Special lines for cruise passengers
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Turistbus - Moravian and Austrian wine-growing villages on one line - starting 3.7.2021
This is a bus line connecting the South Moravian and Lower Austrian wine-growing communities. It runs 3 times a day on weekends from July to the end of October along the route:
Podivín - is a small town 8 km north of Breclav. The dominant feature of the town is the originally Romanesque Church of St. Peter and Paul with a Neo-Gothic tower. The water spring is protected by the former Chapel of Cyril the Baptist with a crypt and a well, in the centre of the town there is also a radar, a Baroque Marian sculpture and a rectory. An interesting monument is the Wonderful Jewish Cemetery with about a thousand tombstones and an originally designed ceremonial hall. The local Jewish community is commemorated by a exhibition in the synagogue in Breclav, where a Torah from Podivín is on display. From Podivín, a path leads through the former Lower Jewish Quarter and Rybáře to the floodplain forests and the natural park Niva Dyje, which is followed by the Lednicko-valtický areál, a UNESCO monument. From Podivín there are several cycling routes to the Laden Bridge and then across the river to Lednice and Jan's Castle, a romantic imitation of the ruins of a knight's castle. From there, sightseeing boats sail along the Castle Dyje to the Minaret and Lednice Castle, and you can continue on foot for a walk through Lednice Castle Park.
Lednice - Lednice Castle is the jewel of the Lednice-Valtice area and one of the most beautiful English Neo-Gothic complexes in Europe. Several sightseeing routes pass through the castle interiors, the surrounding area attracts attention with its French garden with palm greenhouse, Masonic garden and castle park, freely flowing into the open countryside. In the park, you will also discover several islands, a Roman aqueduct, the Minaret lookout tower and the Moorish waterworks with a boat dock, from which sightseeing cruises depart. You can walk through the castle park on foot accompanied by a landscape architect, ride a bicycle or carriage, or take a boat ride, even in winter - the views from the heated boat cabin into the winter castle park and floodplain forest with a glass of mulled wine in hand are truly magical. If you're looking for rest, relaxation and wellness, take advantage of the Lednice Spa and the Perla Spa House.In spring 2017, Lednice was even granted official spa status.
Valtice - the cellar of the Valtice Chateau houses the Salon of Wines of the Czech Republic, a permanent tasting exhibition of the best Moravian and Czech wines. During the tour, you can freely taste all the samples on display or choose from several tasting programs, guided by a sommelier. You can also take a free tour without tasting or a combined ticket, which includes a free tasting and a tour of the chateau. You should also take a look inside the chateau wine cellars, which are looked after by Vine Cellars Valtice. No matter where you go in Valtice, wine will always find you. Also worth seeing are the exposure of historic wine presses, the Chateau Cellar or the Cross Cellar. In addition, you can take a walk or a bike ride along the educational wine trail, explore the labyrinth of the Valtice Underground or choose to sit in one of the wine cellars. And when you get tired of wine, take a peek into the Byling Garden in the Valtice Castle Garden or take a tour of the Iron Curtain Museum, which is dedicated to border security.
Schrattenberg (A) is a municipality in the district of Mistelbach in the Weinviertel region of Lower Austria. The village is located near the border, connected to the Moravian town of Valtice by a border crossing. Of the 19.18 km² of the cadastral area, 9.98% is forested, a significant part of the area is vineyards. Schrattenberg is most notable for its red wine production along the Brno road. The main varieties are Zweigeltrebe, Blauburger and Blue Portugal. Since 1989, the winegrowing community has produced quality red wine under the "Schratt" label. A marked hiking and cycling trail leads through the vineyards, forests and cellar streets of Schrattenberg.
Herrnbaumgarten (A) - also known as Panský Pangort in Czech. It is a municipality in the district of Mistelbach in Lower Austria with a population of approximately 943. Here you will find the very famous amusing Museum Nonseum - a museum of nonsensical inventions, a theatre, a cinema museum and a cellar labyrinth.
Poysdorf (A) - is a town located in the district of Mistelbach where approximately 5,500 inhabitants live.
Among the local tourist attractions is the Fair Church of St. John the Baptist, built in 1629-1635 on the church hill in Poysdorf. The Baroque pilgrimage and wedding church of Maria Bründl. The church lies to the west of the town in the Wilhelmsdorf district. Also in the town are the 1st Dairy Museum (milk chamber museum) in Austria, the Museum of Historical Vehicles, the Gallery of the House of the Nightingale, dedicated to the life work of the important Poysdorf painter Maria Ohmeyer. For golf fans, there is an 18-hole golf course and the Vino Versum "Wine World" in town. Particularly popular here are tours of the wine cellar corridors, accompanied between Easter and mid-November by tours and commentary from wine experts.
Falkenstein (A) - located in the limestone landscape in the northern part of the Weinviertel. South of the village is the "Galgenberg" (Gallows Mountain) with an altitude of 425 metres. An important role for the village is the permanent vine cultivation. The slopes of the limestone mountain, where vines have been cultivated since 1309, are a special feature for viticulture. Falkenstein used to be the seat of an "upper authority" (wine rights) with competence for all matters relating to viticulture in the area between Vienna and Brno. Falkenstein also has its own castle (today a ruin). Until the 16th century, the castle was a fief of the Babenbergs. Since 1571 Falkenstein Castle has been privately owned. In 1645 the Swedes took the castle, but it remained intact. It fell into decline at the end of the 17th century. The castle was used by the owners as a supply of cheap building materials.Under the present owner Georg Thurn-Vrints, the ruins were reopened to visitors and a society for the preservation of the castle was founded. Since 1992, archaeological research has been carried out under the direction of the Austrian Federal Heritage Office.
Mikulov - the dominant feature of Mikulov is the Baroque castle, the seat of the Mikulov Regional Museum, where you will discover the most extensive domestic exhibition of winemaking and viticulture with a unique giant wine barrel. The chateau library and the exhibition of Romans and Germans in the region below Pálava should not escape your attention. Be sure to visit several ruins, led by the torso of the former guard castle Děvičky. While wandering around the area, you should not miss the Na Turold Cave, which contains an underground lake with emerald-coloured water.
✅ V IDS JMK tickets are valid on the bus, including discounts for seniors or students.
During the tourist season from Easter to St. Wenceslas, the Express Pálava - Podyjí runs on weekends. It connects Brno, Královo Pole via Lesná, Židenice and Hlavní nádraží with Břeclav, Valtice, Mikulov, Znojmo and Šatov. It provides the fastest connection for tourists and cyclists from Brno to Pálava. In Breclav, tourists from Ostrava, Olomouc and Hodonín can land and comfortably reach Pálava, Znojmo or Šatov.
The train has a special carriage for transporting bicycles. You do not pay anything extra for placing them in this carriage against the bicycle ticket. It terminates in Šatov, from there you can make a circuit by bike, for example to the famous Šobes vineyard and still return for the evening departure.
Pálava Protected Landscape Area - The Pálava Protected Landscape Area covers 83 km2 and most of its most valuable reserves are located on the main ridge of the Pavlov Hills, which stretch for 12 km from Dolní Věstonice to Mikulov. Its highest peak is Děvín (550 m above sea level). The dry and warm climate of the area is linked not only to the widespread cultivation of grapevines, but also to the discovery of many plant species not found elsewhere in the Czech Republic.
Not only the flora, but also the fauna of Pálava is exceptionally rich thanks to the varied natural conditions. Pálava lies on the border of the Pannonian steppes and the Central European deciduous forest, so that, for example, the rare praying mantis, the common hornbill, and golden-headed warblers can be found here. Among reptiles, it is possible to spot the green lizard. Among the birds of prey, the sea eagle nests in the area, while the strongest population of the southern snipe, the common warbler and the meadow pipit in the Czech Republic has been recorded. Several species of bats live in caves in limestone cliffs or in forests. The European beaver is quite abundant along the river Dyje.
Podyjí National Park - is still the only Moravian national park. It was proclaimed on 1 July 1991. Podyjí National Park is the smallest national park in the Czech Republic. On the Lower Austrian side it is connected to the Thayatal National Park. Its total area is 63 km². The highest point is 536 m above sea level. The lowest point is 207 m above sea level.The park is 84% forested, with many rare tree species in the deciduous forest. The Podyjí National Park stretches along the river Dyje, flowing through a 40 km long, deep meandering valley between Vranov nad Dyjí and Znojmo. On the south-eastern edge of the NP, on the Znojmo - Hnanice road, there is a unique zone of steppe heathland.
This is the name of the special 105 line connecting Brno and, in summer, Mikulov with the largest aquapark in Moravia. Aqualand Moravia, located in the village of Pasohlávky, on the northern bank of the Mušov reservoir. The Roman baths, the oldest spa building in the Czech Republic, were located in the same area. The capacity of the site is 8,000 visitors and the water area is over 3,000 m². The water park includes 16 swimming pools, 24 water slides, 30 types of saunas, wellness zone (Roman and sun baths), Hotel Aqualand Inn, restaurant and 7D cinema.
Aqualand Moravia matches the theme of the Roman Baths. The thematic areas are named after the names referring to ancient Rome:
Neptunarium - is the main pool hall located in the inner part. There is a main Neptune pool, two children's pools Calimero and Baby pool, and three whirlpools. There is an outdoor splash pool Riviera with thermal pools Romulus and Remus.
Colosseum - is an outdoor area with pools and water slides. There is a wave pool and a children's pool. As of summer 2020, it includes a 242-metre-long water roller coaster.
Adrenalium - is a hall that houses 10 indoor roller coasters and 3 slides, including U Wave, Kamikaze, Supercrater and Wild River. Most of the slides are ridden on inflatable rafts. There is the only u-ramp in the country.
Forum Romanum - the basis of the Roman baths are the Caldarium, Laconium and Tepidarium, where various regeneration and relaxation treatments take place. There are a total of 10 saunas of different types, 1 whirlpool, a swimming pool and relaxation zones. The relaxation area is accessible from the age of 15 and is swimmer-free.
Pálava Wellness - there is a Panorama sauna for up to 100 visitors. Snow cave, tepidarium, whirlpool and experience showers.
Aqualand Moravia opened on 1 August 2013. For the thermal pool, the aquapark uses the Mušov geothermal borehole with a temperature of 46 °C. With an IDS JMK ticket, you will also receive a 10% discount on admission within the IDS JMK discount programme
KRASOBUS - this is line 226 providing connection between Blansko and Skalní Mlýn. This is the starting point for visiting the Punkevní Caves and Balcarka Cave in the Moravian Karst. The bus connects with trains from Brno and Pardubice and runs approximately every two hours during the tourist season.
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From 1 June to the end of September you can use the new KRASOBUS TICKET in Blansko. It is sold by the driver of KRASOBUS line 226, which connects Blansko with Skalní mlýn – the starting point for trips to the Kateřina and Punkva caves and to Macocha. Ticket valid for 24 hours from sales on line 226, it is valid as a return ticket and is also a voucher for a discount to various other attractions in Blansko and its surroundings. Therefore, it is a good idea to buy it directly on the way to Skalní mlýn.
Basic ticket costs 30 CZK, discounted ticket costs 15 CZK. The discounted KRASOBUS travel document can be used by children and young people up to 18 years of age, students presenting their IDS JMK ID card, ISIC or student card and persons over 65 years of age. More at www.krasobus.cz
Wine train between Zaječí and Hodonín
The S52 train line connects with the R13 trains in Zaječ and Hodonín. It runs several times a day along a romantic route between vineyards with magnificent views of the rolling countryside. You will pass between wine-loving villages that are famous in their own right - Velké Pavlovice, Bořetice, Kobylí, Čejč and Mutěnice. Practically already historical trains are still full of wine-loving tourists.
There is a lockout from 1 July to 15 August 2022. Thank you for your understanding.
Through the White Carpathians tunnel to Myjava
With an IDS JMK ticket you can get to Myjava in Slovakia. The S91 train line departs from Hodonín and continues via Strážnice and Veselí nad Moravou to the centre of the Horňácko region - Velké nad Veličkou. From there, continue to Vrbovce in Slovakia and along the historic line through what was once the longest railway tunnel in Czechoslovakia to Myjava. Myjava is a pleasant town, worth a visit with lunch.
Express connection from Brno to the Podyjí National Park and the Vranov Dam
In the tourist season, you can use the express direct weekend connection with the 108 cyclobus from Brno to Znojmo, from where the bus continues via Podyjí National Park - Čížov - to Vranov. In the evening it leaves back again.
To Skalice for a real trdelnik
Line 910 runs between Hodonín, Skalica, Slovakia, Strážnice and Veselí nad Moravou several times a day all year round. Take a ride to Skalica, where they make the real unadulterated trdelníky. Taste and absorb the atmosphere of the historic town.
To the Old Town and Uherské Hradiště
Take the integrated trains R13, S6 or R56 to the Zlín Region - to Staré Město, Kunovice or Uherské Hradiště.
Staré Město - is located in the Lower Moravian Valley, on the banks of the Morava River. The town has several archaeological sites (Na Špitálkách, Na Valách)
Kunovice - was part of Uherské Hradiště since 1971, since 1991 it has enjoyed independence again. The local monument, Panský dvůr, is after reconstruction used as a business incubator, In Kunovice there is also the Baroque church of St. Peter and Paul.
Kunovice is especially famous for the aircraft that were produced here after 1937, among the most famous models are the L 13 Blaník, L 29 Delfín and Z 37 Čmelák. The Tupolev Tu-154M, the government special that transported the winning hockey players from the Nagano Olympics, is on display in the local aviation museum.
Uherské Hradiště - the heart of Slovácko, which is known mainly for its folklore, dulcimer music, good wine and beautiful costumes. The Masaryk Square in the historical centre and the Baroque church of St. Francis Xaversky are worth a visit. A curiosity is that during the floods in 1997, boats used to pass here. Visit also the Gallery of the Museum of Slovakia and the Jesuit College, which houses the Slavic Centre of Culture and Traditions with a permanent exhibition that will guide you through the history of Uherské Hradiště.
To Jevíčko and Velké Opatovice for a map of Moravia
Take a ride to the border of three regions - South Moravia, Pardubice and Olomouc. In Velké Opatovice you will find Moravian Cartographic Centre with a huge plastic map of Moravia. In nearby Jevíček, explore the square square, which has roads running off to the four cardinal points and is enclosed by circular streets around its perimeter.
By train Pernštejn to the Highlands
Every Saturday and Sunday, a special Pernštejn express train departs from Brno, Main Station, Židenice, Lesná and Královo Pole at around 8am. It enables a fast connection between Brno and Tišnov, Nedvědice, Bystřice nad Pernštejn, Nové Město na Moravě and Žďár nad Sázavou. The IDS JMK tariff on this train is valid as far as Rovná-Divišov. In the evening the train returns to Brno. In winter it is ideal for cross-country skiers, in spring and summer for cyclists.
To Namesti and Kralice
You can reach Kralice and Náměšt' nad Oslavou comfortably from Brno by trains S4, R54 and R11. In Kralice you can visit the Memorial of the Bible Kralická, where IDS JMK ticket holders have a discount on admission. In Náměšt', you can visit the local castle.
From Znojmo around the Vranov Dam to Drosendorf, Austria
Two or three times a day you can go from Znojmo via Vranov nad Dyjí and Vratěnín to the Austrian border town of Drosendorf. From May to October, you can switch to the Austrian tourist train Reblaus Expres on weekends. You can taste the local fine wines and take a ride along the route to Langau and from there walk back to Šafov to catch the IDS JMK bus to Znojmo or take it all the way to Retz and from there return to Znojmo on the S82 train. IDS JMK tickets are not valid on the Reblaus Express.
From Brno to the spa in Laa/Thaya
At rush hour, every hour, and at off-peak times and on weekends, line 104 runs from Brno to the Austrian market town of Laa an der Thaya every two hours. The buses terminate directly at the local spa Therme Laa. Take a look! The last service to Brno from Laa leaves before 8pm. Please note that for some connections of line 104 terminating or starting in Pohořelice you need to change to line 108. In Laa it is also possible to change to trains to Vienna or Mistelbach on some services.
Austrian historic town of Retz
You can travel between Znojmo and Retz every two hours on the comfortable trains of the S82 line. The IDS JMK tariff is valid as far as Retz. Then the trains continue to Vienna. Retz is a beautiful historic town that is worth a visit of an hour or three hours. For example, the windmill above the town or the cellars under the main square are interesting.