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About 2 km north of the town there is "Městský les" (a forest) which is 450 ha big. There are tourist paths and in the winter it is used for cross-country skiing. 3 km east of the town is a recreational area called "U hlubokého rybníka" (a pond). Other places for swimming are about 2 km west of the town "Červený rybník" and "Vlčí hora".
"Na Jemničkách" (2 km south) are the preserved remains of medieval mining pits.
In the village Dešná (7 km south) there is a private horse riding stable.
Historical monuments around Jemnice:

  • Dačice (13 km)
    The large Renaissance chateau from the beginning of the 17th century, was reconstructed in the Empire style surrounded by a park. Inside the chateau there is a museum with an exposition about the history of the town and the work of Max Švabinský.
  • Slavonice (18 km)
    An urban historical reserve with unique late Gothic and Renaissance houses with attics and sgraffito decorations.
  • Telč (25 km)
    Since 1992 this town has been included in the list of UNESCO historical and cultural areas of merit. There are Renaissance houses with sgraffito decorations and the chateau of Zachariáš from Hradec.
  • Bítov (19 km)
    A stronghold from the 11th century, at the end of the 15th century it was enlarged, in the middle of the 19th century it was reconstructed in the Romanesque-Gothic style with a valuable interior with collections of hunting weapons. The original town was drowned by the Vranovská reservoir.
  • Vranov dam (15 km)
    This dam was built between 1930-1933. Around the thirty km long reservoir there are a lot of recreation facilities.