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Tišnov and its environs

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Tišnov - town with eight thousand inhabitants is set in a broad valley and surrounded by wooded hills. Thanks to its position, the town is often called „Gate to the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands” The first written notice about a village Ťušnovice, a predecessor of the present day Tišnov, dates back to 1233.

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Předklášteří - village in the South Moravian region 25 kilometres southwest of Brno. It is set in a picturesque countryside at the foothills of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. The profile of the country is quite irregular and ragged by the numerous valleys along the river Svratka and its tributaries Loučka and Besének.

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Drásov - one of the villages in the environs of Tišnov. It is set in the middle part of a geological formation called Boskovická brázda flanked by two mountain ranges: one called Nedvědická vrchovina in the north and the other one called Bítešská vrchovina in the southwest.

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Deblín - village situated along two branches of the brook called Deblínský potok which flows in Tišnov into the river Svratka; it is about 7 kilometres long and has a twisting and turning course before it reaches the river Svratka.

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Lažánky - village set in a very precious and rare countryside. One third of the village’s area is situated in the nature reserve called Údolí Bílého potoka (White Brook Valley). The northern part is covered with deep forests which contain many protected sites such as the nature reserve Slunná.

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Dolní Loučky - village at the foothills of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands set in a hilly highland area called Bítešská vrchovina. There are two rivers flowing through the village: Libochůvka and the river Loučka which flows almost through the entire Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. Eventually it flows into the river Svratka about 4 kilometres behind the village Předklášteří.

Žďárec - the character of this village southwest of Tišnov is similar to that of the village Deblín and its environs. The woods are little bit more scattered than in the area round Deblín. The first written notice dates from 1358.

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Nedvědice - little town with thirteen hundred inhabitants belongs to one of the biggest settlements in the area round Tišnov. Since the beginning of the 20th century it has been a popular holiday resort, and later on also a winter sports centre.

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Doubravník - village set along the river Svratka has become famous for its church with the family tomb of the Pernštejn dynasty. The village is on the route Tišnov - Nedvědice - Bystřice nad Pernštejnem - Nové Město na Moravě.

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Lomnice - charming little town 7 kilometres north of Tišnov with a lot of interesting things to see: first of all the chateau, the church on the town square, the synagogue and the Jewish cemetery. The surroundings of the town are also worth noting, the area is ideal for hiking and cycling.