Attractions

Top Choice Architecture in Brno

Vila Tugendhat

Brno had a reputation in the 1920s as a centre for modern architecture in the Bauhaus style. Arguably the finest example is this family villa, designed by modern master Mies van der Rohe for Greta and Fritz Tugendha…
Top Choice Castle in Valtice-Lednice

Lednice Chateau

Lednice’s massive neo-Gothic chateau, owned by the Liechtenstein family from 1582 to 1945, is one of the country’s most popular weekend destinations. The crowds come for the splendid interiors and extensive gardens,…
Castle in Telč

Telč Chateau

Telč's sumptuous Renaissance chateau guards the northern end of the Telč peninsula. The chateau was rebuilt from the original Gothic structure in the 16th century and remains in fine fettle, with immaculately tended…
Castle in Kroměříž

Archbishop's Chateau

The Unesco-protected Archbishop's Chateau dates from the late 17th century and is Kroměříž’s big-ticket sight. Its 84m-high baroque tower, visible for kilometres around, is the main attraction, along with impressive…
Monument in Olomouc

Holy Trinity Column

The town's pride and joy is this 35m-high baroque sculpture that dominates Horní náměstí and is a popular meeting spot for local residents. The trinity column was built between 1716 and 1754 and is allegedly the big…
Museum in Olomouc

Archdiocesan Museum

The impressive holdings of the Archdiocesan Museum trace the history of Olomouc back 1000 years. The thoughtful layout, with helpful English signage, takes you through the original Romanesque foundations of Olomouc …
Tunnel in Znojmo

Znojmo Underground

Znojmo's labyrinth of underground corridors below the old town is one of the most extensive in Central Europe, snaking around for some 27km. Two types of guided tours are offered: the 'classic' tour is designed for …
Castle in Znojmo

Znojmo Castle

Znojmo has traditionally occupied a strategic position on the border between Austria and Moravia, and there’s been a fortress here since the 11th century. The castle has served as a residence for Moravian nobles, a …
Church in Brno

Church of St James

This austere 15th-century church contains a baroque pulpit with reliefs of Christ dating from 1525. But the biggest draw is a small stone figure known as the 'Nehaňba' (The Shameless): above the 1st-floor window on …
Historic Building in Brno

Old Town Hall

No visit to Brno would be complete without a peek inside the city's medieval Old Town Hall, parts of which date back to the 13th century. The tourist office is here, plus oddities including a crocodile hanging from …