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Jihlava in Tschechien

The region covers an area of 6,796 square km (around 2,625 square miles) and borders on the regions of South Bohemia, Central Bohemia, Pardubice and South Moravia. The region’s capital city and administrative center is the city of Jihlava, the oldest in the Bohemian states. It was already an established mining town by the 13th century, and during the Middle Ages its wealth came from silver mining as well as the numerous cloth factories located there. The Vysočina region – the word means “highlands” in English – offers a scenic and gently hilly landscape with its characteristic relief and extensive coniferous and mixed forests.

Still protected by high city walls in some areas, the town is particularly well-known for its medieval city center and architecturally very highly regarded townhouses, the old city hall and catacombs, the second-largest labyrinth in the Czech Republic, a Dominican and a Minorite monastery, the St. Jacob the Greater parish church, the Church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary and many other sights.

The Vysočina region offers an extensive assortment of cultural events, such as the International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava or the European meeting of folklore ensembles in Telč, the opera festival in the Baroque castle in Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou or the folk festival in Náměšť nad Oslavou held each summer. A pleasant visit is guaranteed, thanks in part to the numerous hotels, and the restaurants that pamper their guests with regional and international cuisine.

Links about the region

We’ve put together a few good websites that will give you additional information about living in this region