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Hotel KAMU***Garni Vsetín

... Accommodation in the Town Centre Vsetin

Trip Tips

There are many activities you can do in your free time in summer. You can borrow the mountain bikes and discover the trails to ride or to hike in the hills of Hostýnské vrchy, Vsetínské vrchy, Vizovické Vrchy and Javorníky.

In winter you can ski in the ski centers located nearby or direct in Vsetín. You will find lot of cross country skiing trails with beautiful panoramas around Vsetín.

Vsetín

  • Castle
  • Roman Catholic church of the Ascension of Mary
  • Maštaliska – the so called the former Lords House (from 1710)
  • Baroque stone statue of Mary’s Immaculate conception in the upper Square
  • Evangelical church of the Lower congregation
  • Evangelical church of the Upper congregation
  • Stone crucifix from 1775 in the Lower square

Castle Vsetín

Zámek Vsetín

The dominating castle is the oldest historical building of Vsetín. This renaissance castle with a courtyard and the fringe arcades was built at the beginning of the 17th century (the first historical record is from 1610). I t was built by the manor’s owner of that time, Lukrécia Nekšová from Landek and her second husband Albrecht von Wallenstein (Valdštejn). The Castle stands on the foundations of the medieval fortress from the 15th century and is situated on the hill on the right side of the river Bečva. The castle burnt down in 1708. The following owner – the Hungarian nobility from the family Illésházy – rebuilt the whole building many times during the 18th century. The classic form of the castle that we can see today is dated from 1833-34 by the last aristocratic owner Josef von Wechtler. In this time was created a castle park with valuable wood. In 1915 fire destroyed the whole roof and the tower. The owner of the castle at that time - the Thonetos – then renovated it back into its original form in 1924. In 1938 the last private owner Marie Baťová with her son Tomáš purchased the castle. In February 1949 the castle fell under national administration. During the fifties the interior of the castle was greatly damaged as a consequence of the thoughtless placing of different institutions there. This is why very expensive renovations in the building had to be done in 1963-74. The castle was open for the public on 9.May.1975 and nowadays it is an important cultural center in the town Vsetín and its region.

The Museum Vsetín was founded on 14 February1924 as "Vsacké okresní museum na Vsetíně". Its origins are linked to the public activists, headed by Doctor František Sova. The basic of collections for the new museum were the historical and ethnographic collections of Mr. František Sova and Mrs. Bibiana Sovová. These collections were opened to the public in 1925. The museum’s exhibitions were placed in the different buildings. In 1964, Vsetín Castle became seat of the museum.

Observatory

The Observatory is located in the northern part of Vsetín, only a few meters away from the Castle.

Vsetín Swimming Pool

Have a rest in the new renovated inside swimming-pool with whirlpool, water therapy and relaxation area. In summer you can use the outside swimming pool with water slide. The swimming pool is located 300m from our hotel.

Beskydy

In the Beskydy Mountain you can find the mystic hill Radhošť (1129 m), which is connected with the cultural traditions of the old Slavs, who honored the pagan Gods here.

Beskydy
The area around Radhošt and the mountain saddleback Pustevny (1018 m) offers you a lot of possibilities of how to spend your free time in summer and winter. The whole region has a lot of hiking trails. In winter you can visit the ski centers here.

The highest hill is Lysá hora (1324 m). We recommend that you visit this area as it has the most beautiful landscape around the hill Soláň (861 m). Its ridge offers you fabulous views of the surroundings. When the weather is nice, you can also see the Slovak mountain range Malé Fatry.

Rožnov pod Radhoštěm

Rožnov pod Radhoštěm

The Region Walachia is rich in history and has a lot of cultural monuments.

* The Walachian Museum in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm houses a rare example of folk architecture from our country’s history. This cultural monument, which has an attendance comparable with the attendance of Prague Castle, shows the traditional crafts and the ways of farming and domestic chores as a "live museum".

Pustevny, Radhošť

You can find the mystic hill Radhošť, which is Walachia’s symbol, on the mountain ridge above Rožnov pod Radhoštěm. For different trip you can go to saddleback Pustevny, which is the junction of departure to many trails.

Pustevny, Radhošť
It is worth seeing the well known timber cottages "Maměnka und Libušín" designed by Dušan Jurkovič. The way to the top of the hill leads you to the sculpture of a pagan God of Radegast, the God of hospitality, fertility and crop.

Follow a fabulous trail on the mountain ridge to the top of the hill Radhošt /1129m/. On the top you can find a timber chapel, the sculptures of Saints Cyril and Methodius /1896/ and a stone crucifix /1805/.

Velké Karlovice

  • Here you can find an historical timber church, museum dedicated to life in Walachia and gallery of the Walachian artists. Velké Karlovice is also a winter sport centre.
  • Hotel Sukanická is an observation tower with a view to the Moravian-Slovak border with a beautiful panorama of Walachia.

Karolínka

  • Glassworks Charlotta – possibility to buy the glass products
  • Atelier of an academic painter Ilja Hartingr

Vizovice

  • Rudolf Jelínek – Guided tour of the firm, museum, slivovitz tasting, company store
  • The castle Vizovice – a wide collection of paintings, castle park, regular concerts of classical music

Lešná u Zlína

The most beautiful ZOO in the Czech Republic with an historical park and the castle

Teplice nad Bečvou

The Spa town offers a healing spring, middle Europe’s deepest chasm /205m/, large cave, castle Helfštýn, regular music and dancing events

Štramberk

The mountain town called "Moravian Bethlehem“ with unique folk architecture of walachian timbered houses from 18th and 19th century. Here you can buy the well known “Štramberk ears" (patisserie). Don’t forget to visit Trúba castle.

Kopřivnice

The unique technical Museum of Tatra trucks and cars.

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