"The border town of Mikulov" Mikulov by Eugenetheduck

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Mikulov Chateau

Mikulov is the origin of the Czech wine we love to drink . The town borders Austria - both sides of the border are wine growing regions (following the route south via Brno). The Chateau at Mikulov can be seen for miles as you approach the boarder. Around 1218 it started as a medieval royal castle, acquired by the Liechtensteins in 1249.In 1575 the chateau was then acquired by the Dietrichsteins. In 1945 it was guttered by the retreating German soldiers but restoration started again in 1947.

Holy Hill

In 1622 Cardinal Dietrichstein sponsored the building of a bell tower and rotunda (Church of St Sebastian - protector against the plague) on the hill side overlooking the town to drive away the plague. Not much remains of the original monuments as a result of natural disasters(lightning)and war(fire WWII).

View from Chateau down to the border

All photo's taken on mobile...sorry about the quality.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great wine
  • In a nutshell:Lovely little place to visit on way to/from Austria
  • Last visit to Mikulov: Jul 2005
  • Intro Written Jul 22, 2005
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