty, Baťa's channel) › Slavkov (chateau) › Prace (Peace Monument) › Křtiny (Church of the Name of Virgin Mary) › Moravian Karst (Macocha, Punkva caves, Catherine's cave, Sloup-Šošůvka caves, Rudice – windmill, Museum of Geology) › Boskovice (Jewish cemetery, chateau) › Moravský Krumlov (Slavic epopee) › Vranov nad Dyjí (chateau) › Znojmo (underground areas, Church of St. Nicholas, Museum of South Moravia) › Hnanice (National Park Podyjí, vineyard Šobes)

On The Track of UNESCO Sights In Moravia Brno (Tugendhat Villa) › Kroměříž (chateau, park) › Olomouc (Column of Holy Trinity) › Žďár nad Sázavou (Green Mountain) › Telč (town centre, chateau) › Lednice-Valtice Area (landscape complex, chateaux Lednice and Valtice, park buildings)

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HOLIDAY INN, BRNO Křížkovského 20, CZ – 603 00 Brno TEL.: +420-(0)5-43 12 21 1 1 FAX: +420-(0)5-43 24 69 90 www.hibrno.cz E-mail: sales@hibrno.cz

Hotel MORAVA*** Husova 1, 678 01 Blansko Tel.: 516 41 04 88, 516 41 49 87 Fax: 516 41 55 74 E-mail: morava@infoline.cz

Palackého 47, Brno-Kr. Pole Tel.: 541 24 83 93

Hotel Slavia, spol. s r. o. Solniční 15/17, 662 16 Brno Tel.: 542 32 12 49, 542 21 50 80, Fax: 542 21 17 69 E-mail: hotel.slavia@iol.cz, slavia.recepce@hotel.cz

Hotel International Brno, a. s. Husova 16, 659 21 Brno Tel.: 542 12 21 11, Fax: 542 21 08 43 E-mail: hotel@hotelinternational.cz www.hotelinternational.cz

**** Restaurant • café • wine parlour with dance • salons (16, 36, 60 people) • catering

Well-equipped hotel with hundred-year-old tradition, suitably located in the town centre at the edge of the pedestrian zone with its own parking place.

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Well-equipped accommodation directly in the town centre – ideal place for trips to the whole Moravia. Available: fitness centre with swimming pool covering 1 100 m 2, 2 restaurants, lobby bar and summer terrace.


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Hotel Drnholec*** Nám. Svobody 8, CZ – 691 83 Drnholec Tel.: 519 51 93 07 Fax: 519 51 93 60 E-mail: booking@hoteldrnholec.cz www.hoteldrnholec.cz

Čebus, transport and travel agency Sukova 2, 656 34 Brno Tel.: 542 21 19 56 Fax: 542 21 84 55 E-mail: cebus@mbox.vol.cz www.cebus.cz

Bolek Polívka´s farm Olšany 205, 683 01 Rousínov Tel./fax: 517 37 43 00 E-mail: farma.olsany@quick.cz www.bolek.cz

Velký Špalíček Mečová 2, 602 00 Brno www.velkyspalicek.cz

Hotel Apollon

H O T E L Z n o jmo Well-equipped accommodation, 165 beds • • • • • • • • •

great cuisine conferences company events tourist programmes guided services aqua centre sauna, fitness solarium, massages wine tasting in stylish wine bar

Pražská 100, 669 02 Znojmo – CZ, Hotel Prestige !!!! Tel.: 515 22 45 95, Fax: 515 24 66 21 E-mail: info@hotel-prestige.cz; recepce@hotel-prestige.cz; www.hotel-prestige.cz

P. Bezruče 720, 691 42 Valtice Tel.: 519 35 26 25 Fax: 519 35 20 09 E-mail: apollon@genea2000.cz www.genea2000.cz

Hotel Rohatý krokodýl Husova 8, 692 01 Mikulov Tel.: 519 51 06 92 Fax: 519 51 16 95 E-mail: rohaty.krokodyl@worldonline.cz www.rohatykrokodyl.cz

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Komenského 50, 680 01 Boskovice Tel.: 602 54 46 60 Fax: 516 45 31 01 E-mail: wildwest@wildwest.cz www.wildwest.cz

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Trade Fairs Brno The company Trade Fairs Brno is ideally presented by the fair programme including nearly 50 fair projects covering one half of the local market and the position of a leader in the region of Central and East Europe with a network of representations in 20 locations of the world. Thanks to an agreement in the view of the fair company needs, the Brno Municipality co-operates in implementation of investments aimed at improvement of the city infrastructure. The fair grounds are directly connected with the highway and there was re-established the air connection Brno – Prague with connection to the main European destinations. Brno is also the junction point within the gradually developed European high-sped railway network. The joint projects move Brno towards the family of the European trade fair capitals and they develop the international prestige of the Brno region as a whole.

The company Trade Fairs Brno has been preparing the celebrations of 75 years of existence of the fair grounds and organisation of trade fairs and exhibitions in the new era history. The company operates a unique fair complex in the European context with the are of 650.000 square meters, sensitively placed in the beautiful environment of the Pisárky valley. The 16 pavilions of the complex - some of them fully functional and dating back to the end of the 20’s of the last century – create a visual collection proving the development of the fair architecture. The grounds rightfully received the award of the "construction of the century". The entry of the German strategic partner Messe Düsseldorf in 1998 represented an extremely strong impulse for development of trade fair activities of the company and its infrastructure. Based on the suggestion of the partner, a new joint stock company Trade Fairs Brno (Veletrhy Brno, a.s.) was established and in 2001 the Brno Municipality joined its property structure.

www.bvv.cz Veletrhy Brno, a.s. Trade Fairs Brno Výstavištì 1 647 00 Brno Czech Republic Tel. +420 5 4115 1111 Fax +420 5 4115 3070 E-mail: info@bvv.cz

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Southern Moravia Region Archaeological sight

Flying

Castle, chateau, ruin

Golf

Sightseeing object

Indoor swimming pool

Church sight

Swimming pool, outdoor swimming

Mysterious place Spa Technical sight Sailing, windsurfing Jewish sight Boat renting Museum, gallery Amber Trail Theatre Moravian Trail Ethnographic Museum and Exposition Sight of folk architecture Major folklore events, fair

Greenways Prague – Vienna Moravian Wine−growing Trail Protected area Number of long−distance trail

Wine−growing exposition Instructional path Sight of wine−growing culture

Tourist Information Centres

Wine shop

UNESCO monument

Major wine−growing event

Border crossing

Nature scientific exposition

Airport

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Tourist Information Centres Blansko

Blansko Information Office Rožmitálova 6, 678 01 Blansko, Tel.: 516 41 04 70, Fax: 516 41 04 80 E-mail: info@info.bk.cz, www.blansko.cz

Boskovice

Town Information Centre Boskovice Masarykovo nám. 1, 680 01 Boskovice Tel.: 516 45 32 53, Fax: 516 45 32 53 E-mail: informace@boskovice.cz, www.boskovice.cz

Brno

Culture and Information Centre Brno Radnická 8, 602 00 Brno Tel.: 542 21 10 90, Fax: 542 21 07 58 E-mail: info@kicbrno.cz, www.kultura-brno.cz

Břeclav Tourist Information Centre Břeclav Sady 28. října 3, 690 01 Břeclav Tel.: 519 32 69 00, Fax: 519 32 69 00 E-mail: info@breclav.city.cz, www.breclav-city.cz

Hodonín

Information Centre Hodonín Velkomoravská 5, 695 01 Hodonín Tel.: 518 35 25 77, 518 35 14 37, Fax: 518 35 25 77 E-mail: info@muhodonin.cz www.hodonin.com

Hustopeče

Town Culture and Information Centre Hustopeče Dukelské nám. 23, 693 01 Hustopeče Tel.: 519 41 29 09, Fax: 519 41 37 92 E-mail: mks@knih-hus.cz, www.hustopece-city.cz

Ivančice

Culture and Information Centre Ivančice Palackého nám. 12, 664 91 Ivančice Tel.: 546 45 18 70, Fax: 546 45 18 70 E-mail: kic@selfnet.cz www.muiv.cz

Kyjov

Tourist Information Centre Kyjov Komenského 616, 697 01 Kyjov Tel.: 518 61 33 02, 518 61 17 11, Fax: 518 61 23 57 E-mail: info@chata.cz www.kyjov.com

Moravský Krumlov

Town Information Centre Moravský Krumlov Klášterní nám. 125, 672 01 Moravský Krumlov Tel.: 515 32 41 15 E-mail: morkrum.info@volny.cz, www.moravsky-krumlov.cz

Pasohlávky

Tourist Information Centre Pasohlávky Obecní úřad Pasohlávky, 691 22 Pasohlávky Tel.: 519 42 76 24, Fax: 519 42 76 24 E-mail: tic@pasohlavky.cz, www.pasohlavky.cz

Skalní mlýn Central Information Service Skalní mlýn Skalní mlýn, 678 25 Blansko Tel.: 516 41 35 75, Fax: 516 41 53 79 E-mail: uismk@cavemk.cz, www.cavemk.cz

Slavkov u Brna

Regional Information Centre Palackého nám. 1, 684 01 Slavkov u Brna Tel.: 544 22 09 88, Fax: 544 22 09 88 E-mail: info.austerlitz@infos.cz, www.slavkov.cz

Strážnice

Information Centre Strážnice Předměstí 399, 696 62 Strážnice Tel.: 518 33 21 84, 518 33 20 67 Fax: 518 33 20 67 E-mail: irra@irra.cz, www.straznice-mesto.cz

Valtice

Tourist Information Centre Valtice nám. Svobody 4, 691 42 Valtice Tel.: 519 35 29 78, Fax: 519 35 29 77 E-mail: tic.info@radnice-valtice.cz, www.radnice-valtice.cz

Veselí nad Moravou

Education and Information Centre Bílé Karpaty, o. p. s. Bartolomějské nám. 47, 698 01 Veselí nad Moravou Tel.: 518 32 25 45, 518 32 47 92, Fax: 518 32 47 92 E-mail: visbk@bilekarpaty.cz www.bilekarpaty.cz

Vyškov

Tourist Information Centre Vyškov Masarykovo nám. 1, 682 01 Vyškov Tel.: 517 30 13 14, Fax: 517 30 13 16 E-mail: infocentrum@meuvyskov.cz www.vyskov-mesto.cz

Lednice

Znojmo

Mikulov

Visitor and Information Centre NP Podyjí Administration of NP Podyjí Na Vyhlídce 5, 669 02 Znojmo Tel.: 515 22 67 22, Fax: 515 22 11 15 E-mail: info@nppodyji.cz www.nppodyji.cz

Tourist Information Centre Lednice Zámecké nám. 68, 691 44 Lednice Tel.: 519 34 09 86, Fax: 519 34 09 86 E-mail: tic@lednice.cz, www.lednice.cz

Tourist Information Centre Mikulov Náměstí 7, 692 01 Mikulov Tel.: 519 51 22 00, Fax: 519 51 08 55 E-mail: tic@mikulov.cz www.mikulov.cz

Tourist Information Centre Znojmo Obrokova 10, 669 02 Znojmo Tel.: 515 22 25 52, 515 21 62 97, Fax: 515 22 25 52 E-mail: tic@beseda.znojmo.cz, www.znojmocity.cz

International country code for the Czech Republic: + 420


Tourist Programmes South Moravia