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The Lower Vitkovice is spread in a 150-hectare area located in the heart of Ostrava. This place was put on the Czech Republic’s list of tentative UNESCO Heritage Sites in 2001. This area has been declared as a national site of industrial heritage by the government. This attraction is also known as the Industrial Complexes as Ostrava. This place was one of the biggest hubs for the mining of pig-iron for about 170 years till it was stopped in 1998. In 2002, this place was declared as a National Cultural Monument.
Visit the National Cultural Monument of Lower Vitkovice
Previously used as a gas-holder, this place has been turned into a multifunctional area with an innovative design. This multifunctional area is used for a lot of events including educational events, concerts, and other social events. Even after the transformation and the renovations that the area has gone through, this gas-holder still retains its unique character like no other. The original structure is one of its kind for a multifunctional hall as no other gas-holder has been transformed into a public space like this one.
The blast furnace which originally existed at this place has now been converted into this bolt tower. This tower is known as the bolt tower because of its bolt like structure which has screw-like threads on the outside. The tower is as high as 80m in height above the ground level making it an impressive feat. The top of the tower offers an exquisite and panoramic view of the surrounding areas. The tower also houses a sky café and a clubroom. The tower is accessed through an elevator, and even the heart of the blast furnace is now open to the public giving a peek into the industrial world.
U6 is also known as a Small World of Technology. This area houses more than a hundred interactive screens which display the scientific and technical milestones achieved in the past two centuries. This attraction is a perfect place to visit with all family. The interactive screens present a wide selection of milestones including steam engines, space travel, and ocean diving. This place is not a traditional museum but a hub of knowledge which is spread interactively and innovatively.
A great place to relax, the Landek park is a family tourist attraction. This place has an entertainment aspect as well which includes the famous Ostrava Mining Museum. The museum offers a ride on the original railway which passes through the mine from the 1960s. The underground tunnel through which the train passes provides a unique experience. The tunnel stimulates the mining conditions from back then so that you can experience it.
The Hlubina Mine consisted of five historic buildings. This mine has now been declared as a national cultural monument for its outstanding heritage value. The original buildings have now been reconstructed to create a vibrant space for arts, culture, and creative activities. This area has now been transformed into a hub for the local arts scene.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets are available at the entrance of the attraction. The ticketing counters tend to have long queues and fairly long waiting time.
How To Get Around?
Getting around is fairly easy and using public transport is best. Buses are plying around the attraction and taxis are available as well.
What Should I Wear?
Casual clothes are the way to go. Make sure what you are wearing is comfortable. Shoes are recommended as there is a fair bit of walking included.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit is from March to May and September to November as the weather is delightful during this period.
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
Ostrava is well connected by both air as well as the road to the other nearby important cities. Buses ply at regular intervals, and the airport also has flights from time to time.
Carry a bag of essentials like water bottles, snacks, etc.