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149km (92 miles) SE of Prague, 86km (53 miles) W of Brno

As you go through towns while traveling in Moravia, you may be tempted to pass up Telc, dismissing it as yet another "small town with a nice square." Don't. Those who make the trip to Telc strike gold. Telc is one of the few towns in Europe that can boast of not being reconstructed since its original edifices were built. It now enjoys the honor of being a United Nations (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. Its uniformly built houses and castle give it an almost too-perfect look, as though no one ever really lived here.

Due to its small size, you can explore Telc in a just a few hours. Those traveling by car to Brno or Vienna should stop here on the way. I recommend spending the night to admire the illuminated castle and square, especially if there's an evening recital or concert at the castle. You can also combine a stop here with a visit to Znojmo .