Telč – Historic Centre

The town was built, on its old foundations, after a big fire in the late 14th century. A lot of mansions in Renaissance and Baroque styles are, until today, enclosed with the ponds defense system. The Gothic castle was rebuilt in Renaissance style in the late 16th century.

The town of Telc is located in the southwest of Moravia, halfway between Prague and Vienna. According to a legend, its foundation shoud have been linked to the victory of Prince Otto II. over the Czech prince Břetislav in the year 1099. Otto had, exactly, a chapel built, which became, later on, a church and a town, today the Old Town. The city reached its greatest development during the reign of Lord Zacharias of Hradec in the second half of the 16th century. At the end of the 19th century, the city is still growing in importance with the arrival of the railway. Taking into account that its historical centre, surrounded by ponds and walls, kept, over the centuries, its own form, the city was inscribed, in 1992, on the UNESCO list. Thanks to its unique character, thousands of tourists flock there, every year, from the whole world.

You can reach Telč by exiting the motorway Prague - Brno - Vienna. A good connection is also ensured by the regional road transport and railways.

(Recorded on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992)