Discover the treasures of Moravian literature in Rajhrad, climb through vineyards and apricot orchards to the Výhon Lookout Tower. Let the generous arms of South Moravia embrace you.
You can get from Brno to Popovice by train. You will easily find the Rajhradsko nature trail, which will guide you through Popovice. Turn to the forest called Bažantnice (Pheasantry), a temple of tall trees, and go through an alley to the Benedictine Monastery in Rajhrad. Its layout was rebuilt according to the design of Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel. The magnitude of his talent can readily be seen! The whole complex is dominated by the majestic abbot church of Saints Peter and Paul. Are you looking for quality literature? The historical library of the Museum of Literature in Moravia will enchant you. Here you can leaf through exact copies of the precious manuscripts that belonged to Queen Elisabeth Richenza (Rejčka)! If you take a little detour in Rajhrad, you will find the U Kašny restaurant, which has been recognized in the prestigious Gourmet South Moravia 2019 show.
Follow the red tourist marking, go past the chorus of frogs at the Ludmila pool until you get to Židlochovice. The effort of a local apricot breeder has produced the acclaimed variety “Fenzova Úrodná Židlochovická” (Fenz’ Fertile Apricot from Židlochovice) and the delicious fruit is celebrated by the Meruňkobraní Apricot Festival. You can buy certified local wines and apricot delicacies in the information centre in Židlochovice. The green tourist marker will then lead you to the Akátová Věž (Acacia Tower) lookout tower and then follow the blue tourist marker among the vineyards to Nosislav. In the centre of the village, admire the church with an ancient fortification and a hundred-year-old press for the grapes which flourish in this region. You can try organic wine at Válka Winery and maybe you should also write down the date of the Open Cellars in Nosislav wine festival.
Walk along St. Jacob’s Path along the border of the Výhon Nature Park back to Židlochovice.
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Scenic views, gemstones, the romantic valley of a trout river, churches, the Porta Coeli Convent and the Pernštejn Castle. And small breweries along the way, which will quench your thirst.
On foot or by bike. Go and see the places where a crucial event of Czech history took place in 1805. And not just of Czech history, but also of French, Russian and Austrian history. The Battle of the Three Emperors was fought right here.
The period of the First Republic was definitely chic, from the polished chrome of cars to elegant fashion. Travel back in time to see the perfect realities of this era in the Moravian metropolis!
Get on your bike and let the breeze carry you through the fragrant summer. Time passes more slowly here, the sun shines on the vineyards and the romantic valley of the Jihlava River tempts you to relax.
Hot summer in South Moravia? Cool down in the Brno underground. South Moravia is the sunniest region of the Czech Republic, which is why the grapes thrive there, but the sweltering temperatures can make you drowsy... The heat cannot reach under the ground, though!
A little tasting of the Tišnov Beer Trail or a relaxing bike ride not only for beer lovers!
Coal near Brno? Black and genuine? It was mined here in ten mines starting from the mid-18th century. The deepest galleries in Central Europe!