The labyrinth of narrow streets is the reason why Štramberk is nick-named the 'Moravian Bethlehem'. The town attracts visitors due to its rich history, mysterious legends and wooden, folk architecture. The real treasure is the local gingerbread made in the shape of a human ear.
Štramberk was founded in the fourteenth century by the brother of Emperor Charles IV, Henry of Luxembourg. The city lies in the foothills of Beskydy and from afar can be recognized by the characteristic tower, called Trúba.
The historic core of the town is an unforgettable set of townhouses on the square. In contrast to these houses, you will find timber houses with shingle roofs which are more typically found in the Wallachian countryside. The system of streets and alleys, stairs and passages, forms a mysterious maze with a unique atmosphere.
You can find refreshment in some of the many restaurants and can even taste the local beer called 'Bugler'. Štramberk also smells tasty thanks to the baking of local gingerbread that you can smell in the narrow streets. This spicy cone-shaped pastry is called 'Štramberk Uši (Ears)' and are baked in some of the many cottages as commemoration of the victory over the Mongol hordes who sacked the local region in the 13th century.