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Dolni Vitkovice

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About Dolni Vitkovice
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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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Old steelworks, now non-functional, are a very imposing industrial monument. The premises are huge, the chimneys and towers are gigantic and the new additions are superbly designed: the former gas-holder has been reconstructed into a huge auditorium (concert hall) and one of the old towers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marie B
Reviewed October 6, 2018

These old ironworks, established back in 1828, are worth visiting. You need a guide to lead you through these old and gigantic premises, but if you do not speak the Czech language, they will give you earphones, where you have all the details explained in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christian S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I have come a few times and it's always got something new to offer. First time was for a festival and then with a friend for some food then also to show a fellow English person something nice when we visited. Great place for taking...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Maya C
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

It's great that somebody decided to conserve this place as it used to be. It's very interesting part of our history. Our guide was very kind, but but tried to rush our tour little bit. There are so many things to see that it's difficult...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 4radkac
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We found this tour extremely interesting and informative. We benefited from doing the tour in Czech language - and cannot imagine the staff speaks English. I suppose they have audioguides. Parking on the spot for free, refreshments available.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 886radekm
Pavlína C, Marketing and communication at Dolni Vitkovice, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Hello, thanks for visiting Dolní Vítkovice. Our guides speaks in English and we also have audioguides as you wrote. :-) Looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Went here with my partner who is English. Paid for guided tour that was in Czech and were given an option to have audio guide in English. However this was for extra charge and there was no other option offered. Additionally, the audio tour was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Angellica11
Reviewed August 10, 2018

If you are in Czech, sacrifice a day and plan trip to Ostrava, so you can see this beauty on your own, pure industrial beauty.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marek Z
Pavlína C, Marketing and communication at Dolni Vitkovice, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you so much! Looking forward to yout next visit. :-)

Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Must book a trip when you are in Ostrava. Pure industrial magic💙 the guide was also perfect. Sadly the english audioguide wasn't the best and anyway the former eployee had a lot of special story.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MartonK23
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Great experience for sure, can only recommend. Tour guide (actually a grandfather of a friend of mine) was a former employee of the works, so he was very well informed about every aspect of the factory. The tour has been a little bit longer than...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Matěj Ž
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Take time to visit this area and take a tour if you can. We didnt have enough time to take the tour but i will for sure visit it next time.there is a coffee place above the old building should be great. Really nice for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Karoline_Crane
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Response from Jirka117 | Reviewed this property |
only few places would be avaiable without guide
April 4, 2017|
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Response from kajosh-cz | Reviewed this property |
It's really not a problem. Where's Dolni Vitkovice will now everybody. Bolt Tower is in the front part of the areal, you can't miss it - it's the highest building in this area. You can also use the tram No. 1 or 2 which runs... More
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Response from kajosh-cz | Reviewed this property |
It's also possible to have english speaking live guide but the minimum No of visitors is 10. If don't and you'll insist on english speaking guide you have to buy 10 tickets :) now for 4.400 CZK (179 USD). And the english... More