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a taste of Moravia enroute to Vienna

I will arrive in Prague end of March for about a week then heading to Vienna. Enroute (by train or bus) I wanted to do a day trip (or possibly overnight) in Moravia. I am not familiar with weather or growth progress in the gardens, so not sure whether Lednice or Kromeriz would hold more to see or do. Both seem to have limited days of visit but I think it would work for weekend travel. Otherwise, is there a recommended city/town for a Moravian break?
Thank you.

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I would recommend Brno. It's about half way on your way to Vienna (little closer to Vienna). Second largest city in C.R. You can visit Tugendhat villa - It is under UNESCO list. St.Peter and Paul Cathedral, castle Spilberk, walk through the center. Many streets for pedestrians only. Museum of J.G.Mendel founder of genetics.Near Brno Austerlitz battlefield with Cairn of Peace and museum. Visit Tourist Information Center on Radnicka Street where you can get all needed information.

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Ilja, thank you. I was hoping for something a little smaller than Brno, but given the time of year, there may be limits. I'll do some reading. Thanks again.

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Hi,

For the break in Moravia, I vote for Brno too.

Something smaller than Brno, take the train to Slavkov (Austerlitz) to see the chateau formerly known as Schloss Austerlitz. I went there in 2016 and 2017 but both times in May. From a historical perspective a pretty good, balanced treatment on Napoleon's greatest battle.

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Hello from Wisconsin,
I am headed to Brno in a couple weeks. It is a college town, so it has energy from youth a geast cathedral, a bone house, good restaurants, and a lot of choices for where to put your head.

If Brno is too large, and it isn't rust me. Telc is a really a cute place. It is a bit off the main road from Prague to Vienna, but not that far. The old town of Telc is surrounded by a moat (carp farming), where you can rent a boat and row or punt your way around. There are several nice places to stay right on the triangular square, the Hotel Celerin (my favorite with restaurant below the rooms in the basement, order roast duck in advance) and the Black Eagle (Hotel U Cerneho Orla) with seating outside (get a room to the back to avoid noise from the customers below). These are both real Czech hotels from before when Gramma was born.

I make it a point to go to the hardware store on Na Hradzi out side the town walls it is between two reserviors. I buy gifts there rather than in tourist shops. Although inside the walls of Telc there has been a really fine glass shop, Galerie U MIchala.

Enjoy,
wayne iNWI

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Hi from Wisconsin,
On emore thought. You can catch a train to Telc from Prague. The trip requires one transfer of trains and take 3hours 41 minutes. Costs about $9 one way for one person. You can print out your ticket at home. How romantic. A train trip in Czechia.

Google these four letters: cd.cz it will give you the best train ticket prices and information on trains, their compartments, wagon numbers, seating....it is the official CZ train company operating this website.

wayne iNWI

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wayner, thanks for the additional suggestions. I am much more fond of train travel in Europe than home (for some reason - I think it is the track and speed pace). Milk runs are particularly appealing for people watching, bird watching, and catching glimpses of the smaller hamlets and the wave down stops.

I have pretty much decided to defer this six months or so - but that just gives me more time and finances to add days to my trip, and more time to research.
Thanks again.