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?
Both a legend and careful scientific research arose from the remains of a prehistoric hearth. This figure of a naked woman comes from the Upper Paleolithic, dating back to the period 29,000–25,000 BC, and is the oldest known ceramic statuette in the world! The finding refuted the assumption that people in the Paleolithic did not yet know pottery.
It was in the summer of 1925 when the team of archaeologist Karel Absolon discovered the Venus together with some animal figures in Dolní Věstonice. This sparked a sensation among scholars, as this place proved to have been a settlement of prehistoric colonists and many other findings confirmed the uniqueness and the extent of the whole area.
The Regional Museum in Mikulov takes care of the legacy of this unique finding and is currently reconstructing the exhibition directly in Dolní Věstonice. An archaeo-trail that is three and a half kilometres long leads through the whole area up to Pavlov. Get to know the Paleolithic during five stops in the beautiful scenery of Pálava. You will hardly be closer to nature anywhere else.
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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.
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.
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.
A seven-storey cave with an emerald lake where you will feel like you are at the bottom of a coral reef.
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.
Even from a great distance this majestic castle will tempt all to come and visit it. No wonder Napoleon himself spent the night here.
The Acacia Tower (Akátová Věž) lookout tower on the Výhon hill is a uniquely designed structure from 2009 combining concrete, metal and wood, the last of these of course being acacia wood.
Some cellar alleys are old and charming. These fifteen cellars are bold, modern and bursting with colour.