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Podyjí National Park

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Podyjí National Park

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Podyjí National Park is located in South Moravia, Czech Republic. It's the Czech Republic's smallest national park at only 63 square kilometers. The park surrounds the most picturesque part of the Dyje river valley (Thaya in German) stretching along the Austrian border from Vranov nad Dyjí to Znojmo. Podyjí National Park forms a bilateral protected area together with the even smaller National Park Thayatal in Austria. Click here for the National Park Thayatal website.



Tourists have enjoyed the Dyje river valley since the second half of the 19th century. During the Czech socialist period (1948-1989), however, the central Dyje river valley got many years of rest. This was primarily because it lay in the inaccessible militarized border zone beyond the Iron Curtain. After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, preparations were made to transform the area surrounding the central Dyje river valley into a National Park. On 1 July 1991 the area became Podyjí National Park.


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There are no entry fees for the national park.

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The best way to move around the perimeter of the national park is by bus or by car. Depending on where exactly you want to go, you might be able to manage with the train. Buses can be infrequent, so check the connections before planning your trip.

While in the actual national park area you will need to walk, cycle, or ride a horse. There are very detailed hiking and biking maps available to help you find your way on the well-marked trails. You can buy maps at bookstores anywhere in the Czech Republic or at information centers in the Znojmo region.

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  • Nový Hrádek, (From Lukov go south on the red trail until you meet the green trail where you will turn right. It's at the end of the green trail. The total distance from Lukov is 3.5km.), +420 515 296 215 or +420 724 357 169. From the tower of this interesting castle ruin you can get a excellent view of the meanders of the Dyje River. The admission includes a guided tour of the ruin in Czech. English and German texts are available. Open from May 1 - September 30. May and June open daily from 10:00 to 17:00; July and August open daily from 10:00 to 18:00; September open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays from 10:00 to 17:00. Employees have a lunch break from 12:00 to 13:00 everyday. Admission 60kč/30kč.  edit

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Hike and bike, or even ride a horse!

Unfortunately, water sports are not permitted on the Dyje River.

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  • Šobes Vinyard - For wine lovers, this is the highlight of Podyjí National Park. Šobes Vineyard is the most famous vineyard in the Czech Republic due to its attractive location, age, and exceptional microclimate. You can taste wine on-site at Šobes during the summer months. Wine tasting is available from March 29 to May 31 on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays 9:00 - 18:00; and from June 1 to September 30, daily 9:00 - 18:00. For more information check out the Znovín Znojmo website.

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