5 most beautiful castles in South Moravia, Czechia

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3. Mikulov Castle

Mikulov Castle is in the town of Mikulov in South Moravia, Czech Republic. The castle stands on a place of historic Slavonic settlement, where since the end of the 13th century the original stone castle was erected. The present castle is the result of a reconstruction in 1719–1730 under the princes of Dietrichstein. The end of World War II meant a complete disaster for the castle, as German troops withdrawing from the town set fire to it.

During the war, the anthropological collection from the Moravské zemské muzeum had been moved to Mikulov Castle for safekeeping purposes. Many of the most important discoveries from Předmostí u Přerova, Dolní Věstonice and the Mladeč caves were destroyed by the fire.

4. Špilberk castle

Špilberk Castle is a castle on the hilltop in Brno, Southern Moravia. Its construction began as early as the first half of the 13th century by the Přemyslid kings and complete by King Ottokar II of Bohemia.[1] From a major royal castle established around the mid-13th century, and the seat of the Moravian margraves in the mid-14th century, it was gradually turned into a huge baroque fortress considered the harshest prison in the Austro-Hungarian empire, and then into barracks. This prison had always been part of the Špilberk fortress.

5. Břeclav castle

In the 11th century a border castle was established by Duke Bretislaus I which took his name (in Czech Břetislav → Břeclav). The castle served as one of the ducal administrative centres in medieval Moravia, later becoming a manor house. The Zierotins rebuilt it in Renaissance style. In 1638 the House of Liechtenstein gained it, but the family did not reside there and in the early 19th century they rebuilt it to artificial ruins as a part of the Lednice-Valtice cultural-natural complex.

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In today’s article, I will tell you what means spread in forex trading. I will start with an example. We have currency pair EUR/USD and we want to speculate on price going down (USD being stronger, or EUR being weaken) We have an account with some brokerage company who mediates trades to us. That company of course wants to earn some money from us so they can pay their employees, or software needed for running this business model. And we understand that. So, they give us spread. So, we want to sell EUR/USD because we want to speculate on it going down. Now, usually with Metatrader 4/5 program, we order sell position. Let’s imagine that Bid price for EUR/USD price is now 1.2001 and Ask price is 1.2003. What price we will get as sellers of this pair? Of course, 1.2001. So we sold this position for 1.2001 and now we hold. If we immediately close the position, we will “buy” back the same volume and we will, as buyers, get price 1.2003. And this difference, 0.0002, is called spread. So, we will have of course, loss, if we immediately close the position. No normal person would do that of course, but this is just an example. And that loss is a profit for brokerage company for mediating that order. If you want to start trading, I recommend you to choose a broker who offers the lowest spreads on the markets and also good terms and conditions. I can recommend those brokers: IC markets (lowest spread) Thanks for reading this article and if you like it, please share it or give it some claps :)