Dolní Vítkovice

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Dolní Vítkovice
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
About
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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All O
7 contributions
No directions and no knowledge
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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Šarlota
United States3 contributions
Navšteva Dolních Vítkovic
May 2021 • Family
It was interesting to see. Very clean place located in the city of Ostrava. Nice for an evening walk or to learn and discover something more about history of Ostrava.
Written May 12, 2021
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dirkaarts
Gromo, Italy237 contributions
Impressive & stunning. Wow! But tour is poor, esp. for non-czech speakers.
Aug 2020
The site absolutley stunning. A must-visit for those loving old industrial sites. Several parts are beautifully restaurated.. but the nice thing is that many parts are not, so you still get impression of the real thing. Walking around and seeing all the massive installations, you can perfectly imagine the plant in operation. All information boards are in English. Too bad that the guided tour is not so attractive for non-czech speakers. There is an audio tour, which is very basic and basically informs what you can read on the boards. The tour itself skips several 'stations' that were supposed to be included, such as the control room. The guide simply said that the tour has changed. The tour only goes briefly into the plant and has much of talking outside.
Despite the disappointing guided tour, the site is absolutely great to visit.
Written August 14, 2020
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&Tilly
Bratislava, Slovakia159 contributions
An idustrial must-see and a very hip place to be
Jul 2020 • Couples
There’s no more industrial place to visit, imo... Very steampunkish, rusty-beautiful. Whoever is responsible to make it available to see and walk around, a big thank you! Such a cool adventure to see the giant old machinery, pipes, and buildings... Awesome architecture!
Written July 19, 2020
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Kateřina B
Ostrava, Czech Republic19 contributions
Lots of fun activities whatever your age is
Mar 2020 • Family
A great place with lots of varied activities available (science museum, industrial museum/tour of old coking plant and blast furnace, trampoline center, cafes, cinema...). Impressive, picturesque surroundings; great at any age.
Written March 6, 2020
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Thank you 😊
Written March 9, 2020
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Eva W
2 contributions
Expozice skvělá, ale zklamaní z reakce personálu - Exhibition is amazing though customer service needs some improvement
Feb 2020
V neděli odpoledně jsme s dětmi (8, 7 a 4 roky) navštívili Malý Svět Techniky. Výstava byla velmi dobře připravená, popisky v českém jazyce, polském a také v angličtině. Moc se mi líbilo, že spousta exponátů byla interaktivní. V hlavní hale byl mladý pesonál, který nám i dětem rád pomohl a ukázal, jak si výstavu užít. Proto nás velmi zklamala poslední místnost, kde nás ihned po vstupu slečna upozornila, že "na stolech na nic nesmíme sahat". Zeptala jsem se proč a prý to již "má připravené na zítra". Bylo 25 minut do konce zavírací doby. Takže jsme posední místnost museli k velkému zklamání dětí jen projít. Zavolala jsem si i paní vedoucí, abych jí vysvětlila, proč jsme z tohoto přístupu zklamaní. Bohužel ani tady se nám nedostalo zastání.
Žijeme ve Velké Británii proto mohu srovnávat. Je to škoda, že výstava opravdu světové ůrovně stále zaostává na zákaznickém servisu. Určitě by se to dalo vyřešit tím, že personál bude zaplacen o 15-30 min více, aby tolik nespěchal domú a nezkracoval návštěvu platícím návštěvníkům.
Proto návštěvu doporučuji, jen některý personál by potřeboval trochu vyškolit v přístupu k zákazníkům ...především paní vedoucí.

I have visited the U6 Science and Technology Centre with children - 8, 7 and 4 years old. The exhibition is really well done with everything described in Czech/Polish and English. What I particularly liked was the interactive nature of the whole place. In the main hall the staff was very friendly and showed us and the children how to make the most of the place. We really enjoyed it. Therefore it was very disappointing to make it to the last room where we were immediately told "not to touch anything on the tables". After my enquiry I was told that the reason was that the young lady had already prepared everything for the next day. It was 25 minutes until the end of the opening time. Children were really sad that they couldn't touch any of Playmobil-type toys which defeats the whole object of the interactive nature of the exhibition. The on duty manager who was already on her way out was also unsympathetic to my complaints.

It is a real shame that such a world-class exhibition is let down by some of the staff and particularly the on duty manager. They could all benefit from customer service training. The situation could also be solved by paying the personnel 15-30 mins longer so that they could tidy/arrange the toys after the paying customers have left.

All in all I would recommend to visit but there is definitely room for improvement on the human side of service!
Written February 24, 2020
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Mili S
Prague, Czech Republic353 contributions
100 minutes tour....
Jan 2020 • Couples
The guide took us around the Bolt tower and explained the history of coal mining and ironworks, we saw some of the facilities closer from inside, climbed up to the top of Bolt tower, enjoyed a quick coffee there with a bird's eye view in the area. Impressive, interesting, worth of seeing. The guide was good, unfortunately no passion felt in comparison to the guides in Landek. Too young, maybe. For any case, just to see it is a must.
Written February 2, 2020
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Agata V
Prague, Czech Republic117 contributions
Interesting industry area
Oct 2019
We had two guided tours in Dolni Vitkovice. One was about steel and one about coal. Each lasted 2 hours and both were interesting.
Written November 19, 2019
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Thank you for your review 😊! We are happy!
Written December 4, 2019
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XoanaMC
8 contributions
Awesome site, absolutely useless audio-guide
Nov 2019 • Couples
The site is totally worth it! It is beautiful and you should get up to the Bolt Cafe (actually signed by Usain Bolt!). However, they do not offer guides in English during the week (only on weekends), therefore we decided to go with an audio guide. They told us to just "listen to the tracks when the guide starts talking" but we soon figured out that that made no sense. Then we realised we had to listen every time we saw a sign with headphones and a number, but the guide wasn't following a specific order and did not always stop by these signs, so we missed a few. We asked for our money back and they resisted a little bit at first, but ended up reimbursing us due to the fact that my mp3 player was actually missing one of the audiofiles. Basically, get the guide on the weekend or an entry pass to visit the site on your own and read all the signs. But be warned, if you don't know the first thing about blast furnaces, most of the info is going to go over your head since it is incredibly technical.
Written November 1, 2019
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Kitty P
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic69 contributions
Congress trip
Oct 2019 • Business
Took a trip while on medical Congress.
It was kind of cold and windy.
Great views! Also very interesting story behind this place. It’s huge!
Great value for the price - we had English guide and I took around two hours to get all around, up and down with 30 mins stop to around the Bolt tower and to visit Bolt coffee
Written October 17, 2019
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Thank you for your review 😊
Written October 29, 2019
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