Valtice is a small town with just over 3000 inhabitants, but is home to one of the most beautiful châteaux in the Czech Republic. Situated in South Moravia it is a popular destination and many people visit the chateau at Lednice and Valtice at the same time. South Moravia is also an excellent area for cycling and there are many quiet roads and dedicated cycle paths in the area.
The main square in Valtice is a beautiful place to stroll around with some huge trees and attractive buildings.
The main reason that most people come to Valtice is to see this – the chateau, started in the 12th Century and owned by the Liechtenstein family for 550 years. It is free to walk around the grounds and the beautiful gardens.
The chateau has been beautifully restored and is well worth a visit. There are regular guided tours so that you can see the opulent interior (including walls covered with 7.5 kilos of gold). 17th Century bling anyone?
There are big gardens that you are free to stroll around (you only pay for the tour inside the chateau). The chateau has stables big enough for 160 horses.
Not all of the chateau has been renovated. This photo was taken from the herb garden.
Here is a better view of the herb garden. Can you smell that lavender?
The church of the assumption of the virgin Mary – just outside the chateau.
How to get to Valtice
Valtice can be reached by train or bus and there are also great cycle paths in the area. Check out the transport times at this website.
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