Dolní Kounice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈdolɲiː ˈkouɲɪtsɛ]; German: Kanitz) is a small town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 2,400 inhabitants. The ancient town of Dolní Kounice is situated about 25 km south from Brno in the valley of the Jihlava river. In the town you can find plenty of monuments from different periods – the chapel of St. Anthony, romantic ruins of the convent Rosa coeli, the castle, the Dolní Kounice Synagogue and Jewish cemetery, other churches and chapels, renaissance and baroque houses, columns with crucifixion and Marian columns standing by the roadsides. Orchards and vineyards where the famous “frankovka” is grown increase the attractiveness of this town.