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What awaits you in the Wallachian Kingdom

You are bound to be thinking about whether to take a look at this country, which has no doubt become your Promised Land. And you are wondering what awaits you there. Is there really anything of interest there? What will I do there? There's some-thing here for everyone. You will find beautiful nature here and rich history and culture at every turn, not to mention the plenty of opportunities to have some sporting fun and increase the adrenaline levels in your blood. Read on if you dare. The very best of the Wallachian Kingdom - the places in the Wallachian Kingdom, which you shouldn't miss

Kopřivnice

The beginnings of the fame of Kopřivnice and the Tatra factory go back to the year 1850, when the saddler, Ignác Šustala, commenced the production of barouche in the „baliffwick" building and later expanded production to include luxury carriages. The modest workshop was later transformed into a factory.
After the successful presentation of the first automobile, the Präsident, at the Vienna Motor Show, the most famous era of the Kopřivnice factory commenced with the manufacture of automobiles. Today, the famous Tatra lorries are made here, which have achieved acclaim in a number of international competitions, especially the Paris - Dakar race. (see colour pict. no 15) The Technical Museum includes an exhibition, which is divided into the five stages of the development of the Kopřivnice automobile works. Not only the legendary Präsident is on display here, but also more than 50 automobiles, the prototype snowmobiles and a personal rail car. It is also possible to visit the Baliffwick Museum in Kopřivnice, which is located in the family home of Ignác Šustala. The permanent exhibition is dedicated to the Kopřivnice natives, archaeology and ethnography. Kopřivnice offers a rich selection of cultural and sporting pursuits in every season of the year.

Nový Jičín

Nový Jičín was established in the second half of the 13th century in the vicinity of two ancient trade routes. The first mention of it comes from 1313, when it received the status of a township from King John of Luxembourg. The ancient town square is today one of the most impressive in the Czech Republic. Cloisters extend from the Žerotínský building onto the square and they have been preserved on all four sides. The Žerotínský Chateau stands not far from the centre on the site of the original gothic castle. Today, it houses the District National History Museum with a permanent exhibition of hats and a number of exhibition halls.

Ostravice

This piedmont mountain village received its name from the river of the same name. It was originally one of the largest townships in the land. It stretched for kilometres along the left-hand bank of the Ostravice River from Frýdlant to the Slovak border. The village lies in a picturesque valley between the mountain giants of Lysá hora (1323 m), the highest mountain in the Moravian-Silesian Beskids, and Smrk (1276 m).
The border of the village crosses the dam of the Šance reservoir, which has a 63.5 m high dam and can hold up to 64 million m3 of drinking water.
Ostravice is now one of the most important tourism and recreation centres in the Beskid region.

Štramberk

This picturesque township on the slopes of the Zámecký hill was established in 1359. The town and its environs are dominated by the Štramberská Trúba castle ruins with its cylindrical tower. This formerly majestic castle belonged to a series of guard fortresses. Its decline began after 1533, when it ceased to be a seat of the nobility. After the frontal section of the castle fell down in 1783, only the Trúba tower with the courtyard and part of the battlements remained. Trúba was renovated by the Czech Hiking Club in 1903 and brought into operation as a lookout tower. The Wallachian wooden cottages from the 18th and 19th centuries form a city historical reservation area and they are quite architecturally unique.
During your stay in the city, you can take a pleasant walk in the National Gardens at Kotouč or tour the Zdeňek Burian Museum, the creation of which was directly inspired by the findings from the local Šipka cave. Scientific research has discovered traces of human settlement in the mid and late Palaeolithic age. These archaeological findings can be seen in the Town Museum.

Trojanovice

Trojanovice can offer walkers and skiers its cable car, which runs from Ráztoka to Pustevny, as well as an abundance hiking and skiing terrain in the vicinity. The most important buildings are the Monument to the Strnadel Brothers and Jan Knebl and the Chapel of Saints Cyril and Metodej on Mount Radhošť dating from 1898, which are maintained by the Matice Radhošťská Association, which is also based in Trojanovice.

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