Moravia and Silesia
Ostrava – a centre
of industrial culture
Ostrava is slowly shedding its image of a typical
industrial city. Mining museums have been
emerging on the sites of former mines, and the
former industrial centres are now centres of
alternative culture and art.
Points of interest in Ostrava
Visit the
Michal Mine
, an extraordinarily valuable
industrial complex. You can see preserved mining
machinery and compressors here, and there is
a visitor’s route that takes you on the same path
that miners formerly used to enter their workplace.
Other Ostrava rarities are the
Vítkovice Mining
Area
, a unique industrial conglomerate from the
first half of the 20th century with its Hlubina Mine.
The
Mining Museum
on the former Anselm Mine
at the foot of Landek Hill is the largest in the Czech
Republic.
Kopřivnice – Tatra Technical Museum
Velké Losiny Castle
Ostrava is a city of festivals and alternative culture
Ostrava
TIPS
Take a full day trip and combine
a visit to the Mining Museumwith
a trip to nature! The Ladekpark
complex is located in the part
of Ostrava known as Petřkovice,
about 5 km from the city centre.
Visit the
Handmade Paper
Mill
in
Velké Losiny
and other
monuments of this village in the
foothills of the Jeseníky Mountains,
especially the Renaissance chateau
and unique wooden churches. You
can easily get there from the towns
of Šumperk and Jeseník.
Let yourself be taken away during an international music festival
with a long history, a broad scope of genres, famous guests, and an
unrepeatable atmosphere:
Colours of Ostrava
. The festival takes
place every year in July.
You can reach the Michal Mine
from the Ostrava Main Station by
trolleybus No. 101; get off at the
last stop.
Did you know…
…the oldest paper mill with continuous production of handmade paper (since 1596)
in Velké Losiny is a unique monument in Central Europe not only for its architecture
(originally a late Baroque building), but also for its preserved technology?
Landekpark – Mining Museum, tower of the
Anselm Mine
Kopřivnice: Technical Museum Tatra
This renowned factory began as a manufacturing plant for carriages which gave way
to railway wagons. At the end of the 19th century, one Kopřivnice wagon received
a motor, and the first automobile in the Austro-Hungarian empire was born. This famous
vehicle received the name ‘Präsident’. You can learn the history of this automobile and
others in the Kopřivnice Museum.
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