Zlín - a town built literally on a green meadow by Tomáš Baťa and his family, who started to work here in the shoemaking industry. They built the first factories, a skyscraper and over two thousand orange brick Baťa houses, which gave Zlin its natural shade in the 1920s. We are so fond of Baťa that we named the local university after him, and even the local ice hockey team (one of the best in the republic) call themselves the Shoemakers.

But Zlín is not just Baťa! Stop by the film studios where Karel Zeman filmed his animated movies. Or go to the surrounding forests, literally five minutes from the center on all sides. Zlín is also a city full of unique functionalist architecture, beautiful parks and... us!

Published in May 2023


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