Vranov nad Dyji chateau – South Moravia

Vranov nad Dyji chateauVranov nad Dyji is a small town in South Moravia. Nothing special about it – except for the fact that there is an amazing château (my favourite in the Czech Republic) perched on the cliffs above the town. Imagine waking up to this view in the morning.

Vranov chateau

There is a footpath from the town through the forest up to the chateau. This is the great entrance to the chateau grounds.

Vranov chateau courtyard

This is one of two courtyards inside the chateau grounds. A delightful mix of architectural styles showing the long history of the chateau. It has its origins in the 14th Century but much of it is 17th Century Baroque.

Vranov chateau courtyard

Yes, in need of a lick of paint, but note the way the chateau is incorporated into the solid rock.

Vranov chateau courtyard

The guided tour is well worth taking as you get to see some stunning rooms inside. On the balcony outside the Hall of the Ancestors you can see this neat little sundial with the mini cannon firing when the rays of the sun are concentrated on the gunpowder.

Vranov chateau courtyard

One final shot of the chateau taken from the village. In my opinion the most stunning chateau in the Czech Republic.

Practical Information

Getting There There are nine buses a day from Znojmo so it makes an excellent day trip if you’re staying in South Moravia. For the more adventurous, it is a wonderful place to cycle. For transport help use the excellent Czech transport website. There is a flag to have the site in English in the bottom right hand corner.

Opening times The chateau can be visited from April to October but you should check the opening times.

Further information The chateau has a website in four languages including English

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