The villa in Brno – Černá Pole was the first site of modern architecture in the Czech Republic and the fourth in the world, which was honoured by the prestigious UNESCO award. The masterpiece of functionalistic architecture was built between 1929–1930 according to the project by Ludwig Miese van der Rohe. The architect used top materials, modern technical equipment and exquisite style. For the first time in the world architecture history the steel supporting structure was used in a private house. Also the technical background of the house was absolutely unique – combination of hotair heating and air-conditioning, electro-motoric lowering of windows, detection-eye by the entrance. Villa Tugendhat was probably the first residential house in the world, where glass was used in such an extent, that it became an equal building material.
The Lednice-Valtice Composed Area
The Garden of Europe, the largest composed landscape in the world, covering the area of 200 km2 between Lednice and Valtice. It involves two impressive manor residences, arranged gardens and parks that freely flow into the landscape of swamp forests, sculptures, hunting lodges, chapels and colonnades, the artificial castle ruins and the Roman Victory Arch hidden in the forest. The initiators of the charming countryside were the Liechtensteins, who acquired the Lednice manor in 1322. The majority of small structures dates back to the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries and was fitted into the landscape like precious jewels. In May 1997 the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape was listed in the UNESCO World Index of Cultural and Natural Heritage.
The mining museum OKD
The largest museum of mining in the country is located in Ostrava on a hill named Landek. Landek is world renowned in geological, archeological, historical, natural science and mining circles. The legendary “Landek Venus” was discovered at this site. There is also a mountain climbing centre and restaurant within the complex. Bike trails and nature trails wind their ways through Landek as well.
The statue of the Holy Trinity
This baroque statue is the largest of its kind in the entire Czech Republic and in 2000 was registered as a UNESCO monument. It is valued for its sculptured concept, its aesthetically rich decorative figures, and its size. The statue measures 35m. In 1754, the statue was graced by a visit from the empress Marie Tereza herself
The Archbishop’s castle in Kroměříž and its garden architecture combine to create one of the most significant complexes of its kind in Europe. As a result of its unique style, it has also been registered as a UNESCO monument. Many rooms with antique furnishings, the largest and quite possibly most beautiful rococo-style congressional hall in our country, tens of thousands of book volumes in the castle library, works from musical archives, and art treasures are among some of the most significant findings in the Czech Republic. Both gardens are unique works of art and offer breathtaking views and an amazing experience. It’s a real beauty which is sure to win you over.