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Vitkovice 3004, Ostrava 703 00 Czech Republic
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Day Trip from Vienna to Ostrava
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Day Trip from Vienna to Ostrava

Founded in the 13th century, Ostrava has the beautiful squares and historic buildings you'd expect from a medieval European city, like the Old City Hall, the Academia Bookshop – a converted Habsburg-era cafe – and the Golden Crown pharmacy in Masaryk Square. The Art Deco New City Hall, crowned by a glass and metal tower is the Czech Republic's version of the Empire State Building, providing magnificent views of the city and the surrounding landscape. However, Ostrava's most emblematic monument is the Lower Vítkovice industrial complex. Built in the early 19th century, this tentative UNESCO site has been converted into a cultural center, with its gasometer now a concert hall, and the blast furnace part of a tour that brings visitors atop a 60-metre-high tower via industrial elevator. At the Landek Mining Museum, visitors will find the world's largest exhibition of mining technology, and can even take a guided tour of the original coal seams.
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dirkaarts wrote a review Aug 2020
Gromo, Italy238 contributions66 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2020
&tilly wrote a review Jul 2020
Bratislava, Slovakia159 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of experience: July 2020
Kateřina B wrote a review Mar 2020
Ostrava, Czech Republic16 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from DolniVitkovice, Manažer komunikace at Dolní Vítkovice
Responded Mar 9, 2020
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Eva W wrote a review Feb 2020
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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!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Mili S wrote a review Feb 2020
Prague, Czech Republic330 contributions27 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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