Olomouc

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Olomouc (,, ; locally Holomóc or Olomóc; Olmütz; Ołomuniec ; Alamóc; Olomucium or Iuliomontium) is a city in Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic.wikipedia
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Olomouc (,, ; locally Holomóc or Olomóc; Olmütz; Ołomuniec ; Alamóc; Olomucium or Iuliomontium) is a city in Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic. Today, it is the administrative centre of the Olomouc Region and the sixth largest city in the Czech Republic.
Its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents; other major cities are Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pilsen.

Moravia

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Olomouc (,, ; locally Holomóc or Olomóc; Olmütz; Ołomuniec ; Alamóc; Olomucium or Iuliomontium) is a city in Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic.
Before being sacked by the Swedish army during the Thirty Years' War, Olomouc was another capital.

Olomouc Region

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Today, it is the administrative centre of the Olomouc Region and the sixth largest city in the Czech Republic.
It is named for its capital Olomouc.

Moravian dialects

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Olomouc (,, ; locally Holomóc or Olomóc; Olmütz; Ołomuniec ; Alamóc; Olomucium or Iuliomontium) is a city in Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic.
This may be due to absence of a single Moravian cultural and political centre (analogous to Prague in Bohemia) for most of the history, as well as the fact that both of its major cities—Brno and Olomouc—used to be predominantly inhabited by a German-speaking population.

Brno

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In the Middle Ages, it was the biggest town in Moravia and competed with Brno for the position of capital.
In the early 11th century Brno was established as a castle of a non-ruling prince from the House of Přemyslid, and Brno became one of the centres of Moravia along with Olomouc and Znojmo.

Societas eruditorum incognitorum in terris Austriacis

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In 1746 the first learned society in the lands under control of the Austrian Habsburgs, the Societas eruditorum incognitorum in terris Austriacis, was founded in Olomouc to spread Enlightenment ideas.
It was established, formally, in 1746 at the university and episcopal town of Olomouc in order to spread Enlightenment ideas.

Holy Trinity Column, Olomouc

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Olomouc contains several large squares, the chief of which is adorned with the Holy Trinity Column, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc, in the Czech Republic is a Baroque monument (Trinity column) that was built between 1716 to 1754.

Olomouc Synagogue

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Jews returned to the city and, in 1897, built a synagogue.
Olomouc Synagogue, (Synagoga v Olomouci), located in Olomouc, Czech Republic, was built in 1897 and was destroyed during a Nazi attack in March 1939.

Punctation of Olmütz

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Two years later, Austrian and German statesmen held a conference here called the Punctation of Olmütz.
The treaty was the result of a conference held in Olmütz in the Austrian Margraviate of Moravia (now Olomouc, Czech Republic).

Mongol invasion of Europe

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In 1235, the Mongols launched an invasion of Europe.
The Mongols then tried to take the town of Olomouc, but Wenceslaus managed to get the aid of Austrian Babenbergs and they repulsed the raid.

Vladislaus II of Hungary

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In 1479 two kings of Bohemia (Vladislaus II and Matthias Corvinus) met here and concluded an agreement (Peace of Olomouc of 1479) for splitting the country.
Fearing of losing Matthias's support, the Catholic nobles proclaimed him king of Bohemia in Olomouc on 3 May.

Hradisko Monastery

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Several monasteries are in Olomouc, including Hradisko Monastery, Convent of Dominican Sisters in Olomouc and others.
Hradisko Monastery or Monastery Hradisko (Czech language: Klášter Hradisko or Klášterní Hradisko, or simply Hradiště; colloquially also: Moravský Escorial, English: Castle Monastery or Hillfort Monastery) is a former monastery and a former village north-east of the city of Olomouc, nowadays a suburb of Olomouc.

Morava (river)

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Located on the Morava River, the city is the ecclesiastical metropolis and was a historical capital city of Moravia, before having been sacked by the Swedish army during the Thirty Years' War.
In the Czech Republic, there are some larger towns lying upon Morava, particularly Olomouc, Kroměříž, Otrokovice, Uherské Hradiště and Hodonín.

St. Catherine Monastery, Olomouc

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Several monasteries are in Olomouc, including Hradisko Monastery, Convent of Dominican Sisters in Olomouc and others.
The Monastery of St. Catherine in Olomouc, Czech Republic, was founded in 1287 for a community of Dominican nuns, who occupied it until 1782, when it passed over to the Ursuline nuns.

Statutory city (Czech Republic)

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Today, it is the administrative centre of the Olomouc Region and the sixth largest city in the Czech Republic.

Olomouc Astronomical Clock

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It has a tower 250 ft high, adorned with an astronomical clock in an uncommon Socialist Realist style.
The Olomouc Astronomical Clock (Olomoucký orloj) is part of the northern wall of the town hall of Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Church of Saint Michael (Olomouc)

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Saint Michael's Church is notable.
Church of Saint Michael (Kostel svatého Michala) is a Roman Catholic church in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Saint Wenceslas Cathedral

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When the Austrian-born composer and musician Philip J. Rittler accepted a post at the Wenceslas Cathedral in the latter 17th century, he felt it necessary to learn Czech.
Saint Wenceslas Cathedral (Czech language: Katedrála svatého Václava) is a gothic cathedral at Wenceslas square in Olomouc, in the Czech Republic, founded in 1107.

Franz Joseph I of Austria

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Most of its faculties were suppressed in the 1850s by the Habsburg régime in retaliation for professor and student support for the 1848 revolution and the Czech National Revival.
In December 1848, Emperor Ferdinand abdicated the throne at Olomouc, as part of Minister President Felix zu Schwarzenberg's plan to end the Revolutions of 1848 in Hungary.

Church of Saint Maurice (Olomouc)

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Saint Maurice Church, a fine Gothic building of the 15th century, has the 6th-largest church organ in Central Europe.
Church of Saint Maurice (Kostel svatého Mořice) is a Roman Catholic church in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Peace of Olomouc

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In 1479 two kings of Bohemia (Vladislaus II and Matthias Corvinus) met here and concluded an agreement (Peace of Olomouc of 1479) for splitting the country.
On 21 July 1479 the agreement was ratified during the course of festivities in Olomouc.

Olomouc hlavní nádraží

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Local railway services from Olomouc hlavní nádraží (main railway station) to Senice na Hané and Prostějov make stops around the city.
Olomouc hlavní nádraží (, abbreviated Olomouc hl.n), is a railway station, the main train terminus of Olomouc, sixth biggest city in the Czech Republic.

Siege of Olomouc

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Olomouc was fortified by Maria Theresa during the wars with Frederick the Great, who besieged the city unsuccessfully for seven weeks in 1758.
The Siege of Olomouc took place in 1758 when a Prussian army led by Frederick the Great besieged the Austrian city of Olmütz (now Olomouc, Czech Republic) during the Prussian invasion of Moravia in the Third Silesian War (Seven Years' War).

Mausoleum of Yugoslav Soldiers in Olomouc

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Other notable destinations are the Olomouc Orthodox Church, consecrated to, and the Mausoleum of Yugoslav Soldiers.
It was built in 1926 in the Bezruč's Park in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) by the Czechoslovak-Yugoslav League.