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The Czech Republic’s easternmost province, Moravia, is yin to Bohemia’s yang. If Bohemians love beer, Moravians love wine. If Bohemia is about towns and cities, Moravia is all rolling hills and pretty landscapes. The capital, Brno, has the museums, but the northern city of Olomouc has captivating architecture. The lesser-visited south is dominated by vineyards and, naturally, wine-drinking day-tipplers. This was the former stomping ground of some of the wealthiest families of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and you can still see the glint of this old money at former noble piles in Mikulov, Valtice and Lednice.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Moravia.