en.infoglobe.cz » CZ, Bystrice pod Hostynem – Town of Bended Furniture

CZ, Bystrice pod Hostynem – Town of Bended Furniture

Published: 5.2.2017
After visiting the pilgrimage place Holy Hostýn we could not miss even three kilometers remote sites town Bystřice pod Hostýnem, which is famous for the production bentwood furniture. Of course the furniture is far from everything this town has to offer.

The first mention of Bystřice pod Hostýnem dates from 1368, but gained city status until several centuries later, precisely in 1864. While history has experienced devastating floods and fires, but now offers a stroll through the picturesque streets.

Bystřice pod Hostýnem

Bystřice pod Hostýnem   town hall

Among the most popular attractions sure to include the pilgrimage church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the Svaty Hostyn, but if we stay in, definitely worth visiting the baroque-classical palace by the river Bystřička. It was built on the site of the original 15th-century fortress. During the following centuries she has undergone several architectural changes, became the center of cultural life, worked at the Castle Theatre and the headquarters of factories producing ceramics. The last owner of the castle was Loudonových noble family, who took care of its modernization, built a neo-Gothic chapel and, for example greenhouse where they grew exotic plants. Lock in 1897 visited itself Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I. interesting sundial located between the windows of the second castle building by the artist Hanus Schwaiger.

 

chateau

chateu   Salzkottenská promenade

At present, the castle offers a tour of various exposures during the year at its campus held a number of social events. It has its headquarters here and the city information center. Behind the castle is a large park (once considered one of the most beautiful in Moravia) and a monument to Marshal Ernst Gideon von Laudon. We recommend also to look into the local church of St Egídia (Jiljího) on T. G. Masaryk Square or visit the old cemetery, where there are tombs already mentioned noble family Loudonových, as well as other historical figures. While walking downtown happen to run across a fountain adorned with a bronze statue of Our Lady of Victory, several busts and memorial boards and also for the rainbow fountain.

 

 kostel sv. Egídia (Jiljího)

fontána Duha   kašna ozdobená bronzovou sochou Panny Marie Vítězné

Bystřice pod Hostýnem is also a green city. Besides the chateau park you can walk or promenade Salzkottenskou city park cases, where there is also a swimming pool, mini golf, football stadium and tennis courts. In the nearby town get their mushroom lovers as well as tourists, because there are several hiking trails. Neither enthusiasts cycling or cross-country ski trails left behind.

Bystřice pod Hostýnem

Bystřice pod Hostýnem   Bystřice pod Hostýnem

Besides these monuments here you can also find several valuable buildings of modern architecture from the eminent architect Bohuslav Fuchs (Part gymnasium and corporate headquarters Tauber).

Michael Thonet (busta)   továrna ohýbaného nábytku

But perhaps the biggest benefit and the city's boom attaches to the factory for bentwood furniture and chairs, which was founded in 1861 by entrepreneur, inventor and designer Michael Thonet. Its time the largest bentwood furniture factory in Europe and still functioning oldest factory of its kind in the world famous iconic chair "The chair" (seat no. 14 - sold more than 80 million units), which found its place in the concert and ceremonial halls and buildings after worldwide. He even got into the office of US president. Curiously, the sons of the founder of the company continued the tradition of manufacturing and many of them held the position of the local mayor. Thanks to an influential family was brought to the city railway and the gradual sprawl and the growth of factory workers has occurred and extensive residential construction. Production in 1912 amounted to 445,000 units annually bentwood furniture, which was organized nearly 2,000 employees.

 

Thonetova vila

If you would like to participate in tours of the legendary factory, so we've got good news. A few times a year is historic with expert commentary to the general public, but if you do not have luck on pre-announced dates, so be sure to visit Thonet villa, which was the dwelling house of the businessman's family. You now have a modern retail exposure TON (bentwood furniture factory), which is the successor thonetovské tradition.

moderní prodejní expozice firmy TON    moderní prodejní expozice firmy TON

City Bystřice pod Hostýnem offers a truly wide variety of experiences. Since spirituality through architecture and design to history, sports and leisure activities. It is an ideal starting point for trips with good transport links, whose visit will certainly recommend.

GPS: 49°23'59.2"N 17°40'19.2"E

 

Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

Bystřice pod Hostýnem
Published: 9.10.2007
The town of Bystřice pod Hostýnem is located at slope of Hostýn Hills in an altitude of 310 m above saea level. This town is distant 20 kms of Přerov in east direction. Small river of Bystřička flows through. The town has 9000 inhabitants and is well-known with its production of chairs, named THONET, being manufactured here since 1861.

CZ, Kromeriz – Charming Beauty I
Published: 15.3.2017
In our new mini series we introduce you to Kromeriz, a town of beautiful streets, squares, sacral constructions, amazing gardens, and UNSECO sights. We will roam in one of the most beautiful places in the Czech Republic. Its amazing history, culture, and knowledge is why it is called Athens of Hana.

CZ, Kromeriz – Charming Beauty II
Published: 22.3.2017
Today we make our first walk i Kromeriz. We will look at the most amazing gems of its architecture, see its marvelous squares, and picturesque streets.

CZ, Kromeriz – Charming Beauty III
Published: 29.3.2017
During our walks in Kromeriz we reached Archbishopric chateau on Snemovni sqaure. We follow up on our last week's walk and explore more of beautiful places in this city. Before entering the cahteau, we visit the Mlynska gate which is a part of city's fortification.

CZ: Kromeriz – Charming Beauty IV
Published: 5.4.2017
Last week, we concluded our article on Kromeriz at Podzamecka garden which is listed as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is amazing nature gem of this picturesque city.

CZ, Kromeriz – Charming Beauty V
Published: 12.4.2017
Kvetna Garden is our last stop in Kromeriz. The garden is true gem of architecture even on global scale.

CZ, Luhacovice – Beautiful Spas and Interesting Surroundings II
Published: 16.8.2017
After the introduction to Luhacovice and local world famous spa, we visit some local cultural, nature, and historic sights. We are going to travel within the regions of unique Valassko, hospitable Slovacko and fertile Hana.

CZ, Olomouc – A City of Unique Sights III
Published: 1.3.2017
Upon seeing Dolni and Zerotinovo squares, we walked down several streets and found ourselves on Horni square again. Church of St Moritz is located near to it.

CZ, Olomouc – The City of Unique Sights II
Published: 22.2.2017
Last week we started with our tour around Olomouc. We briefly told you about its history. The point of start was Horni square. The Holy Trinity column, and the town hall with a tower belong to its main landmarks.

CZ, Svaty Kopecek – The Place of Faith and Rest
Published: 12.2.2017
Place of pilgrimage have some sort of indescribable atmosphere and it lures thousands to visit this place. Not long ago we enjoyed the beauty of Svaty Hostyn. This place has magic. Perhaps this is the reason for our later decision to visit yet another important site of pilgrimage in the Czech Republic - Svaty Kopecek.

CZ, Holesov – History, Historical Figures and Landmarks
Published: 29.1.2017
On the western edge of the Hostyn Hills, in Kromeriz district, there is a small town of Holesov. The town is known for its early Baroque chateau and its grandiose French style park as well as for its well-known jewish community in the past.

CZ, Rymice – A Historic Village
Published: 1.2.2017
11 kilometers from Holesov, there is the village of Rymice with lures such as folk architecture.

CZ, Svaty Hostyn – Site of Pilgrimage
Published: 25.1.2017
This time we are about to visit the highest situated Marian pilgrimage site in Moravia. For centuries, it has attracted pilgrims from near as well as from afar. The place we talk about is Svaty Hostyn.

CZ, Hranice – A Town You Should See
Published: 20.11.2016
The Moravian Gate geomorphological unit has many interesting nooks in nature as well as interesting towns one of which Hranice is. This town is 23 kilometers awy from Prerov. Since the Prehistory it has been an important crossroad of various roads. History and modernity are both present in this town.

CZ, Prerov – The City Fortified by History
Published: 30.10.2016
Today we will roam around in Moravia, the region of Olomouc. We visit the city of Prerov, a great place for holidaymakers and also an imporant city in the region which is only 20 kilometers from Olomouc.

CZ, Teplice nad Becvou – A Spa Amids Rich Nature
Published: 7.12.2016
Not a long time ago we enjoyed the town of Hranice. Several hours of walk later we moved on. Again, we parked our in Teplice nad Becvou, one of the most important spa areas in the Czech Republic.


Related Photogallery

CZ, Olomouc and Svaty Kopecek Hill
Olomouc, a Moravian city, is place of true adventure. Go and explore sights and interesting place...

CZ, Bystrice pod Hostynem and Svaty Hostyn
Let us invite you to visit Bystrice pod Hostynem, a place offering many great experiences. Regard...

CZ, Holesov and Rymice - Two Different Worlds
The town of Holesov is situated on the western rim of the Hostynske Hills. Visitors can enjoy a w...

CZ, Prerov – The Center of Central Moravia
Today, we set off to see the streets of Prerov. The River Becva flows through this city of 40 tho...

CZ, Teplice nad Becvou – Spa and World Famous Abyss
Not many towns have so many nature landmarks as Teplice nad Becvou. Its unique water makes it one...

CZ, Hranice – Crossroads
Our photogallrery today takes us on a walk through the town of Hranice, in the district of Prerov...

CZ: Ostrava - Moravian and Silesian
Among city's most dominat landmarks is the tower of the New Town Hall. Up form there you have bea...

CZ, Brno - Moravian Metropolis
Brno is the cultural, social and educational capital of Moravia and at the same time the second ...

CZ, Moravian Karst - Limestone Beauty
Please accept our invitation to the Moravian Karst, one of the most important karst territories i...

CZ: Znojmo - South Moravia Jewel
Historical town of Znojmo, situated along high bank of Dyje-river Valley, belongs to most remarka...

Place

Czech republic

Partner:

Vyžaduje Adobe Flash Player

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Today:thursday 19. 10. 2017
Holiday:Michaela
Today:
thursday 19.10.
18 °C
Tomorrow:
friday 20.10.
18 °C