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Lednice Castle
Country  Czech Republic
Region South Moravia
District Břeclav
Elevation 173 m (568 ft)
Coordinates 48°47′59″N 16°48′12″E / 48.79972°N 16.80333°E / 48.79972; 16.80333
Area 31.27 km2 (12.07 sq mi)
Population 2,328 (As of 2005)
Density 74 /km2 (192 /sq mi)
First mentioned 1212
Mayor Libor Kabát
Postal code 691 44
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Name Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape
Year 1996 (#20)
Number 763
Region Europe and North America
Criteria i, ii, iv
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Lednice
Lednice - 1980

Lednice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlɛdɲɪtsɛ]; German: Eisgrub) is a village in South Moravia in the Czech Republic. In 1996 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List (together with the twin manor of Valtice/Feldsberg) as "an exceptional example of the designed landscape that evolved in the Enlightenment and afterwards under the care of a single family." It contains a palace and the largest park in the country, which covers 200 km².

Since Lednice/Eisgrub first passed into the hands of the House of Liechtenstein in the mid-13th century, its fortunes had been tied inseparably to those of that noble family. The palace of Eisgrub/Lednice began its life as a Renaissance villa; in the 17th century it became a summer residence of the ruling Princes of Liechtenstein. The estate house — designed and furbished by baroque architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Domenico Martinelli, and Anton Johan Ospel — proclaimed rural luxury on the grandest scale. In 1846-58 it was extensively rebuilt in a Neo-Gothic style under the supervision of Georg Wingelmüller.

The surrounding park is laid out in an English garden style and contains a range of Romantic follies by Joseph Hardtmuth, including the artificial ruins of a medieval castle on the bank of the Thaya/Dyje River (1801) and a solitary sixty-metre minaret, reputedly the tallest outside the Muslim world at the time of its construction (1797-1804).


Population development

census of population habitant altogether ethnicity of habitant
year German Czechs other
1793 1648 - - -
1836 1954 - - -
1869 2061 - - -
1880 2387 2182 158 47
1890 2280 2072 176 32
1900 2377 2246 99 32
1910 2395 2204 168 23
1921 2501 1828 522 134
1930 2441 1704 628 109
1939 2103 - - -


See also



  1. ^ Historický místopis Moravy a Slezska v letech 1848–1960, sv.9. 1984

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From Wikitravel

Valtice Palace
Valtice Palace

Lednice-Valtice is in South Moravia, Czech Republic.

in Czech Lednicko-valtický areál


The Ledice Valtice Cultural Landscape is inscribed on the UNESCO World heritage List: Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a striking landscape. It married Baroque architecture (mainly the work of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach) and the classical and neo-Gothic style of the castles of Lednice and Valtice with countryside fashioned according to English romantic principles of landscape architecture. At 200 sq. km, it is one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe.

  • Lednice
  • Valtice
  • Mikulov
Map of Lednice Valtice Area
Map of Lednice Valtice Area

Valtice has the most accessable Train station served regularly by trains running from the main line station of Breclav. The area would be easy to visit as a day trip from Brno, Vienna or Bratislava

See Idos for full transport details

Get around

The Centre of each of the towns is easy to walk around.

There are busses that run between the two towns.

The area would be great to visit on a bike. There are no places nearby to hire a bike.

  • Maps of the area and towns can be found here
  • Lednice

Palace Mineret, reputed to be the largest outside the Islamic world

Fish Pond/ Lake

  • Valtice

Palace Plague Coloumn

  • Mikuluv



Visit one of the impressive Palaces and spend some time walking through the large parkland and in the lanes of the towns


Wander/ Cycle around the vast parklands


This area of the Czech Republic is reknowned for its wines and there are many wine cellars dotted around the towns and countryside.

  • Lednice, [1].
  • Camping
  • Autocamp Apollo, Slovácká 46, 690 02 Břeclav, 519 340 414 Mobile:602 178 202 : 8 - 15 hours (, fax: 519 324 098), [2]. Kč 380- 650.  edit


  • Černý jezdec (Black Rider), Mikulovská 690 Lednice 691 44 (From Lednice square about 100 m in Mikulov direction), +420 519 340 236 (), [3]. Offers comfortable and calm lodging right in the centre of Lednice near the castle park. The accommodation is spacious and is set in an original rustic style. Kč800- 1,900 (5 bed).  edit


  • Garni Hotel, 21. dubna 3, 691 44 Lednice, +420 519 340 619 (), [4]. The Hotel has rooms over looking a central swimming pool. It is situated in the Chateau Park at the beginning of Lednice on the road from Podivín (D2 motorway – Exit 41), about 0.5 mile from the center of the town. The Hotel is found in the reconstructed buildings of the former Liechtenstein forester’s house in the Chateau Park.  edit
  • My Hotel, 21.dubna 657, 691 44 Lednice, +420 519 340 130 (), [5]. My hotel is situated in Lednice na Moravě,in the heart of the Lednice-Valtice grounds. Kč 1,490 - 2,790.  edit
  • Hraniční zámeček, 691 43 Hlohovec u Břeclavi č. 16, +420 519 354353-4 (, fax: +420 519 354353), [6]. This is significant architectural monument of the Lednice - Valtice area built by the Liechtenstein family in the years 1816 - 1819 at the village of Hlohovec near the Hlohovec pond and is registered with UNESCO. Kč 1,300 - 1,850.  edit


  • Hotel Hubertus, 691 42 VALTICE (Located in the Palace in Valtice), 420 519352537 (, fax: 420 519352538), [7]. The hotel can be found in the premises of the Valtice Castle, a part of the Lednice and Valtice Complex, registered in the global list of historical monuments UNESCO. Kč 980- 1,290.  edit
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