33. GUITAR FESTIVAL MIKULOV 2019

7. 7. - 13. 7. 2019 ZORAN DUKIĆ, LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI, MARGARITA ESCARPA, CYPRIEN N'TSAÏ, GIAMPAOLO BANDINI & CESARE CHIACCHIARETTA, LADISLAV PAZDERA & REENTKO DIRKS, PETR SAIDL & LEOŠ ČEPICKÝ

The town of Mikulov

Mikulov is a town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located directly on the border with Lower Austria.

Mikulov is located at the edge of a hilly area and the three Nové Mlýny reservoirs. Pálava Landscape Protected Area begins in Mikulov, and so does the Moravian Karst.

Mikulov municipal historical reservation

On the square in Mikulov you will certainly not miss the fountain with the statue of Pomona and the imposing Plague Column. Unique in Mikulov is the graffito house U Rytířů. The remains of the church of St Anne, of which only a baroque façade by the famous architect J B Fischer of Erlach was saved from a fire in 1784, were reconstructed as a family tomb for the Dietrichstein family, and now contains 45 coffins with their remains. The Church of St Václav, with its four storey renaissance tower conceals a charnel house within its crypt; its elevation to a collegiate chapter was accompanied by the building of the canonical houses. Another religious monument in the town is the former German evangelical, now orthodox church of St Nicholas. The Church of St John the Baptist can boast a monumental baroque ceiling fresco by František Antonín Maulbertsch. Linked to the original Jewish population are the Jewish Quarter, the synagogue, preserved from the time of Rabbi Löw and one of the largest and most important Jewish Cemeteries in the country.

Mikulov Chateau

Among the most interesting parts of this seat of the Dietrichstein family are the castle library and Ancestors‘ Hall. Today the castle is the location of the Regional Museum, part of which is an exceptional wine-making exhibition of original winemaking equipment together with the well-known giant vat. The Park of the chateau was planted with a variety of types of trees and shrubs.

Pálava protected nature reserve

Pálava protected nature reserve is made up of the limestone ridge of the Pavlovské vrchy hills and the plain of the Dyje river. In 1986 it was written into the list of biosphere reservations under UNESCO patronage. The country below the hills is dominated by the ruins of the Děvičky (Divčí hrad) castle, which thrusts up from a limestone cliff not far from the highest point of Pálava – Děvín. The protected nature reserve also contains the Turold nature reserve and caves, fascinating both for their history (one of the first places in the Mikulov region to be settled by man), and their karst ornamentation, or for the so-called House of Bats, the wintering spot for several types of bats. On a journey to Svatý Kopeček (Sacred Mound) you will walk through a botanic reservation full of varied types of natural plant communities. At its peak you will find the pilgrimage church of St Sebastian, a bell tower and a chapel of the stations of the cross with its early baroque ornamentation. A wonderful view over Mikulov is to be had from Kozí Hrádek, a former gothic defence tower, and one of the rocky dominants of Mikulov.

 

You can find more at the web page of the town of Mikulov.