The village of Vižňov has been part of the municipality of Meziměstí for several years. The houses and farms are mostly situated along the road, in the rolling countryside.
Behind the houses there is a vast, impressive natural area. On the horizon the foothills of the Javorí Hory mountains (maple mountains) are clearly visible.
The area is situated at 2 km walking distance from the border between the Czech Republic and Poland. By road the closest border crossing point is at Starostín, some 5 km away. The Polish border districts, just like those in the Czech Republic, are definitely worth exploring. For example the underground factories at Walim (Wüstewaltersdorf) and Osówka, the Krzeszow Basilica and the village of Wambierzyce (Albendorf)
Vižňov has its own bar-restaurant, a beautiful baroque church, a guesthouse and a local tourist office. The regional bus service runs regularly all year round.
Vižňov is approximately 500 m above sea level. It has been in existence since 1355 and was known as Wyznow at that time. A literal translation would be something like ‘new view’ or maybe ‘outlook over meadows’. In the 17th century the village was called Wiese(n), which means ‘meadows’.
Put simply: the name conjures up an image of meadows, space, flowers and distant vistas. Quite rightly so!
Places to visit in the village:
- Church of St. Anne
- AQA Land open-air swimming pool
For more comprehensive facilities and large shops you can visit Meziměstí and Broumov.