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Šošůvka coat of arms
Šošůvka (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Region : Jihomoravský kraj
District : Blansko
Area : 512 ha
Geographic location : 49 ° 25 '  N , 16 ° 45'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 24 '46 "  N , 16 ° 45' 19"  E
Height: 575  m nm
Residents : 665 (Jan. 1, 2019)
Postal code : 679 13
License plate : B.
Street: Rájec-Jestřebí - Drahany
Status: local community
Districts: 1
Mayor : Stanislav Šindelka (as of 2018)
Address: Šošůvka 187
679 13 Sloup
Municipality number: 582484
Website : www.sosuvka.com

Šošůvka (German Schoschuwka ) is a municipality with 737 inhabitants in the Czech Republic . It is located in the Moravian Karst , 8 km east of Rájec-Jestřebí and belongs to the Okres Blansko .


The village is 550 m above sea level on the plateau between Sloup and Holštejn , the highest point of which is the Helišova skála east of the place. The Sloupsko-šošůvské jeskyně cave system is located in the interior of this karst area towards Sloup . The well-known Šošůvská jeskyně (Schoschuwka Cave) is part of it and is located 1.5 km southwest in the dry valley Pustý žleb. A lime kiln stands between the village and the cave at the Šošůvská propast (Shoschuwka Abyss), a large breach. Several old limestone shafts testify to the lime mining.

On the western slope of the 613 m high Helišova skála, which offers a good view, there is a large, partly water-filled break, which is used as a bathing pond. Further sinkholes and sinkholes are in the vicinity of the village. Tourist accommodation has been created in the center of the village.


Šošůvka was first mentioned in 1374. The place has had its own seal since 1789.

Community structure

No districts are designated for the municipality of Šošůvka. Basic settlement units are Ke Sloupu and Šošůvka.


In 1942, the local council decided to demolish the bell tower of the local chapel from 1731, which had been damaged by the weather. The bell was stored at the local volunteer fire brigade in 1943 because the new building had to be suspended due to the course of the war. Twenty years later nothing had changed and in 1963 the chapel had to be completely demolished. In 1973, plans began to build a mourning hall in the cemetery, but this was not implemented. In 2000 the plan was made to build a chapel at the cemetery. Sixty years after the bell was removed, the new chapel of St. Wenceslaus and St. Agnes of Bohemia was inaugurated in 2003 . In addition to the community, sponsors and residents, the new construction of the modern chapel was made possible primarily through the support of Josef Broušek, a son of the village who emigrated to the vicinity of Toronto in Canada in 1948 .

The chapel characterizes the townscape; it is visible from afar on the slope of a 586 m high mountain opposite the Helišova skála.

Web links

Commons : Šošůvka  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. http://www.uir.cz/obec/582484/Sosuvka
  2. Český statistický úřad - The population of the Czech municipalities as of January 1, 2019 (PDF; 7.4 MiB)
  3. http://www.uir.cz/zsj-obec/582484/Obec-Sosuvka