Štramberk (Czech pronunciation: [ˈʃtrambɛrk]; German: Stramberg) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic, next to Kopřivnice.

Štramberk
Town
General view of the town from Šipka Cave
General view of the town from Šipka Cave
Flag of Štramberk
Flag
Coat of arms of Štramberk
Coat of arms
Štramberk is located in Czech Republic
Štramberk
Štramberk
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°35′31″N 18°7′3″E / 49.59194°N 18.11750°E / 49.59194; 18.11750Coordinates: 49°35′31″N 18°7′3″E / 49.59194°N 18.11750°E / 49.59194; 18.11750
CountryCzech Republic
RegionMoravian-Silesian
DistrictNový Jičín
First mentioned1211
Town status granted1359
Government
 • MayorAndrea Hlávková
Area
 • Total9.33 km2 (3.60 sq mi)
Elevation
415 m (1,362 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total3,438
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
742 66
Websitewww.stramberk.cz

SightsEdit

The town lies on the slope of a forested lime hill, dominated by the Trúba castle tower. Because of the town's location, its many historical buildings and a unique collection of timbered houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, the town has been declared a municipal reserve and is nicknamed the Moravian Bethlehem. Nearby there is the Šipka Cave where Neanderthal child bone remnants were found.

Notable peopleEdit

SportEdit

Every year, the town hosts the finish of the first stage of the cycling race Gracia-Orlová. (2012 and 2013 Gracia-Orlová).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.