Hradec nad Moravicí
747 41 Hradec nad Moravicí
Phone: 595 173 043, 778 700 071
The majority of visitors want to see Hradec Castle. It was the Lichnovsky lineage who wrote the most significant chapter in its history. The castle houses valuable collections of antique furniture, glass and china, a library and a picture gallery.
Hradec, though, does not mean only the castle. Many other places are worth seeing, too – among them the Church of St. Peter and Paul from the 16th century, stations of the Cross called the Silesian Calvary and unique relics of fortifications called Šance from the Silesian Wars, which gave its name also to the latest tourist attraction, the Šance Observation Tower, situated 522 m above the sea level. From its top there is a marvelous view of Opava region and both the Beskydy and Jeseníky mts. You should not miss a 19th century wonder of technology, a 3.5 km long Weisshuhn`s Paper Mill Race leading through three tunnels built in slopes and two aqueducts.
It can be seen in the garden of the house no 90. The column is 2.8 m high and was built after the wars with Napoleon in memory of epidemics, which killed plenty of people in the parish. It is very simple, because the people were poor and destitute in the wars. Most of them earned their living by spinning and cloth making. The level of agricultural production was low because the soil was infertile.
The visitors cn see metal plaques in four niches. On one of them there is the text: “To the memory of plague in Moravia and Silesia in 1815 and 1816.” On the others you can see paintings with biblical themes: Christ praying on Mount of Olives, Christ´s Crucifixion on Calvary and Seven Deceased in Mortuary. The column, which had been considerably damaged, was reconstructed in 1995. The paintings on the column are copies – originals are kept in the Town Museum.