Býčí hora - Bull Mountain

The highest point of the Podyjí NP on the border with Austria on the Braitava, elevation 536 m.


Býčí skála - Bull Cliff

Vertical granite wall at the beginning of the retained water mass of the Znojmo Reservoir, below a lookout.


Červený rybníček - Red Pond

Shallow artificial depression. Occurrence of two branchiopod species at the northernmost limit of their range. Natural Monument.


Cínová hora - Pewter Mountain

Locality of a former quarry, the place of occurrence of protected species of xerophilous plants and animals. Natural Monument.


Čížovský rybník - Čížov Pond

Locality of rare species (Carex bohemica, moor frog). Used as a natural swimming-pool.


Čížovský rybník - Čížov PondČížovský rybník - Čížov Pond


Fladnitzké vřesoviště - Fladnitz Heath

A heath with occurence of protected species of xerophilous plants and animals. Natural Monument.


Fladnitzké vřesoviště - Fladnitzké HeathFladnitzké vřesoviště - Fladnitz Heath


Hamerské vrásy - Hamry Folds

A group of several monumental rock walls with admirably folded Bíteš orthogneiss, which are probably of Pre-Cambrian age, estimated at 795 milion years old. The individual folds range in size from several centimetres to 30 metres in size. Significant forest steppe plant associations with numerous protected plant species, such as the Basket of Gold and Mountain Garlic, and a notable relict pinewood grow on and above the cliffs. Protected reptiles such as the Emerald Lizard and the Smooth Snake also live here.


Hamerské vrásyHamerské vrásy - Hamry Folds


Havranické vřesoviště - Havraníky Heath

Over 100 hectares of steppe with rare thermophilous flora and fauna. Heath growths unique in Europe, growing on dry and warm habitat. Abundant occurrence of rare and protected species (great pasque flower, purple mullein, sandy everlasting, the feather-grass Stipa Ioannis, praying mantis, the ladybird spider Eresus niger, hoopoe, ortolan bunting).


Havranické vřesoviště - Raven HeathHavranické vřesoviště - Havraníky Heath


Horáčkův kopeček - Horáček´s Hill

Steppe covered rocky hillock to the north of Popice. Natural Monument.


Horáčkův kopeček - Horáčkův HillHoráčkův kopeček - Horáček´s Hill


Horecký kopec - Horecký Hill

Small rocky island in the fields near the Czech-Austrian border. Natural Monument.


Horecký kopec - Horecký HillHorecký kopec - Horecký Hill


Hradištské terasy - Hradiště Terraces

Remains of Medieval stone terraces above the Znojmo Reservoir. The terraces are still covered with abandoned orchards and gardens with old, now already rare, varieties and kinds of fruit trees, such as German medlar and fig trees.


Hradištské terasy - Hradištské TerracesHradištské terasy - Hradiště Terraces


Kamenná moře - Boulder Fields - Stone Seas

 Extensive areas of boulder fields of various sizes develop through mechanical weathering and the collapse of rocky massifs on steep slopes and walls and subsequent relocation to lower levels by gravitation. Stone seas can be found in several parts of Podyjí, especially on the right bank of the Dyje below the former Paper Mill (Papírna).


Kamenné moře - RockeryKamenné moře - Stone Sea


Kraví hora - Cow Hill

This hill across the river valley from Znojmo is the home of rare heathland flora and fauna. The territory is part of a wide belt of heathlands between Znojmo and Retz in Austria. These heathlands developed in Medieval times after the original thermophilous oakwoods were felled and the territory was extensively grazed for several centuries. Thermophilous and xerophilous plants which grow here include the Hairy Greenweed, Great Pasque Flower, Burnet Rose and the Feather-grass Stipa joannis. We can also meet protected animals such as the Praying Mantis, the Owlfly Ascalaphus macaronius, the Swallowtail and Scarce Swallowtail butterflies, Emerald Lizard, and Smooth Snake here.

Ledové sluje - Ice Caves

This is a north-facing rocky slope with many underground spaces that developed among the orthogneiss rock streams. Underground ice ornamentation which develops in the caves due to the specific microclimate sometimes lasts until late spring. A unique association of psychrophilous and ombrophilous plant and animal species occurs on the surface. The Silver Fir grows here naturally and the highly endangered Yellow Monkshood, the endangered Martagon Lily and the Yellow Foxglove all grow abundantly here. Birds which nest in the surroundings include the Raven, the Red-breasted Flycatcher – which is an indicator of well-preserved beechwoods and the Black Stork – the symbol of Podyjí National Park. At least 17 species of bats live in the underground spaces. The slope, including the underground spaces, is not open to the public on account of nature conservation and the danger from rock blocks that are still on the move. The vantage point on top of the promontory at the Obelisk offers breathtaking views of the deep valley of the river Dyje, an abandoned meander, and the forest complex of Braitava.


Ledové sluje - Ice CavesLedové sluje - Ice Caves


Mašovická střelnice - Mašovice Shooting Range

Former infantry shooting range, active until 1994. Most of the area harbours valuable plant associations.


Mašovická střelniceMašovice Shooting Range



Outlook point over the Hardegg Castle, accessible from the town of Hardegg. Valuable thermophilous plant and animal communities on south- and east-facing slopes.


Mločí údolí - Salamander valley

Deep rocky valley of a stream, habitat of the fire salamander. Only the upper part is accessible along a marked hiking trail.


Opuštěný meandr u Ledových slují - Abandoned Meander at the Ice Caves

The dead river branch developed in the distant geological past on the meandering river Dyje, as it cut deep into the rocky substrate. The foot of rocky projection at the core of the meander was gradually eroded by the river, thus shortening its way and creating an isolated island hillock. Hygrophilous plant communities still grow on the course of the former river channel. A similar abandoned meander can be found at Devět mlýnů.


Pustý kopec u Konic - Bald Hill at Konice

Granite hillock, which is the habitat of protected species of plants and animals. Natural Monument.


Bald Hill at KonicePustý kopec u Konic - Bald Hill at Konice


Skalky - Rockery

Steppe locality with the occurrence of protected plant and animal species.


Skalky - RockerySkalky - Rockery



This locality was already settled in the Old Stone Age. A prehistoric fortress stood here as early as the Bronze Age, and the Celts and the Romans also settled here. This locality was already used for viticulture in the Middle Ages. The wine was famous for its quality and particularly in the 19th century it was delivered to the Imperial Court and to well-known Viennese restaurants. At present, grapevines are cultivated here on an area of 11 hectares and the locality is considered to be one of the ten best vineyard localities in Europe. White vines are primarily cultivated here: Pinot Gris and Blanc, and Rhine and Italian Riesling. In the summer months visitors can taste wines which are grown here directly in the vineyard. There are spectacular views on either side into the Dyje Valley and the Devět mlýny Mills from the narrowest point of the ridge above the vineyard. Thermophilous oakwoods, with an abundance of Yellow-berried Mistletoe grow in the surroundings of the vineyard.





A neck surrounded on all sides with the meander of the Dyje. Floodplain meadows along the Dyje, in the narrowest place of the neck (the so-called Umlaufstieg) a beautiful view, incl. one of the Nový Hrádek ruins.


Žlebský rybník - Žlebský Pond

Artificial reservoir that developed by damming a brook during the construction of the so-called Iron Curtain.


Žlebský rybník - Žlebský PondŽlebský rybník - Žlebský Pond