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.
Šance Lookout Tower – a landmark between Hradec-upon-Moravice and Raduň castles. Follow a tourist path marked with yellow signs from Hradec-upon-Moravice. The tower is located 522m above sea level, not far from Jakubčovice, a part of Hradec. It is 15.5m high and 60 steps lead to the top of it, from where there is a marvelous view of Opava region and the Jeseníky and Beskydy mountains. It is named after nearby military fortifications built after the Silesian Wars in the 18th century.
Open from April to October, opening hours 9am – 6pm. Access at your own risk.
The access to the tower is free.