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The Beskydy Mountains

Mapa oblasti Beskydy Starý Jičín Castle|The ruins of the castle of the 13th century protected the local part of the Amber Road. Příbor urban monument reserve|The pretty little town with Renaissance townhouses and with the family home of Sigmund Freud. Hukvaldy Castle|One of the nation’s largest castle ruins. Technical museum Tatra Kopřivnice|Museum of the world-famous Tatra auto manufacturing. Radhošť Mountain|The legendary mountain Radhošť with the statue of the pagan god Radegast. Basilica minor of the Visitation of our Lady in Frýdek|The monumental basilica towers forming natural dominant feature of Frýdek-Místek. Frýdek Chateau|The original 14th-century gothic castle was altered into a chateau. Lysá Hora Mountain|The Queen of the Moravian Silesian Beskydy Mountains offers great vistas.

The Beskydy Mountains were proclaimed a protected landscape area in 1973, which they truly deserve. With their surface of 1,166 km², they are the largest protected area in the Czech Republic. Besides their beautiful nature, you can enjoy several monuments of folk architecture here, especially the unique wooden churches and buildings. The locality is part of the Carpathians and the highest mountain is Lysá hora (1,323 m above sea level). Walks along the mountain paths offer breath-taking views and natural scenery.