The Slavic fortified settlement in Mikulčice is one of the most significant places illustrating the history of the Czech state. Valy near Mikulčice was most likely the capital of Great Moravia. It is one of the TOP sightseeing destinations of South Moravia! Visit the early-medieval Great Moravian memorial that was built in the 8th and 9th century and features a large acropolis and precious archaeological discoveries. Copies of the foundations of eight churches and a princely palace can be found on the site.
The visitor centre offers the exhibition “Great Moravian Mikulčice – A Princely Castle in the Flood Plain of the Morava River”. It presents Mikulčice as an important Slavic and Great Moravian settlement with rich history documented by archaeological findings. You can learn, for example, how the Czech people’s ancestors served dinner when you see ancient pottery. Jewellery, such as earrings, proves that people already wanted to look beautiful and had good taste back then. Swords prove that they were not afraid to face their enemies in battle.
The second pavilion exhibition “Great Moravian Mikulčice – the Second Church and Religious Architecture of the Princely Castle” enhances the emotional experience thanks to the combination of spoken word, music and film projection with a direct tour of museum exhibits. The exhibition won the Gloria Musaealis award in the category of the Museum Exhibition of 2008.
The premises also include a lovely urban forest. A walk along the marked circuit on the premises of the fortified settlement and in the castle surroundings, around the copies of the foundations of ancient church buildings and the remains of the defence wall will make you soak up the atmosphere of Czech national history.
If you still have some time and energy left, we can recommend that you also visit the Masaryk Museum in Hodonín.