Pálava - here the sun lives
Which region is considered to be one of the warmest places in the Czech Republic? This place is called Pálava, and it can be found in the south of Moravia.
Our Czech neighbors have a lot to offer in terms of tourism. One of the country's attractions is the region of beautifully sunlit vineyards, riparian forests, white rocks that catch the eye from a distance, fabulously flowery meadows and many remains of medieval castles. It is also a region of lakes with crystal-clear water, a UNESCO biosphere reserve with numerous routes that can be covered by bike and on foot. This is Pálava - a place where holidays are always too short.
Pálava and her faces
Where to start the story about such a colorful region, with so many corners necessary to know, see and admire? Pálava offers great conditions for tourists who like to spend time actively - whether on foot, on two wheels, or during water sports. It is also loved by gourmets who come here to discover new dishes. The gastronomic base of Pálava is very rich, as is the offer of the wine cellar. Well, finally, we are in the wine region of southern Moravia . The autumn harvest season is an ideal time to visit the region and taste the alcoholic beverages whose quality is considered to be one of the highest in Europe.
You can start exploring the landscapes of Pálava from several points. One of them is the town of Mikulov , dominated by a baroque castle standing on a rock. The second - Pavlov , a wine village situated at the foot of Děvín, the highest hill in the region.
Three Sisters - Novomlýnská nádrž
A must-see on the Pálava trip is Novomlýnská nádrž , dam lakes of the Dyje River. Picturesque reservoirs are a great place for relaxation and recreation. On the upper and lower, you can practice water sports (including windsurfing), while the middle reservoir, Věstonická nádrž , is a nature reserve. There are many artificial islands where birds nest.
On one of the islands stands the Church of St. Leonard - a remnant of the village of Mušov , which was flooded in the late 1970s, despite the opposition of the inhabitants. Once the temple stood on a hill in the middle of the village, today it is the focal point of the reservoir.
What's hidden in the Pawłowski Hills?
The second biggest asset of Pálava, after the lakes, are the Pavlovian Hills , which are part of the Austro-Moravian Carpathians. The valleys and hills cut by a network of hiking trails guarantee unforgettable views. A particularly beautiful panorama can be seen from the walls of the Dívčí hrad castle, one of the most recognizable places in South Moravia. Svatý kopeček is a pilgrimage destination due to the fact that it houses a complex of chapels. At Turoldem there is the only Cave of the Hills that can be visited - Na Turoldu. And that's just a fraction of the attractions of the hills.
The region tempts not only athletes (amateurs and professionals) and gourmets, but also lovers of the past. One of the greatest treasures of the Czech Republic was discovered in Dolní Věstonice - a statue of Venus of Věstonice . We can see it in the Moravian Museum in Brno.
Where to stay
Camp Pálava Nové Mlýny is located right on the bank of the Dyje River, which is both an excellent starting point to the attractions of the region and a place for rest - for families with children and for school trips. Sports enthusiasts will also be pleased that they have chosen this campsite.
Tourists who want to stay overnight in their own motorhome will pay 140 CZK / day for a berth. The accommodation of an adult is associated with a fee of 40 CZK / day. Pets are welcome (20 CZK / day).
Pálava delights nature lovers, people who rest actively, aesthetes who love beautiful views, fans of archeology and good cuisine. As you can see, you can talk about it for a long time.
A writer by profession, a passion of a cat. One day he will see what is behind the Urals - good to Vladivostok. So far, when he can, he enjoys the sun of the countries of southern Europe. And it's also fun;)