Valtice Travel Guide

  • Cycling path along lakes
    Cycling path along lakes
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  • Cycling along vineyards
    Cycling along vineyards
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  • the castle
    the castle "Januv hrad"
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Valtice Things to Do

  • Cycling for everyone

    In Valtice and surroundings you can find great cycling areas for everyone. There are hundreds of kilometres of cycling paths which lead along vineyards, typical Czech villages, historical centres and through great nature.

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  • VALTICE CASTLE - 1

    Built between 1643-1730 by Anton Florian, this Castle is one of the largest secular baroque building's in Monravia, Czech Republic.In later years, the Castle became the seat of the Liechtenstein dynasty, and it was three of the family members that made it what we see today!As I passed through the gate from the Town Square and into the outside...

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  • VALTICE CASTLE - 2

    On entering the Castle, I climbed the stairs and entered the small room which was a souvenir shop and ticket office.I needed an English tour, but one wasn't available for 3/4hour, I couldn't wait that long. Luckily, a small group came in, and I was allowed to join their group. I was given a manual, which described the room's in English, I didn't...

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  • HOLY VIRGIN ASCENSION CHURCH

    This Church is also located in the Town Square. Lucky for me, it was closed when I first went to look, but later on it was open, so I was able to go inside. It's another building in Renaissance Baroque style, built between 1634 - 1671. Inside, even though a dull, grey colour, it did have nice piece's of work and a lovely stucco ceiling.The Altar...

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  • ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH & MONASTERY

    St. Augustine's Church and the Monastery are all located together in Valtice. The Monastery is one of the oldest of the Brothers of Mercy north of the Alps. The "brothers" founded the first hospice in 1604 and to this very day, it is still operating. It takes up one whole street block, so is really huge. Located near the Town Square.

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  • VALTICE CASTLE - 4

    If you have a wander around the outside of the Castle, look out for these cute little fish.It looks like it may be a water fountain, but it wasn't working. I loved them! It was located on the wall of Valtice Castle

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  • VALTICE CASTLE - 3

    At any Castle, there are gardens, some much better than other's! Valtice Castle in my opinion, didn't have anything exceptional. It had a very large lawned area, where there was a nice flower bed, this was on the side of the Castle.It is quite nice where you walk through to the front entrance, as around the Fountain, there is plenty of seating, a...

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  • VALTICE TOWN CENTRE & TOWN HALL

    The town centre of Valtice is a "National Heritage" site and is a must to have a walk around. It is also known as Freedom Square.Places of interest in the square are the parish Church of the Annunciation of Mary, Town Hall, Plaque Column, Fountain, some of the Town Ramparts and gate to the square.My photo is of the Town Hall built in New...

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  • GATE ON THE SQUARE

    This is where I walked through from the Valtice Square to see Valtice Castle. Would you believe, the reliefs on the gate are plastic!Have a look at my photo, to understand this.In the photo, on the left of the entrance, is a goddess with a helmet, and above is the saying, "One hardly forgets kindness."To the right, is an angel with trumpet, with a...

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  • TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

    As I wanted some information on what to see in Valtice and surrounds, I headed to the Tourist Information Centre. Outside, there was the big green with a white "i" sign pointing to a building.Problem was, I walked into the building and straight past the door! It didn't have any large signage to say it was the Tourist Information Centre. Luckily, I...

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  • PLAGUE COLUMN

    The Plague Column was built in 1680, and is located in the town Square.It is an interesting column as it has the Virgin Mary at the top, and on the bottom are four cardinal statues. The Virgin Mary is seen as the vanquisher of evil. This Column was erected in gratitude of the end of the plague and was among the first columns of its kind in Moravia.

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  • Wine tasting in the Czech Wine Salon

    The Wine Salon was founded in 2000 in order to promote Czech wines, that are not really famous outside the country but worth trying (first of all the white wines).It is situated in a very nice cellar of the Valtice palace.For about € 9.5 ($ 11.5) you can order an "open tasting" where you can taste all the wines you want. As you will find a...

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Valtice Warnings and Dangers

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    by balhannah Updated Oct 4, 2013

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    When reaching the Colonnade, there is no set parking area, so we just pulled off the road, and parked.

    A very "cranky" Czech woman came out yelling at us in Czech - We couldn't understand as we could only speak English.
    In the end, we worked out she wanted the Car moved, which my husband did - this was still no good, he had to move it out of sight of the Colonnade.
    Weird - Yes!
    She was happy though!

    Moral of the story....
    We are not sure if she didn't want the car on the grass, but we couldn't leave it parked in the middle of the one lane bitumen road!
    Or....
    Did she want the car parked out of sight of the Colonnade, which is what we did?

    Your guess is as good as mine!

    Don't leave your car parked here!
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Valtice Off The Beaten Path

  • REISTEN COLONNADE

    REISTENA COLONADDE IS A MEMORIAL TO FATHER & BROTHERS.We had just entered the Czech Republic, when I saw the signpost to this Colonnade. Following a narrow bitumen road, we could see the Colonnade on top of Homole Hill. This Colonnade served as a lookout, and still is used today by Tourist's, like me. The view from here overlooks three countries....

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  • HODONIN

    Hodonin is a town about 33kms away from Valtice. I found it had quite a few lovely Czech buildings, all painted nice and looking good.One that appealed, was the Town Hall, built in Nurembeg Art Nouveau style between 1902 and 1904 and located in the Masaryk Square. On the outside of the building, is a memorial dedicated to all the casualties in...

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  • CHURCH OF THE VISITATION OF THE VIRGIN...

    Located in the nearby town of Breclav, just 10kms from Valtice, is the beautiful, red brick Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary. It is octagonal in shape, and above the entrance to the Church, is quite a large statue of Christ. It is surrounded by a garden which is open the same hours as the Church.The Church was built by the reigning...

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Valtice Favorites

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    by NightStar Written Nov 11, 2005

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    Favorite thing: First picture is detail of the summer house "Rajtsna", cca 2 km up the hill in direction to the austrian border. From this place is wonderful view to the law-land (the second photo) for example in direction to the town Mikulov, with another nice castle (look to my page about it) and to Palava hills - with the ruins of Devicky in Pavlov (another my page about this area) or Lednice castle (look to my Lednice page).
    And - no at the END - the wine area ! :-)
    WONDERFUL PLACE !!!

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