Tips for trips
Do you want to enjoy a wonderful holiday in the Vysocina? Thanks to the unique location of our residence, you are really close to activities of all kinds. Whether you are looking for a romantic holiday for two, walks in magical nature or bike trips or, conversely, an active family holiday full of sports and fun, everyone will really enjoy themselves with us!
Whether you are planning a summer or winter holiday, make sure not to miss the popular City Spa. You can look forward to the swimming pools, hot tub, wellness (saunas, massages, relaxation baths, solarium) and children will certainly enjoy the children's pool with slide.
"Horácké" museum in Nove Mesto na Morave attracts visitors mainly to ski-themed exhibitions, but also to folk culture, glassmaking and ironmongery. Children will certainly appreciate the permanent exhibition of the school class from the 1st Republic, the enlargements of folk toys in the play corner and during the holidays also the puppet theater or the Spooky Underground.
The Fairytale Village Podlesíčko
In the Fairytale Village, which is built in the style of cottages of famous fairytale creatures, you can look forward to a year-round program for children, guided tours, theaters and carnivals. On selected days, you can take part in a tour accompanied by fairy-tale characters. A visit to this village guarantee to bring you a pleasant experience.
The Gothic castle Pernštejn, one of the most important Moravian castles, is located in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. Pernštejn was built in the middle of the 13th century and rebuilt until the 16th century, but still largely retained its original defensive function. The castle belonged to the Pernštejns until the end of the 16th century, after that it often changed owners. Today it is owned by the state and is open to the public. Visitors to Pernštejn can have a sightseeing tour, which will take them to all important interiors and acquaint them with the history of the castle from its beginnings to the present. You can see the monumental Knight's Hall, the chapel, the bedroom with the original tiled stove and the richly stocked library. There is a short circuit and also a special circuit for children, those who are interested can see the courtyard without a guide. The terrace garden and landscape park that surrounds the castle were founded in the 18th and 19th centuries, and a swimming pool and a Chinese pavilion have been preserved to this day. If you want to multiply the experience of the visit, do not miss the extensive network of nature trails around the castle, which offers interesting facts from history, natural history and other areas.
Amusement park Šikland
Close to the Zvole, just a stone's throw from Bystřice nad Pernštejnem and Nové Město na Moravě, stands the largest entertainment complex in our country. The amusement park Šikland offers several separate areas. The largest is Šiklův mlýn with a western town, then the Motorsport military offroad complex and finally the Draxmoor Haunted Castle in Dolní Rožínka. In addition to entertainment in western style, an aqua park, a zoo and other attractions await visitors in the Šiklův mlýn. There are theatrical performances, dance performances or fire shows on the agenda. Fans of adrenaline sports and lovers of motorbikes, off-road vehicles, combat vehicles or paintball will then enjoy themselves on the off-road track. If you are not afraid, you should head to Draxmoor with a spooky-fantastic exhibition, a 3D cinema, a spooky elevator and a courtyard with houses on chicken legs. The resort and off-road track are open to the public during the summer holidays, in July and August, as well as at special events such as New Year's Eve. It is possible to see the Haunted Castle from May to September.
Nearby is the distinctive peak of Žďárské vrchy and the natural monument Pasecká rock (819 m above sea level). The top rock formation is an example of frost weathering of the Žďárské vrchy gneisses, and a number of interesting formations await those interested in geology - frost log cabins, fissure caves or a boulder field. Interesting species of plants and animals have been under protection, and recently the great eagle owl has even nested here. If you climb to the top, you will find a viewpoint from which there is an excellent view: in good conditions it is possible to see Sněžka, the ridge of the Orlické Mountains, Králický Sněžník and the Jeseníky Mountains. Pasecká rock is located about 2 kilometers from the village Studnice. A blue marked tourist route leads here - from the signpost Pasecká rock it is then equipped with chains. It is also possible to come here along the green road from Kadov to Studnice.
Čtyři palice (Four sticks)
Čtyři palice (Four sticks) are a group of three main rock formations - Děvín, Paličatá, Tvrz - and a low rocky ridge. The most famous is the Paličatá rock - a massive square formation with an almost vertical, 30 meter high western wall, terminated by four massive blocks (sticks). The rocks are a popular training ground for registered climbers. Access to the rocks is possible along marked hiking trails in the direction of Milova, Křižánky or Svratka.
Milovské perníčky (Milovské gingerbrads)
Milovské perníčky (Milovské gingerbreads) are an interesting rock formation and at the same time a natural monument about 2 kilometers from Križánky. The formation originated in the older Quaternary and reaches a height of up to 25 meters. At the top of the rocks there is a lookout with a nice view of the surroundings. The name comes from a diminutive of the word "pernice", which is a bowl in which boiled poppy was gently rubbed with a mallet. There are 8 rock bowls on the tops of the rocks, which resemble the mentioned "pernice" in their shape. Milovské gingerbreads are accessible along a marked hiking trail from Křižánky across Čtyři palice. The trail continues through Petrified Castle and Karlštejn Castle to Čachnov.
Drátenická rock (also Dráteničky) is a natural monument near the village of Blatiny. There is a massive top rock with a characteristic shape. It's especially very well known by lovers of mountaineering, who will find a large number of heavier and lighter mountaineering routes here. For non-climbers, the best access to the top is a sharp ridge. You get here along a marked hiking trail from Blatina or Samotín.
Děvet skal (Nine rocks)
Devět skal (836 m above sea level) is the highest peak of Žďárské vrchy and just after Javořice the second highest peak of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. It rises to the sky about 3 kilometers from the village Křižánky. The rock formation was formed due to frost weathering and today there is an interesting labyrinth with nine rock towers and three small turrets, among which are, for example, the Main Block, the Sneaky Tower, the Royal Castle or the Pyramid. On the Main Block visitors will find a viewpoint with a railing, from where there are views of Svratka and the border of Bohemia and Moravia in fine weather. Under ideal conditions, it is then possible to see all the way to the Giant Mountains or the Jizerske Mountains. Not far from the Nine Rocks stands the White Rock, popular with climbers. Several routes lead to the top, suitable for families with children, for example, the one from the road between Herálec and Kadov, from where a yellow tourist sign leads, which changes into a blue triangle in the destination "plane".
In Žďárské vrchy, north of Nové Město na Moravě, a distinctive rock peak, Malinská skála (811 m above sea level), rises to the sky. The group of gneiss rocks, formed by the action of glaciers and frost in the older Quaternaries, is part of a ridge stretching from the famous Nine Rocks. The rock formations that occur here, reaching a height of 20 meters. Whoever climbs to the top will be rewarded with excellent views of Blatiny, Křižánky, Samotín, Sněžné, Buchtův hill, Pasecká rock, Drátník (Dráteníčky) or Čtyři palice. Malinská rock is a natural monument, which is home to interesting species of animals and plants. The rock is easily accessible - you can get here from Drátenická or Lisovská rocks along the red marked trail, and therefore it is a popular destination for tourists, cyclists, climbers and in winter also cross-country skiers.
The ruins of the castle of Štarkov near Jimramov
Štarkov (also Rocks) is a castle ruin from the 14th century near Nový Jimramov. During the Hussite wars, a detachment of 500 Hussites hid here, which Duke Albrecht wanted to expel from there, but he did not succeed. Then Štarkov became the seat of a robber knight. Due to the marauding troops who settled in the castle, Štarkov was bought and demolished in the 15th century. No one has restored the castle and it gradually went to ruin. Remains of fortification walls and other buildings have been preserved to the present day. Archaeological research is underway in the castle core, but the ruins are freely accessible.
Zubštejn is a ruin of one of the largest castles in Moravia. It lies above the village of Pivonice - a small part of Bystřice nad Pernštejnem. The castle was founded in the 14th century and has often changed owners throughout its history. Unlike the surrounding castles, it was inhabited until the 16th century, but then the owners left it and it went to ruin. The ruins of the castle are relatively well preserved and even some floors of the palace are preserved. It is freely accessible and marked hiking trails lead to it. At the ruins you can see wooden models of war machines and there are also various cultural events.
Karasín lookout tower
At the top of the Přední skála hill near the Vír reservoir in the Vysočina region, there is the Karasín lookout tower, which together with the ski slope is part of the leisure area of the same name. From the 30-meter Karasín you can see the Babylon, Horní les, Milenka and Babí lom lookout towers, then the towns of Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, Vítochov or Zubštejn Castle, Děvet skal, Křižanovská pahorkatina and Svratecká hornatina and Žďárské vrchy. In the summer months, a bistro is open by the lookout tower and there is a playground for children. It is possible to reach the lookout tower directly by car, who prefers to walk, ca come here from Karasín following the red tourist sign.
Tři Kříže (Three Crosses)
The immovable cultural monument Three Crosses, with a unique cultural and historical significance, stands on top of a hill at an altitude of 674.9 m above sea level, about 1 km east of the center of Nové Město na Moravě. These crosses were built out of gratitude for saving from a plague epidemic in which not a single inhabitant of Nové Město na Moravě died. At this time, pilgrimages were held in place of the Three Crosses, and field masses were also held there. Stone pedestals have been preserved from this period.
Cimrmanův kaštan (Cimrman's chestnut)
In the village of Sklené in the Protected Landscape Area of Žďárské vrchy, a huge horse-chestnut grows, to which no one here will call anything other than Cimrman's chestnut. A 150-year-old tree with a trunk circumference of 320 centimeters is said to have begun its life in the pocket of a traveler. He asked for directions in Sklený and when drying his tears his chestnut fell out of his pocket, from which a beautiful tree later grew. The pilgrims were none other than the legendary Czech genius Jára Cimrman. A wooden bench was built around the trunk, so it is possible to sit under its extensive branches, not far from here is also a nice playground, which will be appreciated especially by families with children. Cimrman's chestnut tree rises to the sky near the municipal office and thanks to its size, no one will miss it - whether you come here by car or by bus from Žďár nad Sázavou.
In Sněžné, north of Nové Město na Moravě, a beautiful Japanese garden is located in the Žďárské vrchy Protected Landscape Area. The private garden belongs to the local teacher Pavel Šimon, who, in addition to visiting it, also offers the sale of bonsai and accessories for their cultivation. Simon is a big lover of bonsai, so it's no wonder that his garden, which he started building at his house in 1996, is dedicated mainly to these dwarf and strangely shaped trees. In the dry part of the garden, a mountain scenery with a spring and a mountain lake is presented, while the wet one is represented by a flowing river. In the spirit of Japanese tradition, the whole garden is full of various stones and pebbles, it is bordered by stone walls in the shape of dragons and also serves as a small arboretum. Bonsai exhibitions are also held in the garden throughout the year. Sněžné is the gateway to Žďárské vrchy, so its visit can be combined with a tour of the nearby Drátenice rooms.
From the previously dilapidated Mitrovský farm in Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, a new ecological center has grown, which is a paradise of interactive entertainment and knowledge for the whole family. Only in Eden will you experience an engaging journey through time on the line past - present - future. You can touch and try everything.
A world unique - HELL, which has no analogues in Europe or elsewhere in the world, has been opened in the Czech Republic. You can find it near Hlinsko in Bohemia in the village Čertovina. The exceptional structure reaches a depth of 12 meters below the ground, where there are hundreds of meters of corridors and caves, and then heades eight meters to the heavens. The building resembles a giant 65 meters long and 14 meters wide overturned ship. There is a legend attached to it, which says that in the year 666 devils sailed on hellship and searched for sinful souls. One night, however, they were caught in a violent storm and turned their entire ship upside down. Lucifer took his huge pitchfork, stabbed it directly in front of the bow of the overturned ship, and said, "Hell will never go to heaven!" He ordered all the hairy men to kick and dig until they dug their HELL. And sinful souls in the earthly world who were not afraid to settle nearby called this place Čertovina (Devil's).
Pilská Reservoir is located on the Sázava River in the northern part of the town of Žďár nad Sázavou. It was built in the middle of the 20th century on the site of the original Pilský pond to supply water to the engineering industry in the city and to protect the city from floods. Now the Pilská reservoir serves mainly as a recreational area and location suitable for fishing. There is a grassy beach, which is regularly maintained, and two campsites with well-equipped facilities. It is interesting that the historic land border of Bohemia and Moravia passes through the reservoir. There is a modern leisure area. It provides a sports ground and a recreation area based on information about Santini's buildings. We will also find here sculptures by Michal Olšiak depicting a border stone, a Czech lion and a Moravian eagle, which form an imaginary border between Bohemia and Moravia. The area offers activities across all age groups, entertainment and sports activities for older and smaller children, playground, mini golf, disc golf, basketball or beach volleyball. For example, adults can stretch on exercise machines.
Educational trail around Zelená hora
Around Zelená hora in Žďár nad Sázavou in the southern part of the Protected Landscape Area Žďárské vrchy, fans of walks with knowledge can look forward to a nice nature trail. The nature trail around Zelená hora has two separate circuits that can be connected or completed separately. The first circuit, marked as A, is just over 2 kilometers long and passes around Bránský rybník around two buildings by the famous Czech architect Jan Blažej Santini Aichl - the Lyra Farm and the Lower Cemetery. The second circuit, B, measures 2.6 kilometers and leads through a beautiful landscape around the Konvent pond with views of the castle and the pilgrimage church of St. John of Nepomuk on Zelená hora. Both circuits start at the castle in Žďár nad Sázavou, so it would be a shame not to combine the walk with its tour. There is a car park by the castle, but even those who do not have their own car can easily get here. There is a train to Žďár, it is still almost 4 kilometers on foot from the railway station, so it is definitely a good idea to take a bus to the castle.
Hamer walking circuit
Hamry nad Sázavou in the southern part of the Protected Landscape Area Žďárské vrchy is home to an interesting nature trail. Thanks to the Hamer walking circuit, visitors can see the beautiful surroundings of the village, which were enriched by the original pieces of sculptor Michal Olšiak. By the main road to Havlíčkův Brod there is a statue of a Horse pulling a carriage out of the swamps. Under Rozštěpená rock, popular mainly with climbers, there is the 2.5-meter-high Mamut's head. By the grove behind Klafar Mamlas, from which there are wonderful views of the city, at the local gas station, you can find frog-snail Hamroň. However, the statues also found a home outside Hamry, in Račín (statue of Cancer), in Obyčtov (Turtle), in Škrdlovice (Hippos), in Tři Studně between the ponds Medlov and Sykovec (Eagle-owl), near Pilská reservoir (Lion and Eagle), in Bítov near the Vranovská reservoir (Raven) and in Poděšín (Tree). The entire Hamer circuit measures 15 kilometers, is marked with tourist signs with the letter H and those interested will find a lot of interesting places in addition to statues. If you want, you can go through it (or ride a bike) in its entirety, families with children can choose one of its parts. There is a train to Hamry, so it is easy to get here even for those who do not have their own transport.