Travelers to Czech Republic
A nice-to-have problem for visitors to the Czech Republic is where to go after Prague. You can find plenty of worthy applicants (Český Krumlov and Karlovy differ come to mind), although often-overlooked Moravian city, Olomouc, features quietly forced itself to the conversation. Olomouc (obvious olla-moats) has it-all, including Unesco-protected structure, great museums and energetic, student-oriented nightlife. The arrival of new, high-speed railway service from Prague makes it much simpler to achieve than ever.
Olomouc, a stately previous Moravian capital and Habsburg stronghold, plays an outsized part in Czech record. It had been within 1306 that younger King Wenceslas III had been assassinated in a murder that stays unsolved even today. Centuries later, in 1848, Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph I was crowned right here (during the tender age 18) after bourgeois revolutions around European countries that year forced the royal family members temporarily from Vienna for safer digs.