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Stories and Tips Olomouc

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Teutonic knights and stalagmites: Bouzov castle and Javoricko caves

Written by captain oddsocks on 26 Apr, 2005

Bouzov castle is widely considered to be one of the most spectacularly set, photogenic castles in the Czech Republic, and is a very popular location for filming fairytales. A daytrip there from Olomouc is especially good if you leave early enough to also visit the Javořičko…Read More


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More rocks than you can poke a stick at; the Caves of the Moravian Karst

Written by captain oddsocks on 27 Mar, 2005

The Moravian Karst/Moravsky Kras is the best-known and most extensive Karst area in Central Europe. More than 1,000 caves are known to exist across an area of approximately 100 square kilometers. Four of these have been made accessible to the public. In 1956, the Moravian…Read More


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Christians and Lions on Svatý Kopecek

Written by captain oddsocks on 27 Mar, 2005

The Cathedral of the Visitation of Our Lady Mary/Chrám Navštívení Panny Marie is the cathedral visible on the hillside to the east of Olomouc on a clear day. The impressive Baroque cathedral rests on the side of the 421m elevation Svatý Kopeček /Holy Hill above…Read More


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Upper Square's Statuary Fountains

Written by kjlouden on 02 Oct, 2004

Czech statuary Anyone who has seen Charles the Fourth at the end of the Charles Bridge in Prague may agree that Czech statuary has a unique expressiveness. Sometimes the mouth is open, and the nose has an eagle quality that suggests character. The effect…Read More


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Olomouc

Written by captain oddsocks on 16 Mar, 2006

Olomouc is a city of 105,000 inhabitants on the banks of the Morava River. Its historic core is the second-largest urban preservation zone in the country (after Prague). For much of its 1000 years of recorded history Olomouc was the capital of Moravia and remains…Read More


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Daytrips from Olomouc

Written by captain oddsocks on 16 Mar, 2006

Nestled below the foothills of the Jeseník Mountains, on the edge of the Haná plain, and blessed with a dense network of public transport connections, Olomouc is the perfect base for day trips into the Moravian countryside.The closest destinations are in the hills to the…Read More


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Trucks, Freud, and the Gnomes of Stramberk

Written by captain oddsocks on 23 Mar, 2005

Novy Jicin is a well-preserved historic town less than 1 hour away on one of the frequent direct buses from Olomouc. It is an interesting town in its own right, but the best thing about it is the number of other fantastic things to see…Read More


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