Olomouc at the top
Horní náměstí (Upper Square)
Town Hall's archway
779 11 Olomouc
Opening hours: daily 9:00am –7:00pm
Tel.: (+420) 585 513 385, 392
Olomouc region Card
At the original manufacturing site, the Museum of the Genuine Olomoucké Tvarůžky A.W. was launched in the summer of 1994. Part of the exhibits come from in-house, part is a long-term loan from the Regional Museum in Olomouc.
THE PICTURSEQUE LANDSCAPE OF HANÁ WITH TRADITIONS, A POWERFUL SMELLING CHEESE AND DISTINCTIVE DIALECT
The Haná plain around Olomouc, interwoven with flowering gardens and golden fields of corn, is amongst the warmest and most fertile regions in the Czech Republic. It is famed not only for its pleasant climate but also due to its regional delicacies, folk traditions, regional costumes and distinctive dialect.
The most celebrated product of local cuisine is Olomouc “tvarůžky” cheese. This delicious, low-fat cheese with its powerful aroma is on offer in various dishes in local restaurants, and in the arcade of the Olomouc town hall is a unique vending machine offering this healthy delicacy. High quality hops is grown in the area around Olomouc, and you can enjoy excellent beer in the local brewery pubs, which have been praised by experts from the British newspaper The Times. Diehard beer enthusiasts can relax in the town’s beer spa.
A concert of aromas, tastes and colours awaits you every week on the outdoor markets, right in the historical centre, where the best produce from local farmers is on offer. Specialities from local chefs are served at the gourmet festival Gastro.ol, held on the main square during the City Festival in June.
You can encounter typical Haná folklore, the local music and dialect above all in the villages surrounding Olomouc. Many of these villages continue to keep to folk customs and hold regular presentations and folk festivals during the course of the year. In the nearby village of Příkazy an original Hanacky skansen is open to the public.
Haná folk songs can be heard at noon each day in the chiming of the Olomouc Astronomical Clock.