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Fulnek castle.jpg
Fulnek Castle
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Nový Jičín
Commune Odry
Municipality Fulnek
Elevation 258 m (846 ft)
Coordinates 49°43′N 17°55′E / 49.717°N 17.917°E / 49.717; 17.917Coordinates: 49°43′N 17°55′E / 49.717°N 17.917°E / 49.717; 17.917
Area 68.46 km2 (26.43 sq mi)
Population 5,921 (Dec2011)
Density 86/km2 (223/sq mi)
First mentioned 1293
Mayor Jana Mocová
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 742 45
NUTS CZ0804 599352
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.fulnek.cz

Fulnek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfulnɛk]; German: Fulnek) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic, exactly 29,2 km south from Opava[1] and 40 km[2] west from Ostrava.

Interesting places- Fulnek Castle, Holy Trinity Church, Plague Column, Museum J.A.Comenius, Augustinian monastery.


The town was created in the time of the big colonisation of northeast Moravia and located near the well known Amber Road, important trading route connecting Mediterranean areas with Baltic sea coasts.

Through years Fulnek was a manor owned by several noble families. During a period of prosperity, acting of members of Unity of the Brethren provided high development of education. A very important representative was John Amos Comenius, who has spent there three most beautiful years of his life - as he said himself.[3] After the defeat of Bohemian Revolt (in 1621) he had to escape from the town.[4]

Until 1918, FULNEK was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the NEUTITSCHEIN - NOVÝ JIČÍN district, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.[5]

Austrian KK 5 kr stamp, German cancelled FULNEK in 1886

In 1938, it was occupied by the Nazi army as one of the municipalities in Sudetenland. The German-speaking population was expelled in 1945 (see the Beneš decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers.


People from Fulnek include:

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Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Fulnek is twinned with:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mapy Google". Mapy Google. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Mapy Google". Mapy Google. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Základní informace: Základní údaje o městě: Informační centrum Fulnek". www.ic-fulnek.cz. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Jan Amos Komenský | Moravskoslezsko". www.msregion.cz. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  5. ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

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