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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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
Czechoslovakia to celebrate 100th anniversary in 2018

Czechoslovakia to celebrate 100th anniversary in 2018

The main theme of the season
Date of the event:
1.1.2018 - 31.12.2018
Venue:
National Heritage Institute
Celebrate Czech and Slovak century

Celebrate Czech and Slovak century

Let's celebrate our 100 years together!
Date of the event:
1.1.2018 - 31.12.2018
Venue:
Czech Republic
Railway Nostalgic Journeys

Railway Nostalgic Journeys

Do not hesitate to go to railway nostalgia and travel with railway historic vehicles that you will not see in normal operation...
Date of the event:
31.3.2018 - 22.12.2018
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Nedělní promenádní koncerty

Nedělní promenádní koncerty

Date of the event:
3.6.2018 - 9.9.2018
Venue:
Smatanovy sady - altánek, Olomouc
Kinematograf bratří Čadíků

Kinematograf bratří Čadíků

Date of the event:
16.6.2018 - 15.9.2018
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Šternberské kulturní léto pod hvězdami

Šternberské kulturní léto pod hvězdami

Date of the event:
21.6.2018 - 19.7.2018
Venue:
Šternberk
Hudba v zahradách a zámku Kroměříž

Hudba v zahradách a zámku Kroměříž

Date of the event:
21.6.2018 - 25.8.2018
Venue:
Kroměříž
Klášterní hudební slavnosti, Šumperk

Klášterní hudební slavnosti, Šumperk

Date of the event:
1.7.2018 - 6.9.2018
Venue:
Šumperk
Olomoucké kulturní prázdniny

Olomoucké kulturní prázdniny

Date of the event:
4.7.2018 - 22.8.2018
Venue:
Olomouc
Olomouc Baroque Festival

Olomouc Baroque Festival

Summer evenings with Baroque opera in the historical scenery of ancient Olomouc
Date of the event:
8.7.2018 - 29.7.2018
Venue:
Atrium jezuitského konviktu, Univerzitní 3, Olomouc
JOSEFKOL, Čechy pod Kosířem

JOSEFKOL, Čechy pod Kosířem

Festival of Historical Horse-Drawn Carriages
Date of the event:
21.7.2018 - 22.7.2018
Venue:
Zámecký park, Čechy pod Kosířem
Festival Colores Flamencos

Festival Colores Flamencos

International Festival of Flamenco and Spanish culture.
Date of the event:
26.7.2018 - 29.7.2018
Venue:
Olomouc
Šternberský kopec

Šternberský kopec

Date of the event:
27.7.2018 - 28.7.2018
Venue:
Státní hrad Šternberk, Horní nám. 6, Šternberk
ZA ČEST A KRÁLE, Hrad Sovinec

ZA ČEST A KRÁLE, Hrad Sovinec

Date of the event:
28.7.2018 - 29.7.2018
Venue:
Hrad Sovinec, Sovinec
Hanácké Woodstock a Bystřické pivní salón

Hanácké Woodstock a Bystřické pivní salón

Date of the event:
4.8.2018 13:00
Venue:
amfiteátr, Velká Bystřice
UCI Europe Tour

UCI Europe Tour

Date of the event:
9.8.2018 - 12.8.2018
Venue:
Olomouc
Flora Olomouc - Summer

Flora Olomouc - Summer

Summer edition of international horticultural exhibition and fair.
Date of the event:
16.8.2018 - 19.8.2018
Venue:
Výstaviště Flora, Wolkerova 17, Olomouc
LétoFest, Olomouc

LétoFest, Olomouc

Music Festival
Date of the event:
17.8.2018 - 18.8.2018
Venue:
Divadlo Šantovka, Polská 1, Olomouc
LÉTOFEST, Olomouc

LÉTOFEST, Olomouc

Date of the event:
17.8.2018 - 18.8.2018
Venue:
Galerie Šantovka, Polská 1, Olomouc
World’s Ultimate Strongman Championship, Přerov

World’s Ultimate Strongman Championship, Přerov

Date of the event:
18.8.2018 14:00
Venue:
Městský Park Michalov, Přerov
Moravské hrady - Bouzov

Moravské hrady - Bouzov

Date of the event:
24.8.2018 - 25.8.2018
Venue:
Bouzov
Hefaiston - International get-together of artistic blacksmiths

Hefaiston - International get-together of artistic blacksmiths

The international get-together of artistic blacksmiths took place at Medieval Helfštýn Castle
Date of the event:
24.8.2018 - 26.8.2018
Venue:
Medieval Helfštýn Castle
Moravské divadelní léto

Moravské divadelní léto

Date of the event:
24.8.2018 - 28.8.2018
Venue:
Olomouc
Hradozámecká noc

Hradozámecká noc

Date of the event:
25.8.2018 18:00
Venue:
Památky zapojené do Hradozámecké noci
Mohelnický dostavník

Mohelnický dostavník

Date of the event:
30.8.2018 - 2.9.2018
Venue:
Mohelnice
Lidový rok - Mezinárodní folklorní festival

Lidový rok - Mezinárodní folklorní festival

Date of the event:
31.8.2018 - 2.9.2018
Venue:
amfiteátr a Zámecké náměstí, Velká Bystřice
International Organ Festival

International Organ Festival

Festival of organ music. The festival was founded in 1969.
Date of the event:
3.9.2018 - 19.9.2018
Venue:
chrám Sv. Mořice, 8. května 15, Olomouc
Olomoucké Lafayettovské slavnosti

Olomoucké Lafayettovské slavnosti

Date of the event:
4.9.2018 - 8.9.2018
Venue:
Olomouc
European Heritage Days

European Heritage Days

National launch of EHD, open doors to sights.
Date of the event:
5.9.2018 - 10.9.2018
Venue:
Olomouc
European Heritage Days (EHD)

European Heritage Days (EHD)

Special days, when the public can visit most interesting historical heritage buildings and town-areas, including those that under normal circumstances are only partially accessible or completely inaccessible.
Date of the event:
8.9.2018 - 16.9.2018
Venue:
Czech Republik
Noc vědců - 100 let české vědy

Noc vědců - 100 let české vědy

Date of the event:
5.10.2018
Venue:
Česká republika
Jazzfest Přerov

Jazzfest Přerov

Date of the event:
25.10.2018 - 27.10.2018
Venue:
Městský dům, Kratochvílova 1, Přerov

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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 ...