Svatý Kopeček - Olomouc
Basic information about the trail
Svatý Kopeček near Olomouc is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Czech Republic. The local basilica is a gem of Baroque architecture. On the way to Olomouc, you will not only enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside – on one side of the Haná River, on the other side of the Jeseníky Mountains, but also several places that are definitely worth a longer stop. It is Velká Bystřice, a village known for its adherence to Haná traditions, or of course the city of Olomouc itself – the historical centre with the unique Holy Trinity Column, the astronomical clock, a set of Baroque fountains, the Morava River, forts, beautiful parks and mysterious romantic streets.
What's ahead of us?
If you plan to visit the sights in Olomouc, book at least an extra day because it’s really worth it.
What can be seen?
Archaeological, pilgrimage, technical and natural monuments.
Where to eat and sleep?
Restaurants and accommodation along the trail.
Pension Zámeček Varna
Hotel Chateau Velká Bystřice
Accommodation in Olomouc
Reasturants in Olomouc
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Photos from hiking.
Why walk the trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route?
The long-distance trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route invite you to pilgrimage sites and archaeological sites that have contributed significantly to the development of Slavic culture. They are signposted in both directions and encourage wandering without borders, not only state borders.
What can be obtained?
Perhaps everyone likes to bring back something from hiking, be it various tourist and souvenir items. If you will be hiking the Cyril and Methodius Route, we have prepared the following printed materials to motivate you to hike the trail: