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1 Visit Ostrava

2 Location of the City

3 Location of the City

4 City Map Prague 380km Slovakia 50km 15km Poland D1

5 Ostrava 3 rd largest city in the Czech Republic Metropolis of the Moravian-Silesian Region Area: 214 km 2 Nearly 311,000 inhabitants Strategic location between Poland (15 km to the border) and Slovakia (50 km to the border) International Airport 25 km from the city centre Adjacent to the D1 highway and railway corridor

6 History Ostrava owes its name to the river Ostravice, which divides the city into the Moravian and Silesian parts 1267 – first mention of the town – in the testament of Bruno of Schauenburg, bishop of Olomouc 1763 – discovery of coal, revival of economic life 1828 – setting up of steelworks, rapid growth of the agglomeration 1918 (after the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic) – thanks to its steelworks and coal mines, Ostrava gained an important economic position and slowly grew into an administration, social and cultural centre 1989 – major economic and political changes, restructuring of industry 1994 – closing down of black coal mines in Ostrava

7 Ostrava is changing Industrial manufacture geared exclusively towards heavy industry has subsided Ostrava is a green city – there is 30 m 2 of greenery per inhabitant Original mines have been transformed into unique industrial monuments unlike anything else in the Czech Republic Ostrava is an entertainment Mecca and home to many international cultural and sporting events

8 Technical monuments Lower area of Vítkovice or the Hlubina Mine, Blast Furnaces and Coking Plant of the Vítkovice Ironworks - a unique industrial complex listed as a European Cultural Heritage Site Michal Mine – national cultural monument, whose tour route enables visitors to walk in the footsteps of miners as they made their way down to work each day Landek park with the exposition of mining museum – the largest museum of its kind in the Czech Republic, offering visitors the chance to head down into the coal seam or examine the world’s largest mine rescue services exhibit

9 Tourist attractions Silesian-Ostrava Castle World of miniatures Miniuni Fairytale Ghost Cellar Zoo Ostrava The Ostrava Museum The Fire-fighting Museum of Ostrava Brewery Museum Zither Museum Museum of Keltička the Blacksmith Observatory and Planetarium of Johann Palisa Geological Pavilion of Professor F. Pošepný New City Hall Viewing Tower Ema Slag Heap Ostrava Sea Aquarium

10 Architecture numerous and varied architectural styles – both historizing and modern 4 urban monument zones – Moravská Ostrava, Ostrava-Přívoz, Ostrava- Vítkovice and Ostrava-Poruba churches – Church of St. Wenceslas (oldest in Ostrava), Cathedral of the Devine Saviour, wooden Church of St. Catherine, Church of St. Paul, Evangelist Church Buildings built by famous architects (Mendelsohn, Kotas, Sitte, Hilbert, Korner, Gočár …)

11 Entertainment Stodolní – the street that never sleeps over 60 bars and clubs with various themes center of entertainment and nightlife Not just Stodolní There are several fantastic places found off of Stodolní street, like clubs (ex. Parník, Fabric, Atlantic), coffee shops (ex. Beseda, Daniel, Minikino kavárna, Sedmé nebe) and entertainment centers (ex. Zuzana, Alexandria, Koruna)

12 Culture Fantastic festivals and cultural events ~The International Janáček’s May Festival ~The Spectaculo Interesse Puppet Festival ~The International Colours of Ostrava Music Festival 5 theatres, 1 world-class puppet theatre several galleries (Ostrava House of Fine Arts, Beseda, Chagall, etc.) The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra

13 Sport Sport event of international importance ~The Golden Spike Ostrava International Athletics Championship ~Davis Cup ~Ice Hockey World Championship in 2004 and many others Multi-purpose sports halls, tennis courts, squash clubs, indoor/outdoor swimming-pools, horse riding The largest natural swimming pool in the country 5 golf courses close to the city The Beskydy Mountains and the Jeseníky Mountains

14 Nature Protected Landscape Area Poodří National Nature Reserve Polanská Niva Landek National Natural Monument Nature Reserve Rezavka Štěpán Pond Nature Reserve Nature Reserve Přemyšov Nature Reserve Turkov Ema Slag Heap Wandering boulders hiking, cycling and water routes

15 Accommodations wide and diverse range of accommodations facilities 4* hotels (Clarion Congress Hotel, Brioni, Hotel Park Inn, Ruby blue, Jan Maria, Zámek Zábřeh, MaMaison Business&Conference Hotel Imperial, Hotel Mercure Ostrava Center) 1 - 3* hotels guesthouses, boarding houses, hotel houses, dormitories

16 Incentives, conferences, exhibitions long exhibition tradition venue for holding many workshops, seminars, conferences and congresses (ex. Investment & Business Forum, the international congress TICCIH, Transport, etc.) many places to choose from for conferences and exhibitions: ~Black Meadow Exhibition Grounds ~ČEZ ARENA ~Technical University of Ostrava auditorium ~Landek park with the exposition of mining museum ~hotels and houses of culture Project for a hall with 1,500 person capacity in former gas container of the so-called Lower area of Vítkovice

17 Transport The Czech Republic’s north-eastern hub for transportation and logistics Leoš Janáček Ostrava International Airport (25 km from the city centre) ~The largest regional airport in the Czech Republic ~regular travel links The D1 highway ~part of TEN’s Multiple Mode Corridor No. VI, ~a north-south link from the Czech- Polish border, through Ostrava to the D1 highway to Brno ~the D1 highway will join up with the Polish A1 motorway through Katowice – Gdaňsk and on to Helsinki Important railway hub for both regional and international trains

18 Shopping Moravian Silesian Region shopping center several shopping malls and plazas (ex. Avion Shopping Park, OC Futurum, OC Galerie) shopping zone in the city center hypermarkets, specialized shops

19 Summary 3rd largest city in the Czech Republic Rich mining history – today’s unique technical monuments Tourist attractions Architectural wonders Entertainment centers Numerous sports opportunities and international competitions Nature Wide range of accommodation facilities Venue for workshops, seminars, conferences and congresses The Czech Republic’s north-eastern hub for transportation and logistics Moravian Silesian Region shopping center

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