Hukvaldy is located in the foothills of the Beskydy Mountains, on the border of Lachia and Wallachia. The most famous local native was the world's musical genius Leoš Janáček
, who liked to return to his home villageas often as possible.
The History of Hukvaldy is mainly related to the castle, which was founded during the reign of King Premysl Otakar I as part of the network for protection of trade routes between Moravia and Poland. In the middle of the fourteenth century, the manor was donated to the Bishop of Olomouc by Emperor Charles IV.
The importance of Hukvaldy suggests that the catle estate also encompassed the town of Přibor
, later the birthplace of Sigmund Freud. For four centuries after the Hussite wars, Hukvaldy governed even Ostrava
Walks through the large park or castle grounds, where you will find the ruins of the castle Hukvaldy
, are very popular. Visitors can learn about the most famous native at the memorial of Leos Janacek
, where the composer spent a lot of time during the last years of his life. Families with children will also find a small 'mini-zoo' called Tropic. The music festival Janáček Hukvaldy
, which is held annually in the park, has an excellent reputation.
On the hill behind the village is a golf course and the surrounding countryside is ideal for cycling.