Nový Jičín

Nový Jičín

Visit the town of hats and beautiful sights

A hat from Nový Jičín? Why not. You can try a variety of headgear of all styles and shapes at the customer centre of the Tonak company, renowned manufacturer of hats since 1799. More hats can be seen at the exhibition that is open at the chateau. And you should definitely not miss the square with a number of Renaissance and Baroque houses with arcades.  

What else to see in the town

The Moravian town of Nový Jičín is known particularly for its regular-shaped square with arcades, a Renaissance building of the old post office, its chateau and a chequered history influenced by the relationships between Czechs and Germans. At the Renaissance chateau there is a museum of the region of Nový Jičín, with an exhibition of all kinds of hats and caps.

The town was also the place where General Ernst Gideon Laudon died in 1790. He was one of the most important military leaders of the 18th century, who gained his reputation in the wars between Austria and Prussia and in the campaign against the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans.

More attractions in the surroundings

A popular destination near the town is the ruins of the old Starý Jičín Castle southwest of the town, with an observation tower and a cosy restaurant. You can also visit the Kunín Chateau just a few miles away.