The entire cadastre of the town is interlaced with a network of creeks and rivers, which have one thing in common – all of them lead into the central Mohelnice River, thus belonging to the Baltic Sea drainage area.
As for the precipitation, the Krásná area belongs among the rainiest areas of the entire Těšín region, and in particular, the Lysá hora mountain belongs to the rainiest places in the Czech Republic.
Flora, Fauna and Nature Preservation
The Krásná town is situated in the area of the most precious parts of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy Mountains and its entire cadastre is a part of the Beskydy protected landscape area. Therefore, there is no surprise that the best the town can offer to its visitors and citizens comprises the nature beauties of the Beskydy mountain landscape.
Beskydy Protected Landscape Area
The Beskydy protected landscape area has a size of 1160 km2 and it is the largest protected landscape area in the Czech Republic. The Beskydy protected landscape area was established in March 1973 protecting the nature not only in the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy Mountains, but also in Vsetínské vrchy and in the Javorníky Mountains.
Characteristics of Selected Territories
There are two nature reserves and one nature sanctuary in the cadastral territory of the Krásná town. Separate attention should be paid to the Lysá hora mountain itself, which also falls within the town cadastre.
History and Economic Process
The beginnings of the Krásná town are associated with the Walachian colonization of the Beskydy Mountains. In many cases, the settlement of mountain valleys and sides expanded older settlements, but otherwhiles new settlements were being established by integration of scattered mountain glades. Sometime in the 1630’s, Krásná was established in a similar way. Jakub Brantal and Adam Knechtek stumped the forest with the authorities’ approval and settled in the new areas. This is stated in the records of the first “gruntovnice”, which was the land register, of Krásná town dated 1639, and this year can be considered the beginning of the independent existence of a new village.
Town Cultural Development
The church ceremonies and customs, often originating in the pagan period, constituted the main area of entertainment, and basically of the citizens’ cultural realization in the past. The typical church fetes, all weddings, baptisms, and even funerals had big ceremonies, besides which they also kept the tradition of shroving, May tree felling, harvest festivals, etc. Every festival included dances and musical performances, later balls taking place in the Na Zlatníku tavern in Visalaje and in other places. The church in Morávka functioned as the main information medium.