Things to Do in Moravia
Built during the Nazi occupation as an air-raid shelter from US and Soviet bombardment of the Czech city, then converted into a Cold War nuclear shelter for the elite,10-Z was the most highly classified shelter in Brno. Up to 500 people could live for three days in the bunker, which now serves as a tourist attraction and cultural space.
Lednice Chateau is an English Neo-Gothic style stately home that’s part of the larger Lednice-Valtice Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was owned by the Liechtenstein family between 1582 and 1945. The chateau building is surrounded by a large park containing a Venetian fountain, Roman aqueduct, Chinese Pavilion, and more.
One of Ostrava’s most popular tourist attractions, the Viewing Tower of the New City Hall offers a panoramic view of this regional Czech capital. On a clear day, it is possible to see the entire city, the nearby Beskydy Mountains, and even Poland in the not-too-far-off distance.
In a country best known for its medieval styles of architecture, Villa Tugendhat in Brno is a striking example of the modernist style. Designed by the German architects Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, the building was completed in 1930 and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2001.
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