- Olomouc: Vibrant university town; has the 2nd largest historical centre in the Czech Republic
- Brno: Largest city in Moravia, Moto GP Grand Prix every year takes place here.
- Luhačovice: The largest Moravian spa resort
- Novosedly : Village in the moravian wine region, you can go on a great horseback trip through the vineyards
- Slavkov u Brna
- Újezd u Brna
- Zlín: City in East Moravia, famous Bata shoe company started and developed here before the WWII. interesting functionalistic architecture.
- Zlaté hory
Moravia has one of the densest clusters of sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the World
- Olomouc the impressive Plague Coloumn sits in the historic center of the vibrant university city
- Telc one of the prettiest towns in the Czech Republic
- Brno's Cerna Pole district is home to Mies Van der Rohe's Tugendhat Villa, a key work of modernist architecture
- Lednice-Valtice is one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe dotted with Palaces and Follies
- Trebic has one of Europe's best presereved Jewish areas
- Zdar nad Sazavou contains a fine pilgrimage church
- Kromeriz has a nice Palace and gardens
The people of Moravia are some of the most hospitable and friendly people of Central Europe. Moravia is home to gorgeous vineyards, orchards, and fields full of what North Americans would call "organic" produce.
Even though it is not the most industrialized part of Europe, Moravia has factories such as Zbrojovka Brno (weapons) and the famous Zlin Bata factory (shoes).
The dialects spoken in Moravia are very different from those spoken in Bohemia, particularly in Prague. A foreigner trying to master the language will often find himself at loss. But many say it is the clearest Czech spoken in the country.
Moravia features scenic mountains and cute little villages. Even if you visit larger towns (e.g., Brno), you will still feel the small town coziness.
The Macocha Caves, north of Brno, are definitely worth a visit. You can take a guided tour into the caves, which will take you through a myriad of winding tunnels, with close up views of stalactites and stalagmites. The tour ends with a boat ride on an underground river.
The Battle of Austerlitz - Slavkovské bojiště is one of the most important events in the history of Europe in the 19th century.
Some Moravians consider themselves as a separate nation and there are sometimes even some nationalistic tensions about that. There are no hard separatist movements, armed conflicts or anything even slightly resembling that. However these feelings can be sometimes expressed in a form of verbal quarrels (mostly online, as people tend to be nicer to each other when they meet personally), nationalist jokes, or, in the very worst case, some pub brawls. It means that some people in Moravia may be offended if you call them Czechs, however most of them wouldn't be, because they consider themselves to be both Moravians and Czechs (in the same way as people in California consider themselves to be both Californians and Americans).
If you try to speak some Czech, there is another related catch: Czech language uses name Čechy for Bohemia and Česko for the whole Czech Republic. Both are formed from the same root meaning Czech. 'Česko' started to be used widely after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, because a short name for the new state was needed (the full 'Česká republika' is somewhat impractical in common speech). Some people still think that 'Česko' sounds strangely and sometimes use 'Čechy' for the whole republic. many Moravians are offended by this.
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