Olomouc is the sixth largest city in Czech Republic but also one of its most underrated, featuring all of the history and charm of Prague but also lacking the crowds and backed by great nightlife due to the student population.
Sport in Olomouc
- The main football club in Olomouc is SK Sigma Olomouc, who won the Czech Cup in 2012 and has competed in the UEFA Europa League on a number of occasions. The team play their matches at Andrův Stadium, a 12,566 capacity ground that has hosted Czech Republic international matches.
- The city’s other football team is 1. HFK Olomouc who play at Stadion FK Holice, who are usually found in one of Czech Republic’s lower leagues and have never played in the First Division.
- HC Olomouc is the city’s ice hockey team who play in the country’s highest league, winning the championship in 1994. They play their matches at Zimní stadion Olomouc.
Travelling to Olomouc
Airport – The closest airports to Olomouc are in Brno (70km), Ostrava (80km), Prague (280km), Katowice in Poland (210km), Krakow in Poland (265km), Bratislava in Slovakia (210km) or Vienna in Austria (260km).
These airports serve a number of European destinations and you can reach Olomouc by car, bus or train.
Train – The Olomouc railway station is located approximately 2 kilometres east of the city centre and is an important junction, connecting Prague (3 hours), Brno (90 minutes) as well as Ostrava, Zlín and Břeclav.
Where to stay in Olomouc
Food & Drink in Olomouc
What to do in Olomouc
The central point of Olomouc’s old town is Upper Square, which features many of the city’s important landmarks such as the Unesco World Heritage listed Holy Trinity Column and the 15th century Town Hall.
What is left of Olomouc Castle is located on a hill near Wenceslas Square and is also home of the Archdiocesan Museum, outlining 1000 years of history of the city and the Saint Wenceslas’ Cathedral.