Welcome to Frýdek-Místek, in the picturesque foothills of the Beskyds at the border of three countries - the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The history reaches back to the 13th century, when Gothic castle was established. Nowadays there are over 60 000 residents.
At the beginning of the Second World War the town was famous for the Czajanka barracks in Místek, which during the occupation of Czechoslovakia was the only place of armed resistance. On Januray 1, 1943 the Germans joined the up-until-then separate towns of Frýdek and Místek in a twin-town.
In the last few years the city and its surroundings have been going through dynamic development, and it is also thanks to the branches of world-known companies. Around Frýdek-Místek we can find for example the only car production plant of Hyundai in Europe, the producer of renowned lifting equipment- the Dutch company Huisman, Biocel Paskov, which is part of the Austrian group Lenzing - the greatest world-wide producer of rayon fibres, Mayr Melnhof - the most modern and biggest saw and sawer production in Europe, or the producer of kitchen and catering equipment - Blanco and other production plants like Mobis Auto, Borcad, Hysco, Hanwha, Vyncke, Viroplastic, Motor Lučina, Novogear, MPM Quality, Tmetal . In the foothills of the Beskyds the branches of other well-known representatives of the automobile industry are located here, such as Continental and Siemens in Frenštát p. R., or Brose, Dura, Tatra, Bang & Olufsen in Kopřivnice or Mahle Behr and other companies in Mošnov.
The food processing industry here has a long-term tradition led by brands such as Radegast and another ten local breweries, Marlenka, Beskyd Fryčovice or Beskyde Smoked Meats of Chodura.
Frýdek-Místek and the Beskyd region are an especially attractive combination of the „old“ and „new“ world. Besides the original pastures and forests we can find here several top-quality 18-hole golf couses. In addition to historical, secular and religious architecture there are also modern buildings. The specifics of traditional Lachian culture take turns in offering present cultural creations and international gastronomy. There have been also unprecedented sporting possibilities, focused especially on popular adrenaline branches, often in the history of this breath-taking countryside.