What to visit in the surroundings
Take a look at our tips for trips around the Štramberk campsite and don’t miss the most beautiful and interesting things that the region under the Beskydy Mountains has to offer.
Štramberk Castle and Trúba Tower
Above the square in Štramberk, on the Castle Hill, there is an unmissable landmark – a stone tower called Trúba, which is a remnant of the original Štramberk Castle from the 13th century. Today, the tower serves as a lookout tower and offers incredible views of the Podbeskydí landscape.
The Šipka Cave, a freely accessible natural monument, is a karst formation of worldwide significance. In 1880, the lower jaw of a Neanderthal child and Bronze Age objects were found in the caves, many of which can be admired in the local Šipka Museum in Štramberk.
Botanical garden and arboretum
The former limestone quarry in Štramberk is gradually being transformed into a botanical garden and arboretum. You can admire rare plants and small fauna around the ancient labyrinth, ponds and the entrance to the recently discovered Pouty’s Cave.
The Old Tower - the bell tower of the Church of St. Bartholomew
On the slope of the Castle Hill in Štramberk stands a brick tower with a wooden gallery, a remnant of the Gothic parish church from the mid-14th century. The building with the adjacent area is used for cultural events and theatre performances and is known as the Amphitheatre under the Old Tower.
In the town of Štramberk you can discover and admire larger and smaller parts of the original town walls, which, despite the rugged terrain, enclose the area in an irregular pentagon. The castle and the town were founded in the 14th century by the son of the Czech King Jan Lucemburský, Jan Jindřich Lucemburský, Margrave of Moravia. Since its foundation, Štramberk was built as a fortified town with a protective stone wall.
The National Orchard in Štramberk may be less well-known to tourists, but it is a more interesting environment and destination for walks. There are many trails winding up the Kotouč mountain, where you will be guided by a number of busts, memorial plaques and statues commemorating important figures of Czech history.
Zdeněk Burian Museum
The Zdeněk Burian Museum on the square in Štramberk presents the life and work of the famous painter and illustrator, a native of nearby Kopřivnice, who lived in Štramberk as a child. He is known for his world-famous paintings and illustrations of adventure books, paintings with scenes from prehistoric times. Among his best-known works are illustrations of books such as The Mammoth Hunters and books by Karl May.
Lookout tower Bílá hora
On Bílá hora, which rises above the towns of Štramberk and Kopřivnice, you can climb to a lookout tower resembling a DNA helix with a view of the beautiful landscape of the Beskydy Mountains and their foothills.
The Church of St. John of Nepomuk
The Baroque Church of St. John of Nepomuk, a national cultural monument, dates from the 18th century. You can admire it directly from the square in Štramberk, of which it is the main landmark. The church, which stands on a sloping terrain, was originally a single-nave, slender building (built in 1721), to which a tower was later added (1907-1908). Inside, you can admire a rare sculptural sculpture called Calvary or the decoration of the painter Jan Köhler.
Libotín swimming pool
The newly reconstructed summer swimming pool is located on the outskirts of Štramberk, in a peaceful setting among the forests of the Libotínské Pasky, which underline the natural character of this place. There are refreshments, a children’s playground and a beach volleyball court.
Museum of Tatra Trucks Kopřivnice
The newly opened museum presents a unique collection of Tatra trucks in the beautifully renovated technical area of the factory.
In the forests of Červený Kamen, which towers above the town of Kopřivnice, you will discover the remains of the original Šostýn Castle next to a restored pond.
The Laško nature trail
The Lašská Nature Trail, which runs through Štramberk and Kopřivnice, will take you through the landscape of Lašsko and its cultural and natural beauty.
The Fojtství Museum
The Fojtství Museum will introduce you to the behind-the-scenes production of carriages and luxury carriages, which later led to the creation of the first automobile and the flourishing of the Tatra car factory in Kopřivnice. The museum also presents older local history; you can see, for example, a replica of the so-called Šostýn Venus, which was discovered at the site of the ruins of Šostýn Castle on Červený Kamen.
Exposition of Dana and Emil Zátopek
Visit the newly opened modern exposition of Dana and Emil Zátopek at the Laško Museum in the Edvard Beneš orchard in the centre of Kopřivnice. The exhibition presents the Kopřivnice native Emil Zátopek and his wife not only as Olympic athletes and important personalities of Czech sports history, but also as ordinary people who have their own joys and worries.
Summer swimming pool
The summer swimming pool in Kopřivnice is situated in a beautiful landscape, surrounded by forests and soothing greenery, at the foot of the Red Stone. Due to its original appearance, Kopřivnice swimming pool is nowadays called a retro swimming pool and is still a popular place for summer water play. The restoration of the facilities, buildings and equipment of this area is currently under preparation.
The buildings of the Žerotín Chateau in the style of the French Renaissance can be found in the very centre of Nový Jičín. You can admire the three wings of the castle with two courtyards and the preserved remains of the attic with a pair of corner towers, which dominate the town centre.
Skalky Forest Park
The Skalky area is a forest park interwoven with paths and benches, which creates a pleasant recreational area. The site also includes part of the Hückl Gardens, a viewing arbour with a sundial, a sunny grove and terraces with roses and perennials.
The gardens of the Piarist monastery in Příbor have been revitalized and are currently open to the public at the times and seasons indicated. The space of the gardens refers to the history of the place and the philosophy of the Piarists. The tranquil setting of the gardens is an ideal environment in which to relax, learn or reflect on the ideas and points of view that the various elements placed in the space draw attention to.
Sigmund Freud's birthplace
In the historic centre of the town of Příbor you have the opportunity to visit the birthplace of psychologist, neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis and modern psychiatry Sigmund Freud. The modern museum exhibition depicts psychoanalytic thinking and was created by Sigmund Freud’s great-granddaughter – Jana McAdam Freud.