Even from a great distance this majestic castle will tempt all to come and visit it. No wonder Napoleon himself spent the night here.
In Pálava and in Mikulov itself, tourists hardly know where to go first, but you definitely shouldn’t miss the chateau. It stands on a rocky cliff as the right landmark. Originally, it was a castle dating back to the 13th century, because it was simply impossible not to make use of such a convenient location. Today, no one would believe that the castle burned down in 1945, so successful was the subsequent renovation.
Most of the time, the structure was owned by the powerful Liechtensteins, followed by the Dietrichsteins. They left us a beautiful library and a hall of ancestors. Today, the chateau is the seat of the Regional Museum in Mikulov, which has prepared several exhibitions for you. There are both guided and self-guided tours here. Which one will you choose?
We suggest that fans of great style head for the exhibition From the Gothic to the Empire. Wine lovers will appreciate the exhibition Wine across the Centuries. It will take them all the way to ancient Egypt, to the Romanesque cellar, to the Gothic chapel and to the Baroque theatre. An interactive bike ride through the wine trails will provide you with a view of the vineyards… And of course you will see the famous giant barrel here.
We bet you won’t be disappointed by the castle garden either. It is one of the largest chateau gardens in the Czech Republic! Garden terraces located at several different altitudes wind around the entire perimeter of the Castle Hill. You can choose a place to go for a glass of local wine from here...
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A picturesque town among vineyards, full of sights and places where you can enjoy good eating. And what amazing surroundings!
Up to the top past the Stations of the Cross, then Mikulov in the palm of your hand. After that back down to treat yourself to something good to eat.
A seven-storey cave with an emerald lake where you will feel like you are at the bottom of a coral reef.
These romantic castle ruins and their unmistakable silhouette are a dominant feature of Pálava, no matter in which direction you are travelling. Do you know that the ruins are haunted by an orphan called Orphanus?
Pálava, a protected landscape area where beautiful nature and top-quality Moravian wine will refresh you.
Medieval ruins in all respects. Some more demanding physical activity is required before a strategic view in all directions rewards you. But it is definitely worth taking the effort!
Do you find events of long ago boring? A visit to Pavlov will turn you into a real fan of prehistory! Your kids will remember this spectacular exhibition for a long time to come.
This voluptuous beauty made of burnt clay brought world-class commotion to a small South Moravian village. What is it that makes her so fascinating?
A trio of water reservoirs at the foot of Pálava, from where the ruins of Děvičky look down on an abandoned church on an island in the middle of the waters. Romance non plus ultra.
The largest swimming pool complex far and wide, water from a thermal source full of beneficial minerals, and the panorama of Pálava on top of that.
In which labyrinth will they pour you some good wine? In the Valtice labyrinth! And what is more, all year round.
There are chateaux where you might be offered a knightly duel, but at the chateau in Valtice you will be poured wine instead.