Lower Moravian Biosphere Reserve

Written by Hana Minarikova

The favorable climate conditions and countryside with a lowland character created on the confluence of Dyje and Morava Rivers a picturesque swamp landscape with the biggest preserved remain of alluvial forest in Europe that is a paradise for water bird life. Together with the Palava and the Lednice-Valtice complex it is included in the Lower Moravia UNESCO biosphere reserve covering more than 300 km2. Palava and the Lednice-Valtice landscape area is described as charming region of ancient towns and castles, castle parks, vineyards, colonnades, statues and forest temples. This is also a region known for its great wines; visit the Wine Salon of the Czech Republic in the cellars of Valtice Castle, stroll through wine-growing villages and vineyards and see the wine-growing exhibitions in the Mikulov Chateau. For those interested in archaeology, a new archaeological park is being developed in the Pavlov Town (Archeopark Pavlov).It is a place where mammoths were hunted 300 hundred years ago. It is near the Dolni Vestonice Village, where the famous statue of Venus of Dolni Vestonice Village was discovered nearly a century ago. You can rest in the spa town of Lednice and families with children should not miss Aqualand Moravia in Pasohlavky Town. The area can be seen from many lookout towers, such as the Mandlonova (almond) lookout tower, the Akatova (acacia) lookout tower and the Kravi hora (Cow´s Mountain) lookout tower. South Moravia is a important region from the economic perspective, conveniently located in the south-eastern part of the Czech Republic along its borders with Austria and Slovakia, and has always been a strategic European hub. South Moravia contains a wide range of cultural, natural and technical sightseeing. The cultural aspect is well accompanied by attractive folklore and wine tourism. When you look for your next holiday destination on a map and see South Moravia, do not hesitate and give it a try. There is also a dense network of marked routes for hikers and cyclists.

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