Nové Mlýny Reservoir - Upper
The Nové Mlýny upper reservoir, also known as Mušov, is located near the village of Pasohlávky, where you'll also find a popular enclosed campground area consisting of two separate lagoons.
Both lagoons are renowned for their sandy and grassy beaches that gradually descend into the water. The upper Nové Mlýny reservoir is primarily used for swimming, windsurfing, fishing, and boating. Its depth does not exceed two meters.
Fun Fact: Did you know that near the village of Pasohlávky, almost two thousand years ago, the famous army of Roman legionnaires of Emperor Marcus Aurelius camped? Today, where this only irregularly shaped Roman military station in Moravia once stood, there's an interactive exhibition.
Nové Mlýny Reservoir - Middle
The middle Nové Mlýny reservoir is also known as Věstonice. This hints at the fact that on its shore lies the village of Dolní Věstonice, where the famous Věstonice Venus was discovered.
It's an eleven-centimeter-tall statue of a woman, believed to be 25 to 29 thousand years old, making it the oldest ceramic art object in the world.
The Věstonice reservoir is part of the Protected Landscape Area of Pálava. As a nature reserve, it primarily serves as a refuge for many bird species.
For instance, Nordic goose species and sea eagles winter here. On one of the islands formed after the reservoir was flooded, the Baroque Church of St. Nicholas remains.
Fun Fact: Did you know that on the second-largest island of the Věstonice reservoir, you can find more than two thousand graves from the time of the Great Moravian Empire?
Nové Mlýny Reservoir - Lower
The last of the three reservoirs is called the Upper or Novomlýnská. It's mainly used for recreational swimming, fishing, and irrigation.
The earthen dam is 9.5 meters high and 4.6 kilometers long. Near it, there's a small hydroelectric power station.