As history goes in these parts, Mikulov was a chess piece between Bohemian kings and Liechtenstein noblemen, and other nobility ever since. It was a haven for Jews expelled from Vienna in the 1400’s, becoming the largest Jewish settlement in Moravia; after WWII the Jewish settlement ceased to exist and the resettled Germans were evicted.
Mikulov is also a wine producing center, with no shortage of tasting temptations in the Stare Mesto (old city). Equally as popular were the smoked meat vendors, because who doesn’t like Czech food?
Not a church, but the tomb of the Dietrichstein Family, a Bohemian and Austrian noble family, a descendent of whom was a special protector of the Jewish community.
As castles go, this one did not disappoint.
Gorgeous hiking trails lead from the castle to Holy Hill (on the left); however, the afternoon was fading and we weren’t quite dressed for hiking. Another time, most definitely.