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Pustevny (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Region : Zlínský kraj
District : Vsetín
Municipality : Prostřední Bečva
Geographic location : 49 ° 29 '  N , 18 ° 16'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 29 '25 "  N , 18 ° 15' 57"  E
Height: 1018  m nm
Residents :
Postal code : 756 56
Street: Prostřední Bečva - Pustevny
“Folk architecture” modeled by Dušan Jurkovič as tourist destinations

Pustevny (German: Pustewny ) is a settlement and open-air museum in the Czech Republic belonging to the Prostřední Bečva municipality . It is located nine kilometers northeast of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm in the Okres Vsetín .


Pustevny is located east of the summit of Radhošť on its elongated ridge in the Moravian-Silesian Beskids . To the northeast rises the Tanečnice (1084 m) and to the east of the Kněhyně (1256 m). To the east lies the small lake Mořské oko , behind which the Kněhyně-Čertův mlýn nature reserve extends . From the Ráztoka Hotel in Trojanovice a cable car leads to Pustevny.

Neighboring places are Podstupně in the south and Trojanovice in the northwest.


The Pustevny hermitage was located on the Radhošť ridge until the 19th century. The farm was given up after the death of its last owner in 1874. In 1898 the Mountain Association commissioned the architect Dušan Jurkovič to build a mountain hut for the Radhošť . He planned a richly decorated scrap wood building in the secession style, which is reminiscent of the Slavic folk architecture. After the completion of the Maměnka built Jurkovic in 1899 in the same style, the cottage Libušín , in which likewise Aleš undertook the design. A timbered bell tower in Wallachian style was built at this time, also according to Jurkovič's plans .

In 1931 a statue of the pagan deity Radegast , created by Albín Polášek, was erected on a 1105 m high knoll southwest of Pustevny . The sculpture, made of iron-reinforced artificial stone with admixed granite quarry, turned out to be unsuitable for the harsh climatic conditions on the Beskid ridge and was replaced in 1998 by a copy made of solid granite by Jan Sobek from Leskovec . The original was moved to the entrance hall of the town hall in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm .

In 1940 the Ráztoky-Pustevny cable car went into operation. The construction of this chairlift was unique in the world. The valley station is at the Hotel Ráztoka in Trojanovice at 620 m. ü. M.

In 1995 the buildings Maměnka and Libušín were elevated to the status of a national cultural monument . Today they are attached to the Wallachian Open Air Museum in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm . Its renovation was completed in 2000. Pustevny is now also a popular winter sports area with eleven ski lifts and nine slopes.

On March 3, 2014, the Libušín hut burned down for an unexplained cause. After the reconstruction began in summer 2017, the building was reopened on July 30, 2020.


  • Maměnka and Libušín , built by Dušan Jurkovič
  • Cyrilka , karst-like sandstone cave 370 m in length, south of the settlement
  • Altan Cyrilka , wooden lookout point with an onion roof
  • Statue of the pagan god Radegast, southwest of Pustevny
  • Ráztoky-Pustevny cable car

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