Znojmo is a picturesque nook of southern Moravia. This little town, nestled alongside a valley, offers up some very good quality highlights. This town is a great place to waste time, sit back, relax, find a terrace, and gaze out over the River Dyje valley, and then start a stroll through the calm, picture-perfect streets to uncover the local historic sites and wine bars. You might want to stop in the town just as a place to stay if you're making your way across this very agricultural area of the Czech Republic enjoying its natural and cultural gems. Znojmo is indeed a farm town, but a proud one with a lot to back itself up culturally. Its refreshingly noncommercial, yet doesn't come off as poor. Plus it's not far from Vienna (regional trains leave every two hours) and still well connected to nearby Brno as well as to Prague and neighboring regions.
In case all this was a little bit too tame, you can explore some of the more edgy culture in Znojmo. There is more than enough drinking to be had, and other sorts of indulgences that are elsewhere considered vices have been relatively normalized. For a lasting memory, hit up local tattoo legend, Ondrash, whose work certainly seems to have been influenced by the natural beauty of this town. (Well, you'll have a hard time without getting an appointment months in advance.)
Znojmo is well suited for hosteling. There are just a couple hostels in Znojmo, but they're beautiful and quality places. Its more like staying with that one aunt -- you know the one who's kind of young and has really decent taste, but isn't a pushover.
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