Lednice-Valtice

Lednice castle

Lednice-Valtice is in South Moravia, Czech Republic.

Understand

The Ledice Valtice Cultural Landscape is inscribed on the UNESCO World heritage List: Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a striking landscape. It married Baroque architecture (mainly the work of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach) and the classical and neo-Gothic style of the castles of Lednice and Valtice with countryside fashioned according to English romantic principles of landscape architecture. At 200 sq. km, it is one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe.

Get in

Valtice has an accessible train station served (roughly each hour) by trains running from the main line station of Břeclav. The village centre is about 10 mins walk from the station, and there is a big map showing the area once you get down there.

There are also buses roughly every 30 minutes from near Břeclav station to both towns. The fare is very cheap one way - Kč20.

The area is easy to visit for day trip from Brno, Vienna or Bratislava.

See Idos for full transport details

Get around

The centre of each town is small and easy to walk around. There is a tourist information desk in each of the centres. Sometimes English is not spoken very well, depending on who is working that day.

There are buses that run between the two towns. The fare will be about Kč16 one way.

The area is great to visit on bicycle. Bicycles can be hired in Lednice and Břeclav:

See

Palace Mineret, reputed to be the largest outside the Islamic world

Fish Pond/ Lake

Palace Plague Coloumn

Castle

Itineraries

Visit one of the impressive Palaces and spend some time walking through the large parkland and in the lanes of the towns

Do

Wander/ Cycle around the vast parklands

Drink

This area of the Czech Republic is renowned for its wines and there are many wine cellars dotted around the towns and countryside.

Sleep

Lednice

Camping

Pensions

Hotels

Valtice

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