Ostrava’s New City Hall has the tallest tower of any city hall in the Czech Republic, giving visitors a panoramic bird’s-eye view of the city from the viewing platform 73 meters above the ground.
Ostrava’s Science and Technology Center is a fun and interactive attraction where visitors can learn all about the fascinating world of technical progress. Highlights include simulators where visitors can drive a train, fly a plane, or experience being a steelworker, an astronaut, or even Captain Nemo – helping people of all ages understand the complex principles of science in an entertaining and accessible way. The Science and Technology Center is divided into two parts: the Small World of Technology, and the Large World of Technology (14 000 m2), where visitors can explore four different “worlds” in one building.
This historic blast furnace at the Lower Vítkovice complex is open to visitors, who can ride the glass elevator to the top and enjoy refreshments at a café offering panoramic views of the entire city and the surrounding countryside. Visitors can also see down into the very heart of the former furnace.
Ostrava’s legendary entertainment district boasts over 60 bars, clubs, restaurants and cafés offering a huge range of food and drink plus music of all genres. Like New York, Stodolní Street never sleeps!
The second largest zoo in the Czech Republic, home to over 400 different species of animals.
At this fascinating museum you can take a tour of the former Anselm coal mine with a guide who used to be a miner there. The tour includes a descent into a simulated mine tunnel – giving a real sense of the noise and atmosphere of a working colliery. There is also a restaurant where you can sample authentic miners’ specialties. A perfect way to immerse yourself in the rich culture of this proud profession.
A fascinating museum showcases Ostrava’s mining history at this exquisitely preserved former coal mine. The guided tour leads along the same route taken by the miners when they started their shift. Admire the unique chain-system changing room, the bathrooms, dispatch center, and power station.
With its picturesque chateau, arcaded square, beautiful gardens and relaxing spa resort, Klimkovice is an oasis of calm just a few kilometers from the busy heart of Ostrava. The renowned spa complex is not far from the town center.
The Miniuni World of Miniatures is a unique attraction at the Black Meadow (Černá Louka) exhibition center, including miniature versions of some of the world’s most famous buildings. Who could resist travelling around the whole world in just one afternoon? Pose for photos next to Ostrava’s very own Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, or Big Ben.
The Silesian Ostrava Castle once stood on higher ground than it does now, but during its long history it has sunk by 16 meters as mine tunnels have collapsed underneath it. It is situated not far from Ostrava’s central Masaryk Square, at the point where the Lučina and Ostravice rivers meet. The castle is a popular venue for events throughout the year – including the summer Shakespeare festival and a range of fun events for children and families.
Everyone can explore universe and planets in Johann Palisa Observatory and Planetarium, which offers interesting program every day. In Planetarium you can see a show in a Planetarium dome, play with interactive exhibits, visit a lecture or watch movie (2D or 3D) in small lecture hall and watch the real sky through a telescope in Observatory.