We have been to the Czech Republic for several times. Of course, we have been to Prague first. We saw the typical Czech tourist goals like the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge and the Astronomical Clock. During our following holidays in the Czech Republic we also tried to make trips to the Prague surroundings; e.g. to Karlštejn.
During time we got to know some Czech people who recommended us also the rest of the Czech Republic. First we were a bit afraid of travelling far from Prague because we do not speak Czech at all. And we did not know if the people who live outside Prague were able to speak English or German or French – those are the languages we can speak.
After coming to Brno we were surprised that it was not difficult to talk to people there. So we became a bit braver and decided to go to the town of Zlín. We had a recommendation to visit the Zlín Zoo in the surroundings of the Lešná Castle.
First we decided to visit the town of Zlín itself. We had the information that the town was built mainly thanks to the Baťa Company that is a shoe making firm. Thomas Bata wanted to build the town according to the American industrial towns. The building number 21 was one of the first high-rise buildings in Europe. It was the administrative building. An office is placed also in the elevator. We also visited the centre of the town. We quite liked the architecture and also the cafés we visited.
Before going to the Zoo we decided to visit the Museum of the Southeast Moravia. This museum used to be called Shoe Museum. We visited the long expositions called “The Baťa Principle: Today a Phantasy Tomorrow a Real Thing”. We really enjoyed this exposition that was about the shoes and also about management. The Southeast Moravia Museum deals also with the movie history, the sweets history and also with the technical and technological history.
In the museum we spent a lot of time so we were not able to visit the zoo that day any more. In the end we had to stay in Zlín overnight. So we booked a hotel and then decided to visit the Lukov Castle ruin before going to sleep.
The following day we went to the Zlín Zoo. It was amazing. We both like zoos. This one is really huge, full of trees and nice paths for the visitors. We saw many beautiful animals and got to know much information about them. The Zlín Zoo cooperates with some Indic zoos what is a very good idea. The most we liked the lemur twins that were playing when we came to their run.
We were very satisfied with our trip to the town of Zlín. Sometimes we have to come back – we met many interesting tips for trips in the town´s surrounding.
Where to find Zlín