Rožnov pod Radhoštěm:
The Gate to the Beskid Mountains, the Heart of Wallachia
Rožnov pod Radhoštěm is a fine town in the mull of the Beskid Mountains, annually visited by over
half a million visitors from all parts of the Czech Republic and the world. Its greatest attraction is the
easy-going atmosphere of a once spa resort, very close to Pustevny and the peak of Radhošť (with
its legendary statue of Radegast), and the Wallachian Open Air Museum, the oldest of this kind in
The crown jewel of Rožnov is the beauty above the
town, the wooden look-out tower by Dušan Jurkovič.
The Bikeway Bečva (Cyklostezka Bečva) crosses the
town, pleasant walks lead to the town park along a lovely
Musical Belvedere, where spa guests once upon a storied
time went strolling. Just come, calm down and enjoy the
years have brought regular trips by historical trains called
Steam Rail Summer in Rožnov (Rožnovské parní léto) or
the Garden Food Festival, a two-day culinary event. The
Christmas Market in the main square is also very popular.
Further information on all events held in Rožnov can be
found on the special tourist web and its calendar of events.
Four Seasons in Rožnov
Traditional icons, established standards, as well as
fresh ideas, programmes and premieres. Rožnov pod
Radhoštěm offers fun and entertainment to everyone.
The most popular attractions involve traditional folk music
festivals with decades of history, such as the Festival of
Rožnov (Rožnovské slavnosti) in the Open Air Museum
(4-7th July 2019), Jánošík’s Ducat, a festival of traditional
Slovak folk culture in the Czech Republic (Jánošíkův dukát,
2-4th August) and the multigenre Wallachia Folk-Rocking
festival (Valašské folkrockování, 10th August). Recent
“Let me invite you to come and see our town and its district.
In the past few years the town has become (thanks to close
co-operation with other parties) a co-organizer of a rich
programme all year long, and succeeded in organizing related
traffic and car park logistic issues. Our solutions worked well
with an event which brought 18 thousand visitors daily. There
are beautiful hotels, excellent cuisine, and the astonishing
landscapes of the Beskid Mountains: come and see us, enjoy
the wonderful experience in the heart of Wallachia.”
Radim Holiš, Mayor of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
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