2. Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape
The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape is a cultural-natural landscape complex of 283.09 square kilometres in the Lednice and Valtice areas of the South Moravian region in the Czech Republic.
The Lednice-Valtice Area is registered in the list of monuments protected as World Heritage sites (WHS) by UNESCO.
There are many points we can visit in this area. It’s great for walking/hiking or you can use a bike and visit even more fantastic spots.
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The top highlights of this area you (must) can see on foot:
Lednice Chateau is the jewel in the crown of the Lednice-Valtice complex and, at the same time, one of the most beautiful complexes in the English Neo-Gothic style in the whole of Europe. Several tour routes lead through the chateau interior, from representative halls, to the princely apartments, rooms of the small princes and princesses and the Puppet Museum. MORE INFO
It’s a beautiful indoor botanical garden, where you will see a large number of tropical plants. MORE INFO
Lednice castle garden
Beautiful garden that surrounds the castle and creates a nice place to walk. It’s the perfect place to stroll around and enjoy the flowers, fountains and statues. MORE INFO
Minaret Lookout Tower is located in the Lednice park about 2 km north of the castle. Around the Chateau Pond there are two leading roads, one of them is the ruins of an ancient Aqueduct. Tourist boats operate here on the Thayariver, and horse-drawn carriages follow the dirt roads. MORE INFO
This whole walk would be approx. 3.5 km.
If you are up to more walking, we can hit one more spot which is called John’s castle.
John’s Castle, called Janohrad, is an artificial ruin of a medieval castle on the edge of the Lednice-Valtice area. Janohrad was designed as habitable and served as a hunting lodge and gamekeeper’s lodge, where the estate gathered at the time of hunts and organised rich feasts.
The walk including John’s castle would be in total 8.2 km.
If you don’t want to walk and you don’t want to miss these spots you can take a cruise from the castle to Minaret and John’s castle.
The cruise is available every day from March (in March except Monday) to September. If weather conditions allow it the cruise is opened also during November and December, availability to be checked before booking this trip.
If you want something even more special, there is a possibility to take a horse carriage ride to Minaret. You can enjoy the same feeling as Prince Liechtenstein used to while riding.
- Moderate walk
- Great for families
- Dogs with leash and muzzle are welcome