"Olomouc, Stramberk and Novi Jicin" Olomouc by matcrazy1
Olomouc Travel Guide: 328 reviews and 1,156 photos
Would you like to ride this turtle? Visit Olomouc :-). As I know turtles don't live in Olomouc, hmm... maybe a few in pet store.
The city is beautiful - really worth of your visit.
Why visit Olomouc?
1. Amazing architecture of the Old Town:
- narrow, lovely streets,
- Horni and Dolni Namesti (Upper and Lower Square) with Town Hall building and lovely old and new fountains (the new one with the turtle on the pic),
- "some of old buildings are very similar to buildings in my hometown Ljubljana" - from Olga (olja1234),
2. beer - you must taste it (if you like),
3. the Old Town is easy to walk and is still not over-crowded (I was on Sunday and the city looked empty :-),
4. this region of Czech is much cheaper then Prague,
5. Olomouc is good base for trips to nearby Stramberk (amazing wooden old houses) and Novi Jicin.
Some date from encyclopaedia (I don't like it on VT but Olomouc is unknown place so I decided to put it here):
(ô´lômots) , Ger. Olmütz, city (1991 pop. 105,537), E central Czech Republic, in Moravia, on the Morava River. Olomouc is an industrial city, with factories producing machinery, appliances, and food products, especially candy and chocolate. An ancient town, it was once the leading city of Moravia and was strongly fortified. In 1242, Wenceslaus II of Bohemia defeated the Mongol invaders there. Also at Olomouc, in 1469, Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary, had himself crowned king of Bohemia. The city was held by the Swedes from 1642 to 1650. In 1758, Frederick II besieged it unsuccessfully. An agreement between Austria and Prussia was signed there (1850), dissolving the German Union under Prussia's presidency and restoring the German Confederation, headed by Austria. Prussia smarted under the “humiliation of Olmütz” until 1866, when it defeated Austria in war. Present-day landmarks include the Cathedral of St. Wenceslaus (begun 12th cent.), the city hall (rebuilt 13th cent.), and two Gothic churches. Also in the city are a university (founded 1566), the Cyril-Methodius theological faculty, and several libraries. The Marquis de Lafayette was once imprisoned in Olomouc's fortress. Today there are lovely parks and gardens where the fortress formerly stood.
MUCH MORE in my travelogues. YOU ARE WELCOME :-))).
- Pros:Great old architecture, delicious beer, cheap!
- Cons:Not so easy to get there
- In a nutshell:Take time to taste beer in the amazing Old Town!
To be honest I didn't eat anything here because it was... closed on Sunday. I tkink the owners of the restaurant love... more travel advice
Look at forbidden, a little neglected streets as well. more travel advice
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