Osoblaha Tourism

Osoblaha (Czech pronunciation: [ˈosoblaɦa]; German: Hotzenplotz; Yiddish: האָצ׳פּלאָץ‎ (Hotz'plotz, Hots'plots); Polish: Osobłoga) is a village in the Bruntál District of Czech Silesia in the Czech Republic in Osoblaha Hook. From 1938 to 1945 it was one of the municipalities in Sudetenland. The village is named after the Osoblaha River of the same name. Osoblaha municipality is situated in the northern part of the microregion being the final stop of the narrow-gauge railway. The first mention of Osoblaha dates back to 1233 with gaining its town rights in 1251 which set principles to its economical development. However, small-town prosperity (Osoblaha had a population of nearly 5000 before World War II) was halted by World War II. Although Osoblaha was the first town in the Czech lands to be liberated by Soviet troops on 22 March 1945, the bitter fighting caused the destruction of 90% of all buildings. The German name of the municipality is „Hotzenplotz“; it served the German writer Otfried Preussler for naming his famous fairy-tale character of „Hotzenplotz the Robber“. Currently, Osoblaha has a population of 1133. According to the Austrian census of 1910 the town had 2,853 inhabitants, 2,759 of whom had permanent residence there. Census asked people for their native language, 2,754 (99.8%) were German-speaking. Jews were not allowed to declare Yiddish, most of them thus declared the German language as their native. Most populous religious groups were Roman Catholics with 2,779 (97.4%), followed by Jews with 58 (2%). The most important monument in the centre of the municipality is the Jewish Cemetery. The cemetery is a unique landmark for Czech conditions due to its tombstones character („macev“) which are of the „Silesian type“. This type of tombstones is typical for a number and size of used ornaments where the oldest tombstone is from 1694. In the town it is possible to find remains of former town fortifications from the 16th century. From the other Osoblaha monuments can be named the St. Nicholas Church behind the town towards Studnice village which is together with the empire fountain on the square one of the last monuments remembering former architectural town’s appearance. In the 1870s the owners of sugar refinery in Osoblaha were looking for a railway connection of their town. From financial point of view, the best alternative was a connection to the railway network in neighbouring Prussia. However, the government in Vienna refused it on political and military grounds. On 14. December 1898 a narrow gauge railway line from Třemešná was opened.


Osoblaha in Czech Republic offers a unique experience to travellers. Osoblaha is located at a short trip away from Pardubice a major city in Czech Republic. Take a short trip from Osoblaha and set some time aside to explore the Pardubice. Dotted with places like Old Town Hall, Capuchin Church And Crypt, Tugendhat Villa; it will definitely be a good idea. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Pardubice Airport. Popular vacation packages of Osoblaha are of 1-2 days.

  • Know the pollution level of Osoblaha before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Osoblaha for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Osoblaha.

    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 85.29 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 75.1 (High)
    • Pollution Index 58.62 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.67 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Osoblaha

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.94 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.48 USD

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