Krásná (Cheb District)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Krásná
Municipality and village
Krásná 2008-08-06.JPG
Flag of Krásná
Flag
Coat of arms of Krásná
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 50°14′34″N 12°08′53″E / 50.24278°N 12.14806°E / 50.24278; 12.14806Coordinates: 50°14′34″N 12°08′53″E / 50.24278°N 12.14806°E / 50.24278; 12.14806
Country  Czech Republic
Region Karlovy Vary Region
District Cheb District
First mentioned 1331
Government
 • Mayor Luboš Pokorný
Area
 • Land 8.43 sq mi (21.84 km2)
Population (2008)
 • Total 500
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Krásná (German: Schönbach, Schönbach bei Asch) is a village and municipality in the Cheb District of the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic. In 2008 the village had a population of 500.

Geography[edit]

Krásná lies 1 kilometre northwest of , about 643 meters above sea level. These days, the Krásná municipality consists of two villages: Krásná and Kamenná.

It borders Aš to the south-east, Podhradí to the east and Kamenná to the north-east. To the south-west there is the national border with Germany.

History[edit]

Old brewery.

Krásná was first mentioned in 1331 as a property of Neuberg. Around 1400 Krásná was bought by the Zedtwitz. This noble house controlled whole Aš region for almost 500 years. In 1642 a small castle was built here, but in 1828 it burnt out.

In 1898, a village brewery was opened, although it is no longer in use.

The castle was torn down in the 1950s.

After World War II, because of the buffer zone, a few villages of Krásná municipality, including Štítary, Újzed, Elfhausen and Nové Domy, were torn down and became ghost towns.

From 1960 Krásná was one of districts of Aš, but in 1989 its own municipality was created with Kamenná.

Progress of population of Krásná[1][2]
Year 1850 1930 1947 1961 1970 1975 1991 1996 2001 2007
Počet obyvatel 924 2174 804 542 473 388 450 507 428 462

Transport[edit]

A train station named Aš-předměstí is located a few metres from the village. A bus stop is also located in the village.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Progress of population of Krásná between 1850 and 2001, according to: Obce Ašska v proměnách času, Kolektiv autorů, MÚ Aš (2005)
  2. ^ according to ČSÚ