(Hlučínsko in Czech,
Hultschiner Ländchen in German) is an area of Czech Silesia in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the
area is 316 km². The most important city is Hlučín.
- Archaeological finds suggest that the area is inhabited since
4500 - 2500 BCE.
- Medieval bishoprics in both Olomouc and Vratislavia were trying to control it, finally Olomouc won the
- In 1742, after 1st Silesian
War it became part of Prussia (until
then it belonged as part of Moravia to the
Habsburg Monarchy). Differences in
culture, traditions and economical development to the rest of
Moravia grew up during the time, mainly caused by Germanization.
- After World War I the area became
place of international dispute as it was inhabited by a large
minority of Czech speaking people (Moravci, see population map). On February 4
1920 the area was handed over to Czechoslovakia, as part of Treaty
of Versailles though its people felt more as Upper Silesians and, mostly, Imperial Germans (no referendum was held).
- Minor border corrections followed in next few years.
- In October 1938 it was annexed by Nazi
Germany as a part of areas lost by Czechoslovakia in accordance
with the Munich agreement. However,
as distinct from other lost Czechoslovakian domains, it was not
attached to Sudetengau (administrative
region covering Sudetenland) but to
- After the Second World War
Hlučínsko as like the rest of Sudetenland returned to
- In 1993 Hlučínsko became part of independent Czech
Cities are bolded
Bělá (Bielau) - Bohuslavice (Buslawitz) - Bolatice (Bolatitz) -
Darkovice (Groß Darkowitz) - Dolní
Benešov (Beneschau) - Hať (Haatsch) -
(Hultschin) - Hněvošice (Schreibersdorf) - Chlebičov (Klebsch) - Chuchelná (Kuchelna) - Kobeřice (Köberwitz) - Kozmice (Kosmütz) - Kravaře
(Deutsch Krawarn) - Ludgeřovice (Ludgierzowitz) - Markvartovice (Markersdorf) - Oldřišov (Odersch) - Píšť (Sandau) - Rohov (Rohow) - Služovice - Strahovice (Strandorf) - Sudice (Zauditz) - Šilheřovice (Schillersdorf) - Štěpánkovice (Schepankowitz) - Třebom (Thröm) -
Hoštice (Groß Hoschütz) - Vřesina (Wreschin) - Závada (Zawada bei Beneschau)
The municipalities cooperate in micro-region Sdružení obcí
lies between Beskydy
Mountains (east) and Jeseníky Mountains (west).
Opava River flows through Hlučínsko.
The area attracts
tourists, especially for its cycle trails. There are many
historical buildings, unique architecture and folk customs.
Main attractions are:
- natural reservation Dařanec near Vřesina
- castles in Hlučín, Kravaře, Šilheřovice, Dolní Benešov, Velké
Hoštice, Chuchelná and Oldřišov
- open-air-museums in Bolatice and Kobeřice
- museum of fortifications in Hlučín
- church buildings in Ludgeřovice, Hněvošice, pilgrimage place in
- Hlučín lake and other places for swimming