Frenštát pod Radhoštěm

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Frenštát pod Radhoštěm
Coat of arms of Frenštát pod Radhoštěm
Frenštát pod Radhoštěm (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Region : Moravskoslezský kraj
District : Nový Jičín
Area : 1143 ha
Geographic location : 49 ° 33 '  N , 18 ° 13'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 32 '54 "  N , 18 ° 12' 39"  E
Height: 401  m nm
Residents : 10,820 (Jan 1, 2019)
Postal code : 744 01
License plate : T
Street: Příbor - Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
Railway connection: Frýdek-Místek – Valašské Meziříčí
Next international airport : Ostrava Airport
Status: city
Districts: 1
Mayor : Miroslav Halatin (as of 2019)
Address: náměstí Míru 1
744 01 Frenštát pod Radhoštěm
Municipality number: 599344
Website :
View from the Skalka to Frenštát pod Radhoštěm
Marian column on the ring
Church of John the Baptist
town hall

Frenštát pod Radhoštěm (German Frankstadt under the Radhoscht ) is a city in the Czech Republic . It is located 31 kilometers south of Ostrava and belongs to the Okres Nový Jičín . The city is located in the Lachei region in northeastern Moravia .


Frenštát pod Radhoštěm is located at the foot of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids at the confluence of the Bystrý potok in the Lubina . Above the town, the Lomná flows into the Bystrý potok. To the east rises the Skalka (964 m), in the southeast the Velká Stolová (1049 m), Tanečnice (1084 m) and Noříčí hora (1047 m), south of the Radhošť (1129 m), southwest of the Velký Javorník (918 m) and in the west of the Horečky (565 m). State road 58 runs through the town from Příbor to Rožnov pod Radhoštěm .

Neighboring towns are Tichá in the north, Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem in the east, Liščí Mlýn and Planiska in the southeast, Trojanovice , Buzkovice and Kopaná in the south, Bartošky and Horečky in the southwest, Paseky and Bordovice in the west and Lichnov in the northwest.


Frankenstat was founded between 1293 and 1318 in the course of the German colonization of the Beskid foothills by the owner of the Schauenstein rulership , Heinrich von Hückeswagen, as the economic center of the rulership and named after his father Frank von Hückeswagen , who died in 1293 . The first documentary mention comes from 1382, when Birsak von Frankenstadt appeared as a witness when the owners of Schauenstein, the brothers Wenzel and Bernhard von Wigstein, were granted the privilege to appoint a bailiff in Sawersdorf . After the rule of Schauenstein was attached to Hochwald in 1437 , the town belonged to the episcopal rule of Hochwald. Frankstadt fell during the Hussite Wars. During the second phase of colonization by Wallachian lumberjacks, a large number of Paseks were created in the forests around the town . In the 16th century, the mining of iron ore began, for the processing of which a hammer mill and smelter were built. In 1598 the weavers formed the first guild in Frenštát. In the Thirty Years War the economic boom ended in 1626 with the occupation and looting by Danish troops and in 1646 by Swedish troops and rebellious Wallachians. By 1657 the population of Frenštát had fallen to 157, and there were 56 Pasekars who lived in the forests. Fires destroyed large parts of the town in 1661 and when the Hungarians invaded in 1680. In the first half of the 18th century, the Pasekars tried to break away from their obligations towards Frenštát. After long disputes, the Pasekarendorf Troyersdorf was finally established in 1748 . In the middle of the 18th century Frenštát lived 2700 people and cloth weaving was a major source of income. In 1781 Frenštát was promoted to town.

After the abolition of patrimonial Frenštát formed a municipality in the Mistek district from 1850. At this time, a great wave of emigration to North America began, which lasted until the beginning of the 20th century. The main emigration destination was Texas . During this time a textile factory was established and Michael Thonet founded a bow furniture factory. With the Mountain Association for the Radhošť , the first Czech tourist association was founded in Frenštát in 1884. In 1888 Frenštát was connected to the railway network by a line of the Kaiser-Ferdinand-Nordbahn . In 1921 the city name was expanded to include pod Radhoštěm . In 1930 there were 5,691 people in the city. After the German occupation, the city was captured by the Red Army on May 6, 1945 after heavy fighting. Parts of Frenštát pod Radhoštěm were destroyed. After the Second World War, the city was elevated to a district town. At that time, the Zlín electric motor plant moved its production to Frenštát. In 1961 the Okres Frenštát pod Radhoštěm was dissolved and the city was assigned to the Okres Nový Jičín . During the 1970s, the Školská čtvrť and Beskydské sídliště housing estates were built on the green meadows, for which some suburban streets and the small settlements Sladká ďura, Podříčí and Podkopčí were demolished. In the second half of the 20th century, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm developed into a winter sports center and the Horečky ski jumping facility was built on Horečky . The historic city center has been a municipal monument protection area since 2003.

Community structure

No districts are shown for the town of Frenštát pod Radhoštěm. Frenštát pod Radhoštěm includes the settlements Bartošky, Horečky, Horní, Kopaná, Liščí Mlýn, Lubina, Papratná and Planiska. Basic settlement units are Bartošky-Papratná, Beskydské sídliště, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm-střed, Horečky, Horní, Kopaná, Na drahách, Planiska, U parku, U soutoku and Závodí.

Town twinning


  • Town hall, neo-Romanesque building, built in 1891
  • The restored original statue of Radegast from 1930 in the town hall.
  • Marketplace with town houses from the 17th to 19th centuries century
  • Church of John the Baptist, late Gothic building from 1634
  • Parish church of St. Martin, built in 1661 instead of a previous building that had burned down
  • Marian column on the market, built in 1686
  • Statue of St. Florian on the market, created in 1773
  • Fountain of Neptune in the market, built in 1840
  • The pilgrimage chapel of the Virgin Mary of Lourdes in Horečky, built in 1902
  • School, built in 1876, today a museum on the history of the city and linen and cloth weaving

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Frenštát pod Radhoštěm  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. Český statistický úřad - The population of the Czech municipalities as of January 1, 2019 (PDF; 7.4 MiB)
  4. ^ Partnerská města