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Dolní Lutyně

Dolní Lutyně
Saint John the Baptist Church
Saint John the Baptist Church
Flag of Dolní Lutyně
Coat of arms of Dolní Lutyně
Coat of arms
Dolní Lutyně is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Karviná
First mentioned 1305
Village parts
 • Mayor Pavel Buzek
 • Total 24.88 km2 (9.61 sq mi)
Elevation 202 m (663 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,787
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Postal code 735 53

   , (German: Deutsch Leuten or Nieder Leuten, Polish: ) is a village in Karviná District, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic, near the border with Poland, south of the Olza River. Village of Věřňovice (Wierzniowice) is administratively a part of Dolní Lutyně. The village lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.


  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • Footnotes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The village of Lutyně was first mentioned in a Latin document of Diocese of Wrocław called Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis from around 1305 as item in Luthina LXXI) mansi.[1][2][3] It meant that the village was supposed to pay tithe from 71 greater lans. The village could have been founded by Benedictine monks from an Orlová abbey[4] and also it could a part of a larger settlement campaign taking place in the late 13th century on the territory of what will be later known as Upper Silesia.

Politically the village belonged initially to the Duchy of Teschen, formed in 1290 in the process of feudal fragmentation of Poland and was ruled by a local branch of Piast dynasty. In 1327 the duchy became a fee of Kingdom of Bohemia, which after 1526 became part of the Habsburg Monarchy.

The large village was later in the 14th century subdivided into to sister settlements. Dolní Lutyně was then known for centuries as German (Theutonicum), and the other as Polish (Polonicum), now Lutyně district of Orlová. For example in 1450 they were together mentioned as Lutynie utrumque Theutonicum et Polonicum.[5]

German Lutynie became a seat of a Catholic parish, mentioned in the register of Peter's Pence payment from 1447 among 50 parishes of Teschen deaconry as Lutina.[6]

Since 1700 it was a property of Taafe counts who built there a baroque château as their summer residence. Object currently has no architectonical value and serves as an apartment building. At the end of the 19th century coal boom affected Cieszyn Silesia and industrialization rapidly grew. This had also impact on the village, demographically and economically.

After Frysztat County of Silesian Voivodeship.[7] The village was then annexed by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. After the war it was restored to Czechoslovakia.

Notable landmarks include Catholic baroque John the Baptist church from 1746, old apothecary shop built around 1900 and the Polish school.

Part of the Olza River with its alluvium and surroundings from Dětmarovice to Bohumín (especially in Věřňovice) is an environment with fragile nature balance. In otherwise industrialized and densely populated area it is quite special, and hence is protected.

The village was host to an unexploded bomb from World War II, which remained in the village until being discovered in 2014. Resultantly, 400 residents were evacuated from their homes.[8]

See also


  1. ^  
  2. ^  
  3. ^ "Liber fundationis episcopatus Vratislaviensis" (in Latina). Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  4. ^ I. Panic, 2010, p. 430
  5. ^ Mrózek, Robert (1984). Nazwy miejscowe dawnego Śląska Cieszyńskiego [Local names of former Cieszyn Silesia] (in Polish). Katowice:  
  6. ^ "Registrum denarii sancti Petri in archidiaconatu Opoliensi sub anno domini MCCCCXLVII per dominum Nicolaum Wolff decretorum doctorem, archidiaconum Opoliensem, ex commissione reverendi in Christo patris ac domini Conradi episcopi Wratislaviensis, sedis apostolice collectoris, collecti". Zeitschrift des Vereins für Geschichte und Alterthum Schlesiens (in Deutsch) (Breslau: H. Markgraf) 27: 361–372. 1893. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ustawa z dnia 27 października 1938 r. o podziale administracyjnym i tymczasowej organizacji administracji na obszarze Ziem Odzyskanych Śląska Cieszyńskiego". Dziennik Ustaw Śląskich (in Polski) (Katowice). nr 18/1938, poz. 35. 31 October 1938. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Willoughby, Ian (1 November 2014). "Police evacuate 400 after discovery of bomb from WWII air raid in Silesian village".  


  • Cicha, Irena; Jaworski, Kazimierz; Ondraszek, Bronisław; Stalmach, Barbara; Stalmach, Jan (2000). Olza od pramene po ujście. Český Těšín: Region Silesia.  

External links

  • (Czech) Official website

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