The National Park Thayatal and its Czech side – National Park Podyjí, belong to one of the most beautiful, romantic and biodiversity rich valley landscapes. The park is famous for the narrow valley which the river Thaya runs through. It is situated on the borders with Czech Republic, north-east of Austria. There are not many places where such a diversity of flora and fauna can be found in a close space as in National Park Thayatal. It covers covers 1,330 hectares of land
Steep cliffs are covered with forests, and the geological bedrock (granite) affects both the landscape and vegetation. There are two castles at the borders of the national park, Burg Hardegg and ruined castle Kaja. You can find there about half of all plant species originating from Austria.
Animal World is so prominent and contains a large number of very rare species of vertebrates. In terms of sport, cycling and hiking are popular activities in the park.
At the Czech side there is one of the most beautiful water reservoir called Vranov. In the case of bad weather you can visit nice city of Znojmo and test the Czech wine.
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