Rodkov ( German Rotkau, also Rodkow ) is a municipality in the Czech Republic. It is located three kilometers southwest of Bystřice nad Perštejnem and belongs to Okres Zdar nad Sázavou.


Rodkov extends along the road from Bystřice nad Perštejnem after Zvole on both slopes of Nedvědička valley in the Bohemian- Moravian Highlands. To the south, the hill rises Zlatkovská hora (540 m). To the south is the only one still operating uranium mine in the Czech Republic, the DIAMO sp, oz GEAM Dolni Rožínka, are degraded in the pitchblende and coffinite. East of the village takes you past the railway line from Tišnov to Nové Město na Moravě; the next station " Bystřice nad Perštejnem " is about two kilometers north-east in Nový Dvůr.

Neighboring towns are Vojetín and Domanínek in the north, Nový Dvůr and Bystřice nad Perštejnem in the northeast, Věchnov in the east, in the southeast Zlatkov, Dvořiště in the south, Dolni Rožínka and Blažkov the southwest, Horni Rožínka in the west and Branišov in the northwest.


The first mention of Rodkov place in the year 1436th is named the village after a locator Rodek. The mentioned in folk traditions claim that the place had formerly been called Hrotkov here and craftsmen were resident who made ​​a milking pail is not in use.

In Rodkov was in 1671 a fortress and a stately brewery. Later, the fortress on the top of Hradisko was converted to a Grange.

After the abolition of patrimonial Rotkov formed in 1850 a municipality in the district Nove Mesto. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the local name is used Rodkov.

1947, the community was assigned nad Perštejnem in the wake of the dissolution of Okres Nové Město na Moravě the Okres Bystřice. In 1960, the annexation to Dolni Rožínka, at the same time came the village to Okres Zdar nad Sázavou. Since 1992, the community is Rodkov again.

Local structure

For the community Rodkov no districts are reported.


  • Belfry in the village square
  • Cast- iron cross 1885