The City of Štramberk
This picturesque little town in the center of the Štramberk Highlands, known as “Moravian Bethlehem”, is spread over the slopes of Castle Hill, Kotouč, White Mountain, Libotín Hills and Red Stone in the foothills of the Beskydy Mountains.
The town and the surrounding area are dominated by the ruins of the Strallenberg castle including a cylindrical tower called Trúba. In addition there is a unique collection of timbered houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, most of which form the city conservation area. Štramberk is famous for its sweet-smelling confectionary products – gingerbread “Štramberk Ears” which have been baked here for many centuries in memory of the legendary victory of the Stramberk Christians over Mongolian soldiers on the 8th of May in 1241, on the eve of the Lord’s Ascension.
The territory of the town was already populated even back in prehistoric times. The discovery in the Šipka caves and Devil’s hole (filled in nowadays) testifies to this fact. The remnants of a settlement and skeletal remains of Neanderthals from 40,000 B.C. were found.
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