South Moravia

UNESCO treasury

There are few regions in the world which offer their visitors such a combination of architectural gems, wonderful countryside and traditions that are hundreds of years old. Six UNESCO monuments, vineyards soaked in sunshine and the hospitality of the locals make South Moravia a true paradise for each and every tourist. UNESCO treasury


The wide surroundings of the town are included in the Pálava Nature Reserve. The reserve consists of the landscape complex of the Pálava Hills and the Dyje river valley, protected since 1976 and entered in the list of biosphere reserves of UNESCO in 1986. Since 2003 Pálava has been part of the extended biosphere reserve of Lower Moravia, also including the Lednice-Valtice area and the river forests at the confluence of the Morava and the Dyje. Sample imageIn 2004 The Pálava bird land was included in the European system Natura 2000, together with another 8 localities of European significance. The territory of the Nature Reserve includes a lot of small reserves. The most valuable include for example the Nature Reserve of Děvín-Kotel-Soutěska, or the nature reserves around Mikulov, including Svatý kopeček, Turold and Šibeničník, as well as the natural beauty of Kočičí skála.
If someone were to ask you where the best wines in the Czech Republic are produced, you definitely can’t go wrong by saying that the best quality grapes are grown on the sunny slopes of Pálava in Moravia.

Moreover, most experts and wine professionals would agree with you

It’s no wonder, because this region has had the best conditions for growing grapes since time immemorial. Pálava is in the warmest and driest region of the Czech Republic, where winemakers have apparently thrived since the 2nd century AD. The beauty of Pálava The rise of winemaking below the Pálava Hills is recounted in legends. According to some stories, the first winemakers in the region were Roman legionaries in the days when the frontiers of the Roman Empire extended this far. Regarding the Celts who settled in the Pálava lowlands, we know that they liked to drink wine and traded briskly with the Romans, but the first written references aren’t found until the 8th and 9th centuries. In chronicles from that time, we can read that the rulers of the day already realized what treasures were ripening in the sun here.

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