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Drásov

The flat countryside round Drásov and Malhostovice is quite different from the hilly environs of Tišnov. It is set in quite flat lowlands called Boskovická brázda which separates the Bohemian-Moravian and the Brno highlands. The countryside with fields coloured in dark brown looks quite similar to that of Haná in middle Moravia. The roads are as wide as in the villages in the Haná region and there was even a typical farm house of the same style like in the Haná area before it was pulled down in the late 1940’s.

There are a few interesting historic buildings worth seeing in Drásov, which have been preserved to the present day; apart from the early Gothic parish church it is the old mill which was driven by the now filled mill race on the brook Lubě. In front of the mill there is one of the largest and oldest lime trees in the Tišnov area. The local factory producing various electrical appliances has a long tradition, today it is a part of the Siemens group. On the northeast edge of Drásov there is a nice wooded park planted at the end of the 19th century with a spring that contains natural water fit for drinking.

Kostel Freska

The early Gothic Elevation of the Cross Church in Drásov is a one-aisle building with a prismatic tower dating from the 13th century. The Presbytery with a sacristy was added to the late Romanesque core before the mid-14th century and at the same time it was decorated with paintings. These Gothic wall paintings were discovered in 1932 and carefully restored in 1981. The tower with belfry was built only in the late 15th century with a bell from 1512. The present form of the church is the result of alterations made in the first half of the 19th century. The precious decorations on the main altar from the end of the18th century were created by Andreas Schweigl.

Železnice

Drásov has recently become famous for its private narrow-gauge railway and many schools organize trips for their pupils to come and see it.

There are about 25 small areas with protected nature reserves in the environs of Tišnov and one of the most interesting of them is the protected area called Malhostovická pecka – it is a cliff made from Devonian limestone protruding from the flat countryside with fields near Malhostovice.

Pecka
Koniklec

Already at the end of March and beginning of April hundreds of beautiful pasqueflowers (Pulsatilla grandiflora) are in full bloom in the protected area of the nature reserve Malhostovická pecka and on the near hill called Drábovský kopeček. This plant is a typical representative of the thermophilic flora of the Tišnov region.

Sochy

There are two precious statues near the chapel in Sentice - the sandstone statue of St. Florian bearing the year 1854 and the statue of St. John Nepomucensis from 1775.


The eastnermost hills of the Bohemian-Moravian highlands rise north of the lowlands near Drásov. The name of the hill Vinohrad (vineyard) reminds of the fact that people grew vine in this area in the past. The tradition has it that king Wenceslas’s mother Queen Constance had wine for the coronation of her son brought exactly from this place. There are a lot of nice places with rare thermophilic plants here still today. Reddish Permian sandstone forms the geological bedrock which has weathered and gave the reddish colour to nearby fields .Local sandstone which can be worked quite easily was mined for in many small quarries and it was used by local masons for the construction of farm houses and you can still see it on some houses for example in Všechovice, Hluboké Dvory, Hájek and Unín. Masters stonemasons used this sandstone in the past for the decorations of the Portal in the convent Porta coeli.

There is an attractive group of rocks from coarse-grained red conglomerate called Krkatá bába which is worth seeing in the Lubě valley below Hluboké Dvory. There was one of the anti-Nazi resistance centres during the Second World War in the middle of the local deep woods north of Skalička. A memorial commemorating the activities of General Luža´s partisan group was built on this place after the war.

Vstavač vojenský

The hilltop Stanovisko (485 m ) was cleared of tress which makes it possible to get unique far views of the surrounding country. Near the top there is also a secluded farm with orchards and pastures set with laburnum shrubs. The sheep farming has been replaced with the more attractive horse breeding at this farm.

In the natural site Svídovec between Rohozec and Jamný you can still admire the flowers of the rare orchids (Orchis militaris).

Tvrz

Remains of the medieval fortress Trmačov have been preserved near the village Hluboké Dvory. This fort was the seat of local noblemen in the 14th and 15th centuries who called themselves Lords of Trmačov after the name of the fortress. Remains of the round tower have been preserved and the visible moat marks the rectangular layout of the fortress.

Kostel

There is a group of old lime trees of a bizarre shape in front of the parish St. Peter and Paul’s church that was built in Unín in 1792.

Skalička

The village Skalička is known as a meeting place of the partisan group that formed a part of the Third Czechoslovak Shock Troops.