Vysočina Region

The highlands between Bohemia and Moravia

Rocks, forests, moors and meadows

Like the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, who grew up here, the region Vysočina presents itself differently on the border between Bohemia and Moravia. The rugged highlands are characterised by high rock formations Čtyři Palice and Devět skal, the dense Žákovy hory jungle and mysterious moors and ponds. On the other hand, flower meadows and towns with three UNESCO monuments invite you to explore the harmonious landscape in silence by bike. This varied section of the Iron Curtain Trail is a great experience for both pleasure cyclists and active holidaymakers.

The town of Jihlava in the heart of the region is worth a stopover. The city is famous for its former silver mining and the fact that the composer Gustav Mahler spent most of his childhood and youth here. Every summer a famous music festival takes place in his honour. The town's landmark is the Mother of God Gate in the medieval town centre. Also worth seeing is a labyrinth of mysterious catacombs, 25 kilometres long and the second longest underground labyrinth in the Czech Republic.

The town of Telč (Tel) owes its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List to an enchanting market square with pastel Renaissance houses. The pilgrimage church of St. John of Nepomuk on Zelená Hora, which attracts visitors from near and far with its extraordinary architecture, also has UNESCO World Heritage status. The small town of Třebíč (Trebitsch) with its Jewish quarter is the third UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Iron Curtain Trail section in the highlands between Bohemia and Moravia.

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