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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ヴァーツラフ丘の上に位置するオロモウツ城を、見逃すべきでありません。ここでは最後のプシェミスル家のボヘミア王である ヴァーツラフ3世 が1306年に暗殺されました。有名なロマネスク様式の窓のある 司教宮殿、ゴシック様式の聖ヴァーツラフ大聖堂―オロモウツの大司教の座となった教会、ローマ法王オロモウツアートミュージアム の主導で創立された ヨハネ パウロ2世 などを観ることができます。


ゴシック様式の聖ヴァーツラフ大聖堂と建築学的にも価値ある窓のついている ロマネスク様式の宮殿 が城の最も重要な部分です。大聖堂の南にあるロマネスク様式の城壁遺跡も残っています。北と北東側にある遺跡、石の壁、窓のあるロマネスク様式の宮殿の外壁、ゴシック様式の張り出し窓、丸い塔やその他この城のいろいろな建築物は、現在に至ってもその雄大さを私達に印象付けます。聖ヴァーツラフ大聖堂の横に、過去にオロモウツ大司教及び司教の選挙の場として使われていた 聖アンナ礼拝堂があります。かつての教会参事会の司教邸宅は今日の大司教管区博物館にあり、一部は公開されている聖バルボラ礼拝堂にもあります。

オロモウツ城に関する初めての記録はコスマスクロニカルに記載されています。 1055年王子ヴラティスラヴが兄弟スピティフネヴから逃げるためハンガリーへ行く際に、妻をオロモウツ城に残すことをコスマスによって記録されました。オロモウツ城には、多くの重要な人物が関わっており、年代記編者コスマスの息子、司教インドジフ ズディークは1131年聖ヴァーツラフ大聖堂建設を完成させ、聖ペトル教会から司教座を移動させ、そのために城が宗教当局の場ともなりました。最後のプシェミスル家のヴァーツラフ3世は城での滞在中の1306年にここで殺害されました。1767年には教会参事会の司教に駐在していた若いモーツァルトが交響曲第6番を作曲しました。近代では、マザーテレサやローマ法王ローマ教皇ヨハネ パウロ2世 も訪問されました。