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Dolni Oblast Vitkovice

Ruska 2993, Ostrava 703 00, Czech Republic
+420 724 955 121
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Ostrava
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: In 1998 after 170 years of continuous production, the manufacturing of pig-iron in so-called Lower Area was discontinued. VITKOVICE MACHINERY GROUP,... more » Owner description: In 1998 after 170 years of continuous production, the manufacturing of pig-iron in so-called Lower Area was discontinued. VITKOVICE MACHINERY GROUP, the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Union of ,,The Lower Area of Vitkovice" now provide the visitors an opportunity of visit/tour of the area including Hlubina mine, coking plant, blast furnaces and the other technological facilities of metallurgical basic industry and energetics. Since 2002, the area of Hlubina mine, coking plant, and the blast furnaces has been a National Cultural Monument. In 2008, the Lower Area of Vitkovice was inscribed on the the European Cultural Heritage list. The objective of the reactivation project is not only to preserve the NCM but to give it a new, useful and modern face - by gradually changing the space and buildings of the NCM into the university, the research and development and cultural facility including free time zones. Visit us and you will see amazing technical heritage of the past and you will learn the great future of our National Cultural Monument! VITKOVICE MACHINERY GROUP contributes with the visits to the National Cultural Monument to the fulfilment of the project titled Ostrava by means of visits - The European City of Culture. « less
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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were there for long time, because children were very happy there, they can touch everything, they can try everything,....

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fantastic Attractions for the whole Family ... Learn the secret of the steel city... Science and Technology Center, The Small World of Technology U6, Landek Park...

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Spent a wonderful half day here looking around. It is well thought out and maintained. All of the items that you can try out are set up for adults as well as children. We were a little disappointed that there was no information on other languages other than Czech especially as it was assisted with money from an EU fund..... More

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Parma, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

very interesting to see how they worked in the factories. The guides are meticulous and well explain the various stages of processing

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you are a fan of industrial architecture or just keen on industrial places, this place is a must. Very nicely refurbished ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place is best visited before nightfall, so that you can see it in both the light of day and the yellow-orange lights from the streets and its old, rusty lamps that hang above you at tens of meters in the air. This place is so amazing as a relic of intense industrialism. Enormous, red-black, all rusty and impressive through... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

National Historic Landmark, first in Czech republic. Big and nice area the former Hlubina coal mine, blast furnaces, coking plant and the chemical operations, engineering production and a group of industrial and office buildings.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Must-see atraction for all tech-fans! One of biggest music festival in CZ take place here (4 days in July).

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Dolni Viskovice was once one of the foremost producers of coal and pig iron. It is a huge complex covering countless acres, and an incredible ruin of industrial architecture. The contrast between its haunting, monumental beauty and the gaiety of the festival added up to a vividly haunting visual experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Highly recommended to visit this area and festival Colours of Ostrava. Industrial areal is just breath-taking...

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