Hradec nad Moravicí is a historic town situated among gentle, wooded hills. Its main monument is the castle with medieval roots, where they used to visit, among others Beethoven or Liszt.
In the early Middle Ages, the Golęszyców stronghold was located in the place where today's village is located. According to the legends, it was here that the wedding procession of the Czech princess Dobrawa and the Polish prince Mieszko I was supposed to meet. Due to their location, the settlement and the stronghold were disputed areas between Poland and the Czech Republic and passed from hand to hand many times.
Hradec nad Moravicí Castle was built in the 13th century by order of Přemysl Otakar II. Later it became the property of the Dukes of Racibórz and was their hunting residence. It was also a watchtower on the border between Bohemia and Moravia and was visited by monarchs.
The present appearance of the castle, the main attraction of Hradec nad Moravicí, dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. At that time, it belonged to the family of patrons of arts and culture, the Lichnowski family. Today it consists of two parts, the White and the Red Castle. The Lichniowskis have repeatedly hosted Ludwik van Beethoven here, who wrote his Appassionata here, as well as Franz Liszt and Nicolo Paganini.
There is a picturesque landscape park around the castle, which is a good place for walks. Trips can also be organized to the surrounding hills, where hiking trails lead. One of the most popular excursion destinations is the Kalvarie hill with the Stations of the Cross.