Roznov pod Radhostem / Rosenau am Radegast is a small town nearby Pustevny (8km) in a distance of about 80 Km east of Brno.
This is quite a distance, BUT it might be a good combination with Brno and with my hotel-tip of Pustevny
In Roznov pod Radhostem you may see the big open-air-museum of wooden houses and watermills, called "Valasske muzeum v prirode".
It will take about 3-5 hours to see it all, as the watermills may be visited by a guided tour only (including demonstrations of the mills ) and the rest of the buildings are spread over a rather big area, arranged like in the original villages with meadows, sheep, cows etc.
A lot of walking is needed there uphill and downhill, but all the buildings still have their original interior and you have to feeling, it always belonged there, although 90% of them were de-constructed all over Czechia and finally rebuilt again in the museum.
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Vyskov is about 40 km east of Brno / Brünn and is a great and interesting place to visit for all those people who are interested in
Eastblock airplanes, tanks and Helicopters
You simply have to leave the highway and drive on direction Prirov and will pass by an old airfield that displayes certainly hundreds of old planes, helicopters, tanks and other military vehicles that you would never have been able to see during the times of the Communists.
Take road Nr. 47 and drive from Vyskov towards the east and you will pass by it.
Saturday + Sunday
09.00a.m. - 12.00 noon and 02.00p.m.- 06.00p.m.
I saw it just from outside,and took these pics through the fence !
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Trebic is just about 40 km west of Brno / Brünn and you will pass by it on your way to Prague.
Watch out for the great cathedral and the old monastery around it - on my pic you see one of the entrance-gates to the monastery !
When you go from Brno to Trebic, it might be the best to take the highway first and leave it in Velke Mezirici and follow the road Nr.360
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One of my grandmothers came from Milicov - close to Jihlava / Iglau.
For that reason I came there already once in communiste times, about 1978 in order to search for relatives. We stayed in a hotel in Jihlava and I was really impressed by the great town-square of the 1st city I could explore in Tschechoslovakia.
When I returned in summer 2004 I have to admit, it was nice, especially the old tower of the wall, but on the total - and after having seen so many much more beautiful towns in Czechia - I was a bit disappointed...
Jihlava / Iglau is 80 km west of Brno / Brünn - and you may easily get there on the highway to Prague
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Slavkov - Austerlitz to the French. Site of the battlefield where Napoleon defeated the combined Austrian and Russian armies in December 1802.
Nearby there is an orientation table showing the layout of the battlefield, the chapel where Napoleon is reputed to have prayed for victory and also a peace park with monument (see pic) to the dead of many European wars. as well as this one.
In Slavkov u Brna itself is a fine chateau style 'castle'.
Slavkov is about 25kms south-east of Brno.
Jihlava was once the chief source of silver in Central Europe before Kutna Hora took the distinction but the wealth of the town is still evident in the beautiful architecture. It is home to the larget square in the country and a pretty decent brewery too. Jihlava is a surprisingly big city and restaurant is a real oasis in the middle of it. Adjacent to the brewery, it's not only a good sized though down to earth restaurant but there's a big beer garden outside, complete with swings and slides for the kiddies.
Located on the edge of Bohemia, on the Moravian side of the border on the road from Prague to Brno.
RENAISSANCE HOUSE: on the triagular shaped place called Kapucínské námestí in the city center you will find this wonderfull restored renaissance building. When you walk in you will find shops and nice little cafés. Then take the staircase or lift to the top and enjoy the beautiful view over the city.
THIS IS A MODERN BRNO - There are a greatest place for Trade faires of different branches in lots of halls, traditional business centre - there are in all of seasons different faires. Also our company have there regularly stand on International Building fair in April. LOOK: http://www.bvv.cz
Ivancicky viadukt - an iron bridge across the Jihlava river about 5kms south-east of Ivancice, itself about 20kms south-west of Brno.
Why? M. Eifel designed and built this before he moved onto bigger things in Paris!
as said, it was impossible to convince my fellow workers to go round the town during the little free time so I used to do the following: eat a really rich breakfast before reaching our stand at the fair and use my lunch break to go round the town but unfortunately the time was short and I couldn't go much farther from the fair...
Vranov nad Dyji
High on a rocky spur overshadowing the vast expanse of the Vranov reservoir, stands the picturesque castle of the same name. It foundation goes back to the 11th century when it served as one of the elements of the defensive system associated with the frontier river Dyje. In 1323 it was given in pledge to Jindrich of Lipa, a prominent supporter of Eliska, the last of the Premysl clan.
From 1421 it was in the ownership of the Lichtenburg clan which carried out only minor adjustments to the building. In 1618, at the start of the revolt of the Estates, it fell to the Althan family who soon sold it, but obtained it again after 1680, holding onto it for a longer period. To them is due the extensive rebuilding which turned a medieval abode into a elegant Baroque castle. The architectural and decorative work was carried out by the foremost of Austria's Baroque artists. The overall project was probably designed by Johann B. Fischer of Erlach; Domenico Martinelli, and after 1723, also by Antonio E. Martinelli as a collaborator. The so-called Hall of Ancestors, oval in plan, is the finest part and spiritual centre of the castle.
Vranov nad Dyji, general view
Vranov nad Dyji, entrance staircase
The painting in the vault, which celebrates the Althan clan, was executed in 1695 by Johann Michael Rottmayr. Tobias Kracker was the artist of the sculptures at the lower level. the church of the Most Holy Trinity, built in 1698 - 1700, was decorated with murals by I. Ceinitz. Late in the 18th century the entire castle was furnished in the classical style.
The Althan estates prospered considerably from the manufacture of ceramics during the years 1799 - 1882.
Noteworthy is also the ruin of Novy Hradek, situated on the rocky isthmus of a fork of the Dyje river.
Try bramborak, a close relative to a potato pancake with fried onions thrown into the mix for a tasty snack from street side stalls. This one was on Josefska and had them for 12 kr (50 cents).
If you happen to visit the Cathedral of St.Peter and Paul just walk around and you see this really interesting graves.
An invitation to trips to the surroundings of Brno in my Travelogues ! Others very nice places are Mikulov, Lednice, Valtice, Nove Mlyny - dam, Znojmo, ...... YOU ARE WELCOME !
You can find a lot of great places in this area : historical sights, wine cellules (really good to see and taste) places for water sports.