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Kostel Nanebevzetí P. Marie ve Strážnici.JPG
Monastery church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region South Moravian, Moravia Moravia
District Hodonín
Commune Veselí nad Moravou
Municipality Strážnice
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Coordinates 48°54′N 17°19′E / 48.900°N 17.317°E / 48.900; 17.317Coordinates: 48°54′N 17°19′E / 48.900°N 17.317°E / 48.900; 17.317
Area 31.40 km2 (12.12 sq mi)
Population 5,733 (1.1.2012)
Density 183/km2 (474/sq mi)
First mentioned 14th century
Mayor Renata Smutná (KDU-ČSL)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 696 62
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Strážnice

Strážnice (German: Straßnitz) is a town in Hodonín District, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic. It has a population of 5,829 (2006 est.). It is located in Slovácko microregion.

Items from the Neolithic Linear Pottery culture have been found in the area.[1]

The Strážnice Castle – originally a water castle – was founded in the second half of the 13th century, later rebuilt in Renaissance style. Positioned at the river Morava, it served as a guarding point on Hungarian border. Nowadays, the National Institute of Folk Culture resides here. There is a permanent exposition of "Folk instruments of the Czech Republic" and the Castle library. The castle is surrounded by an informal park with the longest plane alley in Central Europe founded in the first half of the 19th century. Amphitheatres, a summer cinema, lakes, a dendrology path with educational boards and many benches are located in the park. The Jewish cemetery in Sadova street holds about 1100 gravestones, the oldest ones dating back to 17th century. The synagogue rebuilt in early 20th century has been recently renovated in mid-2008 and is an adjunct to the local museum. Most of the Straznice Jews were deported to their deaths in the Holocaust but many of the houses in the old ghetto still stand. The roads leading to neighbouring towns of Veselí nad Moravou and Skalica are flanked by massive early-16th century bastions.



  1. ^ Gardelková-Vrtelová, Anna; Golej, Marián (2013). "The necklace from the Strážnice site in the Hodonín district (Czech Republic). A contribution on the subject of Spondylus jewellery in the Neolithic". Documenta Praehistorica. Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani. 40: 265–277. doi:10.4312/dp.40.21. Retrieved 2 December 2015. open access publication – free to read

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