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Jihlava and Vysočina Region

Jihlava is an ancient town in the heart of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, 550 metres above sea level, about 130 km south-east of Prague. Jihlava, founded more than 800 years ago, boasts a long and colourful history. Being the administrative, industrial, commercial and cultural centre of the Vysočina Region, it is home to more than 50 000 inhabitants.

The Vysočina Region is renowned as “an island of health”, far from busy life of city centres; well-known for its hills and valleys, its wealth of woods and groves, streams and ponds. Here you will find dozens of protected landscapes, hundreds of protected areas and natural monuments. It is a perfect place for outdoor activities and recreation.

Three UNESCO World Heritage monuments are located within 30 km from Jihlava (the Historic Centre of Telč, the Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč and the Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora in Ždár nad Sázavou). Not only these are worth visiting in Vysočina, however. You will soon discover - as anywhere in the Czech Republic, rich in history and culture  – an abundance of historic sights such as medieval castles, magnificent palaces, picturesque country houses and peaceful old town squares.

More information

  • about Jihlava here
  • about the Vysočina region here