Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Olomouc - Kokory

Liberation Memorial Velký Týnec

In 1921 a large stone cairn was built above Velký Týnec – the Liberation Monument. It is located in the area where once there was a fortified settlement. The building, conceived as the Liberation Monument, was designed by a local native, architect František Kolář. Even the President of the Czechoslovak Republic, T. G. Masaryk, attended the unveiling ceremony on 18 September 1921. This event is commemorated by a nearby memorial stone. On the front side of the cairn is the inscription 1620-VSTALŤ JEST-NÁROD OSVOBOZENÝ-1918. A memorial plaque commemorating the death of 31 men from Tyniec who died at the front during World War I, including one of the twenty citizens who joined the Czechoslovak foreign legions, was placed in the cairn. Later, a memorial plaque to the victims of World War II was added. The imposing cairn stands on Hradisko Hill 299 m above sea level, a wooden cross stands a short distance away, there is a fireplace with seating and benches are placed around it. It is a beautiful viewpoint, in good weather you can enjoy a beautiful view not only of the village itself, but also of Olomouc.