A parkland unique in Europe, the UNESCO-listed Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape is a wonderland of baroque fantasies, Gothic revival castles and formal landscaped gardens. And in case you think that sounds nice for a short stroll – it’s a lot more than that. At 200 square kilometres, this is landscaping on an extraordinary scale, a lush world and a labour of love centuries in the making. Walking along serene tree-lined avenues, past fishponds and fine statuary, or through the peaceful woods, emerging by the small River Thaya and a field of flowers, a charming folly nearby, you need no convincing that this is a honeymoon of a place, a dazzling, romantic achievement. If there’s a ring in your pocket and a question waiting to be popped, now’s the time.