[Video post] Castle Hunt In Moravia, Czech Republic
Do you love castles as much as we do? Let’s get into the car and head down the narrow country roads of Moravia. Don’t get too distracted by the millions of vivid red poppies that cover the landscape in early summer because astonishing castles are waiting for you. It’s really just a little bit of exaggeration that every road leads to a castle in Moravia.
So here are the list of those 7 castles – yeah, like in fairy tales – that we found on our trip in Moravia:
Veveří Castle: one of the oldest castles in the Czech Republic that was built on the River Svratka. The medieval ruins are located just northwest of Brno.
Lednice Castle: this Neo-Gothic palace was the summer escape of the Liechtensteins, one of the richest families in Moravia. It really looks like a castle from fairy tales inside and out.
Valtice Castle: the Baroque residence of the Liechtensteins that is connected to Lednice by a 7 kilometres long lime-tree avenue. Together they form the Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bouzov Castle: located northwest of Olomouc Bouzov Castle was headquarter of The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem, a Catholic religious order. It’s one of those very rare medieval castles that are not in ruins, it was fully reconstructed at the end of the 19th century.
Kroměříž Castle: the Baroque residence of the bishops and archbishops of Olomouc with a spectacular Baroque garden – another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lysice Castle: Baroque palace with richly furnished interiors and a lovely garden with a promenade colonnade.
Milotice Castle: this Baroque castle stands in the middle of fertile vineyards and it has a charming rose garden and some interesting and well-hidden labyrinths.
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Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)