According to the Lonely Planet guide Secret Europe: "The most beautiful city in the Czech Republic".
The town's history can be felt at every step. Olomouc was previously the seat of powerful ruling families.
Today Olomouc is a modern metropolis of Moravia with a large student community, offering several excellent opportunities for relaxation and entertainment.
The grandiose churches and baroque fountains here alternate with romantic secluded corners. Towering above the pulsating square are the slim spires of the cathedral, churches and town hall, which together form a unique city panorama. The splendour of the superb palaces is heightened by the quiet charm of the cob- bled streets.
After the capital of Prague, Olomouc contains the largest concentration of remarkable monuments in the Czech Republic. Imposing features include the Holy Trinity Column on the Upper Square, entered in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, or the unique town hall astronomical clock on the façade of the Olomouc Town hall. It is indisputably a rarity in worldwide
Our tour starts at Lower Square where we can find
- Jupiter's Fountain
- Marian plague column
- Neptune's Fountain
From there we will walk to Upper Square where are
- Arion's Fountain
- Holy Trinity Column - UNESCO monument
- Town Hall with Astronomical Clock - climb to The Town Hall Tower on
- Hercules' Fountain
- Caesar's Fountain
- St Maurice's Church
- Mercury's Fountain
On the way to Olomouc castle we will see
- St Michael's Church
- Chapel of St John Sarkander
- Tritons' Fountain
- Church of Our Lady of the Snows
- St Wenceslas' Cathedral
Olomouc castle - last stop on this tour
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel in Olomouc or at Olomouc train station
End location: Drop off at your hotel in Olomouc or at Olomouc train station
Duration: 6 hours
We will get around on foot and by car. Transport by Car - NISSAN Note 2011 - great leg room at rear seats. Safe, modern air-conditioned vehicle - great for long journeys
My services as your own personal guide in Olomouc. Transport by car in Olomouc.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 CZK - Town Hall Tower Climb entry fee and entry to Olomouc Castle
Entrance fees noted above
Meals, drinks, and personal purchases