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Hornacko Region

LIPOV

Lipov is a winemaking village situated on the Velicka stream at the foothills of the White Carpathians (Bile Karpaty).

It is still not clear when the village was actually founded; although the first record, mentioning the nobleman Ctibor of Lipov, dates back to 1358 AD, historians expect Lipov to be some 200 to 400 years older than that.

church

The village was sorely tried during the 17th and 18th centuries. Being part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the region suffered repeated raids of Hungarian rebels who tried to get rid of the Austrian (Habsburg) rule. Again and again, the villages in this area were plundered. Some of the suffering of the local people is recorded in “Laments: the sorrowful cry and weeping of the Moravian land” from the 17th century, the author of which is unknown.

church – front view

There were more raids to come: the Turks, Ottoman, Prussian, and more Hungarian troops stormed through the region. The plague and cholera epidemics also hit hard. Despite its trying history, Lipov survived and turned into a lively village with 1520 inhabitants who are proud of their heritage. The local folklore group Lipovjan is making sure that local traditions stay alive here – their music and dancing skills are enjoyed by people well beyond the Lipov village boundaries. Annual village festivals in Lipov include a traditional feast, a wine tasting, and a singing festival (Lipovske zpivani).

municipal office of Lipov

GPS position

N 48° 54.310', E 17° 27.726'
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Contact

Vzdělávací a informační středisko Bílé Karpaty, o.p.s.
Marie Petrů
Bartolomějské náměstí 47, 698 01 Veselí nad Moravou
Tel.:518 322 545
e-mail:visbk@bilekarpaty.cz
http://bilekarpaty.cz/vis