Krelovska 91, Olomouc, 779 00, Czech Republic
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Prague to Olomouc and Ruzomberok
I am planning to go from Prague to Olomouc and from there to Ruzomberok (Slovakia).
Does anybody know how long does it take to go by train from Prague to Olomouc? And by car?
Is it possible to go from Olomouc to Ruzomberok by train or bus? How long does it take? And by car?
If the trips do not take very long, I intended to do it in one day (trip from Prague + visit to Olomouc + trip to sleep in Ruzomberok). Is it a good idea or is it worth to have a longer visit to Olomouc and sleep there?
RE: Prague to Olomouc and Ruzomberok
Eso es el horario de todos los trenos y buses en República Checa:
RE: RE: Prague to Olomouc and Ruzomberok
Thank you for your answers.
And just another question. Do you know if there are lockers in Olomouc station to store the baggage during the day? Are they safe? How much do they cost?
Thank you again.
P.S.: Muchas gracias, Claude.
Travel Tips for Olomouc
Olomouc-Region-card is a way to save some money, when exploring Olomouc and the surrounding area. This card gives you free entrance to many museums, castles and palaces, you will get reductions in several restaurants and in few spas or at sporting facilities. Even Hotels, pensions and Camping-sites will give you some reductions (BUT not, when you had booked your room already in advance). Transportation is obviously not included in that card !
There are 2 types of Olomouc-Cards :
48 hours for 160 cK (ca. 5 Euros)
5 consecutive days : 340 cK (ca. 11 euros)
children untill 15 pay half of these fares !
Republic Square (Namesti Republiky)
Go to Republic Square (Namesti Republiky) - about 5-10 min. on foot from Horni Namest (Upper Square).
The Republic Square is to the right - good place to park a car. View on Denisova Street with the Cathedral in the background on the picture.
MORE: in my travelogue Republic Square (Namesti Republiky).
On the Radnice you can find, on the northern side, the astronomical clock (orloj). It's quite a strange clock indeed, since during the communist era it was modified quite a lot, changing che saints figures with some workers ones! So at every hours you can see the procession of the proletariate workers instead of the saints! Very strange and original! ;-)
A stroll around the city walls
A series of defensive fortifications and moats once completely enclosed Olomouc. The best preserved parts are visible from the Bezruè gardens, below the teahouse and St. Michaels cathedral. The long wall with semi-circular bastions along Studentska Ulice formed part of the northern wall. The water barracks that today house the Russian and Irish pubs and the 24hr espresso bar were also part of the system.
There were also sixteen outlying forts, some of which still exist. Most still belong to the military and are off limits to the public, but one is home to ‘Exit discotheque’, allegedly the largest outdoor nightclub in the country and home to the laser beam/searchlight thing that sometimes sweeps the weekend skies. If you don’t mind piercing techno and screaming fifteen year olds, you might like to go there.
The natural history museum, naturally.
The history and nature museum is housed in the former clarisian convent on namìstí republiky (Republic Square). There are the usual collection of rocks and artifacts, and an interesting exhibit of the flora and fauna of the region, but probably the best things to see are in the 'Old Olomouc' section; woodcuts and prints from previous centuries, weapons & armour, traditional dress and many of the original religious figures from older versions of the astronomical clock.
The museum is closed every Monday and some Tuesdays, and the entry is cheap.
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