UNESCO sites in the Vysočina Region
The unusually well-preserved landscape of the VYsočina Region, with its forest covered hills and flower filled fields, attract lovers of tranquil family vacations; the local hiking and biking trails and other sporting facilities appeal to those who seek more active relaxation. The area also has a lot to offer to those who enjoy the arts and history. They can have a chance to visit modrn galleries, listen to various types of music and attend sword fighting and theatrical performances held in centuries old, historic locations. The past centuries have left a number of castles, chateaus, abbeeys and local architectural landmarks throughout the region. You will be able to admire the work of the architects and artists who have created such landmarks as the Telč Chateau, the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk on Zelená Hora in Žďár nad S8zavu, the Basilica of St. Procopius and the Jewish Quarter in Třebíč - landmarks that are designated as World Cultural Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Three UNESCO Landmarks in a Single Weekend
The Czech Republic curently has twelve landmarks that have been designated as UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites. Three of these landmarks are located in the Vysočina Region. They Create an imaginary triangle with the distance between the individual sites being about 40 km - close enough to be able to comfortably visit all three sites within a single weekend. And that´s not all - the other nine landmarks are all within a two-hour´s drive.
Year of publication: 2005.