The town Telc is situated in south-west Moravia about 30 km away from exit 133 on Prague - Brno highway. It has a population of approximately 6 000 inhabitants. However, it is visited by more than 200 000 tourists every year. In 1992 the historical part of Telc entered the list of world culture heritage - UNESCO.
It is situated in the middle of an ancient provincial route leading from Vienna to Prague. The picturesque town of Telc is a true real pearl of the Vysocina region. Numerous placid ponds cover its surface.
Besides the ancient royal water fort founded in the 13th century, there is the monumental Renaissance chateau with an English park. The town square is the most significant sight and is created by the historical houses in the Renaissance and Baroque styles. Arcade-fronted townhouses encircle this colourful square.
All of them have similar size and proportion, but each building has a fascinating surface decorations that make it unique. The historical center has been added on the prestigious UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. Telc has a rich cultural life and several annual music events and festivals take place here.
The Telc chateau
The Telc chateau is a renaissance complex from the 17th century. It was built mainly according to a B.Maggi of Arogne project. The chateau surrounds a garden and a park and visitors can admire luxurious historical interiors with unique decoration, valuable collections and period furnishings. Inside of the chateau with equipments have been preserved in very good condition. Many of them represent the influence of Italian art by the environment north of the Alps into the czech territory. The garden gallery of the chateau exhibits the work of painter Jan Zrzavy. The Museum includes exposition about the history of the town and ethnographic collections. The town of Telc, together with the chateau, is inscribed in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.