Points of interest in the area

Wallachian Open Air Museum

The national cultural monument, famous in a wide area, is located in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, 16 km from Horní Bečva.

The museum consists of 3 objects:
A wooden town – the oldest part of the VMP. The wooden town presents the way of life in a small town in the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the first quarter of the twentieth century. In the high season, programs reminding the customs and skills of our ancestors take place here.
Mill Valley – In this part, mainly water-powered technical buildings are grouped together. Among other things, it is possible to see here, for example, a mill, wheelbarrows, a press, a sawmill and an exhibition of means of transport known in Wallachia.
Wallachian village – Farmsteads, mountain structures, a mill and a forge are located in a landscape that, with its fragmentation, resembles many villages on the slopes of the Beskydy Mountains.

Jurkovič observation tower

The unique Jurkovič observation tower is built on Karlova kopca in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm according to the plans of the architect Dušan Jurkovič, above the Wallachian Village of the Wallachian Museum in Nature. The well-known architect Dušan Jurkovič designed the observation tower as early as 1896, i.e. 116 years ago. The height of the observation tower is 32 meters, while the highest viewing platform is at a height of 19 meters.


Hermitages are a very attractive starting point for trips in any weather. You can get here comfortably by car, cable car, on foot or by bike. From Pusteven you can go to Radhošť mountain, which has become a symbol of the local region. Along the way, you will see the most famous symbol of the Moravian-Silesian region, the statue of the pagan god of harvest Radegast, whose author was Albín Polášek, a native of Frenštát.

Valaška trail

The above-ground panoramic trail in the treetops of Valaška is located at the upper station of the cableway in Pustevny and is 610 meters long, while the forest section up to the tower is 390 meters long and the rest is a walkway to the 22-meter-high cascading tower. The highest floor of the tower is at a height of 1099 meters above sea level, and in good weather it is possible to see the Jeseníky Mountains or Velká Fatra from it. The trail includes a glass viewing platform and a 150-meter-long suspended "Himalayan" walkway.

Súkenická lookout tower

It is located on the Čarták hill (952 m.a.s.l.) and is the youngest lookout point in the Beskydy Mountains. The lookout tower offers
a view of the entire Beskydy Mountains, the Javorník ridge, Mala and Velka Fatra, and in favorable weather you can see as far as the Tatras. The observation tower is 9.3 km from the ENDEMIT hotel.

Chance waterworks

The Šance water reservoir is located on the upper reaches of the Ostravice River. The name is derived from Šance Hill, which rises on the left bank near the dam. The dam was built in 1970, and during construction, the central part of the village of Staré Hamry was flooded and the railway line in the Ostravice-Bílá section was cancelled. The reservoir lake has an area of 333.5 ha and reaches
a depth of up to 62.5 m. The loose stone dam is 65 m high and 342 m long.