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Stritez (Czech Republic)
Frýdek-Místek okres, Moravosilesian Region
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by Jarig Bakker, 25 May 2004
adopted 18 Mar 2003
Střítež municipality flagImage after Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon prapory obcí ČR (2003) - Střítež, Frýdek-Místek district, Moravosilesian region - adopted 18 Mar 2003.
Střítež, former Trzyciež, during the time of Austro-Hungarian monarchy Tritiesch, is situated in the downy upland in the foothill of the Moravian - Silesian Beskydy Mountains on the Ropičanka River, a tributary of the Olše River, and on the Černý Stream, which empties into the Stonávka River across a system of local ponds. There is road I/68 going through the village, connected to road I/11 with the international route E75, and the railway from Frýdek-Místek to Český Těšín. Several tourist footpaths and cycle tracks connect the towns of Třinec, Těšín and Karviná with the attractive region of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy Mountains, Podbeskydí and the interesting surroundings of the village.
The history of Střítež dates back to the end of the 12th century although the first historic mention of the village is as late as from 1305. One place of interest is particularly the Roman Catholic Church of St. Archangel Michael, which was built in 1806 on the top of the Střítež hill instead of a wooden chapel, consecrated to St. Michael, which burnt down at the beginning of the 19th century and became a sightly view point. Another place of interest is the Chapel of St. Mark, walled in form of a rotund, an evangelic cemetery chapel from 1860 with a tower and a bell weighing 117 kg. In 1970 the ramshackle chapel was fit for demolition, but in 1972 it was reconstructed to a ceremonial hall, inspired by the Swiss style. Instead of the tower it has a high concrete pylon, where the original bell hangs. In 1846-54 the famous Czech painter Josef Mánes collected motifs for his paintings in the village surroundings. His memorial made from the local Godula sand-stone is situated by the road towards Smilovice.
The neighbouring villages also challenge for trips. The Empire castle in Hnojník is definitely worth visiting as well as the climatic spa in Komorní Lhotka, golf courses in Ropice, or the mountain range of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy. These tourist attractions are accessible through the network of footpaths, cycle tracks and there is a unique occasion to go horse riding around the countryside on the horse riding tracks.
Info from this site.
Jarig Bakker, 25 May 2004
Střítež CoA from this site.