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Luka nad Jihlavou

The municipality of Luka nad Jihlavou lies in a valley of the Jihlava River approx. 12 kilometres away from Jihlava town. The history dates back to 1378.

The historical monument of the village is the late-baroque Church of St. Bartholomew built between 1755 and 1763 at the place of a former Romanesque-style church, which was plundered by the Swedes. Worth mentioning are three bells from the 16th century, a baroque castle, a garner from the 1st half of the 18th century, a castle park in English style from 1834, a greenhouse from the early 19th century and the regional museum.

The valley of the Jihlava River suits perfectly the needs of in-line skaters, hikers and cyclists. Some of the most beautiful trips are to the nearby Bílá skála – White Rock (2 km), to the romantic ruins of the medieval castle Rokštejn (5 km) and to the ancient settlement of Petrovice with a little Romanesque-style church (2 km). You can also wander around the new biotope corridor of Hostinky, the forest park of Ernestýn or Slepičí park – Hens’ Park. The river itself is attracting fishers, paddlers and canoeists.

In summer, the visitors can take a refreshing bath in the swimming pool. Tennis, volleyball, basketball courts and football pitch are also available. The fans of winter sports can use a ski tow of 590 metres in length. The ski piste has an artificial lighting and is being covered with artificial snow using 5 snow cannons. Children can use a shorter tow (330).