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Rožnov pod Radhoštěm

de: Rosenau, Rožnau lt: Rožnov pod Radhoštemas
ru: Рожнов-под-Радгоштем sr: Рожнов под Радхоштјем

2497 Rožnov pod Radhoštěm Rožnov pod Radhoštěm is situated at an elevation of 378 m at the river Rožnovská Bečva (Untere Betschwa) west of the Radhošť mountain. The municipality has a population of about 17,300 (2005).

The earliest written mention is found in a document of 1267. In the mid-19th century Rožnov became a popular climatic spa town. On of the attractions of the town is the Wallachian open-air museum (Valašské muzeum v přírodě) which was established in 1925.

The parish church of All Saints [top left] was built in 1748–1752 in place of an older church from the 16th century.

The spa house [top right] was built in 1874 and originally was an open collonade where the patients would drink heated sheep's whey. Later, the construction was roofed over and today it serves as a restaurant and a cultural facility.

 

Rosenau, the former German name of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, also was the former German name of Râșnov, Romania. Another glass in this collection is from Rosenau, Austria.


[Text adapted in part from http://valasske-kralovstvi.cz/media/files/matroznovaj.pdf]


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