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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11歳の時に ハウエンシルド宮殿教会参事会の司教座聖堂 で交響曲第6番を作曲したオーストリアの偉大な作曲家、ピアノ奏者

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1882年にオロモウツに滞在し、現在のモラヴィア劇場) で活動した有名なオーストリアの作曲家及び指揮者。劇場近くのホルニー広場にある、かつての黄金のカワカマスの家(現在は カフェー・デスティニー) に住んでいた。



バロック様式美術を代表するヤン クリシュトフ ハンケ(1694-1774年)は イエズス会研究所) の聖体礼拝堂、 スヴァティー コペチェックのバシリカ マイナー, 雪の聖母マリア教会 の絵画装飾。


国民芸術の要素を取り入れたチェコの画家カレル スヴォリンスキー(1896-1986年)。 天文時計 のモザイクはオロモウツでの彼の最も有名な作品。

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1968年にフランスに移住したオロモウツ出身の彫刻家。1944年生まれ。バロック様式6つの噴水群, の1つである アリオン噴水 を製作。

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世界で認められた芸術家オトマル・オリヴァ。オロモウツ出身1952年生まれ。 アートミュージアム で見られる作品以外に、 サルカンデル礼拝堂 の前にある 聖ヤン サルカンデルの命水源 噴水を製作。




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1920年代に活躍した、優れた詩人。スヴァティー コペチェック に住んでいた祖父母の家で夏休みを過ごしていた。


オロモウツに移住、「Nachgetragene Liebe」というオロモウツに関する世界中によく知られている本を書いた作家