Horní Město

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Horní Město
Municipality and village
Church
Church
Flag of Horní Město
Flag
Coat of arms of Horní Město
Coat of arms
Country  Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian Region
District Bruntál District
Government
 • Mayor Eva Machová
Area
 • Total 12.21 sq mi (31.62 km2)
Elevation 1,800 ft (550 m)
Population (2011)
 • Total 968
 • Density 79/sq mi (31/km2)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Zip code 793 44

Horní Město (German: Bergstadt) is a town with 1009 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2004) in Bruntál District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It is located in the headwaters of the river Huntava 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of Rýmařov at the foot of the Jeseníky mountains. From 1938 to 1945 it was one of the municipalities in Sudetenland.

History[edit]

The town was founded as a German-speaking mining town near a rich silver mining site in 1351. In 1398, a neighboring settlement emerged near a cache of slope stone. In 1580 the city was awarded an imperial free city status by the emperor, Rudolf II. On 1 December 1930, the town had 1,296 inhabitants; on 17 May 1939 there were 1251; and on 22 May 1947 674 inhabitants. The Germans were expropriated in 1945 and their lands sold.

Attractions[edit]

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene was built in 1611 and re-designed in 1690 by the painter Weintritt who added valuable paintings.

Community Structure[edit]

The Horní Město area include districts Dobřečov (Doberseik), Rešov (Reschen), Skály (Hangenstein), and Stříbrné Hory (Neufang) with the 1965 settlement, Ferdinandov (Ferdinandsthal).

Sons and Daughters of the Community[edit]

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References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Czech Wikipedia.
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.


Coordinates: 49°55′N 17°13′E / 49.917°N 17.217°E / 49.917; 17.217