Heřmanov, Region Vysočina, Czech Republic

Heřmanov first stands out for the rendered services and investments in the infrastructure sector – water, gas, electricity, telephone and canal – after the political upheaval, as well as the excellent renovation of the vicarage. Another highlight is the increase in the quality of life in the village through a very active club life and the creation of the cultural center Heřmanek in the former elementary school building, in which very many accents are set for young and old.

The approach of promoting „soft tourism“ with a hiking and cycling trail network in such a magnificent natural landscape is deemed to be right move as well as forward-looking, and there are already some initial successes. These include a realized nature trail with 16 learning stations and an organic farm with 27 hectares, which also rents out a holiday home. The motto „th!nk ahead“ is obviously portrayed through many new projects which are planned here.

Evaluated: 2018