Kromeriz: Historical Town and UNESCO Site

Kromeriz is a beautiful historical town in Moravia, the eastern part of the Czech Republic. It was founded in 1260 AD, originally as summer residence of the Bishops (and later Archbishops) of the nearby Olomouc. As a result, you can find several landmarks, churches, and historical buildings directly connected with the presence of the Archbishops in Kromeriz. The best known is the Baroque Archbishop’s Palace and its gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998 (earlier, parts of the Oscar-movie Amadeus were filmed here). It is located at Velke Namesti (literally Big Square), the historical heart of the city.

Kromeriz Location and Basic Info

Kromeriz is located in Zlin Region, 60 km to the east from Brno (the second largest city in the Czech Republic). It is one of important cultural centres of Hana, a historical region with specific traditions and dialect. The population of Kromeriz is almost 30,000. The city is the capital of Kromeriz District. The Morava River flows through Kromeriz.

Getting to Kromeriz

Kromeriz is well accessible by road from most parts of the Czech Republic. From Prague or Brno, take highway D1 – exit number 258 (Kromeriz zapad = west) or 260 (Kromeriz vychod = east).

If you travel by train, almost all express trains stop in Prerov (20 km from Kromeriz) and some also stop in Kojetin (7 km) or Otrokovice (12 km). You can get to Kromeriz Station by local trains or buses from any of these places.

The postal code of Kromeriz is 767 01.