The statutory city Trinec is located approximately 50 kilometres from Ostrava, and is the second most eastern city in the Czech Republic. The river Olse flows across the city, and it makes the border with Poland further away. The border with Slovakia is nearby as well.

Trinec is located in the Frydek-Mistek district, and belongs to the Moravian-Silesian region. According to 2018 census, over 35,000 people live in the city. An interesting fact is, that although the town centre’s altitude is 306 metres above sea level, the city’s highest point’s altitude is approximately 1,000 metres.

In the middle of the 20th century, former Czechoslovakia and Poland had a dispute about Trinec. First, it was a part of the Polish area Tesinsko, but after the “Seven-day war”, it was decided the city belongs to Czechoslovakia.

Before the start of World War II, Trinec became a part of the Nazi Germany, but attached back to Czechoslovakia at the end of the war. Until 1958, Poland was trying to claim Trinec and nowadays, 17 per cent of the city’s population are Polish.

Trinec is one of the most religious cities in the Czech Republic, while in 2011, more than 60 per cent of the population proclaimed their faith.

A very famous smelting plant Moravia Steel is based in the city. It is the main steel manufacturer in the Czech Republic, and is a very important employer in the region. Over the history of its existence, it manufactured more than 170 million tons of steel. And the roof of the Berlin Olympic Stadium is made of steel pipes manufactured in Trinec.
photo: Marek Dzupin

What to visit in Trinec?

Trinec is located under the Moravian-Silesian Beskyds, which are a popular destination for tourists, bike tourists and skiers. In the nearby area, there is a ski centre Javorovy Vach, which is thanks to its great weather condition a popular paragliding centre as well.

A wooden church in Guty was a unique architectural landmark, however, it burned down in 2017, and currently, the Roman Catholic Dioscese of Ostrava-Opava is planning its reconstruction. An important financial aid could be provided by a public fundraising, which raised about €135,000 to the date.