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Moravské Budějovice

The town of Moravské Budějovice is a natural gate to the region of the Dyje River lying in a picturesque slightly rolling landscape at the altitude of 466 metres. The Rokytná River runs through this countryside. The town is located on the former imperial road connecting Vienna with Prague.

In historical documents, Moravské Budějovice was first mentioned in 1231. The town centre is a municipal conservation area. An interesting sight is the baroque-classicist palace from the 18th century, which now houses a museum, and the originally Romanesque parish Church of St. Giles from the 1st half of the 13th century with a 50 metre high tower, which is accessible to the public.

The originally Romanesque Chapel of St. Michael from the 13th century, the former butcher's, town houses, the Chapel of St. Ann, the Chapel of St. Jan Nepomuk from 1713 are also worth seeing.

Inside the parish compound with a wall and a bastion you can see a paragenesis fold which is a rare geological formation. It is a curiosity which cannot be seen elsewhere in the Czech Republic.

The music festival of the Czech violin virtuoso Václav Hudeček takes place in this town annually. The scenic surroundings of the town are popular with cyclists and hikers. You can take a bath or go swimming in the Hrachovec Pond or the outdoor swimming pool with three pools and a water slide. Tennis courts are available too. The town has a railway station.