The Znojmo Region and Podyjí
The royal town of Znojmo has become the centre of winemaking and a destination for those interested in natural and historical sights. The Thaya River flows through the town and the Podyjí National Park which extends around it. The park is an example of an exceptionally preserved river valley situated in a richly wooded landscape of South-west Moravia. The nearby little town Vranov nad Dyjí is known for its uniquely situated Baroque chateau and the adjoining Vranov reservoir, a popular summer recreation area. The lake, lined with romantic rock formations, may be enjoyed from aboard boats. The Thaya tributary Jevišovka River with reservoirs suitable for swimming, is lined with chateaux and castle ruins.