Znojmo is most easily reached by car and is especially convenient for those heading to or from Vienna or Telc. Take Hwy. D1 from Prague and exit at Hwy. 38 in the direction of Jihlava. As you enter the town you're already on the right highway, so just pass by the town center and follow the signs. From Prague, the trip should take about 2 1/2 hours.
Several trains to Znojmo leave Brno throughout the day, though some require a quick change in Hrusovany. The ride takes about 2 hours and costs 117Kc. From Prague, the complete trip takes at least 5 hours via Brno and costs 670Kc.
Several bus from Prague's Florenc station make the daily run to Znojmo in about 3 hours. The one-way fare is around 200Kc. From Brno, the trip is much quicker (around an hour) and costs about 65Kc one-way. Almost as many buses run between the two places as do trains.
In the center of Znojmo, Informacní Stredisko at Obroková 10, Znojmo (tel. 515-222-552; www.znojmocity.cz), can help with accommodations, maps, and directions. Ask what's on in town, and they can book tickets for you on the spot. The office is open May, June, and September on Monday to Saturday from 9am to 1pm and 1:30 to 5pm; July and August daily 8am to 8pm; and October to April on Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm and 1:30 to 5pm, Saturday from 8am to 12:30pm.
In late August and early September, residents of Znojmo celebrate their vintages at the Znojmo Wine Festival. Taste wine, eat pickles, and listen to traditional Moravian music late into the night, which is normally tranquil on other nights. For details, contact Informacní Stredisko.
Znojmo's main square is Masarykovo námestí, and pretty much everything you'll want to see is on or near it. Zelenárská Street, which runs off the square's northwest corner, leads to the castle and St. Nicholas Church.