Visit a city made famous by its unique tem of fountains, taste an aromatic cheese, which is famous even beyond the borders of the Czech Republic or simply admire the beautiful costumes and traditions of the Olomouc Region. The region is rich in tradition and history as well as in the diversity of its nature. Olomouc with roughly one hundred thousand inhabitants is the largest city in this region, which is located in the eastern part of the Czech Republic and borders Poland to the north. Olomouc is home to the second oldest and second largest (after Prague) urban conservation zone in the Czech Republic. In the city, one can admire the Holy Trinity Column (a UNESCO monument), along with the Renaissance city hall and astronomical clock or the tem of Baroque fountains, depicting stories from ancient mythology. The Olomouc Region remains rich in traditions to this day. Locals continue to host a variety of feasts, carnivals, fairs and balls. Traditional events include, for instance, Hanacky festivals in Nam&t na Hane, Prostjov and Tovaov or the Kings' Ride in Doloplazy. The diverse history of the region is reflected in the presence of many old castles and chateaux. A visit to Bouzov, Helf&tyn, &ternberk or chateaux in Nam& na Hane, Tovaov and Plumlov are certainly worth the time and effort. Sports enthusiasts will also find many points of interest throughout the Olomouc Region. The flat terrain along the Morava River provides an ideal place for family hiking or biking trips. Several recreational areas take pride in the fact that one can ride horses, play golf and tennis, visit rope courses or simply relax at water's edge all in the immediate area. The Jeseniky area is sought out by enthusiasts of winter and summer sports. Ski resorts located high in the mountains guarantee a long winter season and in the Jeseniky you can enjoy downhill skiing as well as cross-country skiing. During the summer, you can go swimming, ride bicycles, try out mountain go-carts or go rock climbing. The Jeseniky are also ranked second in the Czech Republic in concentration of spa resorts. A visit to Priessnitz spa or to spas in Velke Losiny, Dolni Lipova and Bludov is certainly a worthwhile investment. The Javoiko cave complex, which hides many of the treasures and beautiful sites beneath the earth, is also very unique. While in the Olomouc Region you should also taste one of the local culinary specialities. The most famous is Olomouc Cheese and a soft, aged cheese with strong aroma, which is mentioned in historical sources dating back to the sixteenth century.