Water mill in Slup
It is a unique technical monument. It is a former large manor mill in which there were 4 to 5 ground water mill wheels and these wheels were driven by 10 grinding mechanisms. The mill was the largest of its kind in Moravia and was built in the 16th century. In the 17th century, it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style. In the 1970s, an extensive reconstruction of the mill was carried out, and in 1983 the building was opened to the public. An exhibition of the Technical Museum was installed in the residential building of the mill, which includes an exhibition introducing visitors to milling technology from the Stone Age to the present day. The water mill is protected as a national cultural monument.
It is the largest water reservoir on the Dyja. The dam wall with a length of 292 m and a width of 60 m was built according to a Swiss project between 1930 and 1933. A power plant with three turbines is still in operation on the right bank. At one time, it was the largest valley dam in Czechoslovakia with a lake length of over 30 km, which reaches as far as the village of Podhradí nad Dyjí.
Today, the Vranovské Reservoir is primarily a well-known recreational area. The valley reservoir, traditionally called the "Moravian Adriatic", is one of the warmest reservoirs in the country.
Built in the years 1962-1966, which today serves to compensate for irregular outflows caused by the peak operation of the Vranov hydroelectric power plant, to protect against floods and especially as a drinking water reservoir for Znojmo and its surroundings. Before the dam was filled in, the banks and slopes were partially deforested, popular suburban recreation facilities were removed, especially the picturesque swimming pool, the historic inn "Pod Obří hlová", the Trauznický mill, 2 bridges and 22 holiday cottages. The length of the flooded area is about 5 km, the greatest depth lake is approximately 17 meters.
Engineering technical roadblocks near Čížov
A monument representing the only surviving example of a part of the former Iron Curtain in the then Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. It hermetically closed the state border with Austria and the Federal Republic of Germany. The roadblocks were equipped with a signal system that practically made it impossible to overcome it unnoticed. The line of this building was moved inland several times. The last version took the form of a 20 m wide line with a wire fence and a signal wall, a plowed strip treated with total herbicide and a service asphalt road. The iron curtain also included various additional engineering devices (hedgehog and pyramid barriers, cannons, lighting ramps, watchtowers, etc.). This facility complex also meant a major intervention in nature and the landscape, which still visibly affects the territory of the Podyjí National Park today.