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Address: Ruska 2993, Ostrava 703 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 724 955 121
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: In 1998 after 170 years of continuous production, the manufacturing of...
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.
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Must see, when you are in Ostrava

The great example of successful reconstruction industrial architecture. Although the new buldings are delicately added to this place. The best thing in this area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Tomáš G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

The great example of successful reconstruction industrial architecture. Although the new buldings are delicately added to this place. The best thing in this area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They only provide tours in English if you book over a week in advance. This is a general problem in Ostrava. They could easily have better audio guides in English. The physical plant is quite interesting. It should be one of the most interesting locations to visit given the history. It was interesting comparing this with the Salt Mine Tour... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Can a polluting industry being converted into museum for tourists, congresses, Museum of Science and Technological Park? They do it possible in Dolni Oblast. ¿Puede una industria contaminante ser reconvertida en espacio-museo para turistas, congresos, museo de la ciencia y Parque Tecnológico? En Dolni Oblast se ha conseguido.

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Its a huge and ugly monster that somehow gets some beaty in it, really nice tour and friendly staff, really recommended!

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is really nicely done facility. it is comprised of several things to see so you will easily spend here hours. What I liked about the place was that there were a lot of explanations in Czech, English and Polish almost everywhere. Professional guides would be showing you how the steel was made, while the smaller museum would show a... More 

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Mikkeli, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This soon 100 years old industrial zone has been "deserted" some 30 years ago and left to rust and decay. This is a must see, and you must visit the tower with superb views over Ostrava city. I think this was the main tourist attraction in Ostrava, and there were just a fistfull of other ppl. You can either wander... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We didn't have a guided tour, as the timings did not fit our schedule, but just wandered around the site. There are Information Panels everywhere, explaining things. Some are a bit too technical but on the whole it's fairly easy to understand. It appears that they are currently in the process of building a Visitor Centre and Cafe high up... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I even didn't visit museums, I just wandered around the premises. It's scary and it makes you realize just how much can human race create and build. Dimensions of these factories are off the limits, words aren't enough to describe it. People from Ostrava used this former heavy industry complex in great fashion - they built a monumental memorial. And... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The whole area is packed with interesting things to see. For a start you can admire the art of steel workers who made all those rusty pipes, yet in the past it was a proud industrial area which brought subsistence to hundreds of people. There are 3 museums you can visit. The first is a tour of the Hlubina mine,... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As a native English-speaker, I was especially impressed with the signage everywhere in English, German and Czech. Our guide also took some time to make sure I knew the highlights of each area as we travelled throughout the facility. It's difficult to not spend most of tour staring up at the massive now-stilled machinery and equipment at this steel mill.... More 

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Address: Ruska 2993, Ostrava 703 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 724 955 121
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Moravia  >  Moravian-Silesian Region  >  Ostrava

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