en.infoglobe.cz » CZ, Kromeriz – Charming Beauty I

CZ, Kromeriz – Charming Beauty I

Published: 15.3.2017
In our new mini series we introduce you to Kromeriz, a town of beautiful streets, squares, sacral constructions, amazing gardens, and UNSECO sights. We will roam in one of the most beautiful places in the Czech Republic. Its amazing history, culture, and knowledge is why it is called Athens of Hana.

Kroměříž

This town of almost 30 thousand lies on the Morava River. It was founded on the trade routes crossroads. This helped it to flourish. Also, the archbishops' of Olomouc summer residence added to the development of the town and left it with many sights luring local inhabitants and foreign tourists alike. In Kromeriz, many great personalities were born such as the 14th century reformist preacher Jan Milic, signer Karel Kryl, singer Stanislav Hlozek, the President Ludvik Svoboda (he worked here), or rapper Patrika Vrbovského a.k.a. Rytmus. Many other people born here and became famous are much more. However, we are going to learn more about the history of the town,

Kroměříž - the monument of Ján Milíč in the foregroundKroměříž - Karel Kryl memorial board

The history of the town began in 1110. Various sources give evidence of town's foundation. Only in 1260, was Kromeriz declared a town thanks to Bruno of Schauenburg, the archbishop of Olomouc. A part of diocesis was moved there later. Then, large construction works took place here, however, military invasions, and damaging fire interrupted the boom in the city. The influence of the bishops of Olomouc was tremendous and lasted till the 19th century. We have to mention Bishop Karel Lichtenstein-Kastelkron. He is considered the second founder of the city. And thanks to the bishop Kromeriz Kromeriz is what it is. However, peaceful development of the town was interrupted in the year 1848. Then, the Reichstag assembly which was movd here from Wien which was in turmoil was moved in here. The town lost many of its inhabitants because of the world wars, and many sights were damaged. Thankfully, the historic core of the town was renovated. Soon, it was declared a historical zone. In 1998, Kvetna garden, Podzamecka garden, and Archbishopric Chateau were declared UNESCO protected sights.

Kroměříž

The best way to learn to know Kromeriz is by seeing its sights. Apart from the aforementioned sights, there is chateau library. It holds 90 thousand publications, andKromerizsky Sakramentar one of the oldest liturgic books in the Czech Republic. The municipal gallery is worth visiting as well. It holds the famous paint by Tizian - Apollo and Marsyas, or the bishopric mint holding the largest coin collection in Central Europe. During walks thorugh the town you have to see sacral constructions, wine cellars, or museums. In the following parts of our story on Kromeriz, we introduce you to other sights in Kromeriz.

Kroměříž

If you have some spare time, go and explore the surroundings. You can explore the national park of Zahlinicke Ponds, hydroelectric powerplant Strz. The latter is unique for its forst use of Kaplan's turbine in the Czech Republic. Another option is to follow the trace of Cubism painter Emil Filla in Chropyne.

Kroměříž - surroundings

As soon as next week, we begin with a walk through the town and we start right at Archbishopric palace.

 

GPS: 49°17'55.5"N 17°23'35.9"E

Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

Zlín - Shoes And Big Sport Talents - VIDEO
Published: 13.4.2010
When you hear Zlín, everybody could remember emotive story of Baťa Parentage. His trace is to be felt till now from all parts of the town. It is to be rebound from the walls of factories, in streets´ names or in a name of local University.

CZ, Luhacovice – Beautiful Spas and Interesting Surroundings II
Published: 16.8.2017
After the introduction to Luhacovice and local world famous spa, we visit some local cultural, nature, and historic sights. We are going to travel within the regions of unique Valassko, hospitable Slovacko and fertile Hana.

CZ, Luhacovice – Beautiful Spa and Interesting Surroundings I
Published: 9.8.2017
Luhacovice spa is beautiful, quiant and treats patiens in any season of the year. Its diverse architecture, splendid surroundings and green has always charmed its visitors.

CZ, Otrokovice – An Industrial Town Bordering Three Regions
Published: 2.8.2017
Last time we paid visit to the Zlin Zoo. Today we visit the second largest city in the district of Zlin, a city sitting on the confluence of the rivers Morava and Drevnice.

CZ, Zlin – A Unique Zoo
Published: 26.7.2017
Today we take you to an amazing place about 10 kilometers from downtown Zlin. The city was founded by the Shoe King Tomas Bata in 1930. Well, you may already realized we are going to visit the Zlin Zoo. Locals dubb it Zoo Lesna.

CZ, Kromeriz – Charming Beauty V
Published: 12.4.2017
Kvetna Garden is our last stop in Kromeriz. The garden is true gem of architecture even on global scale.

CZ: Kromeriz – Charming Beauty IV
Published: 5.4.2017
Last week, we concluded our article on Kromeriz at Podzamecka garden which is listed as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is amazing nature gem of this picturesque city.

CZ, Kromeriz – Charming Beauty III
Published: 29.3.2017
During our walks in Kromeriz we reached Archbishopric chateau on Snemovni sqaure. We follow up on our last week's walk and explore more of beautiful places in this city. Before entering the cahteau, we visit the Mlynska gate which is a part of city's fortification.

CZ, Kromeriz – Charming Beauty II
Published: 22.3.2017
Today we make our first walk i Kromeriz. We will look at the most amazing gems of its architecture, see its marvelous squares, and picturesque streets.

CZ, Rymice – A Historic Village
Published: 1.2.2017
11 kilometers from Holesov, there is the village of Rymice with lures such as folk architecture.

CZ, Bystrice pod Hostynem – Town of Bended Furniture
Published: 5.2.2017
After visiting the pilgrimage place Holy Hostýn we could not miss even three kilometers remote sites town Bystřice pod Hostýnem, which is famous for the production bentwood furniture. Of course the furniture is far from everything this town has to offer.

CZ, Svaty Hostyn – Site of Pilgrimage
Published: 25.1.2017
This time we are about to visit the highest situated Marian pilgrimage site in Moravia. For centuries, it has attracted pilgrims from near as well as from afar. The place we talk about is Svaty Hostyn.

CZ, Holesov – History, Historical Figures and Landmarks
Published: 29.1.2017
On the western edge of the Hostyn Hills, in Kromeriz district, there is a small town of Holesov. The town is known for its early Baroque chateau and its grandiose French style park as well as for its well-known jewish community in the past.


Related Photogallery

CZ, Kromeriz – Bohemian Gem
In our photogallery, we take you to the town of amazing gardens and historic landmarks. Its quian...

CZ, Bystrice pod Hostynem and Svaty Hostyn
Let us invite you to visit Bystrice pod Hostynem, a place offering many great experiences. Regard...

CZ, Holesov and Rymice - Two Different Worlds
The town of Holesov is situated on the western rim of the Hostynske Hills. Visitors can enjoy a w...

CZ, Luhacovice - Magical Spa
Southeastern Czech republic is home to the small spa town of Luhacovice. The town is set in a val...

CZ, Luhacovice Spa - Rest for Body and Soul
Luhacovice Spa are not only traditional spa town offering large variety of services, but also an ...

Place

Czech republic

Partner:

Vyžaduje Adobe Flash Player

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Today:tuesday 24. 10. 2017
Holiday:Nina
Today:
tuesday 24.10.
13 °C
Tomorrow:
wednesday 25.10.
16 °C