With its rolling vineyards and distinctive light, Southeast Moravia is a slice of Tuscany in the Czech Republic. Called the Moravian capital of wine, the area’s Valtice is also home to the country’s best-preserved Baroque chateau and the UNESCO-listed Lednice-Valtice Complex (the Garden of Europe). In other words, this gorgeous wine town will tempt you to linger. Start at the chateau estate, which the Liechtenstein family aimed to make their own slice of heaven on earth. It includes a theater where Mozart played, an herb garden with over 300 species, and the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Continue on to the Church of St. Augustin and the Reistna Colonnade, which offers views over Valtice and Lednice, home to the area’s second chateau. End your day exploring Valtice’s labryinth wine cellars and, if you can make the time, set out on the winemaking educational trail.
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