On the Vysočina Highlands, near Žďár nad Sázavou, lies an all but untouched spot of nature: Žák's Hill, a national nature reserve. The pristine forest environment of the reserve is home to a broad range of plant and animal species. 367 species of fungus have been recorded at the site; the beautiful and protected Mezereon grows here, as does the rare Green Broom Moss.
Wandering the forests that grow on Žák's Hill, the visitor may encounter the "ancients", or "grandfathers of the forest": majestic spruce, beech, and sycamore trees - but also wild saplings and undergrowth, forming the next generation of primeval forest.
Thanks to the local ČSOP chapter Žďár nad Sázavou and the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, tourists can learn more about the location from ten topical info panels installed in 2010.
place:Cikháj, District of Žďár nad Sázavou, Vysočina Region
Way there:The site lies about 12 km from Žďár nad Sázavou near Cikháj. GPS: N 49°39.36252', E 15°59.12132'