In the Middle Ages, Hlučín
expanded from the almost geometrically perfect town square, which was unusual for this region. Most Silesian cities had more rectangular town squares situated along the line of the river. Geometrically regular town squares represented a certain form of colonisation, as they were "forced upon" cities as the latest fashion from France and Germany. In the Czech lands, then, this meant a greater influence of the rule of the Přemyslids.
To this day, the core of the city of Hlučín is made up of this geometrically regular town square. The buildings on the square acquired their current appearance in the 19th century, however, most stand on original plots of land from the Middle Ages. Today, the town square is a conservation zone with the pleasant atmosphere of restaurants and cafes. From the square, you can take a small side street to the Hlučín Chateau, which houses the city's information centre and the Muzeum Hlučínska (Hlučínsko Museum).