The Raška's Stone - Kopřivnice - The Lachian gate of Beskydy - Koprivnice, Stramberk, Pribor, Hukvaldy

The Raška's Stone (Kopřivnice)

The Raška's Stone (492 MAMSL) - An isolated block detached from a coral reef of white Štramberk limestone (Kopřivnice made it reddish) with a scenic footbridge built in 1951 by the Czechoslovakian hiking club, offers views of the surrounding area, especially of part of Štramberk and Červený kámen hill and White Mountain. In the vicinity there are three memorial beech trees, to which many legends are bound.


Freely accessible

If you are at Raška's Stone, you are standing in the coral reef! At least in its small piece. This stone block of fine limestone broke away from a coral reef far south in the Mesozoic, slid into the depths of the sea and in the Tertiary it was moved here. Therefore its surroundings consists of marl, clay and limestone of the Baška Formation. Today Raška's Stone towers above the valley as a natural formation (492 meters above sea level) and is a real pearl of Kopřivnice mountains.

Its egret color attracts from afar and points us to the fact that it consists of Štramberk limestones (Kopřivnice limestones are from the Cretaceous period and are reddish). In 1952, an iron sightseeing bridge was built at the highest point of the rock. Its height is 50 m above the access road. The bridge offers a breathtaking view towards Štramberk's Kotouč, the massif of the Kopřivnice mountains with the Red stone and a part of Štramberk. The name of this unique limestone rock is derived from the original owner of surrounding forests, the yeoman Raška.

Three famous beeches
Three memorial trees are located around Raška's rocks. In the immediate vicinity of the rocks, the significant Raška's beech grows. And Ondráš' beech is under the rocks of Raška's stone. Legends tell of the outlaw Ondráš, who passed this way from the markets in Frenšát. The Beech of Black hunters reminds members of the hunting entourage. Every order, every whim of their master was law for them. The author Růžena Svobodová freely elaborated stories about their fate in a book called The Black Hunters.