It belongs to the district of Brno-venkov and lies about 23 km northwest of the Moravian metropolis. The town of Tišnov is set in the picturesque landscape of Podhorácko, near the confluence of the Svratka and the Elbe, in the charming scenery of rolling hills and interwoven with hiking and biking trails, the most famous of which is the Prague Route. From the south Tišnov is surrounded by forest and a beautiful view of the whole city and the surrounding countryside is from the nearby lookout tower Klucanina.
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Interesting facts Tišnov
History of the town
The first mention of Tišnov dates back to 1233 and is related to the monastery of Porta Coeli, which was founded in 1230 by Konstanz Uherská, the widow of King Přemysl Otakar I. Tišnov was transformed into a town during the 13th century and later to him thanks to Wenceslas IV. granted the right to conduct the market.
The town was not surrounded by walls, so it was hard to defend itself against the attack of the followers of the chalice in 1428. At that time, only the local monastery had fortifications.
In 1554, the town was granted significant rights, namely the monastery abbess Barbora Konická of Švábenice. Thanks to them, the city prospered economically, but the declines were sometimes caused by fires or epidemics. The worst situation occurred in 1668, when the city was hit by just one of the devastating fires.
Tišnov was promoted to a town in 1788, after a regulated municipality was established there. In 1885, a railway line was opened here, stretching to Německý Brod and Brno. At the beginning of the 20th century, Tišnov was a very popular spa center.
Sights and interesting places
In addition to the aforementioned Porta Coeli monastery, the parish church of St. Wenceslas Square, which is dominated by a high Gothic tower or the town hall building, which underwent a historic reconstruction in 1905. At the lower end of the square we find a Marian column.
The leading representative of modern architecture in Tišnov is the functionalist building of the savings bank, built in the 1930s, or the hospital, which can be found in a residential area and which is now a state-protected cultural monument.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová