The settlement in the area of Olbramovice has lasted for nearly 8,000 years. Since the early Stone Age many cultures have appeared there. According to a legend, Saint Methodius with the Christian mission was in Olbramovice around the year 880. Wine Seal of the year 1522 symbolizes the rich tradition of winemaking business.
Cellar alley is located in the northern part of the town. The uniqueness of the local cellars lies in the fact that they were dug by hand in pressed, fine sea sand. The earliest reference to Olbramovice cellars dates back to the year 1321.
On hot summer days (and there are plenty of them in Olbramovice), we recommend visiting a local swimming pool which lies only 1.5 km from our premises.
Minimuseum is located on a hill Spravedlnost, in the area of Olbramovice, about 1 km north of the village of Bohutice, near Moravský Krumlov.
Moravský Krumlov is an attractive town due to a varied landscape and impressive countryside along a meandering stream of the Rokytná river with rare flora and fauna. History lovers will find a castle, churches, a monastic building and a Jewish cemetery there and in the surroundings of the city there are also interesting ruins and a unique carved Calvary.
In the centre of Ivančice in the former town hall from the 16th century, you will find an exhibition area with expositions of two famous Ivančice natives – a world-famous painter Alfons Mucha and an unforgettable actor Vladimír Menšík. (http://www.ivancice.cz/pamexpo.php)
23 to 25 May – Asparagus Festival (http://slavnostichrestu.cz)
An amusement park with 20 water slides with a total length of more than 1.7 km. Outdoor water attractions. For children there are kid´s pools, water slides and a pool with features, such as jumpers, climbing nets over the water, bubble machines or gargoyles.
More on: http://www.aqualand-moravia.cz
Mohelno Serpentine Steppe is a National Nature Reserve overlooking the meandering Jihlava river, located near the village of Mohelno. Serpentine steppe belongs to one of the most valuable sites not only in the Czech Republic but also in Europe, mainly because of its diverse fauna and flora which is caused by the serpentine bedrock.
The nature trail leads to a new lookout tower and almond-tree orchards that are unique in the Czech Republic. The undemanding nature trail leads past ponds and its longer version is less than 9 km long (a shorter alternative is about 5 km long). More on:
Dolní Věstonice became a symbol of the most important settlement of man on earth during the Ice Age and it is a birthplace of the oldest artistic traditions of humanity.
There are not many places in the Czech Republic, which could boast such a beautiful and varied natural landscape as Pálava, with its snow-white rocks, mosaics of spring blooming steppes and vineyards on the sunlit hillsides.
More than 8 centuries old town dominates the skyline with a Baroque castle and conceals in its heart valuable sacral and architectural monuments, a Renaissance square and many other attractions. A part of Mikulov in the intimate vicinity of the castle hill, which was inhabited by Jewish population from the mid-15th century, gradually developed into a large Jewish ghetto.
Mikulov monuments and sights:
Špilberk castle and fortress on the hill of the same name, together with the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul on the top of Petrov belong to the most important landmarks forming the characteristic skyline of the city. The second preserved castle on the territory of Brno is Veveří towering above the Brno lake. Another important monument is the functionalist villa Tugendhat, which was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. (http://www.gotobrno.cz)
Every year in late May and early June during the festival of Brno – City in the centre of Europe an international fireworks show competition is held. It is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and leading world firework makers take part in this competition. (http://www.ignisbrunensis.cz)
The spa centre includes a large indoor pool with thermal water. From this pool you can swim to three outdoor pools which are open all year round. The water is warm also in the winter and the temperature is never lower than 36° C. A popular attraction at Therme Laa is an outdoor swimming pool with salt water and underwater music. There is also a sauna world with an area of 1,500 m2 which belongs among the largest and most exclusive in Austria.
In Znojmo there are many sites, some of which are registered in the lists of cultural monuments of the Czech Republic. The town of Znojmo itself is an urban conservation area. (http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Znojmo)
Every year in mid-September a traditional historic vintage takes place in Znojmo. There are not only concerts by famous Czech musicians, but also a number of accompanying events, including a historic part of the program. It offers a festive parade led by King John of Luxembourg, jousting tournaments, a historic marketplace with demonstrations of crafts and a military encampment. (http://www.znojemskevinobrani.cz/)
Podyjí National Park extends along the Dyje river between Znojmo and Vranov nad Dyjí. On the right bank there is the Austrian Thayatal National Park. Podyjí National Park is an example of quite a unique and unbroken territory in Europe which was paradoxically preserved thanks to more than 40-year period of the Iron Curtain. The heart of the national park consists of well-preserved and richly forested landscape in the valley of the Dyje river. (http://www.nppodyji.cz/)
In Podyjí there is Šobes vineyard, one of the oldest and most famous vineyards in the country. It is ranked among the best wine routes in Europe – the microclimate conditions resemble those of the vineyards near the Rhine and in the French Rhone Valley. (http://www.znovin.cz/sobes-ikona-moravskeho-vinarstvi)
Lednice -Valtice Area, registered in the list of monuments protected as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, with its historic buildings, garden architecture, lakes and a network of cycle routes is considered the largest man-made landscape in Europe and perhaps the world.
Wine Salon of the Czech Republic is the most prestigious wine competition in the Czech Republic. A hundred best wines emerge from the competition every year. You can see and taste them in a tasting exposition of the National Wine Centre in the Valtice castle underground.
There are religious, Jewish and other interesting buildings documenting the rich local history that are worth seeing. It is dominated by a castle rebuilt during the reign of the Liechtenstein into artificial ruins. In the town district Poštorná the Church of the Visitation is located. It was built of 200 kinds of bricks, blocks and unique glazed roof tiles. There are also Jewish monuments worth visiting, such as a cemetery chapel, a house of a gravedigger and a synagogue.
A unique floodplain landscape between the Morava and Dyje rivers, at the border with Austria and Slovakia. The local bottomland forests are interwoven by numerous canals, oxbows, ponds and meadows with old oak trees. In the 9th century one of the largest medieval fortresses in Central Europe was built in this area. It has been declared an archeological historic reservation.
Moravian Karst is one of the most important karst areas in Central Europe. Throughout the territory there are more than 1,100 caves. The following caves are open for public tours: Punkevní, Kateřinská, Balcarka, Výpustek and Sloupsko-šošůvské.
Hiking along the blue sign from Moravský Krumlov through Ivančice to Silůvky (24 km)
The tour starts at the railway station in Moravský Krumlov (It is convenient to park the car there, because you can get back directly by train.). From there you will follow the blue tourist sign along the whole route of the trip. The journey will take you through the centre of Moravský Krumlov, past a lot of remarkable landmarks, further downriver Rokytná where you will pass Krumlovsko – rokytenské pudding stones National Nature Reserve, past Budkovice until you reach Ivančice, the hometown of Vladimír Menšík. You can have lunch there and then continue along the blue sign through Bobrava natural park until you get to the final destination, which is Silůvky railway station. From there you can take train back.