Visit the source of winemaking here, in a village that exported its most delicious wines to Europe as early as the 13th century. Tune your taste buds!
In the 9th century, Blatnice pod Svatým Antonínkem was situated near the first spurs of the White Carpathians. Since those times, the picturesque Moravian Slovakia village has grown and thanks to the skill of local winemakers it bears the title of the Burgundy of Moravia. The local wine is said to have been drunk at Svatopluk’s seat, and for centuries it was a valued export and artists and scholars travelled to Blatnice to drink it. Today you can visit it!
You can fully enjoy the local traditions in June during the Main St. Anthony’s Pilgrimage, in August during the Thanksgiving Pilgrimage and in November at the kermesse. The fluffy folk costumes will ignite your desire to discover local folklore and sing at the top of your lungs. What a thirst it induces! Quench it under the Stará Hora conservation area in Blatnice. Some of the dozens of wine establishments here have been serving wine since the 16th century. The Cech Blatnických Vinařů (Winemakers’ Guild) keeps the cellars running for you all season long.
Blatnice pod sv. Antonínkem is famous for the production of Easter eggs. And as with folk costumes, egg-decorating has its own rules and characteristic elements. You can see the breathtakingly colourful ornaments on the black background of the eggshells in the museum, where they preserve the craft heritage of past generations. In Blatnice you won’t know what to do first!
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It looks like the Netherlands but it is... good old Moravia! The area of the wind mill in Kuželov will be fun.
There is a place near Strážnice where the dreams of every biker come true. The five mountain-bike circuits with single trails in the pristine nature of the White Carpathians will bring you to a state of nirvana.
The criers in the lead, the adjutants behind them with sabres drawn, a little boy with a rose between his lips, other criers, and other riders…
A tree that sounds like it’s providing a true service. But it does really exist. It grows in the White Carpathian Mountains, and you can taste it – on the educational True Service Tree Trail!
A protected landscape area where rare orchids bloom and ancient folk customs flourish.
This body of water is fun even for obstinate landlubbers and non-swimmers! You won’t see jumping dolphins but you will get to discover the sights around and taste the delicacies of the region.
Blueprint came to our country from the Far East. Today it is one of the rare traditional crafts of the Czech Republic. It evokes folk culture and can only be seen in two places in the country.
The whole Strážnice area is alive with folklore and music, and that is why the local chateau is dedicated to folk music.
Dancing is not just for girls! Verbuňk, on the other hand, is a purely male affair. Gentlemen dance it mostly in groups and it’s a real experience.
Divided into areas representing the regions of Moravian Slovakia (known as Slovácko in Czech), the Strážnice Open-Air Museum will pleasantly take you through history, entertain children, and show you live folklore.
The Sahara Desert in the Czech Republic? Sure! Welcome to the Moravian Sahara Desert in Bzenec.
How about a picnic in one of the most beautiful chateau gardens in the Czech Republic?