Olomouc has always been one of the most important cities in the Kingdom of Bohemia. Thanks to its advantageous position, ancient university, spiritual and cultural traditions, it has been the natural centre of Moravia for many centuries. The historical heart of Olomouc, which is dominated by the Holy Trinity Column, which is included in the UNESCO list, is the second most important monument zone in the Czech Republic after Prague. You should certainly also try the local speciality – the famous Olomouc tvarůžky, cheeses legendary for their distinctive flavour and aroma.
The Olomouc Zoo
The Olomouc Zoo is full of surprises, which are not only enjoyed by the young ones. You can find a walk-through pen of red-macaques here or a 32 meter high observation tower. And after visiting the zoo, definitely don’t miss out on the Holy Trinity Column monument, which is listed in UNESCO, right in the center of Olomouc!
Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
To create a monument of unrivalled size, wealth and beauty. That was what the citizens of Olomouc had in mind when creating the Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc. This column, which was included in the UNESCO monument list due to its historical and artistic value, is the largest free-standing Baroque sculpture in Central Europe.
Hotel Golf Resort Olomouc
Offering stylish rooms near a major Moravian city in the beautiful foothills of Oderské Vrchy, the Hotel Golf Resort Olomouc prides itself on its luxury facilities as well as the high quality of the hotel service. As the hotel stands on the actual golf course, you can look forward to truly unusual experiences.
Zdík’s Palace in Olomouc
Take a trip back in time and visit a place where a sturdy castle used to stand, belonging to the Přemyslid dukes. Discover the unique Zdík’s Palace, the seat of the bishops of Olomouc, clinging tightly to the magnificent St. Wenceslas Cathedral. Zdík’s Palace is the only preserved Romanesque palace in Central Europe.
Svatý Kopeček near Olomouc
Around 5km to the northeast of Olomouc a large pilgrimage complex occupies ahill called Svatý Kopeček, aplace which has been part of the landscape for hundreds of years. Today Svatý Kopeček is amagnet for pilgrims and admirers of Baroque beauty. You can visit the graceful Basilica of the Visitation or spend apleasant day at the local zoo where the viewing tower provides views of the animals, the basilica and the city of Olomouc.
Golf Club Olomouc
There are numerous water traps and bunkers, and from some spots there are beautiful views of the Haná region and the city of Olomouc. The course spreads over almost 80 hectares and features four tees, long first-class fairways, and large modelled greens. There is also a public 9-hole course.
Ibis Olomouc Centre
Featuring free Wi-Fi and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, it offers rooms with satellite TV and modern and elegant furnishings. The Old Town offers numerous sights. Some of them are the Saint Wenceslas Cathedral, with the second highest spire in the country, and the Six Baroque Fountains depicting Roman gods.
Olomouc Fortification System
As it used to be the Moravian capital, Olomouc obviously needed adequate protection. Today, there are only small fragments of the medieval fortifications still to be seen in the city - for example Bezruč Park features the Jewish Gate, one of the gateways to the town. However, the Baroque defence system is another kettle of fish – the still standing manifold fortification structures draw military architecture fans to Olomouc, which in addition also offers many other places of beauty.
Get to know the Moravian city of Olomouc, a “city of soldiers and priests”, which experienced its heyday during the Baroque period. The spirit of that time is also reflected on the surfaces of the set of six unique Baroque fountains. The names of the Neptune, Hercules, Jupiter, Triton, Caesar and Mercury fountains show that the artists of the time drew inspiration from the mythology of antiquity. And this was not by chance. According to one legend, Olomouc was founded by the Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar, and so he proudly sits astride a prancing horse on the square in Olomouc today. In 2002 the modern Arion fountain including a non-traditional turtle was added to these six. You can even swim in it when the weather is hot.