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Znojmo is one of the oldest cities in the Czech Republic with more than 36000 residents. Town hall tower, tunnels and the rotunda of Saint Katrina are historical sites to take in. During summer a local sightseeing train operates.

znak-znojmoEmblem of Znojmo.
znojmo-rotundaThe Rotunda of Saint Katrina.
znojmo-hrad2Znojmo castle with the Rotunda of Saint Katrina.
znojmo-dyjeView of Znojmo from the Dyje river.
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Znojmo is one of the oldest cities in the Czech Republic. The town hall tower, catacombs and the Rotunda of Saint Katrina are historical sites to take in. During summer a local sightseeing train operates.

Znojmo with 36000 residents, 52 km south-west from Brno and on the left bank of the Dyje river is located in South Moravia. Its history started during the Sámo empire (5th century) and Přemysl Otakar I in 1226 granted Znojmo town status.

The historical part of town together with narrow winding alleys, romantic view points and quiet corners is worth visiting. Historical sites there are as follows:

  • Town hall tower – 80 m high – the symbol of the town. It allows for beautiful views and is open all year.
  • Masaryk square – main square in Znojmo, with the town hall tower.
  • Tunnels – 30km long – creates various levels under the whole town.
  • Znojmo castle – rebuilt in C18th, it serves as a museum now.
  • The Rotunda of Saint Katrina – is in the area of the castle, belongs to the national monument.
  • Loucký monastery – founded in 1190, smashed during the Hussite war and then built again in baroque style.

The Louka open air pool or tourist train are available in summer.

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