Vysočina Region

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The green heart of the Czech Republic

The name of the Vysocina Region derives from the name of the Ceskomoravska vrchovina (Bohemian-Moravian Highlands), a hilly, undulating countryside situated between the two historical lands of the Czech Republic. Vysocina reaches over 800 meters in altitude, in the two distinct mountain ranges of Zdarske vrchy in the north of the region and Jihlavske vrchy in the south-west. The main European water divide, echoing the former frontier between Bohemia and Moravia, divides the region into two parts almost equal in area. Bordering the South-Moravian Region to the east, the South-Bohemian and Middle Bohemian Regions to the west, and sharing a border with the Pardubice Region to the north-east, the region is situated in the very heart of the Czech Republic.

Characteristics of the region

The region is one of the least densely populated and boasts some of the cleanest environment in the country; hence its nickname - “the green heart” of the Czech Republic. It is a region full of rugged beauty, exuding a romanticism all its own. Its atmosphere has inspired many artists, painters, sculptors, composers and writers.

This region is ideal for active relaxation and recreation. The Renaissance town of Telč, the town if Třebíč with its well-preserved Jewish quarter and old town and the pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora near Žďár nad Sázavou belong among most popular sights in the region. All three are included in the UNESCO list of the world cultural and natural heritage.

Transport accessibility

  • Highways: Praha – Brno – Jihlava.
  • International roads: České Budějovice – Pelhřimov – Jihlava – Znojmo, Jihlava – Havlíčkův Brod – Kolín.
  • Main railways: Praha – Havlíčkův Brod – Brno, Jihlava – Havlíčkův Brod – Kolín, České Budějovice – Jihlava – Brno.

Other links

www.kr-vysocina.cz - Oficiální stránky kraje Vysočina - cz, en, de, fr, es