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By frantisek dubsky - Posted on 05 May 2010

Leg number: 
1
Starting point: 
Moravské Budějovice
End point: 
Nové Syrovice
Lenght (km): 
8
Difficulty: 
easy
Road surface: 
paved

CAMP PLÁŽ company Vranovská přehrada s.r.o. offers accommodation for schools, tourist and sport teams, cyclists and fishermen in May, June, September, October and of course during the main Summer break we provide accommodation for individual tourists and families with children in our recreational holiday centre on the main beach of the Vranov Dam.

Moravian Adriatic - this is what the region that we are inviting you to is often called. The reservoir containing 130mil. m3 of water which is lined by rocky cliffs and forest on both sides creates the main dominant of the area.

Sightseeing fans should have a tour in the Vranov Castle built in 11th century. Extensive collections of valuable paintings, statues, ceramics and period furniture can be found here. If you set out for a trip round the dam you can see not only the ruins of the Cornštejn Castle which was burnt by the army of Czech king George of Poděbrady but also the Bitov Castle which can date as far as to the first half of 11th century. There are valuable collections of historical weapons, taxidermy animals and birds from the whole world.

Lovers of hiking or cycling can use the net of marked paths in the National Park Podyjí. This park stretches out as far as to Austria where Hardegg castle can be seen. On the way back you can see the town of Znojmo with its famous Romanesque rotunda and catacombs under the town centre.

History: 

Ruin Cornštejn

The castle Cornštejn was built in the first half of the 14th century at a strategical place surrounded by the river Dyje. Near this place there used to be a primeval fortress. The name Cornštejn was probably derived from German Zohn (anger) and Stein (stone, rock). In the 13th century the region belonged to the Lichtensteins. First mention about the castle is in a list by margrave Charles from the 31st May 1343. It was probably built by Raimund from Lichtenburk with an agreement of king Jan Lucemburský. It was supposed to guard the merchant way Vranov. In 1422 it was probably gained by the Hussites. After the Hussite wars the Lichtenburks added a new palace to the original building. Since 1460 the astle was a property of Hynek from LIchtenburk, who, together with pope Pius II. began in 1463 a revolt against Jiří from Poděbrady. The royal army beleaugered the castle in 1464 and conquered it after a year. The castle Cornštejn was confiscated to the Lichtenburks and was given to Jindřich Krajíř from Krajek as a fief. His son Wolfgang reconstructed it and built new fortification. After 1526 the castle again became a property of the Lichtenburks. Since the 16th century it has been desolated. A huge reconstruction took place in the 70s of the 20th century.

Nature: 

It lies west of the village Podmoklany. Reservation in place of a former lake in a flat alluvial plain Cerhovky. Currently serves as a dry reservoir to capture storm water, but this does not adversely affect the valuable geobotanical communities belonging to the wetland types. As part of the numerous incidence of specially protected fauna and flora species. Cerhovky not lead to the valley of marked hiking trails, but it is accessible by a dirt road, turn off the road between Podmoklany and Bezděkov. An area of about 13 ha is protected by the State since 1996. Source: PLA Iron Mountain

I know this route quite well, the nature is really beautiful, there are lots of anemones right now :-)