Charming Czech Canada can be found in the south, by the historical border of Bohemia and Moravia, along the state border with Austria. The natural scenery that gave the area its name is formed by large forests, ponds, granite boulders and many other natural beauties.
The area is outlined by the towns of Slavonice, Nová Bystřice and Kunžak. It is about 250 km2. It was declared a nature reserve in 1994. The highest peak is Vysoký kámen (738 masl).
The area is very popular with tourists who explore it both on foot and by bicycle. In winter, it is ideal for cross-country skiers. The numerous ponds are often used for summer relaxation and fishing. The landscape pattern of Czech Canada predestines the region for walks through the countryside, collecting forest fruit, visiting sites and doing all kinds of sports, as well as relaxing.
You can visit several towns and sites there, such as Jindřichův Hradec, Slavonice, the town walls in Nová Bystřice, and the castles in Landštejn and Stráž nad Nežárkou. Czech Canada also has a narrow-gauge railway that leads from Jindřichův Hradec to Nová Bystřice and it is a remarkable technical monument.
The beautiful local countryside captivates with stories from the past. One of the protagonists is the well-known bandit Johann Georg Grasel (1790 – 1818) who used to rob and kill travellers with his gang. You can follow the Grasel Trail. It also includes a rogue’s cave – a partially artificially modified overhanging rock (almost 5 m wide, 3 m deep and about one metre high) in a narrow granite block.
Czech Canada is also an area of unusual rock formations. The most famous include the Trkal pedestal rock, the ritual megalith called the Rock Table, or Devil’s Ass. You can also find a large concentration of mysterious-looking rocks near Valtínov and the village of Zvůle.
The major European Elbe and Danube watershed runs through Czech Canada. The area is drained by numerous streams that feed the ponds, which are mostly used for fish breeding. In summer, some of them change into popular swimming pools (especially Komorník, Ratmírovský, Pěněnský and Zvůle).
There are also numerous cycling trails there, the most famous one being No. 16 Greenways Prague – Vienna, which offers beautiful views of the local scenic countryside, especially between Nová Bystřice and Landštejn.


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