Mikulov is a town in the Czech Republic. Its alternate/historical German name is Nikolsburg. Mikulov is in the South Moravian Region. It is located directly on the border to Austria and the province of Lower Austria. Mikulov was historically a German-speaking part of the former Czechoslovakia until its residents were expelled in 1945. Mikulov is home to a synagogue and has a long Jewish history.
The town lies to the north of Vienna close to the Czech-Austrian border. The quickest car connection from Prague is on the D1 motorway, then via Brno to Mikulov on the first-class highway 52. From Vienna, the same highway can be used. The town is also well serviced by bus. Also, cyclists can use the Greenways Prague-Vienna Cycleway through the Mikulov or Znojmo border crossings. Cyclists from Olomouc or Brno can ride along the Jantarová stezka (Amber Trail) which continues through the Hevlín border crossing to Vienna. The Moravská stezka (Moravian Trail) originates in the Hodonín district. The nearest recreational airport is in Břeclav, there is a transport airport in Brno and large international terminals in Vienna and Prague.
Mikulov is one of the leading wine centers in Moravia.
The surroundings of the town is full of vineyards, grapes and vine cellars. The local chateau houses a wine-making museum, which includes the unusual huge Giant Barrel from 1643, which could hold 1010 hectolitres of wine.
The fine architectural heritage of the Mikulov consists of chateau complex, buildings of the former Jewish Quarter, well-known Dietrichstejn Tomb and historical square. Also Holy Little Hill (Svaty Kopecek) with pilgrim chapel, which stands nearby the town, offers magnificent views of the Mikulov.
Moravian wine trails
This unique system of cycling trails introduces you to all parts of Moravian wine area. The main trail, 280 km long “Moravian wine trail”, connect Znojmo, Břeclav, Hodonín and Uherské Hradiště districts and ten circuits joins to it. These circuits are led through individual regions and introduce you to their rarities and sights. Trails are named after main wine-centers and their roads are marked by yellow cycling-tourist symbols which have wine trails logo. Logo colour differs in every region. Trails direction signs are in every village completed by tourist information tables and every trail has own cycling-tourist map. Trails lead you through moderate terrain and are safely passable on standard bicycle.
Regional museum Mikulov
This museum on wine production in Mikulov consists of three departments. It is the Chateau cellar with the biggest museum rarity – giant wine barrel from the year 1643, “Traditional wine production in Moravia area” and gallery of historical screw presses. All these three departments compact exhibit of traditional wine production, which is placed in historical interiors.
There are several vintner's and wine cellars that are available for visiting. These include:
Tanzberg Mikulov, website
Vinařský dvůr U Mlýnků, website
There are three pensions in Mikulov:
Hotel Reva, website. Hotel Reva is located in the historical center of the Mikulov and the main square can be reached in 1 minute.
Hotel Eliska, website. Hotel Eliska is located about 5 minutes away from the main square.
Hotel Zamecek, website