Olomouc (German name: Olmütz) is a city in the Moravia region in the east of the Czech republic. It is said to have been built on the site of a Roman fort built by Julius Caesar. By the 10th century a Olomouc existed as a settlement which in the 12th century became the capital of Moravia. Olomouc has a pretty historic core, at whose centre lies the Horni Namesti square with the town hall and a baroque Holy Trinity Column, which has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage sites in the year 2000. As with other Czech cities also here the German speaking population was expelled after the end of World War II.
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