Znojmo

Znojmo (German: Znaim) is a city in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. Population: 36,000.

It is situated on the left bank of the Dyje. The Gothic church of St. Nicholas was built about 1348 by the emperor Charles IV, the town house, with a Gothic tower, 250 ft. high, dates from about 1446.

The present town of Znojmo was founded in 1226 by King Ottokar I on the site of the ancient capital of the tributary margraves of Moravia, which had been destroyed in 1145. Znojmo is best known to history for the armistice concluded here in 1809 after the Battle of Wagram between Napoleon and the archduke Charles.


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