Ancient Slavic Stronghold Pohansko
Pohansko lies south of Břeclav, in the magic landscape of the Lednice-Valtice complex. During the times of the Great Moravian empire there was a vast stronghold complex here with a princely court, two churches, burial grounds and a rotund; the houses were both dug-out earth-houses and large houses on stone and mortar bedding with fireplaces, surrounded by numerous farmsteads. The complex was surrounded by a huge wall that is still notable to this day.
The site of the former stronghold is now the location of a start-up open-air archaeological site with free access; where you can see e.g. a replica of a pagan cult ground with wood idols of pagan deities or a rocker beam well. The exhibition in the nearby Empire style hunting chateau from 1812 will demonstrate to you the day-to-day way of life, work and crafts in the Great Moravian centre, as well as the history of archaeological research in the Pohansko area. On display are both original objects and their replicas, pictures and films.