17th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
TSD 2014, Brno, Czech Republic, September 8–12 2014
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Conference trip

The Thursday afternoon of the conference will be devoted to the cultural programme with a trip to Lednice and wine tasting of famous South Moravian vineyards.


The bus will leave from the hotel Continental at 1:15pm and expected arrival to Lednice is around 2:30pm. First group will attend the tour of the chateau at 2:45pm and the next group at 3:00pm. The tour will last about 45 minutes.

Second part of the trip will include tour of the Green House and the Park of the Chateaux with Minaret. Visit of the Minaret will begin at around 4:45pm.

In the third part of the trip, attendants will come back to the chateaux by a boat at 5:15pm and prepare to leave for dinner.

Last part of the trip will be at the Cellar of the Chateaux from 6:15pm, where wine tasting and raut will be prepared to enjoy along with live cymbalon music.

Chateaux of Lednice

There are not many places in the world which have received such care as the elegant area around the spectacular Lednice and Valtice chateaux. An absolutely unique park has been created here over the centuries, full of rare tree species, romantic little buildings, fishponds and beautiful little corners. The Lednice-Valtice Complex, which has been included in the UNESCO list, is known as the Garden of Europe to this very day.

Chateau Lednice gained its ostentatious neo-Gothic appearance thanks to conversion in the middle of the 19th century. At that time, it was used for summer meetings of the European aristocracy. The other chateau – Valtice – was the spectacular residence of the Austrian and Moravian Lords of Lichtenstein. It is known not only for its beauty, but also the long tradition of winemaking. Grape vines were brought here by the Roman legion of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who regarded the area of Pálava as suitable for cultivation of wine. You can thus enjoy not only a unique cultural experience, but also a glass of superb Moravian wine in the Wine Salon here.


The park, surrounding both chateaux and minaret, is one of the most luxurious landscapes in Europe. You can admire the landscaped countryside here with its many fishponds covered with water lilies, green forests, meadows full of flowers and rare tree species. To please and surprise the guests, Viennese architects incorporated many small romantic buildings into the landscape, which lend the place a unique character. You can thus climb to the top of a minaret that is 60 m high, which offers an unforgettable view over the whole complex, have a pleasant picnic by the `Rendez-vous' hunting chateau or take a trip on a boat right up to the ruins of `John’s Castle'.

Sitting in the Cellar of Lednice with wine tasting and raut

Sitting will begin with tastig of special wines with live cymbalon music. A warm raut will be prepared for the participants of conference.

We should return to Brno around 24:00.

Text source: http://www.czechtourism.com/c/lednice-valtice-area-unesco/

Image sources: lednice.cz, itras.cz, infoglobe.cz, zamek-lednice.info, 1plavebni.cz, myhotel.cz, hotellednice.cz

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