May 18, 2014
The famous Swiss writer and mystery solver Erich Von Däniken visited Olomouc during his Czech and Slovak tour. Excited visitors to the Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc could experience a more than 2-hour lecture called Mysterious Egypt and Other Mysteries of Ancient Times. The lecture series was followed by the writer's book signing. Däniken stayed in the executive suite of the Clarion hotel on Friday night, heading to Pardubice, his next destination the following day. The famous writer had returned to Moravia after 8 years.
"Mr Däniken mentioned in one of his interviews that his schedule would be so tight, he would not have a chance to see the city. Therefore we decided to give him a book about Olomouc as a memento of our city, which would motivate him to visit us again in the future," said Robin Hanák, hotel director at Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc.
Erich Anton Paul von Däniken is a Swiss writer and mystery solver, who became famous for his controversial book called Memories of the Future published in 1968. His work is concerned with an alternative explanation of the history of mankind.
His books have been translated into 20 languages with more than 60 million of them sold. During his lecture tour called Mysterious Egypt and Other Mysteries of Ancient Times he also visited Bratislava, Trnava and Trenčín. The only Czech cities he is planning to visit are Olomouc and Pardubice.