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Žďár nad Sázavou

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Žďár nad Sázavou is a city in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands of the Czech Republic.


Pilgrimage Church

Get in[edit]

Trains run direct to/ from Prague taking 2h30m and Brno taking 1h-1h30m

There is a bus station in the center of town with links throughout the country.

See Idos for extensive details of transport connections.

Get around[edit]

There is a local bus service running through the town. Bus number 2 will take you out to Zelena Hora and the Pilgrimage Church.


  • The main attraction of Zdar nad Sazavou is the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora (Green Hill) [dead link] about 3km outside the center of city. This is one of the most important works of the architect Jan Santini and as such has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The church is on a hill which can be climbed by the recently renovated stairs. The church is surrounded by an exterior wall which forms an internal sort of cloister which contains a grave yard. The Church sits proudly in the middle, every aspect of the ensemble is planned to be significant to the story of Jan of Nepomuk who was martyred in Prague for not revealing royal secrets. Inside the church an audioguide can be played in several different European languages.
  • An impressive Monastery at the base of the hill was also designed by Santini.





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