If you visit the Lašsko region or directly to the town of Štramberk, be sure not to miss the view from the Štramberská Trúba lookout tower. This high tower dominates not only the city, but the entire Lašská gate of the Beskydy Mountains.
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Interesting facts Štramberská Trúba
Trúba is a former castle watchtower, which, together with several massive fortification walls, remains of a once unmissable castle. It was probably built sometime in the early 13th century to defend the borders or guard landowners. After several changes of owners and especially the Thirty Years' War and siege, only the ruins of the castle remained in the 18th century. However, the preserved cylindrical castle tower was roofed in the years 1901-1903 and converted into a lookout tower. This modification was designed by a prominent Prague architect of the time, Kamil Hilbert.
The trumpet, or Kulatina, as it is popularly called in this region, measures 40 meters in height and is 10 meters in diameter. 166 steps lead up and the reward for climbing them will be a beautiful view of the wide surroundings. Each window on the gallery has a nicely crafted panel with a description of what you are seeing. A total of 16 panels await you in this way, and thanks to them you will get to know the whole surrounding landscape thoroughly.
There is also an exposition "Journey to the Memory of Štramberská Trúba" installed in Trúba, where you will learn a lot of interesting information about the history of the castle and the town, important personalities or events from the past to the present on information boards. The boards are located from the famine to the highest terrace and offer 15 stops.
Tickets for the tower are sold in Jaroňkov cozy, where you can also see a gallery of folk crafts and art. And when you enjoy the view from the tower itself, you can have a snack in the cottage of Dr. A handful.
Author: Martina Limbergová
Photo author: Lenka Marešová