wine cellars

The Czech Republic, worldwide known through a beer culture, is now becoming a popular destination for the wine lovers. Wine enthusiasts who are seaking for a new undiscovered wine destination have already recognized the quality of the Czech wine which evidence are achievements on the international wine competitions.

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The Battle of Austerlitz

There is one event and one name through which is Brno generally worldwide recognized. The name is Josef Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, and the event is the Napoleonic battle of Austerlitz also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors. The battle, regarded as the greatest victory of Napoleon Grand Army which changed the map of Europe and its history, took place in the region to the east of Brno on December 2 in 1805.

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Don Parrish, ranking no 1. among the most traveled people in the world, visited Brno in October 2017. Don has visited literally every country in this world together with the South Pole. His visit of the Czech Republic was not first but it was his first visit of Brno city.

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Pálava Hills

This is my most favourite hiking day trip in the South Moravia I have already made several times and there is always something new to discover. This hike takes you to the highest point of Pálava Hills (Děvín Hill 549 m) and along the trail of the approximate length of 15 km, you are provided with beautiful scenery views on the surrounding landscape created of water dams, ponds, vineyards and fields, where are situated lovely small traditional wine villages.

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On July 22 me, my husband and my parents, we decided to join a bike trip through the Mikulov wine sub-region. The trip was organized for public by the Moravian Wine Trails, the project which is responsible for building of 1200km bicycle trail net in the region of the South Moravia.

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We overslept! What a surprise after all activities we experienced in the previous day. But luckily for us the pleasure cruise on Bata canal, we had booked in advance, started at 11AM. Have your heard before the name Bata? No? And what about the international Bata shoe company? For those who knows the company could be a surprise that the founder of the company was a Czech entrepreneur Tomas Bata. (more…)

Slovácko, sometimes called the Moravian Slovakia, is an authentic ethnographic region characterized by rich folkore tradition, quality wine, nature protected landscape areas and UNESCO monuments located in the south-eastern part of Moravia on the borders with Slovakia and Austria.

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Walking trip to (Svatý Kopeček) Holy Hill in Mikulov town and wine tasting were 2 activities we had decided for to celebrate the beginning of the tourist season on April 1. With this date, all main tourist monuments after a long winter open their doors to guests.

And why Holy Hill? I have visited Mikulov town several times as a tourist and as a guide but never had time to walk up to Holy Hill. Since I knew the 1st of April was going to be a sunny day, I saw an opportunity for a nice walking trip to the top of Holy Hill to take these breathtaking pictures of Mikulov town, Pálava limestone ridge and picturesque landscape of the South Moravia and more importantly to get to know place better so I can introduce it to you.

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It had been some time having this trip on my mind. I had seen many beautiful pictures of this magic place and had read positive recommendations for visiting, but still was being busy  to make this trip until one day. I had not planned it, I just woke up, looked through the window and saw a beautiful sunny day after a long winter so I could not have stayed at home. The decision was made. This was the day when I wanted to see the famous Rosa Coeli.

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4 of 8 UNESCO sights reached within a day from Brno are of Baroque origin.

The national tourist board Czechtourism has proclaimed the Baroque to be the central theme of tourism in the year of 2017.  I must confess that the Baroque period was not of my favourite.

I often found it very ostentatiously ornamented and some could think even kitschy. I think it was mostly caused by the fact they I have not dedicated much attention to this period. But when I started to discover the legacy of the Baroque era in the view of tourism I was surprised of how big impact the Baroque has had on nowaday appearance of every city, town, village and the landscape.

So what Baroque is about?

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