Frenštát pod Radhoštěm

Frenštát pod Radhoštěm is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It lies under the Moravian-Silesian Beskids Range, in a region rich in history and therefore the town is an important holiday resort in both summer and winter. Frenstat pod Radhostem was settled in about 1300 but was not officially recognized as a town until 1781.

The town centre is made up of a conventionally-shaped square with a pillared arcade, St. Martin’s and St. John’s Baptist churches close to the square, also the historical boys‘ school built in 1876, a polyclinic and two shopping centers called Kycera and Javornk ( the names come from two well known mountains nearby the town). An important building looking down on the town square is the Town Hall, built in 1891. Here you can find the Town Council, original statues by frenstat´s artists and the Tourist Board. As well, a memorial plaque proudly commemorates Jiri Raska’s Olympic gold medal win in ski jumping at Grenoble in 1968.

Locally there has been a long tradition of sporting activity such as skiing, volleyball, football and horse riding. The town offers many facilities such as skiing slopes in the Pustevny area, extensive cross-country skiing, a ski-jumping area at Horecky both for winter and summer. An ice stadium and tennis courts you can find near Hotel Sport. There are also the summer recreational water reserve of Siberia, a covered swimming pool near the town centre, a skittle (bowling) alley at the Střelnice pub, a shooting range at Marek or a horse riding area at Nivy in the town.

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