Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Židlochovice, Czech Republic

This past weekend I was supposed to go to Wrocław, Poland, but it didn't work out. Which is just as well because it gave me the chance to get some things done around here such as completing my U.S. taxes and Czech census.

On Sunday I went with some other expats to Židlochovice. It is a small town in Moravia, about 18 km (11 miles) south of Brno.

It is really small.
The whole town covers just under 6 sq km (~2.3 sq miles) and has a population of 3,075. A one-way bus ticket is only 30 Kč ($1.80).

The most well-known attractions in town are the chateau and the Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.

We specifically went to Židlochovice to do a little bit of hiking. About 1 km east of town is the Acacia lookout tower on Výhon Hill.

The tower was opened on August 1, 2009. The viewing platform is 14.5 meters (~47.5 feet) and gives some great views of the countryside.

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