We could not go in to either building as we had no Czech money through foolishly thinking the Czechs had converted to the Euro only to find the Czech crown very much in evidence. There is an entrance way to the castle next to the brewery. You will go into a little building with tourist info. No need to pay here, pass through and go down the stairs....more
This is a lovely Church to have a look inside.The Church and the adjacent Dominican Monastery were built in the middle of the 13th century, but after a "great fire," when a precious fragment of the Holy Cross was lost, and the building was greatly damaged, a new Church was built.So, it now date's to the 17th century and has a nice Barouqe Entrance...more
This is a dear little Chapel we came across in Znojmo. It is no longer a Chapel, but a place for Art Exhibition's and Concert's.We had already been to the town of Bucovice, and now we found out, this Chapel was built some time in 1521, because of Catherine of Bucovice!It was constructed "on" the city wall, high above the Dyje River valley, and next...more
"IVAN"......Commemorate's the end of Word War II.Ivan, is a bronze statue of a Red Army Soldier holding a machine gun and standing high on a polished granite Pedestal in the centre of a busy Virgin Mary Square [round-about]. It was right here, on May 8th 1945, Znojmo resident's welcomed the first Red Army tanks. The memorial was designed in 1953...more
This is the pretty area beside the River Dyje and below Znojmo Castle.Long time ago, there was a Stone Mill and a Ford over the river, both have been replaced, one with a bridge over the River, and the other, a Power StationThe area used to have lots of shanties and small houses which belonged to fishermen and paupers, tanners and skinners had...more
The Svoboda house in my photo is the biggesty historic building in Znojmo's city centre This Neo-Baroque buiding looked like a Chateau to me, but have since found out that it is a block of flats. Franz Svoboda built this massive building shortly before World War I in 1907-1908. It was thought to be the most ambitious construction project in the...more
I came into Masaryk Square to see many market tables but no market! Obviously, it was the wrong day!Also here, was the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Capuchin Monastery, which were built in 1628 under the instruction's of Roman Emperor Ferdinand II.Inside is the way of the Capuchin, their ideals of simplicity and poverty. In 1754 a new...more
This townhall tower where you can admire the views of town from is one of Znojmo's symbols and creates a part of siluete of this town. It was built during 1445-1448. In past it was mainly used as an observation point of town preservation. The upper part of tower is decorated by two ambits above each other and by 8 small turrets and spire in its...more
we got a very elderly Skoda from the local gangsters and set off into the South Moravian hinterland, just taking pot luck from the guidebook. We ended up at Vranov nad Dyji, to the west of Znojmo. Beautiful castle, no touroids (just a few locals on a Sunday afternoon). Loved it. Castle dates back to 14 century. Built high on a cliff above the Dyje...more
We got to Znojmo by train from Vienna. We paid 16 Euros per person for a return ticket (you must return within four days on this ticket). We boarded the train at Wien Mitte Station, but the train started from Wien Meidling Station. The journey took 1 hour 33 minutes from Wien Mitte Staiton. It was comfortable and the train was fairly empty and very...more
Hostan seemed to be the local beer and the Hostan brewery was right next to the castle and rotunda. Would not have minded trying one - next time when we have some money.
We went to Znojmo the day after going to Sopron. Sopron was full of money changers, but Znojmo had very few and they were all shut on a Saturday afternoon as were the banks, Obviously they will also be shut on Sundays.
One can easily hire a bike for 2 hours (100 KCS=3 € or for the whole day 280 KCS=9 €). I decided for the last an MADE A MISTAKE! Znojmo is a town located on the hill. There are plenty of ups and downs. However the road led downstairs at firs and that was good but when I reached the Znojmo national park I had to face the first uphill. As I was...more