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Coat of arms of Přerov
Přerov (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Historical part of the country : Moravia
Region : Olomoucký kraj
District : Přerov
Area : 5848 ha
Geographic location : 49 ° 27 '  N , 17 ° 27'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 27 '18 "  N , 17 ° 26' 56"  E
Height: 210  m nm
Residents : 43,186 (Jan 1, 2019)
Postal code : 750 00
License plate : PR
Street: I / 55
Railway connection: Brno – Přerov
Status: Statutory city
Districts: 13
Lord Mayor : Petr Měřínský ( ANO 2011 ) (as of 2018)
Address: Bratrská 34
750 11 Přerov 2
Municipality number: 511382
Website : www.mu-prerov.cz
The center on the bank of the Bečva
Přerov Castle

Přerov (German Prerau ) is a Czech city ​​on the Bečva in the Olomouc region with about 47,679 inhabitants (2008) . Přerov is located about 22 km southeast of Olomouc . In the past, the city was an important hub and the heart of Moravia .


The town of Přerov was first mentioned in 1141 and was elevated to the status of a royal town in 1256 . The castle belonged to the influential von Zierotin family . Johann Amos Comenius attended the Latin school in Přerov, of which he was director from 1614.

After the Battle of White Mountain in 1620, a phase of decline began due to the following war damage and the general depopulation of the country after the Thirty Years War. In 1636 Wallenstein's brother-in-law, Charles the Elder of Žerotín, died here .

With the construction of the Kaiser-Ferdinand-Nordbahn from Vienna to Prerau, the city's renewed upswing began. During the time of Austria-Hungary Prerau was the seat of the district administration of the Prerau district.

In June 1945, 265 refugees were murdered by Czech militia in Přerov on the Schwedenschanze on the outskirts of the city; the event is known as the Prerau massacre .


  • I - Město (Old Town)
  • II - Przedmostí (Przedmost)
  • III - Lověšice (Lowieschitz)
  • IV - Kozlovice (Kozlowitz)
  • V - Dluhonice (Dluhonitz)
  • VI - Újezdec (Augezd)
  • VII - Čekyně (Czekin)
  • VIII - Henčlov (Hentschelsdorf)
  • IX - Lýsky (Legsek)
  • X - Popovice (Poppowitz)
  • XI - Vinary (Winar)
  • XII - Žeravice (Zerawitz)
  • XIII - Penčice (Pentschitz)


The R55 expressway from Olomouc to Austria , which is still under construction, runs through Prerau . Further construction and thus the connection to the D1 motorway is also planned for the coming years.

The city is an important rail hub. The course book route 270 ( Přerov – Olomouc and Břeclav – Bohumín lines ) runs through Přerov. Lines 300 ( Brno – Přerov line ) and 330 ( Břeclav – Přerov line ) of the ČD end here.

Přerov, airport, aerial photo (2018)



The HC Zubr Přerov ice hockey team plays in the town . There is also the Sokol HC Přerov handball club .

Twin cities

Přerov lists the following seven partner cities :

city country
Bardejov (Bartfeld) Coa Slovakia Town Bártfa.svg SlovakiaSlovakia Prešovský kraj, Slovakia
Cuijk Coat of arms of Cuijk, svg NetherlandsNetherlands Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Děčín (Tetschen-Bodenbach) Coat of arms of Děčín.jpg Czech RepublicCzech Republic Ústecký kraj, Czech Republic
Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislau) , since 2010Ivano-Frankivsk coa.png UkraineUkraine Ukraine
Kędzierzyn-Koźle (Kandrzin-Cosel) POL Kędzierzyn Koźle COA.svg PolandPoland Opole, Poland
Kotor Coat of Arms of Kotor.png MontenegroMontenegro Montenegro
Ozimek (Malapane) POL Ozimek COA.svg PolandPoland Opole, Poland

Web links

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


  1. Český statistický úřad - The population of the Czech municipalities as of January 1, 2019 (PDF; 7.4 MiB)
  2. ^ Karl-Peter Schwarz: The Prerau massacre. A crime from the post-war period and its coming to terms with. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . June 15, 2015, p. 8.
  3. ^ Partnerská města - Město Přerov. Retrieved April 10, 2018 .