The Beskydy Mountains present a picturesque view in every season of the year and are known for a unique beauty found nowhere else. There are quiet little corners stashed away between the mountains and enchanting views of faraway regions that will take your breath away. And all of this is dominated by Lysá hora, the queen, and few people would think of leaving our region without first making a trip to the top of it.
Pustevny is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Beskydy, lying between Radhošť and Tanečnice peaks at 1,018 meters above sea level. It takes its name from the hermits who came here to live, the last of which died in 1874. Wooden houses built in the style of folk architecture are characteristic for Pustevny. In 1891 the Radhošť Mountain Club opened a lodge here called Poustevně.
In-line skaters, children jumping about on a trampoline, people swimming in the aquapark and fishing on the banks; the ideal place for recreation and sport, not just for the people of Frýdek-Místek and surroundings, but for visitors to the region as well. This is the recreational zone of Olešná, located approximately 3 km from the center of Frýdek-Místek and named after the local dam.
This city on the confluence of the Ostravice and Morávka rivers actually consists of two separate cities - Moravian Místek and Silesian Frýdek. Místek is the older of the two, first mentioned in 1267, while Frýdek came about around 1333-34. In the 15th and 16th centuries both cities were part of the Těšín principality, with Místek at that time being dependent on the economically stronger Frýdek.
Lying along the Czechoslovakian border is the village of Bílá, a word heard often among skiers during the winter season. The ski region of Bílá Beskydy includes two ski resorts: Bílá and Mezivodí. The Bílá ski resort is one of the largest in the Beskydy, with two slopes facing each other. The more than 5 km of slopes are cared for every day by the most modern equipment and artificial snow machines.
The village of Hukvaldy is the last Lachian village on the border of Wallachia-Lachia in the Beskydy foothills. It gets its name, according to legend, from great numbers of wood fairies known as hukalkies that roamed around the deep forests in ancient times. More likely it comes from a garbled version of the name of the German Count of Hückeswagen, who built the castle in the middle of the 13th century.
The Moravian Bethlehem as Štramberk has been dubbed lies in the center of the Štramberk highlands along the slopes of Zámecký kopec (Castle Hill), Kotouč, Bílá hora (White Mountain) and the Libotín Ridge in the Beskydy range. The town and its wide surroundings are dominated by the Štramberk Trúba (Tube), the ruins of the 13th century Gothic castle of Strallenberg, of which the remains consist entirely of the tube-shaped tower with ramparts.
During your visit to our region, make sure you do not miss the Regional Museum in Kopřivnice. At present the museum offers four permanent expositions consisting of the Tatra Museum of Engineering, Lachian Museum, Fojtství Museum and the Exposition of Emil and Dana Zátopek (in the Museum of Engineering).
Picturesque Nový Jičín, situated in the southern edge of the Moravian Gate in the Podbeskydská pahorkatina Hills, was founded at the crossroad of trade routes approximately in the 1280s. The oldest written mention of the town however dates back to 1313.
The museum where you cannot find any exhibits in showcases