Fulnek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfulnɛk]; German: Fulnek) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic, 29 km south from Opava and 40 km west from Ostrava.


Fulnek Castle
Fulnek Castle
Flag of Fulnek
Coat of arms of Fulnek
Coat of arms
Fulnek is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°42′45″N 17°54′12″E / 49.71250°N 17.90333°E / 49.71250; 17.90333Coordinates: 49°42′45″N 17°54′12″E / 49.71250°N 17.90333°E / 49.71250; 17.90333
CountryCzech Republic
DistrictNový Jičín
First mentioned1293
 • MayorPetr Ertelt
 • Total68.46 km2 (26.43 sq mi)
258 m (846 ft)
 • Total5,656
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
742 45


The town was created in the time of the big colonisation of northeast Moravia and located near the well known Amber Road, important trading route connecting Mediterranean areas with Baltic sea coasts.

Through years Fulnek was a manor owned by several noble families. During a period of prosperity, acting of members of Unity of the Brethren provided high development of education. A very important representative was John Amos Comenius, who has spent there three most beautiful years of his life – as he said himself.[2] After the defeat of Bohemian Revolt (in 1621) he had to escape from the town.[3]

Austrian KK 5 kr stamp, German cancelled FULNEK in 1886

Until 1918, Fulnek was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the Neutitschein - Nový Jičín district, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.[4]

In 1938, it was occupied by the Nazi Germany as one of the municipalities in Sudetenland. The German-speaking population was expelled in 1945 (see the Beneš decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers.


  • Fulnek Castle
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Plague Column
  • Memorial of J. A. Comenius and Museum of Nový Jičín Region
  • Augustinian monastery

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Fulnek is twinned with:[5]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ "Základní informace: Základní údaje o městě: Informační centrum Fulnek". www.ic-fulnek.cz. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  3. ^ "Jan Amos Komenský | Moravskoslezsko". www.msregion.cz. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  4. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
  5. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Fulnek. Retrieved 2019-08-26.

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