Sumperk is a town of about thirty thousand people in the Olomouc Region of Czech Republic, near the border with Poland. The town was founded by German settlers in thirteenth century, so its name comes from German word "Schönberg," literally meaning "beautiful hill," which is most likely linked with the nearby Hruby Jesenik mountain range, as the town is often called "The Gate to the Jeseniky Mountains."
The train and bus stations are located just a short walk away from the old town, so this is a good place to look for a Sumperk hostel -- around the historic cinema Kino Oko. Many buildings from centuries ago are located nearby, including the town hall and its tower, which -- at a height of fifty meters -- offers fantastic views of the town. The entrance fee is not expensive, however, it is free if you own the Olomouc Region tourist card. And buying the card is certainly a good investment if you plan on seeing more than just Sumperk. The card gives you free or discounted admissions to numerous attractions, free use of public transport, and discounts at restaurants, hostels, and guesthouses across the Olomouc Region for a very reasonable price.
While Sumperk possesses a charming old town and an interesting history, you probably will not be staying there for more than a day or two. As there are a couple of interesting places in the region, it is a good idea to explore Sumperk's surroundings and also visit the city of Olomouc and the towns of Prerov and Prostejov.
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