Walking to the bottom of Mikulov square, I came across the amazing St. Anne´s Church, built between 1623-1656. It was early 18th century that the two Tower's were added. Really beautiful to view from the outside.Once again, this was another building of importance that was damaged badly by fire and had to be rebuilt.So, in the 19th century it was...more
From most places in Mikulov we could see this smallish Chapel on a nearby hill. It turns out is a very historical spot, and is known as "The Way of the Cross on Holy Hill," one of the first places of pilgrimage in South Moravia and the oldest Way of the Cross in the Czech Republic. Ways of the cross in "today's way," began in the 17th century in...more
Located in the old town was St. Vaclav Church. I could see this beautiful high Tower, so I set about trying to find it, which I did.Before going any further the ...............CHURCH IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATION'S.The Romanesque church was erected in the place of the former earliest Romanesque church built in the 12th century. The original appearance...more
The Historic Town square is a MUST FIND.I felt like I was stepping back in time when I first walked into this square full of of different styled and coloured buildings, most of them dating to the 16th & 17th centuries. Painted in different color's and in great condition with the "Knight's or Graffiti House," the most spectacular.There are several...more
This is a rather beautiful Monument located quite close to the Graffiti House.It is a Barouque column from the 1700's, and is also known as the Plague Column. There are many Statue's around it, including God the Father, St. John of Nepomuk, St. Frantisek Xaversky and St. Karel Boromejsky.From the base it gradually rises, and includes the before...more
This beautiful House is located on a corner in the Town Square. It is called the Graffiti House, painted in renaissance graffiti which is nothing like modern graffiti!It dates back to 1591, with the second floor only being built in the 19th century. The scenes are Biblical and of Ancient Times, and still are in remarkable condition seeing they date...more
Entry to the outside of Mikulov Chateau is FREE.The gardens are mainly lawn with Statues and Fountains. I saw a beautiful Horse fountain, and many Horse sculptures.As I followed the path uphill, the view's were fabulous!At one side of the Castle, there was a proper, walled Castle garden. You could look down onto it, which is what I did because I...more
There is no way you could miss seeing the huge Miklov Chateau! Like a Bird sitting on a perch, this Chateau sits on a rock overlooking the Town.Once again, it is a Chateau involving the Liechtenstein family, this Chateau being their main one. The Chateau dates to 1249, when it was donated by Premysl Otakar II to Jindrich of Liechtenstein. Near the...more
Great menu of Czech/Austro fusion cuisine. Creative chef with lots of good meat dishes and many creative sides.
Also a very nice setting in a restored old building with a courtyard.
Favorite Dish: Too many to choose from!
Mikulov, located on the Moravia / Austria border became a haven of religious tolerance during the 15th. century, when most of Europe was being dessimated by wars born of religiuos intolerance, inquisitions, and plunderings.Shown here is a garden and shrine adjoining an old Catholic church near the city square. This is a good place to enjoy a...more
Shown is the gate and walls around the chateau complex. Beautiful wrought iron work and masonary work. The gardens are immediately behind the walls. This was all part of the renovations made during the early 1500's. Entrance into the chateau complex is free of charge. There is a small fee to visit the interior and museum.The chateau is located in...more