Town Olomouc

Welcome to Olomouc. The rich history of this city, the proud capital of the Margraviate of Moravia until the Thirty Years War, makes it a rarely preserved collection of architectural, artistic, and archaeological heritage. The city’s heritage reservation is rightly regarded as the second most important in the Czech Republic, only after Prague. MORE ...

Recent historical and archaeological research even suggests that its uniqueness is based on a proven continuity of early Slavic, Great Moravian and late hillfort settlements, immediately followed by the city’s status as a medieval royal city. Even today, the layout of the royal city forms the basis for the core of the city center.

With this guide book, we’d like to introduce you to Olomouc through its monuments, many of which transcend beyond regional and national importance. We’ll mostly be emphasizing those which are freely accessible to visitors, either as freestanding sculptural monuments, open churches and chapels, or buildings open to the public. Olomouc is also a very progressive city with a modern university and a student body, as well as a cultural and tourist center with a rich variety of programs. We sincerely hope that each visit will entice you so much that you’ll look forward to coming back. We want every visit to Olomouc to be a new and pleasant surprise.

Znakem Olomouce je červenobíle šachovaná orlice se zlatou zbrojí The Olomouc coat of arms consists of a red and white checkered eagle with golden armaments (beak and claws) on a blue background and the golden letters “SPQO” in the corners – Senatus populusque Olomucensis (the senate and people of Olomouc), an allusion to the supposed founding of the city by the Romans. A previous version of the coat of arms included an Austrian heart shield with chain and the ruling initials “FMT”, derived from the Empress Maria Theresa and her husband Francis I of Lorraine for their successful defense against the Prussians in 1758. It was abandoned after the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic. The letters “SPQO” on the coat of arms were returned in 1993.  ... LESS

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The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc (UNESCO)

The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc (UNESCO)

It is the biggest Baroque sculptural group in the Czech Republic. In 2000 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Venue:
Horní náměstí, Olomouc
100 let ČR, 130 let Klubu českých turistů

100 let ČR, 130 let Klubu českých turistů

Date of the event:
25.3.2017 - 28.10.2018
Venue:
Česká republika
Year of Renaissance nobility

Year of Renaissance nobility

The main theme of the season
Date of the event:
1.1.2017 - 31.12.2017
Venue:
National Heritage Institute
Jazzfest Přerov

Jazzfest Přerov

Date of the event:
14.9.2017 - 28.10.2017
Venue:
Městský dům, Kratochvílova 1, Přerov
Autumn Festival of sacred music Olomouc

Autumn Festival of sacred music Olomouc

Autumn Festival of sacred music traditionally held in churches of Olomouc
Date of the event:
24.9.2017 - 14.10.2017
Venue:
Olomouc
Septembeam

Septembeam

Septembeam Festival is the oldest international competitive festival in videomapping in the Czech Republic. It also celebrates various forms of light.
Date of the event:
26.9.2017 - 1.10.2017
Venue:
Olomouc
Setkání Hanáků, Čechy pod Kosířem

Setkání Hanáků, Čechy pod Kosířem

Date of the event:
28.9.2017 08:15
Venue:
Zámek Čechy pod Kosířem
Music Olomouc

Music Olomouc

Music Festival
Date of the event:
2.10.2017 - 15.10.2017
Venue:
Olomouc
Flora Olomouc - Fall

Flora Olomouc - Fall

Fall edition of international horticultural exhibition and fair.
Date of the event:
5.10.2017 - 8.10.2017
Venue:
Výstaviště Flora, Wolkerova 17, Olomouc
Dny moravských vín

Dny moravských vín

Date of the event:
5.10.2017 - 8.10.2017
Venue:
Výstaviště Flora Olomouc, Wolkerova 17, Olomouc
Olmutz 1813

Olmutz 1813

Military Historic Festival
Date of the event:
7.10.2017 12:00
Venue:
Korunní pevnůstka, 17. listopadu 7, Olomouc
Oslavy výročí vzniku ČSR - Lampionový průvod

Oslavy výročí vzniku ČSR - Lampionový průvod

Date of the event:
28.10.2017 15:30
Venue:
Horní náměstí - Žižkovo náměstí, Olomouc
Week of Science and Technology - Czech Academy of Sciences

Week of Science and Technology - Czech Academy of Sciences

The most extensive science festival in the Czech Republic. It takes place every year in November
Date of the event:
6.11.2017 - 12.11.2017
Venue:
Czech Academy of Sciences
Christmas markets Olomouc

Christmas markets Olomouc

Traditional Christmas market in the historical city centre.
Date of the event:
23.11.2017 - 24.12.2017
Venue:
Horní náměstí, Olomouc
Festival of Animated Film (PAF)

Festival of Animated Film (PAF)

Festival devoted to film animation and contemporary art.
Date of the event:
7.12.2017 - 10.12.2017
Venue:
Olomouc
Czechia sings Christmas carols

Czechia sings Christmas carols

Date of the event:
13.12.2017 18:00
Venue:
Czech Republik

The City of Olomouc – VisitOlomouc.cz Partner

Kapesní obrazový průvodce OlomoucOlomouc on the map

An aerial photo emphasizes the height of the rear tower of the St. Wenceslas Cathedral Near City Hall on the Upper Square you'll find a ...
Near City Hall on the Upper Square you'll find a bronze cast model of Olomouc where you can comfortably explore thehistoric city center from ...