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Moravia is fascinating. Nature, wine and many historical monuments – a lot to explore. Four Unesco monuments rank among the most attractive locations: the castle and gardens in Kroměříž, the Baroque plague column in Olomouc, the Functionalist Villa Tugendhat in Brno and Lednice-Valtice Castle and park. The Moravian Karst with thousands of caves and Macocha Abyss is an adventure of nature. Very interesting is to visit the technical monuments in Ostrava

 

The region of South Moravia is characterized by great variety of landscapes, from the highlands to the soft ripples in western Czech-Moravia (Českomorayská vrchovina). Traveling through Southern Moravia make you feel you that it is the landscape is filled with sunflowers and wine stocks. When and when the first sunbeams or the last in the evening hit and soft hills is beauty for the eye which poor positive energies into the mind.

 
Southern Moravia is the is the center of the wine region of the Czech Republic and
If possible you should take a break at some of the many wineries, most are happy to get visitors and besides tasting some great wine it is a good way to get a chat and taste some of the wine. . Many of the wineries have organized wine tasting evens where there are entertainment, lectures about the wine and sometimes wine museums.

 
In case you come during summertime or in the fall it is time for the wine festivals and there is a good chance you will have the chance to participate in one of the many summer and autumn festival in distinct towns like Mikulov and Znojmo, as well as amazing towers like Valtice and Lednice

The festivals are not touristic theatre pieces, butt authentic local festivals and people in Moravia are in many open-minded to talk to strangers and the festivals are a great place to meet Czech, warm and friendly people, and also the famous wine festival during which mount tastings are offered

 

As you travel through the landscape you will also notice the tradition for building towers on any free hill or mountain top and more religious symbols in the south as religion plays a role here in contrast to bohemia.
Brno is the largest town in Moravia and although it cannot be compared with Prague in relation to the number and variety of historical attractions, is definitely a place worth visiting. Here you will find a wonderful combination of well-preserved squares with beautiful Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, and the amazing fortress Špilberk which was in full swing during the Swedish invasions in the 16 the century and during the Nazi occupation.

 

The Capuchin church is the place where you can see the remains of important people who are mummified. Just outside Brno is the very famous battlefield of Austerlitz (Slavkov to the Czechs), where Napoleon defeated the allied armies of Russia and Austria.
The city main bus and railway station is located in the middle of the city near to a beautiful square and a number of buildings in Baroque and renaissance style
Like vise plague you do not need to do sightseeing to enjoy Brno, just to walk in the romantic streets and spectacular buildings and capture the atmosphere of the place.
The city is located on the hills of the region and is a loose border with Bohemia. To the south, and to the south the border with Austria,
On the east, the culture and the landscape lead us to Slovakia. Valuable ecclesiastical areas, like Veered, are the hosts for the large number of pilgrims, while Kroměříž is where you will find gardens and the palace of the archbishop between
Olomouc is the second largest town in the southern part of Moravia (sometimes classified as belonging to the northern part). The fact is that Olomouc is located between Ostrava more north and Brno in the south. Olomouc has a very beautiful city center with old brick paved streets and squares and a distinctively beautiful Cathedral in Gothic style

But moving away from the old city center you will discover that Olomouc in many ways are a young and vibrant city center, that houses one of the largest universities in the country (the Palacky University), with 22,000 students.
Olomouc has an Astronomical Clock witch is not as intact or original as the one in Prague. The clock was damaged in World War II. But after the war the famous artifact was rebuilt by the communist government with one modification so, instead of religious figures, hourly parading a procession of proletarian characters, from a craftsman to a scientist,
Another great pride in Olomouc is the colossal baroque column of the Trinity, which dates from 1734 and is the largest of Centares of plague columns that exist in the Czech Republic. This type of monuments, was erected in the period where pest were a plague over most of Europe but Olomouc and nearby were not affected so much , so to thank god
For saving the town from pest there were raised plague columns.
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It was precisely to escape the pest that Mozart, for example, moved to Olomouc time, where he wrote his Sixth Symphony
It was also in the Archbishop’s Palace in Olomouc where Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, in 1848 were given the title of Emperor,
The archbishops had their summer residence is in nearby Kromeriz, 30 km from Olomouc. And the summer residence do not only have an old story when the
Czech born director Milos Forman shot some scenes of his film Amadeus many of the scenes were shot in the palace which is where of the few examples where the Catholic Church have accepted this kind of requests
The palace is worth visiting although it only can be seen from outside
UNESCO declared the palace as a World Heritage Site in 1998, along with the neighboring garden Mannerist style “a very rare and largely intact example of a baroque garden,”
The castles of the South Bohemian natural reserves of Moravia, the summer seaside resort and near Lipno with spectacular views of the Lower Moravia your system in the Czech Republic will lead you to the confines of a country deeply rooted in its traditions. Submitted by

 

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