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Mikroregion Mikulovsko

Horní Věstonice

Horní Věstonice is situated at the northwest foot of Děvín Hill. The village is surrounded by agricultural land and vineyards which stretch all the way to the banks of Novomlýnské water reservoirs. The first written account of the village dates back to the early 15th century, however, it was founded 100 years earlier.

The village is known for the Rococo Church of St. Rosalie, vicarage building from the late 18th century and St. Florian statue. Gilded cross standing next to the church and a wayside shrine at the turning to Perná on the way to Mikulov are also worth mentioning.

Part of the territory of Horní Věstonice is covered by two significant protected areas – National Nature Reserve Děvín-Kotel-Soutěska and the second Novomlýnský water reservoir known as Nature Reserve Věstonická water reservoir. If you set out to climb Děvín, follow the green tourist trail going steeply uphill. However, the hillsides of Děvín offer many other possibilities. Don´t be afraid to take a different marked trail. If you decide to visit Věstonická water reservoir, take a walk or a bike ride on the dam crest bike trail. It is a junction of several educational and bike trails.

GPS position

N 48° 52.257', E 16° 37.803'
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Contact

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>
http://www.cev.palava.cz