Presentation on theme: "A small town in Hlučínsko region „Škola nejen ve škole“ Projekt je financován z „Operačního programu Vzdělávání pro konkurenceschopnost“ a ze státního."— Presentation transcript:
a small town in Hlučínsko region „Škola nejen ve škole“ Projekt je financován z „Operačního programu Vzdělávání pro konkurenceschopnost“ a ze státního rozpočtu ČR. Mgr. Pavla Měkýšová ZŠ Dolní Benešov 2015
Dolní Benešov is a small town situated in the region called Hlučínsko near the Polish border. The town consists of two parts - Dolní Benešov and Zábřeh. Zábřeh was joined to Dolní Benešov in It has about 3500 inhabitants and Zábřeh about 700. The town is surrounded by several picturesque ponds. Thanks to the ponds and fishing the emblem with the symbols of the pike and the roach was assigned in the past. Dolní Benešov got the town status several times. For the first time it was assigned by the king Vladislav II in 1493 and last in 1996.
The town dominant is the Castle Dolní Benešov. We can see the mixture of the different architecture styles there, but the core of the building is from the 16 th century. The biggest reconstruction was realized in the 19 th and 20 th centuries. The castle is surrounded by the English park, which is from the turn of the 19 th and 20 th centuries too. From the castle park there is a beautiful view of the pond Nezmar. Nowadays there is a seat of the municipal authority in the castle. Close to the Cyprian Lelek´s Square there is the St Martin´s Church coming from Later in 1860 its tower was built.
In the Opavská street a Pseudoghthic brick St Cross Chapel stands. It was built in the 70´s of the 19 th century. The brick architecture is typical for this region. In the Cyprian Lelek´s Square there is a baroque statue called Immaculata from Zábřeh´s castle building was used as a manor house for a long time. Since 1945 it became the seat of the school. In 1938 the St Urban´s Church in Zábřeh was built. Only 10 years later the church was consecrated by the bishop. Currently in the church´s area there is also The First and Second World War victim´s memorial.
Beneš z Drahotuš He was a brave proponent of the Czech language from the 16 th century. Cyprián Lelek In 1812 was born one of the most significant natives of Dolní Benešov. His name was Cyprián Lelek. He came from a quite rich family. He studied in Opava, later in Poland. Cyprián Lelek was a writer, collector of the national art, journalist and politician. He tried to save the Czech language. He wrote a Czech spelling-book and reading-book. He worked in Poland for a long time, where he was also buried when he died in 1883.
Master Konrád from Benešov It was a personality from the second half of the 14 th century. He is considered as one of the first Czech writers in Opava region or even the first Silesian writer. A local pharmacy is named after him. Vilém Balarin He was born in Zábřeh in Already during his childhood his artistic talent started to reveal. He studied in Poland and Vienna, where he discovered the modern painting. After The Second World War he lived in Hlučín. He painted portraits, horses, landscapes and still lifes. In Zábřeh´s school area there is a memorial of Vilém Balarin.
In Dolní Benešov and Zábřeh there are many companies from different branches. A number of them has got a long tradition in their activity. There are companies engaging in the machine industry, gravel and sand mining, food industry, baker´s, fishing, transport and so on. MSA (Rimera Group) It is an industrial armatures producer. Its history goes back to 1890, when a local businessman Jan Holuscha established a company, whose foundations made the future form of it.
Armatury Group In 2000 Armatury Group rised, which followed a long-time tradition of armatures production in this region. Lena Lena is located in the area between Dolní Benešov and Zábřeh. This company products plastics toys. To the new building in Dolní Benešov it was moved from Ludgeřovice in MK Klemens The biggest company in Zábřeh is Masoma Klemens. It is a family firm concentrating on meat products production. Its tradition goes back to 1993, when it was found.
Dolní Benešov is an interesting town even for nature lovers. There are many beautiful localities. Undoubtedly Zábřeh´s meadows belong to it. In 1973 it was proclaimed a nature reserve. There are peat bogs with a numerous wetlands. We can also see endangered and very rare species of animals and plants there. Dolní Benešov is very popular thanks to its ponds. The biggest of them, Nezmar, is also the biggest pond in Opavsko region. It extends in the south part of the town. Round the pond there is a pretty and restful walk. Every year at the beginning of November there is the pond harvesting organized.
In the east and northeast part of Dolní Benešov there are another smaller ponds called Bezedno, Bobrov, Přehyně and Rakovec. In the recent past the number of water areas increased. For example the lake rose from the gravel mining. Dolní Benešov is not only water. Romantic places are 3 dikes in the southeast part of the town. They are surrounded by very old trees.
Dolní Benešov is well-known for its extensive cultural life and organizations which have got a long tradition. During one of May weekends a spring festival of brass orchestras called "The Music Spring in Hlučínsko" takes place. This two-day marathon of not only Czech brass orchestras offers a rich programme for all. At the beginning of September one of the Saturdays belongs to The Beer Festival. In Cyprian Lelek´s Square there is an opportunity for everyone to get their money´s worth. There is always a good refreshment, drink and entertainment too.
Four weeks before Christmas there are Advent concerts organized. The first three are in the St Martin´s church and the last one traditionally belongs to The Town Orchestra of Young. In 1975 started to work The Town Orchestra of Young and its popularity is bigger and bigger. Nowadays there are nearly 70 members. The orchestra performs not only in Dolní Benešov and the surroundings but even in the Czech Republic and Europe.
Over 100 years The Voluntarily Firebrigade helps our town´s citizens. Their main aim is to help in crisis situations. The firehouse with a big garage is between the cemetery and the Herta pension.
In Dolní Benešov there are many opportunities for people who want to do some sports. Football has got one of the oldest traditions. Today´s football players from FC MSA Dolní Benešov use the stadium in Dolní Benešov and the area in Zábřeh. Right next to the football ground there are tennis and volleyball courts that are used in summer and in warmer months of a year. In winter and during bad weather people play volleyball and other sports in the near new- reconstructed gym. Another gym and a smaller outside ground is at school in Nádražní Street and in Zábřeh. People who like playing bowling and squash can visit Sportcentrum Restaurant.
The biggest sport event of a year is a competition called "The Iron Prajzák". This triathlon tempts every July many sportsmen. They can try their strength in swimming, riding a bike and running. We do not have much information about the origin of the airport in Zábřeh. In the past it was a strictly secret place, because it was an area of the Ministry of Defence. Currently there are organized air sports, air shows, private flying, motorless flying and sky- diving.
It is a picturesque place which lies in Silesia between Opava and Odra rivers, and at the Polish border. This region went through a specific and interesting historical development. After 1742 it passed from the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the ownership of Prussia, later Germany. That is why it reflected the local people´s thinking and behaviour as well. This part of Silesia is worth visiting, there are many remarkable places, historical buildings and various ways how to spend your free time.
Použité zdroje: Plaček, V. – Plačková, M. Dolní Benešov a Zábřeh v proměnách času. Dolní Benešov: František Maj, Fotografie z areálu Hornického muzea v Petřkovicích: Fotografie z akce Hlučínské jaro, Pivní slavnosti a Městského orchestru mladých Dolní Benešov: Fotografie z Areálu čs. opevnění v Darkovičkách a Hlučínského jezera: Ostatní obrazový materiál byl čerpán z vlastních zdrojů.