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Historic Centre of Telč
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 14th-century
Date of Inscription: 1992
Location: Europe, Czech Republic, Vysocina Region
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Description: The houses in the hilltop town of Telc were originally constructed of wood. After a devastating fire in the late 14th century, the town was rebuilt with various defenses, erecting stone buildings, and surrounding the town with walls as well as a network of artificial ponds. In the late 15th century the town's Gothic castle was restructured in High Gothic style. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Telč (German: Teltsch) is a town in southern Moravia, near Jihlava, in the Czech Republic. It contains a castle and a long urban plaza with well-conserved Renaissance houses; since 1992 all of this has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The builder of the castle was Zachariáš of Hradec, after whom the plaza was named; his name is also related to that of the city of Jindřichův Hradec. Telč was founded in the mid-14th century; the Roman-style tower for the Holy Spirit proves that there was already a settlement there. The city walls and the Church of the Ascension of Mary are Gothic in style. Until 1945 Telč had, as did its neighbor Jihlava, a principally German-speaking population. In 1979 Werner Herzog filmed the movie Woyzeck in Telč. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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