This town, which includes a protected area, is located 30 Km southwest
from Jihlava. Originally a water fortress, along with a Gothic castle
and fishponds were built in the middle of the 14th century.
An attractive town arose here during the renaissance period. A unique
set of renaissance houses, the facades of which are decorated with
gables, frescos and arcades, flanks the square. The renaissance Chateau
of Zacharias & Hradce ranks among the historically significant sights.
The historic town centre, along with the chateau, were included in
the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1992.
A museum, which reflects the town's history and handicraft development,
is located in one of the chateau wings. The Gallery of Jan Zrzavy
with a permanent exhibition from the National Gallery in Prague is
situated in the garden gallery. It displays selected works of this
noted Czech painter (1890-1977). The exhibition area includes also
the chateau Judicial Hall, the gallery of a Jewish cemetery and a
The late Romanesque Tower of the Holy Ghost provides an interesting
view of the town. The town offers a rich cultural program in summer.
Concerts of classical music take place in chateau halls while the
famous Folk Festival, known as "the Holidays in Telc" ("Prazdniny
v Telci"), is held in the chateau courtyard. Some concerts also take
place in the chateau's park. Annually, Telc also hosts competitions
of historical vehicles and balloon flying.