A picturesque region in the heart of the Czech Republic, full of magical scenery, green meadows and forests, with the meandering Sázava River and a romantic atmosphere that will immediately captivate you. This is exactly what Posázaví is.
A little bit of history…
The history of the region dates back to prehistoric times, when the area was inhabited by Celtic tribes. Later, the Germans and Slavic tribes settled here and lived here until the arrival of the Great Moravian Empire in the 9th century. Over the centuries, a number of important towns such as Havlíčkův Brod and Žďár nad Sázavou were founded here. Posázaví was also an important mining area where silver and especially gold were mined. Gold mining took place here as early as the Celtic period and peaked in the Middle Ages. Today, the mine adits and open-pit mines are an important tourist attraction that is definitely worth a visit.
What about the tramping?
Posázaví also became an important refuge for tramps. At the beginning of the 20th century, due to the development of industry and the concentration of the population in large cities, young people became increasingly interested in freedom and nature. Young people from Prague took the train to the Sázava River valley in search of adventure, where places like Píkovice, Luka pod Medníkem and Žampach became the birthplaces of Czech tramping. From 1923 onwards, the first huts began to be built here and thanks to the Posázavský Pacific railway line connecting the region with Prague, tramp settlements spread along almost the entire length of the Sázava River.
There are plenty of sights to visit…
The Posázaví region is dotted with charming towns and villages, each with its own unique character and history. Visit the UNESCO heritage site of the Church of St. John of Nepomuk on Zelená hora in Žďár nad Sázavou, admire the stunning architecture of Zruč nad Sázavou Castle or take a tour of the medieval castle of Český Šternberk.
Have you ever hiked or cycled in Posázaví?
Probably the biggest attraction of Posázaví is its living nature. The Sázava River winding through the landscape offers opportunities for rafting, fishing or swimming. The surrounding countryside is ideal for hiking and cycling with many trails and routes to explore.
Hungry after a day trip?
And when you’re hungry after a full day, delicious home-cooked cuisine awaits you in local pubs and cafés, from hearty soups and baked fish to sweet pastries and desserts.
Whether you are looking for relaxation or an active holiday, there is something for everyone in Posázaví.