Where on Earth? Week 38: Olomouc, Czech Republic

Congrats goes out to Gadling reader Rick Ludwig for correctly guessing the city in the picture above as Olomouc (ole-uh-moats), Czech Republic. I don’t know how you guys do it! If you remember back to Wednesday, I barred one of our readers, oddsocks, from guessing this week because I took this photo from the window of the hostel he owns in Olomouc: Poet’s Corner. Being that he probably sees this exact scene on a daily basis, I figured it wouldn’t be fair to the rest of you.

If you’re in Olomouc and looking for a cozy, colorful place to stay, look no further than the Poet’s Corner Hostel. It came highly recommended to me by Gadling writer Brett Atkinson, who visited the hostel while researching and writing Lonely Planet’s Czech Republic. Tell them Gadling sent ya!

Oh, and the R.E.M. song that mentions the town? “Disappear”:

Lost, invisible, here
Tel Aviv and Agadir,
Taroudant or Olomouc
Before I learned to see
The vanishing point appear