Vysočina, which lies on the border between Bohemia and Moravia, is often called the green heart of Bohemia. It is a hilly region with many valuable monuments, including the UNESCO-listed cities of Telč and Třebíč.
The Upland landscape is formed by forested hills cut by deep river valleys. It is a harsh and beautiful area, perfect for hiking and cycling. Among the hills there are several dozen ponds and artificial water reservoirs, including the largest Velke Darko, as well as popular recreation places, Sedlice reservoirs on Želivka, Pilská Nádrž near Žďar nad Sázava and Trnava. On the other hand, climbing is possible on the rocks Dráteničky, Malinská and Lisovská Skála.
The main monuments of the region are two UNESCO-listed cities, Třebíč with the Romanesque-Gothic basilica of St. Prokopa and the Jewish quarter preserved unchanged from the 19th century and Telcz with the Renaissance old town centered around the triangular market square. Also on the list is the baroque church of St. John of Nepomuk on Zelena Hora.
There are several interesting castles and palaces in Wysoczyna, including one of the most extensive Pernštejn Castle in the Czech Republic, a Renaissance palace in Náměšť nad Oslavou surrounded by a historic park and a baroque palace Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou with an English-style park and French gardens.