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. 2. 2023 09:00–15:00 Winter Run Olomouc

Winter run for the public in Olomouc. You can choose from 4 km or 8 km runs. Expected number of starters over 1000. Children's 400m and 800m races

START 4 km at 11:00 a.m.
START 4 km at 11:00 a.m.

www.winter-run.cz

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16. 2. 2023 19:00–22:00 O5 a Radeček

Romantický smyčce Tour, concert of a popular band

https://www.facebook.com/events/498495282240432/

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17. –18. 2. 2023 19:30–01:30 Palacký University Representative Ball

The summer semester will start at Palacký University traditionally with Academic Week, the imaginary highlight of which will be the UP Representative Ball on Friday 17 February, which returns to the programme of university events after two years. Visitors to the ball can look forward to the popular Moondance Orchestra of Martin Kumžák, a dance workshop, a light show, rich refreshments, a raffle and, above all, good fun.

The ball at the NH Collection Congress Olomouc hotel starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are available online at smsticket.cz.

https://ples.upol.cz

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25. 2. 2023 18:00–21:00 Tata bojs

Concert of the Angel winners.

www.s-klub.cz

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15. 3. 2023–30. 4. 2023 Paschalia Olomucensia

11th annual, exhibitions, theatre, concerts, reading from the bible, entombing of remains, illuminated cathedral.

www.paschaliaolomucensia.cz

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17. –19. 3. 2023 09:00–17:00 For Model

This event, perfect for families with children, will bring dozens of exhibitors and collectors of all kinds. You can look forward to aircraft models of all categories, sailboats, submarines and combat vessels.

The popular exhibition will also have plastic and paper models of cars and vintage cars, slot cars or models of construction machines and trucks in Pavilion A.

https://www.flora-ol.cz/akce/for-model-2023

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22. 3. 2023–2. 4. 2023 One World (Jeden svět)

24th international human rights documentary film festival.

www.jedensvet.cz

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1. –9. 4. 2023 Olomouc Easter

Easter celebrations, Haná folklore, Easter farmer's market and a craft fair.

https://tourism.olomouc.eu

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15. –16. 4. 2023 Poděs

Festival of children's amateur theatre ensembles.

www.sdruzenid.cz

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15. –16. 4. 2023 Olomoucké tvarůžky Cheese Festival

Festival where you can taste "Tvarůžky" cheese specialties, accompanying folklore programme, presentation of microbreweries.

https://tvaruzkovyfestival.olomouc.eu

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18. 4. 2023 Gates of Sights Wide Open

Guided tours, accompanying programme within the International Day For Monuments and Sites.

https://branypamatekdokoran.olomouc.eu

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20. –23. 4. 2023 09:00–17:00 Flora Olomouc Spring stage

Spring stage of the international gardening and flower exhibition and trade fair.

https://www.flora-ol.cz/akce/flora-olomouc

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25. –30. 4. 2023 Academia Film Olomouc

58th international festival of science documentary films.

www.afo.cz

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1. 5. 2023–30. 9. 2023 Street Art Festival

Graffiti festival and graffiti art exhibition in the city centre with international participation of graffiti and street artists.

www.streetart-festival.cz

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1. 5. 2023–31. 10. 2023 Sculpture Line

International sculpture festival in Olomouc.

www.sculptureline.cz

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9. –21. 5. 2023 Flora Theatre Festival

26th international theatre festival.

www.divadelniflora.cz

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10. 5. 2023 Majáles Student Festival of Palacký University

Music, film, theatre, art, non-profit sector, sports and outdoor activities, literary reading.

www.olomouckymajales.cz

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11. –27. 5. 2023 Dvořák’s Olomouc

21st international music festival.

www.mfo.cz

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19. 5. 2023 18:00–23:55 Olomouc Night of Museums National launch

Joint event of Olomouc museums, galleries and other cultural institutions, night tours of expositions with accompanying programme.

www.olomouckamuzejninoc.cz

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26. –27. 5. 2023 Olomouc Spring Wine Festival

Spring stage of wine festivities.

http://olomoucka-vinna.cz/

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1. –30. 6. 2023 Tramtárie OPEN-AIR

Summer theatre festival.

www.divadlotramtarie.cz

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1. 6. 2023 17:00–20:00 Olomouc City Awards for 2022

27th annual recognition of important personalities of the city, 15th annual presentation of the Feat of the Year Award.

www.cenamesta.cz

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2. –3. 6. 2023 Olomouc City Fest

Traditional historical city festival, procession to honour St Paula, concerts & theatre, craft fair.

https://svatkymesta.olomouc.eu

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2. –3. 6. 2023 Olomouc Festivities

Music festival.

https://olomouc.slavnosti.cz

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2. 6. 2023 17:00–23:55 Night of Churches

Access to Olomouc churches and prayer houses.

www.nockostelu.cz

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4. 6. 2023–10. 9. 2023 Promenade concerts

Traditional cycle of promenade concerts in the park.

https://promenadnikoncerty.olomouc.eu

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7. –12. 6. 2023 Cirkuskus

Festival of theatre and new circus.

www.divadlonacucky.cz

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10. –11. 6. 2023 09:00–18:00 Profession to Roses

Exhibition and festival in the Olomouc Rosarium.

https://www.flora-ol.cz/akce/vyznani-ruzim-3

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15. –29. 6. 2023 Theatrical June

Open-air of the Moravian Theatre.

www.moravskedivadlo.cz

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17. 6. 2023 Olomouc Half Maraton

The biggest sports event in Olomouc, sports fair.

www.runczech.com

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24. 6. 2023 Olomouc comes to life

3rd buskers festival in the city centre.

https://www.olomouczije.cz

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1. 7. 2023–27. 8. 2023 Evening relaxation at the Trinity

Summer multi-genre music festival. Every Friday.

https://letni.olomouc.eu

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21. –22. 7. 2023 Olomouc Summer Wine Festival

Summer stage of wine festivities.

www.olomoucka-vinna.cz

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28. –29. 7. 2023 Colores Flamencos

International festival of flamenco and Spanish culture.

www.flamencool.cz

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1. –25. 8. 2023 Olomouc Shakespeare's Summer

Tramtarie Theatre’s summer festival.

www.shakespearovskeleto.cz

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25. –26. 8. 2023 International Festival of Army Brass Bands

Army brass bands show.

www.olomouc.eu

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4. –10. 9. 2023 European Heritage Days

Open door days, concerts & theatre, guided tours and walks.

https://ded.olomouc.eu

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4. –18. 9. 2023 International Organ Festival

Organ music festival.

www.mfo.cz

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4. –10. 9. 2023 16:00–18:00 Olomouc Lafayette Festival

Theater festival of Jan Sulovský's plays about Olomouc personalities.

https://ded.olomouc.eu

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19. 9. 2023 MEET UP 23

Music, film, theatre, art, sports, outdoor activities.

https://meetup.upol.cz

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22. 9. 2023–22. 10. 2023 Autumn Festival of Sacred Music

30th annual of spiritual music festival.

www.podzimni-festival.cz

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29. –30. 9. 2023 Olomouc Autumn Wine Festival

Autumn stage of wine festivities.

www.olomoucka-vinna.cz

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5. –8. 10. 2023 09:00–17:00 Flora Olomouc - Hortikomplex

Autumn stage of the international gardening and flower exhibition and trade fair & Olima.

https://www.flora-ol.cz/akce/flora-olomouc-hortikomplex-2023

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13. –15. 10. 2023 EXOTA Olomouc

International exhibition of exotic and ornamental birds.

www.flora-ol.cz

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16. –19. 10. 2023 Prix Bohemia Radio

39th international festival of radio production.

www.prixbohemia.rozhlas.cz

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11. –12. 11. 2023 St Martin’s Day in Olomouc

Celebration of St Martin's Day, tasting and sale of young wines.

www.olomouc.eu

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19. 11. 2023–23. 12. 2023 Olomouc Christmas

Traditional Christmas markets, St Nicholas Day, cultural and accompanying programme.

www.vanocnitrhy.eu

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24. –26. 11. 2023 Dizajntrh (Design market)

Original sales show of author's fashion work, jewellery, toys and other products.

www.dizajntrh.cz

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7. –10. 12. 2023 17:00–20:00 PAF Animated Film Festival

Festival of film animation and contemporary art.

www.pifpaf.cz

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1. 1. 2024 New Year celebration

New Year celebration with programme for families with children.

www.olomouc.eu

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