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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Sinagoga di Olomouc

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Dall’inizio del XIX secolo nel casale privato dei Fischel (oggi in via Lubišina, 9) esisteva un oratorio ebraico fino agli anni ´30. Negli anni 1895-1897 è stata costruita una sinagoga in P.za Maria Teresa (P.za Palachovo), progettata dal famoso architetto viennese Jakob Gartner.

I lavori costarono 250.000 fiorini. L’edificio in stile orientale-bizantino. Aveva le dimensioni di 22×39 m con l’altezza di 38 m. A causa della situazione urbanistica non venne rispettato l’orientamento ad est, l’asse era diretto a sud-est.

La sinagoga : struttura indipendente con ripartizione interna tradizionale:nord-ovest l’ingresso per gli uomini nella sala principale, dalla scala laterale l’ingresso alla galleria per le donne lungo tre lati della sala. La sala provvista di un palco rialzato con pulpito (almemor) e di un santuario (aron ha-kodesh) in forma di un piccolo tempio. Elemento interessante era un piccolo oratorio di giorno dietro il santuario - santuario, pulpito e 50 posti a sedere in banchi. La decorazione interna della sinagoga era ricca dal punto di vista architettonico. La sinagoga conteneva 440 posti per gli uomini e 304 per le donne.

Dall’esterno l’attenzione era attirata da una cupola alta con delle torrette. La facciata di mattoni era decorata da rosette, tipici motivi orientali.

La sinagoga era stata inaugurata l’11 aprile 1897.

Dopo l’occupazione, nella notte15.03.1939, la sinagoga fu incendiata da fascisti. 15 gruppi di vigili del fuoco non riuscirono a spegnere il fuoco. I detriti rimossi nell’inverno 1939–1940.

L´area trasformata in un parco con il comunismo ospitó la statua di Lenin e Stalin, oggi ospita un parcheggio. Il 7 marzo 1990, dove c´era la sinagoga, sulla facciata della facoltà di scienze naturali dell’Università Palacký, è stata scoperta una targa commemorativa, opera dell’architetto Zdeněk Hynek e dello scultore Zdeněk Přikryl.