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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.

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.

Links about the region

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