Vizovice

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Location
49°13'22"N
017°51'15"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Vizovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvɪzovɪtsɛ]; German: Wisowitz) is a town in Zlín District in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 4,900 inhabitants. It lies in the Vizovice Highlands.

History

The first written mention of Vizovice is from 1261. Vizovice received town privileges in 1570.

Economy

It is home of famous Rudolf Jelínek's distillery, founded in 1812. Jelínek was the inventor of many liquors, such as apricot brandy.

Culture

The annual Masters of Rock heavy metal festival takes place in Vizovice.

Sights

The Vizovice Chateau is a major attraction.

Notable people

Rudolf Jelínek (1892–1944), businessman Alois Hába (1893–1973), composer Jaroslav Hála (1914-1944), WWII RAF, 311 pilot Jan Graubner (born 1948), Roman Catholic archbishop of Olomouc Bolek Polívka (born 1949), actor
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