This healing kind of rowan tree cannot be found anywhere else in the Czech Republic. Head for the Slovácko region where the precious appleberry is intertwined with the traditions and celebrations of the area.
The red tourist trail will lead you along the M. Kudeříkové Path from the train station in Strážnice to Tvarožná Lhota. In the village, make a little detour to the Farmhouse (Selský Dům), the local exhibition is an example of cottage-cheese production and a listed building. You will cross the Appleberry Nature Trail (Oskerušová Stezka). Appleberry trees are among the oldest and most fertile in Europe; even a tree which is three hundred years old gives more than a ton of fruit. The tree’s wood is among the strongest, and the local tall specimens are unique in the world.
Then go to Kněždub, to the house where the Úprka brothers were born. Both of them were intensely engaged in artistic creation and they raised awareness of the traditions of the Slovácko region. The yellow tourist marker will lead you to the Lučina Reservoir. Jump in the water and also enjoy some refreshments in the recreational area! After walking a little further, you will approach Salaše (Sheepfolds), log houses and an arboretum of original woody plants accompanied by footbridges, ropes and a climbing tree. Every year, there is the Appleberry Festival (Oskerušobraní) at Salaše!
Your destination today is a high one: the Travičná Hill (379 metres above sea level) with a lookout tower and an exhibition about the White Carpathians Protected Landscape Area. From the tower’s height of 35 metres, you will see not only the crowns of the appleberry trees but also the hills of Pálava, Chřiby and Beskydy. From the lookout tower, follow the Appleberry Nature Trail (Oskerušová Stezka) around the memorable Oskoruše pod Starýma Horama (Appleberry Under the Old Mountains) and along the red trail back to Strážnice.
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What is a Philomachus pugnax or a ruff? Become a birdwatcher for a while and admire nature’s abundance of bird species! Near the ponds in Hodnín and Mutěnice, unique symphonies can be heard every day.
Taste experiences from a culinary heaven. Beautiful nature. A museum with folk costumes which will dazzle your eyes. The folk art of the Slovácko region is definitely not boring!
A longer route? Yes, but the flat terrain can be easily managed even by kids. Head up into the heart of the Great Moravian Empire to meet the Slavs! And also to experience the colourful folklore of the Podluží area.
Visit the easternmost part of South Moravia, the region where traditions are still alive. The folk heritage is cherished here and its beauty is passed on to children so that it does not cease to exist and so that you, too, could be enchanted by it.
A walking trip to the incredible views of the “Moravian Tuscany”, impressive folk costumes, and on top of that, wine like honey. Are you still unsure about whether to go?
A unique natural zoo, a trip to see thermophilic oakwood ideal for hikers, inline skaters and cyclists. And you will walk across the centre of a pond!
Coming here just for an afternoon outing would be like trying to travel North America in a week. The Hodonín region is a perfect destination for a whole weekend, whether you are a couple in love or a large family.
The tranquillity and the beautiful nature of the Ždánický Les (Ždánice Forest), the Renaissance chateau in Bučovice, a wonderful view of the Slovácko region and regional delicacies. These are some of the attractions of our bike trip, where you will definitely meet no crowds!
You do not need to look for the fragile beauty of butterflies in Ždánice, they will be happy to show themselves to you along the way!
A long and tranquil ride through lush greenery, oil deposits and parrots on top of that. You can experience such a mixture only in the Slovácko region!