Frenštát pod Radhoštěm is located below the Beskydy peaks Velky Javornik, Radhošť
and Pustevny and rightly can be considered to be the gateway to Moravian-Silesian Beskydy. It is one of the towns that has preserved its folk traditions and Lašské (Lachian) customs.
Visitors to the town can admire the local square which has preserved its original character from the late seventeenth century.
The history of Frenstat is associated with weaving which was the main livelihood for local people. You may find out more about it at Frenštát town museum.
The city has a strong tradition in winter sports, thanks to the local ski runs which have been here since the sixties. It was here that the native Jiři Raška learned to jump and later became an Olympic champion in ski jumping. The sculptor Albin Polasek also comes from Frenštát. He is the author of the statue of 'Radegast'
and sculptural group 'Cyril and Methodius' on the nearby ridge of Radhošť.