Follow in the footsteps of famous people
The Silesian area around Opava is associated with stories of famous personalities. The genius Beethoven lived here and the Russian Tsar, Alexander I, deliberated, along with the crowned heads of other European countries.
Among military ranks, General Laudon won a famous victory here when he stopped the invasion of Prussian troops into the Czech lands and in the park in Kravaře, it is said that Maria Theresa cried when she eventually lost Silesia. The stormy period of WW2 is evident here today in the placement of many border forts which were built to protect the country’s borders. Take your children on trips to the ‘Landscape of Slate’ and in the valley of the river Moravice you may experience the joy of your children’s first catch. Enjoy at least a short taste of luxury of the nobility who lived in one of Europe’s most beautiful castles in Hradec nad Moravicí. Discover Opavian Silesia!