Situated in the Poodří Protected Landscape Area, the town was made famous by native Cardinal Tomášek, and is also known for production of railway carriages, as memorialised by the local museum.
The construction of the Studénka-Štramberk railway line in 1881 marked a major turning point for the town of Studénka. As early as the beginning of the 20th century, Studénka became home to a railway carriage factory. Despite all of the rigmarole that the company was forced to endure throughout the years, it succeeded in manufacturing railway carriages for an entire 100 years. One of the town's tourist attractions is the Vagonářské muzeum (Railway Carriage Museum), where one can learn all there is to know about the famous Vagónka Studénka.
The Studénka Chateau complex is a protected cultural monument, and its new building once served as a cultural and learning centre. For example, it once housed a legionnaire's business school. The chateaus are complemented by an English-style park with ornamental trees and shrubbery.
In Studénka-Butivice, the baroque All Saints' Church is worthy of a visit, boasting the priceless work of painter Johann Gregor Frömmel from the late 18th century. The town of Studénka has ties to the church and Bohemian history through Cardinal František Tomášek, who was born here in 1899. This remarkable historical figure, who endured imprisonment under the Communist regime, became the symbol of the struggle for freedom and against persecution. He served as cardinal at the head of the church for just under fifty years. He participated in the pope's visit to the country as well as in the canonisation of Saint Agnes of Bohemia. The life of František Tomášek is remembered by a memorial plaque that hangs on the house where he was born in Studénka.
The historical border between Moravia and Silesia is delineated in Studénka by the Oder River. The river's meanders have shaped the singular beauty of the Poodří landscape. Visitors can admire two natural reserves with hiking trails near town: Bažantula and Kotvice.