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    Jihlava / Iglau - 80 km west of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Nov 12, 2004

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    Jihlava / Iglau - 80 km west of Brno

    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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    Olomouc - east of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Written Nov 13, 2004

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    Olomouc - 50km east of Brno / Br��nn

    Olomouc / Olmütz is mainly known as the origin of a quite stincky cheese ( Olmützer ), BUT it also has a really great town-square with excellent buildings and certainly the biggest plague-column of all over Czechia.
    Don't miss the 3 lovely fountains there - my favorite one was the one with the turtles.
    You may get to Olomouc over the highway within an hour maybe.
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    Lednice / Eisgrub castle - south of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Lednice castle - 50 km south of Brno / Br��nn

    Lednice / with the old german name Eisgrub is a really great and beautiful castle, where you may even take photographs inside the castle against a small fee !
    You may only take a GUIDED tour through the castle and there are 2 different tours - each of them is about 1 hour
    That way you might need almost the whole afternoon for the castle and the big park around it.

    Lednice is about 75 km north of Vienna and about 50 km south of Brno / Brünn .

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    Telc - 90 km west of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Telc - 90km west of Brno / Br��nn

    When you are in the area of Brno / Brünn, make sure you will also see Telc / Tetsch as it is one of the most beautiful and most interesting small towns in Czechia.
    The triangle townsquare is totally surrounded by great baroque buildings, 95% of them were recently restored and are part of the UNESCO-World-heritage !!
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    Telc is on the very left of the map !
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    Trebic - 40 km west of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Written Nov 12, 2004

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    Trebic - 40 km west of Brno / Br��nn

    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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    Valtice / Feldgrub - south of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Valtice castle in the south of Brno / Br��nn

    Valtice castle is about 30 km south of Brno / Brünn.
    The castle still needs a lot of restorations inside, but it has already a nice hotel in the left wing of the castle :
    Hotel Hubertus

    and inside the castle you may taste the local wines in a big wine-cellar or take a guided tour ( BUT photography is forbidden inside the castle !)
    A visit to Valtice castle may easily be combined with Lednice-castle, situated in a distance of just about 7 km.

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    Lysice - a great castle north of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Lysice castle - 25km north of Brno / Br��nn

    Lysice is in a distance of about 25 km north of Brno / Brünn, and it is one of the best castles I have seen in Bohemia, and hard to find in any guidebook...

    Lysice castle once belonged to Erwin Dubsky, an early globetrotter of the 19th century and a big part of the furniture and decorations in the castle still remind of his time as an admiral and world-traveller.
    My favorite was the japanese saloon !

    The library of Marie von Ebner Eschenbach is certainly one of the highlights of the tour though the castle.
    Ebner-Eschenbach was born as countess Maria Dubska, niece of Edwin Dubsky .

    Photography is allowed INside the castle, against a small extra-fee
    You will find plenty of infos and pics on my Lysice-page !
    Just click on the link below !

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    Mikulov / Nikolsburg - south of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Mikulov castle - 30km south of Brno / Br��nn

    Mikulov / Nikolsburg is one of the places, where you may cross the border to Austria, when driving to Vienna.

    There is a great castle (seen on my picture ), a big thomb that looks rather like a church, a lovely house with graffitis and a jewish cemetery and a lot of baroque buildings.
    In Mikulov you may see the most important things, including the castle-garden within about 1-2 hours
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    Novy Jicin / Neutitschein - east of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Written Nov 12, 2004

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    Novy Jicin - 60 km east of Brno / Br��nn

    Novy Jicin / Neutitschein might be another interesting town for a stopover.
    The town has about 27000 inhabitants, a lovely town-square and a lot of great buildings all over town.

    One of the sidestreets, Msgr. Sramka, rather close to the big parking, is full of great Art Nouveau-buildings, like you may see them on the upper-part of my picture-combination.

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    Pernstejn - 40 km north-west of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Pernstejn-castle - 40km north of Brno / Br��nn

    Pernstejn castle is 40 km north-west of Brno / Brünn and dates back to the 13th centrury

    .The castle is open to the public :

    April 9.00a.m.-03.00p.m.
    May,June 9.00a.m.-04.00p.m.
    July,August 9.00a.m.-05.00p.m.
    September 9.00a.m.-04.00p.m.
    October 9.00a.m.-03.00p.m.

    EXCLUDING a lunchbreak of 1 hour at 12.00 noon !!!

    Guided tours only :
    Adults: 40,- Kc
    Children: 5,- Kc
    Students: 20,- Kc

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    Kromeriz - 50 km east of Brno

    by globetrott Written Nov 13, 2004

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    Kromeriz - 50 km east of Brno / Br��nn

    Kromeriz is another interesting place, when you start to explore the east of Czechia.
    There is a big castle with an excellent interior, BUT unfortunately Photography is forbidden inside !
    Around the castle is a great park with a baroque maze and a small zoo .
    Don't miss the big townsquare with plenty of great baroque buildings and churches.

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    Rajec castle - 25km north of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Rajec castle - 25km north of Brno / Br��nn

    Rajec castle is about 25 km north of Brno / Brünn.
    Rajec castle is quite a large building with the big castle in the middle and wide buildings on each side around a great park in the centre.

    You have to park your car outside and it takes a few minutes untill you get to the castle.
    The opening times of the castle are as follows :

    April, September and October :
    09.00a.m.-12.00 and 01.00-04.00p.m.
    May till August . open 1 hour more till 05.00p.m.

    Closed every Monday !!

    last guided tour is 1 hour before closing time.

    On saturdays in the morning, there will be no tours in case that a wedding takes place there.
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    Zelena Hora - 50km north-west of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Written Nov 14, 2004

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    Zelena Hora - 50 km north-west of Brno


    Zelena Hora is one of the most famous examples of the so-called "Baroque Gothic"-style.
    A formerly Gothic church was rebuilt and re-decorated in baroque style.
    The whole of the church follows certain rules and symbolisms :
    most of the rooms and ornaments have 5 edges, only the outside wall of the cemetery has 10 edges.
    The church was consecrated to the National saint of the Czech Republic :

    Jan Nepomucky / Johann Nepomuk

    He was thrown into the Moldau-river from Charle's bridge in Prague in may 16th, 1393.
    The legends says, that he was not willing to tell the king Wenzel IV any secrets, his wife told him during the confession.

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    Take the road 353 in the north of Zdar nad Sazavou, Zelena Hora is there at the end of the village !

    And here you may see my VT-page about Zelena Hora
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    Koprivnice - for all fans of Tatra-automobiles

    by globetrott Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    Koprivnice Tatra-museum / 150 km north-east of Brn

    Maybe 150 km north-east of Brno / Brünn you may visit a really great museum of Tatra-automobiles, planes and even a train.
    My favorite part of the museum was the section with the huge 4x4 trucks and expedition-vehicles, beeing able to explore even the remotest places on earth. In the centre of my picture-combination you may see one of them - only 2 of that type were built for an expedition by Czech scientists across Asia in the late 50s.
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    Vyskov - a museum of army airplanes

    by globetrott Updated Nov 12, 2004

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    a military museum in Vyskov, east of Brno

    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.
    Opening-times :
    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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