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Czech Tourism

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View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website From the cosmopolitan capital of Prague to the back-in-time villages of Moravia, the Czech Republic's cultural variety satisfies even the most demanding traveler. Even though the Czech Republic ranks among one of the smallest countries in Europe, its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty makes it one of the most visited European destinations. The country boasts 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites and world-renowned Spa towns. Apart from producing some of the best beers in the world, the Czech Republic also harvests great wine varietals in Moravia. In the Czech Republic you can enjoy everything Europe has to offer but without the Euro! 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the independent Czechoslovakia. Wait, Czechoslovakia doesn’t exist anymore, right? Here is a bit from the history: • With the collapse of the Habsburg monarchy at the end of World War I, the independent country of Czechoslovakia was formed. • The independence of Czechoslovakia was officially proclaimed in Prague on October 28, 1918. Czechoslovakia existed for 75 years, until 1993, when the country peacefully split into two independent countries: Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the context of this anniversary, we will tell stories of architecture and design (with focus on modernism and functionalism), stories of lifestyle (famous cafes, spas and the story of Czech beer), Czech brands (Czech glass, Czech cars and even Czech shoes and hats), and the formation of the Republic. The main storyline unfolds the period of prosperity of the country in the 1920s and 1930s, during the so-called “First Republic” era. The Czech Republic in a nutshell: • Ranked the 6th safest destination out of 163 countries in the world • 12 historical sites on the UNESCO Heritage List • 5 traditions in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List (Verbuňk Dance, Shrovetide, Falconry, Kings’ Ride, Czech Puppetry) • 6 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (nearly 6 % of total area) • Over 200 castles, chateaux and monuments • More than 40 protected historical towns • 33 spas • 104 golf courses • 4 national parks and 26 protected landscape areas (nearly 16 % of total area) • 12 mountain ranges higher than 3,000 feet • 25,000 miles of walking trails • 27,000 miles of cycling routes Facebook Twitter Instagram Destination hashtags: #visitcz & #visitczechrepublic

Moravian-Silesian Region

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View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Moravian-Silesian region is a colourful area full of contrasts where on one hand you can find unspoiled green mountain areas and amazing industrial sights on the other one. Nowhere else besides Ostrava will you find so many architectural styles and whole suburbs influenced by the industrial revolution. Ostrava reflects the beauty and richness of the First Republic (the period of 1918 – 1938 of independent Czechoslovakia) and boasts a city hall which includes the tallest look-out tower in the country. Old mines and steel-mills now attract visitors to the city. Venture over to the Jeseníky mountains to inhale the cleanest air in Central Europe. The majestic peak of Praděd (4,893 ft / 1,491 m) is the highest mountain in Moravia and Silesia, surrounded by unspoiled nature, dormant volcanoes and pure air. Visit the White Pearl of Silesia, the town of Opava, and its many architectural gems. The Silesian area around Opava is associated with stories of famous personalities. The genius Beethoven lived here and the Russian Tsar, Alexander I, deliberated, along with the crowned heads of other European countries. Few travel destinations offer such a comprehensive mosaic of interesting and attractive places as Moravské Kravařsko. History literally flowed through the gently rolling landscape along the Odra River between Fulnek on the north and Nový Jičín on the south. This was the birthplace of the founder of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel, where the Hussites settled, and where the Teacher of the Nation, John Amos Comenius, journeyed through the towns and villages. For those of you looking for a place where the words “tradition” and “custom” aren’t empty advertisement clichés, we offer traditional folklore in the Těšín area. The customs of three neighbouring countries come together here. Wander around the Beskydy Mountains, where the unspoiled nature is combined with the traditional roots of the indigenous people. This area unfolds below Lysá hora, the queen of the Beskydy Mountain peaks, where the views will take your breath away. The beauty of Štramberk, with its narrow alleyways that wind among traditional wooden houses, reflects the fact that this ancient village is nick-named the Moravian Bethlehem. Live it and tell! Facebook

City of Ostrava

City of Ostrava

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TEN REASONS WHY OSTRAVA HISTORY Our ancestors played a central role in building European civilization! World-renowned figures such as the composer Leoš Janáček, the psychologist Sigmund Freud and the founder of genetics Gregor Mendel all left their mark on our culture and heritage. ARCHITECTURE Film-makers love Ostrava’s unique urban scenery, full of atmosphere and contrasts. Modern buildings, industrial locations, Soviet-style 1950s architecture, stunning red-brick buildings, imposing castles and romantic chateaux. The Region’s architecture has been shaped by world-renowned figures such as Hans-Georg Erhardt (Ropice Golf Resort) and Camillo Sitte (responsible for the entire central part of Ostrava’s Přívoz district). INDUSTRIAL Ostrava’s industrial revolution began in the 19th century when coal was discovered and Archbishop Rudolf established an ironworks in Vítkovice. The ironworks later came under the control of the Rothschilds, and these world-renowned financiers helped the company to flourish and grow into one of Central Europe’s leading industrial powerhouses. Today the blast furnaces stand empty, and the coal mines are no longer active – but Ostrava’s rich industrial heritage has been beautifully preserved in a plethora of historic buildings, which now offer ideal venues for your events. An amazing and unforgettable atmosphere is guaranteed! CULTURE Ostrava has a unique and vibrant cultural scene, renowned far beyond the borders of the Czech Republic. So why not plan your event to coincide with one of our many cultural festivals – all year around, there’s always something happening here. LIFESTYLE Ostrava is one of Central Europe’s greenest and most spacious cities. It is also renowned for its vibrant festivals, theatres, galleries, cafés, and the legendary entertainment quarter around Stodolní Street, with over 60 bars, pubs and clubs to suit all tastes. For weekend trips, the beautiful Beskydy and Jeseníky mountains are just a short hop away – an ideal leisure destination all year round. EDUCATION The Ostrava Region has four universities with almost 35 000 students specializing in a huge range of fields. Ostrava is renowned for its rich and vibrant student life. PEOPLE Here in Ostrava we’re known for being honest and direct – we always say what we think. And once you get to know us, we’ll be friends for life. MULTICULTURAL We host many festivals celebrating cultures from all around the world – Folklore Without Borders, Korean Days, Polish Days, French Autumn, and much more. We are multicultural to our core. EASY ACCESS Ostrava is so easy to get to. The city is just a few kilometers from Poland and Slovakia, and Ostrava’s international airport is the gateway to the entire world. RUMOUR HAS IT… People just love us. What do they say about our city? “It’s a perfect location for the technical museum, and it’s fascinating how a former gas-holder has been converted into a concert hall.” Daniel from Britain, visiting Lower Vítkovice “An amazing industrial atmosphere, a great music scene, and wonderful people. The festival was fantastic – I’m glad it’s so near to us.” Martyna from Poland, at Colours of Ostrava “When I visited Karlova Studánka it was such a surprise to see how beautifully the spa has preserved its historical character. The spa buildings are truly like stepping back in time, and the architecture perfectly captures the atmosphere of this wonderful area.” Jiří from Prague, after his trip to the Jeseníky Mountains “Perfect courses, a pleasure to play here.” Eric from the Netherlands, after playing golf in the Region “Be good, come to Ostrava.” Martin from Ireland, after a tour of the Region


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Czech Tourism

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View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website From the cosmopolitan capital of Prague to the back-in-time villages of Moravia, the Czech Republic's cultural variety satisfies even the most demanding traveler. Even though the Czech Republic ranks among one of the smallest countries in Europe, its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty makes it one of the most visited European destinations. The country boasts 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites and world-renowned Spa towns. Apart from producing some of the best beers in the world, the Czech Republic also harvests great wine varietals in Moravia. In the Czech Republic you can enjoy everything Europe has to offer but without the Euro! 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the independent Czechoslovakia. Wait, Czechoslovakia doesn’t exist anymore, right? Here is a bit from the history: • With the collapse of the Habsburg monarchy at the end of World War I, the independent country of Czechoslovakia was formed. • The independence of Czechoslovakia was officially proclaimed in Prague on October 28, 1918. Czechoslovakia existed for 75 years, until 1993, when the country peacefully split into two independent countries: Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the context of this anniversary, we will tell stories of architecture and design (with focus on modernism and functionalism), stories of lifestyle (famous cafes, spas and the story of Czech beer), Czech brands (Czech glass, Czech cars and even Czech shoes and hats), and the formation of the Republic. The main storyline unfolds the period of prosperity of the country in the 1920s and 1930s, during the so-called “First Republic” era. The Czech Republic in a nutshell: • Ranked the 6th safest destination out of 163 countries in the world • 12 historical sites on the UNESCO Heritage List • 5 traditions in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List (Verbuňk Dance, Shrovetide, Falconry, Kings’ Ride, Czech Puppetry) • 6 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (nearly 6 % of total area) • Over 200 castles, chateaux and monuments • More than 40 protected historical towns • 33 spas • 104 golf courses • 4 national parks and 26 protected landscape areas (nearly 16 % of total area) • 12 mountain ranges higher than 3,000 feet • 25,000 miles of walking trails • 27,000 miles of cycling routes Facebook Twitter Instagram Destination hashtags: #visitcz & #visitczechrepublic

Moravian-Silesian Region

Moravian-Silesian Region

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Moravian-Silesian region is a colourful area full of contrasts where on one hand you can find unspoiled green mountain areas and amazing industrial sights on the other one. Nowhere else besides Ostrava will you find so many architectural styles and whole suburbs influenced by the industrial revolution. Ostrava reflects the beauty and richness of the First Republic (the period of 1918 – 1938 of independent Czechoslovakia) and boasts a city hall which includes the tallest look-out tower in the country. Old mines and steel-mills now attract visitors to the city. Venture over to the Jeseníky mountains to inhale the cleanest air in Central Europe. The majestic peak of Praděd (4,893 ft / 1,491 m) is the highest mountain in Moravia and Silesia, surrounded by unspoiled nature, dormant volcanoes and pure air. Visit the White Pearl of Silesia, the town of Opava, and its many architectural gems. The Silesian area around Opava is associated with stories of famous personalities. The genius Beethoven lived here and the Russian Tsar, Alexander I, deliberated, along with the crowned heads of other European countries. Few travel destinations offer such a comprehensive mosaic of interesting and attractive places as Moravské Kravařsko. History literally flowed through the gently rolling landscape along the Odra River between Fulnek on the north and Nový Jičín on the south. This was the birthplace of the founder of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel, where the Hussites settled, and where the Teacher of the Nation, John Amos Comenius, journeyed through the towns and villages. For those of you looking for a place where the words “tradition” and “custom” aren’t empty advertisement clichés, we offer traditional folklore in the Těšín area. The customs of three neighbouring countries come together here. Wander around the Beskydy Mountains, where the unspoiled nature is combined with the traditional roots of the indigenous people. This area unfolds below Lysá hora, the queen of the Beskydy Mountain peaks, where the views will take your breath away. The beauty of Štramberk, with its narrow alleyways that wind among traditional wooden houses, reflects the fact that this ancient village is nick-named the Moravian Bethlehem. Live it and tell! Facebook

City of Ostrava

City of Ostrava

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TEN REASONS WHY OSTRAVA HISTORY Our ancestors played a central role in building European civilization! World-renowned figures such as the composer Leoš Janáček, the psychologist Sigmund Freud and the founder of genetics Gregor Mendel all left their mark on our culture and heritage. ARCHITECTURE Film-makers love Ostrava’s unique urban scenery, full of atmosphere and contrasts. Modern buildings, industrial locations, Soviet-style 1950s architecture, stunning red-brick buildings, imposing castles and romantic chateaux. The Region’s architecture has been shaped by world-renowned figures such as Hans-Georg Erhardt (Ropice Golf Resort) and Camillo Sitte (responsible for the entire central part of Ostrava’s Přívoz district). INDUSTRIAL Ostrava’s industrial revolution began in the 19th century when coal was discovered and Archbishop Rudolf established an ironworks in Vítkovice. The ironworks later came under the control of the Rothschilds, and these world-renowned financiers helped the company to flourish and grow into one of Central Europe’s leading industrial powerhouses. Today the blast furnaces stand empty, and the coal mines are no longer active – but Ostrava’s rich industrial heritage has been beautifully preserved in a plethora of historic buildings, which now offer ideal venues for your events. An amazing and unforgettable atmosphere is guaranteed! CULTURE Ostrava has a unique and vibrant cultural scene, renowned far beyond the borders of the Czech Republic. So why not plan your event to coincide with one of our many cultural festivals – all year around, there’s always something happening here. LIFESTYLE Ostrava is one of Central Europe’s greenest and most spacious cities. It is also renowned for its vibrant festivals, theatres, galleries, cafés, and the legendary entertainment quarter around Stodolní Street, with over 60 bars, pubs and clubs to suit all tastes. For weekend trips, the beautiful Beskydy and Jeseníky mountains are just a short hop away – an ideal leisure destination all year round. EDUCATION The Ostrava Region has four universities with almost 35 000 students specializing in a huge range of fields. Ostrava is renowned for its rich and vibrant student life. PEOPLE Here in Ostrava we’re known for being honest and direct – we always say what we think. And once you get to know us, we’ll be friends for life. MULTICULTURAL We host many festivals celebrating cultures from all around the world – Folklore Without Borders, Korean Days, Polish Days, French Autumn, and much more. We are multicultural to our core. EASY ACCESS Ostrava is so easy to get to. The city is just a few kilometers from Poland and Slovakia, and Ostrava’s international airport is the gateway to the entire world. RUMOUR HAS IT… People just love us. What do they say about our city? “It’s a perfect location for the technical museum, and it’s fascinating how a former gas-holder has been converted into a concert hall.” Daniel from Britain, visiting Lower Vítkovice “An amazing industrial atmosphere, a great music scene, and wonderful people. The festival was fantastic – I’m glad it’s so near to us.” Martyna from Poland, at Colours of Ostrava “When I visited Karlova Studánka it was such a surprise to see how beautifully the spa has preserved its historical character. The spa buildings are truly like stepping back in time, and the architecture perfectly captures the atmosphere of this wonderful area.” Jiří from Prague, after his trip to the Jeseníky Mountains “Perfect courses, a pleasure to play here.” Eric from the Netherlands, after playing golf in the Region “Be good, come to Ostrava.” Martin from Ireland, after a tour of the Region