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Šternberk (Czech pronunciation: [ˈʃtɛrnbɛrk]; (German: (Mährisch-)Sternberg) is a town in Olomouc District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 13,000 inhabitants.


It was first mentioned as castrum (castle) Sternberch in 1269 and as civitas (town) Sternberch in 1296. From 1645 until 1650, during and immediately after the Thirty Years' War, the town was held by Sweden. In 1741 it was captured by Prussia. Until 1918, Sternberg in Mähren (simply Sternberg until the end of the 19th century) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.In 1938, after the Munich Agreement, it was occupied by the Nazi army as one of the municipalities in Sudetenland, one of the 2 towns of Landkreis Sternberg. The German-speaking population was expelled in 1945 (see the Beneš decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers.

Notable people

Liechtenstein family members Princess Maria Eleonore Elisabeth Johanna von Liechtenstein (1937–2002) Prince Eugen Hartmann Johannes Franz Maria von Liechtenstein (?–1939) Prince Albrecht Johannes Géza Augustinus Wilhelm Maria von Liechtenstein (?–1940) Princess Barbara Eleonora Marie von Liechtenstein Eduard Reich (1836–1919), physician Oscar Gelbfuhs (1852–1877), chess player Hana Maciuchová (1945–2021), actress Robert Hock (born 1973), German ice hockey player Adriana Gerši (born 1976), tennis player Patrik Siegl (born 1976), footballer Tomáš Žižka (born 1979), ice hockey player David Rozehnal (born 1980), footballer Jana Doleželová (born 1981), Miss Czech Republic 2004 Petr Vrána (born 1985), ice hockey player David Krejčí (born 1986), ice hockey player Ondřej Fiala (born 1987), ice hockey player Gabriela Vařeková (born 1987), rower

Twin towns – sister cities

Šternberk is twinned with:
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