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1,500 hectares large, the village of Vražné lies in the narrow valley called the Moravian Gate (Moravská brána) close to the town of Odry. The oldest historic records of selfstanding villages in the area date back to the l3th and l4th centuries. Vražné used to be split into the Moravian part of Lower Vražné and the Silesian Upper Vražné which belonged to the same domain with Hynčice and Emauzy. The ancient Moravian-Silesian borderline makes a curious bow at the St Peter and Paul's Church, incorporating it into Moravia. Built in 1798-99, the church entered history on July 22, 1822, the baptism day of Johann, the son of Anton and Rosina Mendel, the renowned scientist, founder of the genetic science, Johann Gregor Mendel. The house he was born in is a registered treasure now. The former farm buildings no. 69 at Hynčice is occupied by a museum showing the work and personality of Mendel. A new tradition of Hynčice Festival was founded in 1994, the year Hynčice re-acquired independence, which reminds of the famous native annualiy on the weekend closest to his birthday. Many visitors stream in each year to enjoy the open-air festival, riding horse-drawn carts or horses in the saddle. The hunters' big day comes every autumn with wild duck hunting around the nearby ponds of Vraženský, Emauzský, Travný and Trněný. Vražné's northeastern frontier follows the Oder's bank behind which the nature reserve of Poodří begins. Accessible from the north-south diagonal near the castle of Starý Jičín, this is where the cycling route intersects the country. Erected at the cross-roads, the 1708 baroque statue of St John of Pomuk shows the visitors the correct way to the ponds on their way to Odry. The coming construction of the D 47 highway will cut the country apart in the area's northwest disclosing more about the countryside of Moravská brána at the feet of the Oderské vrchy hills. The massif rises slowly from the undulating countryside around the Vražný Brook making its way through its own tiny valley full of shade and of green trees.

 

St Peter's and Paul's Church at Vražné, consecrated in 1799

St Peter's and Paul's Church at Vražné, consecrated in 1799


The house no. 69 where Mendel was born at Vražné -Hynčice. The ground floor has been occupied by the District Museum of Science of Nový Jičín to display its collections

The house no. 69 where Mendel was born at Vražné -Hynčice. The ground floor has been occupied by the District Museum of Science of Nový Jičín to display its collections


J. G. Mendel's initials

J. G. Mendel's initials


Johann Gregor Mendel, born on 20 July, 1822, at Hynčice (Heinzendorf), died on 6 January, 1884, in Brno, had been the Abbot and Prelate of the Augustinian Monastery in Old Brno in 1868-1884

Johann Gregor Mendel, born on 20 July, 1822, at Hynčice (Heinzendorf), died on 6 January, 1884, in Brno, had been the Abbot and Prelate of the Augustinian Monastery in Old Brno in 1868-1884