There aren’t many places in the Czech Republic that can boast such a beautiful and diverse landscape as the Pálava Hills, with their snow-white rocks, springtime mosaic of blooming steppes and vineyards spanning across sun-drenched hillsides.
A climb up to the ruins of the Děvičky Castle is rather daunting due to its steep incline, but the hilltop offers an unforgettable panoramic view of the large body of water below and the surrounding wine country. The shortest paths lead from Pavlov or Dolní Věstonice. Also because of the occurrence of rare thermophilic plants and animals, the Pálava is preserved as a Protected Landscape Area. UNESCO has included the area on its list of Biosphere Reserves.