|Elevation||215 m (705 ft)|
|Area||24.53 km2 (9.47 sq mi)|
|Density||242/km2 (627/sq mi)|
|First mentioned||13th century|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||693 01|
Hustopeče (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦustopɛtʃɛ]; German: Auspitz) is a town in southern Moravia of the Czech Republic with 5,956 inhabitants. Hustopeče lies in the Břeclav District and is 25 km northwest of Břeclav.
Until 1918, AUSPITZ - HUSTOPEČE (AUSPITZ until the mid-19th century) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district with the same name, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.
The town skyline was dominated by the Gothic St. Wenceslaus Church. Its 74 m high steeple collapsed in 1961, which damaged the church's structure greatly, and in 1962 the Czechoslovak government ordered it to be torn down. A new futuristic church was built on the site of the old one between 1990 and 1994, and was designed by L. Kolka. The new St. Wenceslaus' church has a 47 m high steeple (52 m including its cross).
People from Hustopeče
- Ilse Tielsch, an Austrian writer
- Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk lived in Auspitz/Hustopeče between 1861 and 1868. His parents' graves are located in the town cemetery.
Each year in late January, Hustopece is host to the world's best high jumpers competing in the Moravia High Jump Tour. The narrow basketball gymnasium in Hustopece routinely produces world-leading jumps by both men and women.
- Klein types HUSTOPEC but this is probably an error.
- Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
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