Bystré is located in the Horní Svratka highlands, on the border between Bohemia and Moravia at a height above sea level of 620 m. The settlement gained its name from the stream on which it lays – Bystrý. After this settlement was burnt, the new Bystré market village was built on the trade route in the shape of horseshoe, in the centre of wich was an extesive area that ws used as a market place.


The town of Bystré currently has 1620 inhabitans. The town offers a tourist tour of the church of St. John the Baptist, minimuseum - an exhibition of the cobbling trade and folk art, both with a guided tour and the Baroque Town Hall is also open for the public. We Would like to invite you for a walk around the historic Centre and the chateau park is also worth a visit.


The area around Bystré offers a beutiful view of the highlands. The town is interlaced with several cycle paths. In winter, the area around the town provides ideal terrain for cross-country skiers and there is a ski lift in Hamry (3km from Bystré). There is also a kindergarten(children age 2-6),elementary school(children age 7-15) and school of art. In the elementary school go about 300 children. In the town you can go to the a cinema, library, a post office,information centre and a network of shops. Its possible to visit the open-air swimming pool and playing field or sports hall.


Among the famous personalities who have visited town of Bystré and drew an the creativity here, we could name Teréza Nováková. Another famous personality was Jaroslav Vrchlický. The ballad of Bystré also appears in his writings created in Bystré. The director Vojtěch Jasný came to Bystré to shoot the film All Good Countrymen in 1968. This film was very famous in the Czech Republic and in this way Bystré became famous as well. In 1998 he returned and shot a loose continuation of the film called Return to Paradise Lost.

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Municipality of Bystré

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Contcat person: Lenka



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