Basic information about the region: area: 6796 km² capital: Jihlava population: 512 582 number of municipalities: 704 density: 75 inhabitants / km² highest peak: Javorice – 837 m
The Vysočina region is located in the very heart of Czech Republic on the border of Bohemia and Moravia and it covers the majority of the Bohemian and Moravian Highlands (Českomoravská vrchovina). The capital of the region is Jihlava whose traditions go back deep into history.
Vysočina is especially appreciated for the untouched natural beauty and unforgettable scenery of the Bohemian and Moravian Highlands that make up the majority of the region. Its wealth is also based on the cultural and historical legacies, which were left here by a number of prominent architects, sculptors or painters, whose pieces of art you can admire to this day via religious and architectural monuments and as well UNESCO sights listed in Register of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. There are currently twelve sites in the Czech Republic, three of which are located in the Vysočina region: The Church of St. John of Nepomuk (kostel sv. Jana Nepomuckého) at Zelená hora in Žďár nad Sázavou, the historic Down centre of Telč and the Basilica of St. Procopius in Třebíč, together with the Jewish quarter and the Jewish cemetery.
Vysočina is an ideal place for active relaxation. Hiking trails, cycling tracks and sports fields are very popular in here. Sceneries can be viewed from several lookout towers. There are plenty of places which are suitable for swimming, water sports and fishing so as well areas good for winter sports fans, who can find here numerous tracks for cross country skiing and downhill courses.
The region offers an excellent background for organizing conferences, seminars, business meetings and events due to convenient location in the middle of the Czech Republic, transport accessibility (D1 highway) from Prague and Brno (also from other cities – Zlín, Olomouc, Ostrava etc.), safety, significant cultural and historical heritage and appropriate services. Hotels and restaurants, which offer conference facilities, have many years of experience and they provide high – quality services. Apart from already estabilished institutions there are some new ones that are being built and the offer of accompanying activities is increasing (sports, culture,adrenaline, relaxation). There are several incentive programs with varied specialization (culture, crafts, sports, etc.). The Vysočina region meets the challenging conditions and requirements of MICE events.