• A Boundless Border City.

    Welcome to Satov, a historic city at a former border, populated since ancient times, first mentioned in documents in 1201 and promoted to the rank of city in the 15th century. A residence of good wines surrounded by seemingly endless fields and wholeheartedly dedicated to South Moravian tradition. A place of pure simplicity, still reflecting the changing fortunes of the region and inviting its guests to spend to trace its history, its pleasures and most of all: its hidden beauty. 

  • Widening Horizons.

    How far can I see? How far can I go? And can I go further than I can see? Is it the pure beauty of simplicity that brings these questions to my mind? Or is it the trace of history that seems to be in the air at this special place that seems so close to the sky. I can turn north, east, west and south and wherever I turn I look at the smooth lines of unspoiled nature. Is it me who is getting involved with this piece of land or is it the land that changes my attitude? And where is horizon?

  • The Essential, Now.

    What is it that really enchains me? The opulence I’m living in? The constant pressure forcing me to stay connected? The bigger, the better, the more that seems to surround me? I don’t know now. It all seems to be so far away from here. I succumb to an affair with serenity. I fall in love with calmness. Relaxation starts in the mind and from there it seems to spread into every tissue and pore of my body. I feel how I’m slowly losing track of time. Here’s what is really essential: it’s this very moment.

  • Small Witnesses of Big History.

    They’re all over the fields around Satov, in the vineyards and on crossroads: these little relics that greet wanderers or bikers with a tale from the past. They’ve been here for centuries, each one a unique piece of art, each one reflecting its own history. We have built them out of faith and superstition in a time long ago. Still they are covered by myths and legends and maybe, on silent days, they will tell their story to the lonesome wanderer. But that’s just another legend.

  • Easy Riding.

    Bikers find paradise in our region. You’ll find yourself riding on safe and silent roads through breathtaking scenery, passing whitewashed wine cellars, vineyards and fields that seem to have no end.  Our bicycle routes connect Satov with the National Park, the Pulkautal and the historic wine cities of Retz and Znojmo. Discover a relaxed way of biking, a smooth way of escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    > The cycling routes around nearby Retzbach (interactive map)