Post-Tours July 29th

Tour sign-up’s are closed at this time as of July 15th, 2018.  Please visit the tour desk on site in Ostrava to see

about adding, changing, cancelling a tour.  See tour desk days/times/locations HERE

FALLING IN LOVE WITH IRON

Number of Participants: 20
Date & Time: July 29, 9:30am-12:00pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall (map)
Getting there: trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note: We do not recommend the blast furnace route (and the Bolt Tower) to people who are afraid of heights. Full wheelchair access.

Description: It might not be a love at the first sight but for sure you will always remeber it. Dolní Vítkovice – a unique, globally renowned area in the centre of Ostrava where coal used to be mined and pig iron produced between 1828 and 1998. Now the industrial complex has transformed into a unique educational, social and cultural centre of a significance reaching beyond the region. On a daily basis the area is there to serve the Ostrava inhabitants and tourists from all over the world. The guided tour takes you round the premises including a fascinating extension of Blast Furnace No 1 called Bolt Tower. There you can guess who was the most popular person who ever had a cup of coffee at the Bolt Tower´s café.

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OSTRAVA’S MINING HERITAGE -LANDEK PARK

Number of Participants: 15
Date & Time: July 29, 10:00am-12:30pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall (map)
Getting there: trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note: The temperature inside the mine exhibition area tends to be quite cool, so we recommend you take extra clothing. No wheelchair access.

Description: The largest mining museum in the Czech Republic, situated at the foot of the Landek hill near the meeting-point of the Odra and Ostravice rivers. The museum is located in the former Anselm coal mine – the oldest mine in Ostrava. This is the only place in Ostrava where visitors can actually go underground into the coal seams (in an authentic mine elevator). The museum’s exhibitions cover coal mining, mine rescue work, mine transport, mining machinery and equipment, plus the history of the site – which was first settled in prehistoric times.

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PORUBA, CITY OF THE FUTURE

Number of Participants: 20
Date & Time: July 29, 10:30am-1:30pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall (map)
Getting there: trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note:  No wheelchair access.

Description: Paris, Rome and London are not the only cities to have their triumphal arches. Ostrava has one too – inspired by St. Petersburg’s Palace Square, it was designed as a monumental gateway to the new quarter of Poruba. The arch is a perfect example of the architectural style known as Socialist Realism, which can be found in most of the older parts of the Poruba district (built in the 1940s and 1950s). This unique architectural legacy has made Poruba a popular location for international film crews. Discover this unique district of Ostrava, built to house thousands of coal miners and their families when Ostrava’s economy boomed after the Second World War. In fact, there were plans (thankfully never implemented!) to abandon Ostrava’s city centre entirely, and move the whole city to Poruba, which was seen as the city of the future.

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Outdoor experience in Sepetná resort

Number of Participants: 7
Date & Time: July 29, 9:30am-4:00pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall
Getting there: Trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note: All-day excursion. Lunch included. We recommend light clothing and comfortable footwear. No wheelchair access.

Description: Starting from the Resort Sepetna under Lysa Mountain, the trip will show you the most beautiful views of Beskydy Mountains and many more. The first stop of our trip would be at Bear Rock, the next one at Drevjanka U Zbuja (Zbuj means bandit), pub in the building from 1836. We will take a mountain scooters to get back to Resort Sepetna to have some lunch and enjoy animation programs, we organize for our hotel guests. Sounds good, doesn’t it? It’s not finished yet. Final stop will be at Beskydian Brewery with excursion and tasting the best unfiltred and unpasteurized Beskydian Beer!