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Mikroregion Mikulovsko

Dolní Věstonice

This South Moravian village surrounded by vineyards is famous for the discovery of the Venus of Dolní Věstonice, one of the most significant archaeological artefacts from the Early Stone Age. Besides the discovery of the Venus of Dolní Věstonice, local archaeological sites are famous for excavations of the oldest artefacts made of ceramics and textiles in the world, the 30,000 years-old hunters´ camp, and the oldest preserved set of skeletons of Homo sapiens in the world.

We recommend visiting the archaeological exhibition The Age of Hunters and Mammoths situated in the former town hall building in the village square as well as the national nature monument The Calendar of Ages (loess wall presenting the development and climatic changes in the Quaternary Period), remains of the Slavic settlement Strachotíngrad in Vysoká zahrada, and excellent Archaeological Path of the Mikulov Regional Museum. The path will guide you through the bygone times of mammoth hunters, then through the famous period of Marcommanic wars and all the way to the beginning of the Slavic period.

The first written accounts of Dolní Věstonice come from the 14th century when the first German inhabitants settled in the village. In the 15th century, the village was granted the right to establish a market. Further development and appearance of the village were strongly influenced by the arrival of the Habans in the 16th century.

GPS position

N 48° 53.234', E 16° 38.626'



CEV Pálava ZO ČSOP 56/15
PhDr. Eva Řezáčová
Náměstí 32, 692 01 Mikulov
Tel.:519 513 399
e-mail:eva@palava.cz <eva@palava.cz>