Just 12 km (7 mi) east of Mikulov is the Château Lednice na Moravé, a must-see if you happen to be in the area. The dining room alone, with resplendent blue-and-green silk wall coverings embossed with the Moravian eagle, makes the visit memorable. The grounds, not to be outdone by the sumptuous interior, have a 200-foot-tall minaret and a massive greenhouse filled with exotic flora. A horse-drawn carriage ride and a romantic boat ride are available, and are a great way to see the grounds. The absolute splendor of the palace and gardens contrasts sharply with the workaday reality of Lednice.
Zámek 1, Lednice, Moravia, 691 44, Czech Republic