The jewel in the crown of Valtice is its massive Baroque chateau, the former residence of the Lichtenstein family. Situated in the centre of a tradition wine region, the chateau was built in stages by thirteen princes and in the 18th century the residence, with its furnishings, collections and rich inventory competed with Imperial court in Vienna itself.
The vast cour d’honneur, chateau interiors and extensive cellars, home to the Wine Salon of the Czech Republic, home to a permanent tasting exhibition of the best wines of Bohemia and Moravia, are all worth a look. Visitors might also enjoy a walk through the vast chateau grounds, containing reconstructed Baroque theatre, wine cellars dating back centuries and a herb garden.