Olomouc, Czech Republic

The sleepy but picturesque city of Olomouc, Czech Republic, is in Moravia a few hours east of Prague. Good luck finding another tourist! It has two beautiful town squares and, like Prague, a fascinating astronomical clock re-built after World War II in a politically-correct socialist theme.

Olomouc Town Hall and Upper Square.

Olomouc’s Astronomical Clock

The main square, Dolní Náměstí (Upper Square) is dominated by the Town Hall (which includes the astronomical clock), a huge plague column (the Holy Trinity Column, built to give thanks for surviving the Plague in the middle ages), and numerous fountains.

Hercules Fountain, Olomouc

Olomouc Holy Trinity Column and Town Hall, Upper Square

Town Hall Clock, Olomouc

Olomouc also has a nice old cathedral not far from the center of town.

Saint Wenceslas Cathedral, Dusk, Olomouc

The beautiful Tritons fountain is close to the cathedral:

Tritons Fountain (Kasna Tritonu), Olomouc

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