efore visiting the Czech Republic we had never heard of Olomouc. Little did we know this was going to be one of the more underrated destinations we visited on our month-long adventure through the country. Often referred to as Little Prague without the tourists, Olomouc has many historical and cultural gems throughout the city. This was one of those places that we wouldn’t have appreciated as much without knowing some of the history and stories that give this place character and personality.
While the name is a bit confusing to pronounce, like OH-la-mootz, we found ourselves finding plenty of reasons to fall in love with Olomouc from cats, cathedrals, and cheese here are our reasons to love Olomouc.
1. IT’S A YOUNG TOWN
Olomouc isn’t young in age, not even close, but it does have a large young adult scene. Home to universities that bring in around 25,000 students per year, 25% of the inhabitants in Olomouc, you can expect to find a younger, hip crowd and vibe in the city. There are tons of amazing pubs and bars that cater to this crowd as well as great cafes.
We think that this gives the city a bit of an edge and a fun vibe that alot of historical cities don’t have. We enjoyed the personality this younger crowd gave Olomouc.