Castle Stramberk with the Trúba Tower
Description of place
Built in medieval times, much of the original castle has survived, including the massive castle walls, the area enclosed by the walls, and the reconstructed tower which now offers visitors spectacular panoramas of the town and its surrounding countryside. This tower – known locally as the ‘Trúba’ (meaning ‘tube’ or ‘pipe’, height 40 m, 10 m in diameter) – has become a well-known symbol of the castle, the picturesque town of Štramberk, and the beautiful region that surrounds it.
Nobody knows for sure who actually built the castle here in Štramberk, but we do know that it existed long before it was first mentioned in a document dated 4 December 1359.