Monday, 31 October 2011

A visit to Telč - UNESCO World Heritage

Telč is a town in southern Moravia, in the Czech Republic. The town was founded in the 13th century as a royal water fort on the crossroads of busy merchant routes between Bohemia, Moravia and Austria.

The most significant sight is the town square, a unique complex of long urban plaza with well-conserved Renaissance and
Baroque houses with high gables and arcades; since 1992 all of this has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 1979
Werner Herzog filmed the movie Woyzeck in Telč.

It's only 2 hours by car from Vienna to Telč!
Sometimes it's really good to make a weekend trip to a neighbouring country!

We had coffee and sweets under the arcades at the plaza, and afterwards we strolled around the lake and enjoyed the reflections of the town in the clear blue water.


Wienermädel + Co said...

Schön, waren auch schon dort, mir gefallen die grossen Plätze der mährischen Städte.
Liebe Grüsse noch aus dem Salzkammergut

Lady Di Tn said...

A wonderful place to go and it is only a few hours from you. How lucky you are. Thanks for sharing this quaint town. Peace

elizabeth said...

My husband's family came from Bohemia.
This seems like a super place to visit.
Happy weekend from
Elizabeth and Buster the dog