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Dolni Vitkovice

Ruska 2887/101 | Místecká, Ostrava 703 00, Czech Republic
+420 724 955 121
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The one of a kind magic

Must book a trip when you are in Ostrava. Pure industrial magic💙 the guide was also perfect. Sadly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marton K
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A - Vysokopecní okruh vč. návštěvy Bolt Tower

Great experience for sure, can only recommend. Tour guide (actually a grandfather of a friend of... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Matěj Ž
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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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“blast furnace” (14 reviews)
“guided tour” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Ruska 2887/101 | Místecká, Ostrava 703 00, Czech Republic
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+420 724 955 121
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"industrial heritage"
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"heavy industry"
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"industrial site"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"coal mine"
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"unique experience"
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"coffee place"
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"science center"
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"one of a kind"
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"steel works"
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"an amazing place"
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"great place to visit"
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"cakes"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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

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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

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Interesting part of the city which shows the remains of iron and coal industry in the region. Worth to walk around this eire place and klimb up to the tower for great views.

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

The most interesting expo of heavy industry. They have also a cultural hall here and nice view from the tower. Really cool

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

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...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time taking in all of the massive steel scenery and shooting pictures. We signed up for a very informative tour along the cokes facility, the pig iron furnace and the Bolt tower. Our guide was very informative, knowledgeable and enthousiastic. He...More

1  Thank ClogsPL
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We did the guided tour of the grounds with a Czech speaking guide. We were given MP3 players and listened to the recording however the tour guide seemed like she was very interested and animated. I wish she could have done the tour in English....More

Thank Ruth L
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

This place brings together an exceptional combination of coal mining, cokes production and blast furnace for the production of cast iron. Never was inside a blast furnace before!

Thank Gert R
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Thanks to all who keep this place alive! The science center was great place for the kids, the whole area is amazing.

Thank Marek M
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tomandmarj
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Lieneke S | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes you can. Great place to photograph. You only need to pay if you want to take a tour or go up the tower or into the exhibitions. Well worth paying though as it is not expensive. Especially for the views from the top... More
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AvivaCalifornia
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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AvivaCalifornia
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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
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