Náměšť Region

Náměšť nad Oslavou is a town 20 km east of Třebíč on the River Oslava at an altitude of 365 m. There are about 5 thousand inhabitants. The first mention of Náměšť dates back to 1234. There is just a circular tower made of quarry stone in the western part of the chateau complex, as a reminder of these old days.

In the 16th century an extensive Renaissance chateau was built on the site of the original castle, which is now the dominant of the town. The region went flourishing under the Haugwitz who had owned the estate from 1752. The evidence of the family interests in culture is a large Baroque library with over 16,000 volumes, established in the third quarter of the 18th century. Today, the six-part Kralice Bible is kept in here. The visitors are attracted to Náměšť nad Oslavou not only to visit the chateau but also to see a large number of monuments. The historical centre of the town is an urban monument zone, below the chateau there is a Baroque bridge, crossing the river, with 20 baroque sculptures, the Baroque chapel of St. Anne, the Baroque church of St. John the Baptist or the monastery manufactory (spinning mill). The chateau parks are connected with the natural monument ´Obora´ (game enclosure) covering an area of ??346.5 hectares, which was mentioned as hunting grounds already in 1437. The beautiful natural scenery surrounding the river Oslava attracts both hikers and cyclists to try the paths, which offer breathtaking views of picturesque creeks. Tourist attractions: Náměšť nad Oslavou chateau, national natural reserve Mohelno serpentine steppe. Official website: www.namestnosl.cz