an area full of nature and architecture

Lednice-Valtice Area (Lednicko-Valticky areal) is a landscape complex of some 283 square kilometres situated near the South-Moravian town of Breclav, by the border with Austria. It is an ideal scenic stop-over for all lovers of nature and architecture on their way from/to Prague (approximately a 2.5 hour-drive) and Vienna (approximately a 1.5-hour-drive). Optionally, you can also visit the nearby UNESCO-listed town of Telc. This location is considered the largest composed area in Europe. To add to the charm of this site, there is a Natural Protected Area of Palava situated to the north-west of Lednice-Valtice.

This area situated between the regions of Moravia and Lower Austria was formed during the 18th and 19th centuries into a natural park containing a number of natural and architectural monuments built under the reign of the Lords of Lichtenstein. Apart from great architecture in the towns of Lednice, Valtice, and Hlohovec, it also contains a number of natural showplaces (Bori Les - an artificially planted forest, a complex of man-built lakes and ponds near Lednice, Bezruc Avenue - Bezrucova alej, the area also contains floodplain forests at the Dyje River).nThe whole area contains 16 architectural pearls scattered all within its grounds. nWe recommend to allow at least 1 day (ideally several days) to soak in the atmosphere of all the architecture and the nature of this largest park in Europe. You can also take a boat-ride on the river Dyje, or visit the local Museum of Wine, Gardening, and Environment, savor the local wine in Valtice, or enjoy a bike-ride or a horse-ride. The whole area is also one of the most fertile parts of the Czech Republic offering its visitors an abundance of good wine and food. All the above quite rightly justifies the decision to include Lednice-Valtice Area in the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage.

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