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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によって製作された2冊の詳細な都市の歴史本 Univerzita Palackého.

オロモウツの始まりから現代までの歴史について書かれたこの2冊は大型の本屋及び インフォメーションセンター.



  • 中世の時代、モラヴィアの中心、王子の住宅
  • 11世紀に司教が創立、1306年プジェミスル家の最後の君主ヴァーツラフ3世 が自殺
  • チェコの2番目に歴史ある 大学、1576年に設立
  • ルネサンス時代の巨大な宮殿があり3万人の居住者、プラハに次ぎ2番目に大きなモラヴィア首都
  • 30年戦争の1642~1650年 スウェーデン軍 によって占領、大きな打撃を受け人口が減少
  • バロック時代に (聖三位一体柱, 噴水, 聖ミカエル 教会などの独特な建築ができる
  • 1767年に11歳の モーツァルト が交響曲第6番を作曲
  • 1848年に フランツ ヨーゼフ1世 が皇位に就く
  • 18、19世紀オーストリア君主制の軍隊が置かれ、 要塞, 建築、フォルト 建築
  • 第二次世界大戦中、強制収容所でユダヤ人が2000人死亡、戦後1945年にドイツ国籍市民を排除(戦前の市の人口うち3分の1)
  • 1948年の共産主義革命でオロモウツ市の国での重要性が下降
  • 1989年のビロード革命の後、市内と記念碑などを修復
  • 現在チェコで5番目の大きさの町、 オロモウツ地方 の中心、 arcibiskupství の座があり、 パラツキー大学 の学生2万人
  • 2000年、壮大な 聖三位一体柱UNESCO 世界遺産に登録される

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