Vlachovice (Žďár nad Sázavou District)

Vlachovice ( German Wlachowitz ) is a municipality in the Czech Republic. It is located five kilometers north-west of Nové Město na Moravě and belongs to Okres Zdar nad Sázavou.


Vlachovice is located on a knoll above the headwaters of the Bobruvka in the south of Saarer mountains. North of the village lie the ponds Sykovec and Medlovský fishpond. In the north- east rises the Pasecká skala (819 m ) east of the Křiby (785 m), in the south the Bila skala ( 776 m) and in the southwest of Bednářův Kopec ( 762 m). Southeast extends the Ochozawald. The place is located on the main European watershed. Area Vlachovice is a popular and well known cross-country skiing area.

Neighboring towns are Tři Studně in the north, Medlov and U Hájenky in the northeast, lockable ski and Habánský Dvorec in the east, Maršovic, Zahradníkův Kout, Mercedeska and Nové Město na Moravě in the southeast, Cihelna and Jiříkovice in the south, U Mrázků and Lhotka in the southwest, Počítky and Čvrtě in the west and Fousek and Sklené in the northwest.


Vlachovice was probably founded in the 15th century by the Lords of Lipa. One kilometer west of the monastery Vlachovice was the humble village Bratroňovice. The proven since 1450 site was abandoned before 1462 due to the high loads that claimed the monastery. It is believed that the inhabitants of Bratroňovice relocated to the adjacent Neustadtler area and settled in Vlachovice.

The first written mention of the village Wlachowicze took place in 1496 in the wake of the sale of the rule Neustadtl by Henry of Lipa to his former tutor William II of Pernštejna. Wlachowicze was since that time at the border of the reign Pernštejna to the possessions of the Cistercian monastery Saar. After the division of the reign Pernštejna Vlachovice belonged since 1500 to Nove Mesto - Ingrowitzer share and from 1564 to rule Nove Mesto. Since 1571, a judge in Vlachovice is occupied, its powers expanded over the years strong. In the second half of the 17th century was the landlord of the Nove Mesto, Franz Maximilian scratches by Schoenberg, create two ironstone mines at Vlachovice. The oldest town seal dates from 1746.

After the abolition of patrimonial Vlachovice formed in 1850 a municipality in the administrative district of Nove Mesto. Below the village a large ring brickyard was built in 1934. In 1949 the parish was assigned to the Okres Zdar nad Sázavou. Until the mid- 20th century, the original settlement form of the winder remained in Vlachovice. Since 1949, several four-family houses were set in the style of socialist architecture and a cowshed of concrete in the place. Between 1961 and 1980 the village was incorporated to Rokytno and then to Nové Město na Moravě. After the Velvet Revolution, several homes emerged. Since 1992, the community is Vlachovice again. After Studnice Vlachovice together with Rokytno the zweithöchstgelegne place of Saarer mountains.

Community structure

For the community Vlachovice No districts are reported. To Vlachovice include the settlement Cihelna and the monolayer Fousek.


  • Bila skala, Lookout, south of town
  • Ochozawald with winter sports center of Nové Město na Moravě, south of Vlachovice
  • Cerna skala, rock formation in Ochozawald, south of town
  • Nature reserve Pernovka, Moorwiese in Ochozawald, south of the village
  • Rybnik recreational areas around the ponds and Sykovec Medlovský


  • Vít Fousek senior (* 1913), Czechoslovak skier