Dolní Vítkovice
Dolní Vítkovice
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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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Zsoffer
Csongrad, Hungary12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The concept is basically good, but the execution is not the best. The site is both historically and architecturally interesting. However, you can take part in a 100-minute tour, which is tiring not only for the group, but also for the group leader. There are a lot of stairs and you have to stand a lot, so I don't recommend it for those who don't have good stamina and are not known for their patience. The view is very beautiful, but it is really worth the effort.
Written October 9, 2022
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Litzy n
Prague, Czech Republic5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
I was disappointed since We were offered a tour in Czech rather than in English, the construction is impressive but I had very poor information. Nothing that I cannot find on line. The visit was rather boring. We payed too much for what we were offered. It was a waste of money and time for visitors that travel from far away. I felt deceived.
Written September 4, 2023
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All O
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Very poor self-guided tour directions. Basically everything is off limits unless you pay. They don't even know what each building on the site did or how it all connected together. Too focused on the single Bolt tower to find out about what actually went on there and how.
Written August 21, 2021
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weelyns
Glasgow, UK70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
This is a fascinating site, best if you walk around yourself and explore it. The tour, don't bother if you don't dont speak Czech. Very confusing, alot of standing around while the group talk away and you can't understand a thing. The English audio tour, not in order, basic and poor. I left 15 mins in. Bolt tower closed. You need to cater for tourists better. The site itself is definitely worth a visit
Written February 1, 2023
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GenkiKairu
Vancouver, BC97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It’s not everyday that you can just walk onto a site like this. Didn’t go into any of the buildings or take a tour, but there are a few signs in English that explain a bit of what you’re looking at. But I just liked it because walking around was totally free and I got some really cool pics.
Written October 26, 2023
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Doug R
Bath, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Check out the pics, this place is fantastic. Do the tour, very informative and great access to many areas, but also leave yourselves an hour or two to walk around the site in your own time and soak up the atmosphere. Hugely enjoyable, unlike anywhere I've ever been before.
Written April 7, 2017
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1073854
Province of South Tyrol, Italy34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
impressive abandoned industrial facility (coking and iron making) with very poor english information available.
it is actually a shame that non-czech-speaking guests are not served at all.
I could not even figure out the basic plant functioning.
such facilities should not get money from the European Union funds.
Written January 4, 2015
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Thaís Oliveira
Hamburg, Germany140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This place is the most different from all other places that I have visited. Basically it's just an old mining factory, but it's not everywhere that you can visit something like this.
I just didn't understand why we need to put a helmet when we go up to the Bolt Cafe and not when we walk around at the ground level, where things could really fall into your head.
It's free to walk around and if you like taking pictures, it's a very photogenic place.
Written July 14, 2019
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Hello, thank you for your feedback. Most visitors wear helmets all the time.
Written July 30, 2019
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tootsycherie
Singapore32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
The architecture looked impressive and the view from the top was spectacular. However as I couldn’t understand Czech, I was going round the tour with the English audio guide. Whilst the English audio guide gave me a sense of what this place was about, it was relatively short in information.
Written July 27, 2019
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Hello, thank you for your feedback. Please, could you writte me what information you were missing?
Written July 30, 2019
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Lieneke S
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Second visit to this place. Very knowledgeable guide. Will need to allow all day if wanting to visit U6 and the Science and Technology exhibition. Staff are very helpful and there are many interactive exhibits. View from the top of Bolt Tower is great as long as the weather is clear. Excellent value for money.
Written February 11, 2018
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