Nové Město na Moravě

 

 

Nové Město na Moravě (German: Neustadt in Mähren) is a town in the district of Žďár nad Sázavou in the Vysočina Region, 10 km east of Žďár nad Sázavou, on the southern edge of the Žďár Hills. It was founded around 1250 by Boček of Obřany, the founder of the Cistercian monastery in Žďár nad Sázavou. It enjoyed its greatest prosperity during the Renaissance under the lords of Pernštejn. The preserved historical core of the city forms the city's monument zone, which is complemented by the rich sculptural decoration of the streets and squares by local natives Jan Štursa and Vincenc Makovský. The most important monuments include the Catholic Church of St. Kunhuty, the building of the old town hall and the castle. Approximately 10,000 inhabitants live here.

Nové Město na Moravě has always been the venue for important world sports happenings. History has been the Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Golden Ski, which was replaced by the Biathlon World Cup. The 2013 Biathlon World Championships took place here in February 2013, and the Mountain Bike World Cup race is held here every year. The surroundings of the town are suitable not only for fans of winter sports, in the summer it offers countless opportunities for hikers and cyclists. The events take place in the Vysočina arena.