Pálava and the Lednice-Valtice Landscape Area
In this enchanting region of ancient towns and castles, castle parks, vineyards, colonnades, statues and forest temples, you will find both the largest preserved remains of alluvial forests in Europe and two sights listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List - the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape Area, the largest composed landscape area in the world, and the Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve. 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 Pavlov, just a short way from Dolní Věstonice, where the famous Venus of Dolní Věstonice 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 Pasohlávky. The area can be seen from many lookout towers, such as the Mandloňová (almond) lookout tower in Hustopeče, the Akátová (acacia) lookout tower near Židlochovice and the Kraví hora lookout tower near Bořetice.