Southern Moravia (Jižní Morava)

South-east of Prague. Some of the small towns and villages still look the way they did in the past. You can admire old houses neatly painted with bright colors and see people wear traditional costumes during folk festivals. Some places not to miss are the Kroměříž and Lednice chateaus with their beautiful gardens, the picturesque town square in Telč, and one of Moravia's main natural tourist attractions, the Moravský kras (Moravian Karst), a limestone karst region with caves. If you are a wine lover, visit a wine cellar and taste some of the wines that are produced in Southern Moravia, the country's wine growing region.

Towns and Cities:
Brno, Jihlava, Kroměříž, Luhačovice, Telč, Třebíč, Zlín, Znojmo, Žďár nad Sázavou...

Castles and Chateaus:
Buchlov, Kroměříž, Lednice, Mikulov, Pernštejn, Slavkov, Velehrad Monastery, Zelená hora pilgrimage church...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
1992 - Historic Centre of Telč
1994 - Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora
1996 - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
1998 - Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž
2001 - Tugendhat Villa in Brno
2003 - The Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč

Brno Dam, Moravský kras Karst, Slovácko Region, Vranov Dam

Distance from Prague to Brno: 210 km/130 miles