Town square with the town hall
|First mentioned||14th century|
|• Mayor||Renata Smutná|
|• Total||31.40 km2 (12.12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||177 m (581 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (460/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Strážnice (German: Straßnitz) is a town in Hodonín District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 5,500 inhabitants. It is located in the cultural region of Slovácko. The centre of the town is historically significant and is protected by law as Urban monument zone.
Château Strážnice was originally built as a water castle in the second half of the 13th century. In 1501 was rebuilt in the Renaissance style château. 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 a historical library with more than 13,000 books with the oldest from the 16th century. The château 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.
Jewish cemetery and synagogue
The Jewish cemetery in Sadová street holds about 1,100 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 Strážnice Jews were deported to their deaths in the Holocaust but many of the houses in the old ghetto still stand.
Twin towns – sister cities
- Skalica, Slovakia
Statue of J. A. Comenius
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