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.
Remnants of Prince Lichnowsky´s brewery, where beer was made until 1882. For the next forty years the former brewery served as a restaurant with the largest hall in town, an open-air restaurant and a skittle alley. It became the centre of Hradec social life and a popular place for outings. In 1921 the building was pulled down due to its considerable dilapidation and only the old brewery cellars have remained. They are divided into three parts: the northern cellar is nine metres deep, 5 m wide and 2.3 m high, the middle cellar is 26 m long, 6 m wide and 4 m high; the third part has been bricked in. Some periods in the cellars´ history are worth mentioning: during the Thirty Years´ War false coins were minted there by the Danish troops. These false coins reach three times higher prices on coin exchanges than real Hradec “pence.” This might be the reason why some experts on medieval military events want to see this place during their visits to Hradec. You can visit the cellars on the occasion of Opening the Spring and the Tourist Season; Mr Stanislav Hendrych plays the Tibetan bowls in the place on this occasion.