Frýdek-Místek is a city in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It is the administrative centre of Frýdek-Místek District. Frýdek-Místek is located at the confluence of the rivers Ostravice and Morávka in the foothills of the Beskyds near the borders of Poland (25 km) and Slovakia (35 km).
Ice-hockey, extraleague of men’s handball and women’s volleyball extraleague are played in Frydek-Mistek. In the nearby Palkovice you can practise skiing on a ski slope. You can also use interesting city cycling routes or set out for sightseeing or sports around city and its charming surrounding. If you do not belong to bicycle supporters you can set out for a journey by walk or by car.
You will find peace and quiet in many city parks, you can relax and find enlightment on the 3.5 km long natural educational trail in the Frydek forest.
The city has about 55,000 inhabitants. Nowadays, there are over 80,000 residents in Frýdek-Místek city including its suburbs of separate municipalities (Staré Město, Sviadnov, Baška, Dobrá, Palkovice and other municipalities).
The city’s history reaches back to the 13th century when a Gothic castle was constructed. On January 1, 1943 the Germans joined the previously separate towns of Frýdek and Místek into a single town.
Winters are usually cold and cloudy; the days are short and snow precipitation is common. January’s average temperature is about −5 °C (23 °F). Summers are usually warm, with plenty of rain. July’s average temperature is about 18 °C (64 °F).
The highest temperature is: +35.9 °C (96.6 °F) The lowest temperature is: −34.8 °C (−30.6 °F)
In recent years, Frýdek-Místek and its surroundings have experienced rapid development, in part due to investments by international firms.
Around Frýdek-Místek several Korean companies can be found, including Hyundai, Mobis, Hanwha, Hysco, Dymos and others, the Dutch company Huisman – producer of lifting equipment, Biocel Paskov, which is part of the Austrian group Lenzing – producer of rayon fibres, Mayr Melnhof, the Belgian Vyncke, which designs and builds green and clean energy plants, and other companies like Borcad, Blanco, Novogear, Viroplastic, Motor Lučina, MPM Quality, T-Metal.
The food processing industry has a long tradition in the city, led by brands such as Radegast brewery, Marlenka, Beskyds Fryčovice or Beskyds Smoked Meats of Chodura.