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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Sportuj v Olomouci

Sportuj v Olomouci

Date of the event:
1.1.2019 - 31.12.2019
Venue:
Olomouc
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:
30.3.2019 - 15.12.2019
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Flora Theatre Festival

Flora Theatre Festival

Theatre festival
Date of the event:
15.5.2019 - 26.5.2019
Venue:
Olomouc
Dvořák´s Olomouc

Dvořák´s Olomouc

The name of Antonín Dvořák is considerably connected with the musical history of the town. In 1888 – 1898, he often worked in Olomouc, co-operating with the music choir Žerotín
Date of the event:
16.5.2019 - 26.5.2019
Venue:
Olomouc
Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival
Date of the event:
17.5.2019 - 8.6.2019
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
BeerFest Olomouc

BeerFest Olomouc

Date of the event:
23.5.2019 - 25.5.2019
Venue:
Korunní pevnůstka, Olomouc
Noc kostelů

Noc kostelů

Date of the event:
24.5.2019
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Olomoucké vinné slavnosti - jarní

Olomoucké vinné slavnosti - jarní

Date of the event:
24.5.2019 - 25.5.2019
Venue:
Horní náměstí, Olomouc
Festival vojenské historie, Helfštýn

Festival vojenské historie, Helfštýn

Date of the event:
25.5.2019 - 26.5.2019
Venue:
Hrad Helfštýn, Týn nad Bečvou
Hanácké slavnosti, Chropyně

Hanácké slavnosti, Chropyně

Date of the event:
25.5.2019 - 26.5.2019
Venue:
Zámecký park a náměstí Svobody,
Svátky města Olomouce

Svátky města Olomouce

Date of the event:
28.5.2019 - 2.6.2019
Venue:
Centrum, Olomouc
Festival of Songs Olomouc

Festival of Songs Olomouc

International Choir Festival
Date of the event:
28.5.2019 - 2.6.2019
Venue:
Olomouc
ZUŠ Open

ZUŠ Open

Date of the event:
31.5.2019 - 1.6.2019
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
ECCE HOMO, Šternberk

ECCE HOMO, Šternberk

European Championship in hill climb races
Date of the event:
31.5.2019 - 2.6.2019
Venue:
Šternberk
Moravský den, Olomouc

Moravský den, Olomouc

Date of the event:
1.6.2019 10:00
Venue:
Horní Náměstí, Olomouc
Nedělní promenádní koncerty

Nedělní promenádní koncerty

Date of the event:
2.6.2019 - 8.9.2019
Venue:
Smatanovy sady - altánek, Olomouc
Folklorní festival V zámku a podzámčí, Přerov

Folklorní festival V zámku a podzámčí, Přerov

Date of the event:
7.6.2019 - 8.6.2019
Venue:
Horní náměstí, Přerov
Klášterní hudební slavnosti, Šumperk

Klášterní hudební slavnosti, Šumperk

Date of the event:
7.6.2019 - 26.7.2019
Venue:
Šumperk
Olomouc Half Marathon

Olomouc Half Marathon

Date of the event:
15.6.2019 19:00
Venue:
Horní náměstí, Olomouc
Holešovská regata, Holešov

Holešovská regata, Holešov

Date of the event:
21.6.2019 - 22.6.2019
Venue:
Zámek Holešov, nám. F. X. Richtra 190, Holešov
Bounty Rock Cafe Open Air, Olomouc

Bounty Rock Cafe Open Air, Olomouc

Date of the event:
22.6.2019 13:00
Venue:
Korunní pevnůstka, 17. listopadu 939/7, Olomouc
Škrhola a lotři ze mlýna, hrad Sovinec

Škrhola a lotři ze mlýna, hrad Sovinec

Date of the event:
22.6.2019 - 23.6.2019
Venue:
Hrad Sovinec, Sovinec 58, Jiříkov
Prázdniny v Květné zahradě a zámku Kroměříž

Prázdniny v Květné zahradě a zámku Kroměříž

Date of the event:
1.7.2019 - 28.8.2019
Venue:
Kroměříž
BoSkovicE - Festival for the Jewish Quarter

BoSkovicE - Festival for the Jewish Quarter

Multi-genre Festival
Date of the event:
4.7.2019 - 7.7.2019
Venue:
Boskovice
Losiny Fest

Losiny Fest

Date of the event:
5.7.2019 - 13.7.2019
Venue:
Zámek, Velké Losiny
Olomouc Baroque Festival

Olomouc Baroque Festival

Summer evenings with Baroque opera in the historical scenery of ancient Olomouc
Date of the event:
7.7.2019 - 28.7.2019
Venue:
Atrium jezuitského konviktu, Univerzitní 3, Olomouc
Olomoucké kulturní prázdniny

Olomoucké kulturní prázdniny

Date of the event:
7.7.2019 - 31.7.2019
Venue:
Olomouc
NA PŘÍKAZ CÍSAŘE, Hrad Sovinec

NA PŘÍKAZ CÍSAŘE, Hrad Sovinec

Date of the event:
13.7.2019 - 14.7.2019
Venue:
Hrad Sovinec, Sovinec
JOSEFKOL, Čechy pod Kosířem

JOSEFKOL, Čechy pod Kosířem

Festival of Historical Horse-Drawn Carriages
Date of the event:
20.7.2019 - 21.7.2019
Venue:
Zámecký park, Čechy pod Kosířem
Festival židovské kultury HA-MAKOM, Holešov

Festival židovské kultury HA-MAKOM, Holešov

Date of the event:
23.7.2019 - 28.7.2019
Venue:
Holešov
Festival Colores Flamencos

Festival Colores Flamencos

International Festival of Flamenco and Spanish culture.
Date of the event:
25.7.2019 - 28.7.2019
Venue:
Olomouc
Šternberský kopec

Šternberský kopec

Date of the event:
27.7.2019 15:00
Venue:
Státní hrad Šternberk, Horní nám. 6, Šternberk
ZA ČEST A KRÁLE, Hrad Sovinec

ZA ČEST A KRÁLE, Hrad Sovinec

Date of the event:
27.7.2019 - 28.7.2019
Venue:
Hrad Sovinec, Sovinec
LétoFest, Olomouc

LétoFest, Olomouc

Music Festival
Date of the event:
2.8.2019 - 3.8.2019
Venue:
Divadlo Šantovka, Polská 1, Olomouc
Hanácké Woodstock a Bystřické pivní salón

Hanácké Woodstock a Bystřické pivní salón

Date of the event:
3.8.2019 13:00
Venue:
Amfiteátr, Velká Bystřice
Litovelský otvírák

Litovelský otvírák

Music Festival
Date of the event:
9.8.2019 - 10.8.2019
Venue:
Pivovar Litovel, Palackého 934, Litovel
Flora Olomouc - Summer

Flora Olomouc - Summer

Summer edition of international horticultural exhibition and fair.
Date of the event:
15.8.2019 - 18.8.2019
Venue:
Výstaviště Flora, Wolkerova 17, Olomouc
UCI Europe Tour

UCI Europe Tour

Date of the event:
15.8.2019 - 18.8.2019
Venue:
Ostrava - Olomouc - Frýdek-Místek - Olomouc - Uničov - Mohelnice - Šternberk
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:
7.9.2019 - 15.9.2019
Venue:
Czech Republik
Rally Jeseníky, Šternberk

Rally Jeseníky, Šternberk

Date of the event:
20.9.2019 - 21.9.2019
Venue:
Šternberk
Garden Food Festival

Garden Food Festival

Date of the event:
28.9.2019 - 29.9.2019
Venue:
Korunní pevnůstka, Třída 17. listopadu 7, Olomouc
Past na medvěda – Sokolnické lovy, hrad Sovinec

Past na medvěda – Sokolnické lovy, hrad Sovinec

Date of the event:
26.10.2019 - 28.10.2019
Venue:
Hrad Sovinec
Film Music Tour, Olomouc

Film Music Tour, Olomouc

Date of the event:
29.11.2019 19:00
Venue:
Výstaviště Flora Olomouc, Wolkerova 17, Olomouc

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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 ...