Olomouc at the top



Three years, three excellent awards by the world’s prestigious guidebook. Lonely Planet made a list of the most beautiful, yet lesser known tourist destinations. It wasn’t the hot springs of Iceland, Gibraltar Rocks, Odysseus' Ithaca or Luxemburg that ranked in first place but the historical center of Olomouc!

The mini guidebook, Secret Europe, presents tourists with fifty cities from different parts of Europe. The largest, world-renowned guidebook publisher attracts tourists to Olomouc by saying that “in terms of tourism Olomouc can be equated to an authentic restaurant which is your own, small, personal secret. The Main Square is amongst the most enchanting in the country. It is surrounded by historical buildings. It is adorned by the Holy Trinity Column listed as the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Magnificent churches, many of which host an exciting history, are scattered in the streets of the historical center. Explore the foundations of the ancient Olomouc castle in the Archdiocese Museum which is a must-see and then set out to one of the many pubs or mini-breweries”. In 2012, the publisher also awarded Olomouc by ranking it in the top ten most beautiful hidden treasures in Europe. One year later it was once again on the list of the recommended destinations in Moravia. “It’s beautiful as well as surprising for us. Lonely Planet is to tourist guidebooks what Michelin is to gastronomy. I perceive it as a win in the tourist Olympics,” responded Olomouc mayor, Martin Major, when he first heard of the award. “I am very pleased that the professional editor-in-chief of this publication truly appreciates the beauty of our city, its picturesque atmosphere and its uniqueness.

Apart from other things, Olomouc captivated them by the fact that it offers the same architectural treasures as Prague but without the crowds of tourists. It is definitely Olomouc’s advantage in comparison with our capital. However, despite repeated acclaim from the renowned guidebook, it may only be temporary”, mentioned the mayor, Major, with a smile. The deputy mayor, Jan Holpuch added, “I believe that this is an opportunity to introduce our beautiful city to many other tourists.” “I think that being awarded as a hidden treasure or undiscovered city will give Olomouc an even stronger stamp of attractiveness and will evoke more interest in potential visitors.”

Olomouc has been trying to advertise its beauty in a high-quality and systematic way. In the past years, this attempt has proved effective. Statistically as well as simply looking into the streets of the city center confirms that the number of tourists to Olomouc has truly increased. Olomouc is on the list of destinations offered by travel agencies as for example, one-day trips from Prague or as a part of the Vienna – Krakow route. “Greater advertising in cooperation with the agency CzechTourism certainly helped.

This agency gives Olomouc more space than before”, says Karin Vykydalová, head of the tourism department. “Acclaim from Lonely Planet obviously helps. Ideally, a visitor comes here based on the recommendation, is satisfied here and then recommends Olomouc to his friends back home”, adds Dušan Gavenda of the same department. Lonely Planet Secret Europe can be downloaded for free at: www.lonelyplanet.com/secret-europe.

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Il y a de nombreux terrains de sport et lieux de bien-être à Olomouc. Le jardin zoologique, situé dans les bois, vous charmera par son environnement naturel. Vous y trouverez des pavillons des chauves-souris, des aquariums des requins et des enclos des singes ; un tour panoramique et un centre d’accrobranche vont faire plaisir même aux plus petits.

Le Parc aquatique, comprenant et des attractions couvertes et un complexe d’été en plein air, est un lieu de relaxation et d’amusement. Pour faire de la natation, un grand piscine n’est qu’à quelques pas du centre-ville ; dans les environs de la ville, des baignades dans la nature sont aussi possibles.

Les parcs d’Olomouc sont parfaits pour faire du sport, se balader ou pique-niquer en famille. Il y a des kilomètres de pistes de roller et de vélo qu’on peut louer en ville ; vous pouvez vous arranger un tour de rafting. sur la Morava. Dans des centres de jeux, les parents peuvent se faire une pause-café pendent que leurs enfants s’donnent aux jeux. Bowling, minigolf, badminton et d’autres activités d’équipe sont accessible. Ceux qui aiment l’adrénaline peuvent visiter le centre d’accrobranche local.

Le musée Veteran Arena contient une centaine de voitures anciennes ; le Musée archidiocésain dispose d’une collection riche et variée. Vous pouvez aussi partir dans les alentours et visiter le château-fort Bouzov, des grottes tourisitiques, l’écomusée de Haná ou le Musée du fromage « tvarůžky » à Loštice.