Kuřim

Add to Bucket ListAdded!

Quick Summary

Location
49°17'47"N
016°31'32"E
Country
 Czech Republic
Categories
  • Check Me Please
Rating
Take me there!

Description

Kuřim (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkur̝ɪm]; German: Gurein) is a town in the Brno-Country District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 11,000 inhabitants. It is situated 14 kilometers north-west of Brno and about 5 kilometers from the dam Brno Dam. It is the largest town of Brno-Country District. There is a prison for convicted men aged 18 years and more on the outskirts of the town.

History

The first written record about this town is from 1226 when The margrave of Moravia Ottokar I of Bohemia issued a charter about the payment of tithes to the church of Saints Peter and Paul. It is thought that the town was founded in the 12th century during Premyslian colonization.

Sights

The town has only four monuments. First and most well known is the church of Saint Mary Magdalene founded in 1226. There is also a castle from 14th century which belongs to the cultural heritage of the Czech Republic. There is a water chapel of John of Nepomuk and a statue of Saint Florian.

Twin towns – sister cities

Kuřim is twinned with: Niepołomice, Poland Stupava, Slovakia
This dGuide uses material from the Wikipedia,
released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Rating

Overall Rating
Please comment your rating:

Please log in to rate this dGuide!