The town lies in the vicinity of the castleHelfštýn, at the same level as Moravská Brána, the Moravian Gate (a small pass through the mountains). It is an ancient town with a large square (T.G. Masaryk Square) in the shape of the letter L and very interesting set of sights. For several centuries, Lipnik was an important waypoint on the Amber Road. It was a fortified town, and it still retains a large portion of its medieval walls and towers. There is a ring road that runs around the outside of the ancient walls, with the best view of the walls to be seen from Komenského sady. The town may be proud of the well-established historical centre with a Renaissance town hall, baroquefountains and Renaissance houses with arcades. Just next to the square, St. James´ Parish Church with its unique belltower offers a fine view of the square. The church itself is built in a Baroque style and is highly ornamented inside. In addition, there is a Renaissance palace with a walled garden in the rear, a Piarist monastery with the St.Francis´ Serafín church and a synagogue. A large Jewish minority lived here; two unique cemeteries are the evidence of this.