Castles, chateaus and monasteries
The picturesque Vysočina landscape, with its rounded, tree covered hilltops and wide river valleys with their beautiful seasonal transformations offers unlimited opportunities, not only for those who enjoy active relaxation but also for thosewho are lovers of art and history. For centuries, the landscape has felt the presence of man. In the deep forests along both sides of the former Czech-Moravian border, past generations established trading routes and the fortresses to protect them. They drained the marshy soils, mined silver and set up villages and townships. The past centuries have left a number of historical landmarks across the region - haughty Gothic castles, starry-eyed Renaissance chateaus and splendid Baroque monasteries. Throughout their history, these landmarks have seen both periods of great prosperity as well as preiods withnessing the destruction of war. Many well-known architects, sculptors and painters have embellished these landmarks with works of art, which continue to captivate visitors. More than twenty of these landmarks are open to the public. The history of the region is told through its archeaological rellics and written records, museum exhibits and art collections. Join us on our journey into the past.
Year of publication: 2005.