In September my mum, my granddad and me went to the place in the czech republic where my granddad was born. He lived in Klentnice in Jihomoravský kraj and had to leave because of the world war. The area there was german until the czech got it.
We were staying in Drasenhofen, which is just some kilometres from the czech-austrian border.
Mikulov is a beautiful small town in the middle of some hills. The prince of Liechtenstein owned the castle there, which is really beautiful until he sold it to the “Dietrichsteiner”. The streets are so cute, all the houses and everything – worth a visit. We also did a tour in the castle, but it was more a museum kind of thing, which we don’t really like (haha). But anyway, it was interesting to see and we were able to see one of the biggest wine barrels that has ever been built (if you consider the age) – It’s designed to contain 100.000 litre wine.
Lednice is a cute small town with a beautiful castle there. I’ve been to the home of my granddad 3 times now and we always visited that castle, because it’s really beautiful – from the outside and from the inside as well. There is a very special circular staircase, which is built from one tree (my granddad told me).
This is where my granddad was living in his childhood. The village itself is really small, but for us it’s interesting to see where my granddad was raised. There is a ruine (my granddad is calling it Rosenburg), you can do a nice walk up there and you’ll have a good view and that cute ruine to visit.
A small village as well with another beautiful castle from the prince of Liechtenstein
If you like wine, then the area up there is worth a visit, there are a lot of wine cellars in the czech and the austrian area and it’s just lovely sitting there. Going home, we took the way to Znaim and the border next to it.