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“Amazing industrial place!! ”
Review of Dolni Vitkovice

Dolni Vitkovice
Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Ostrava
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

it's awesome place where you can spend all day. We took a guide tour over the old steel factory, it was very interesting, specially history and how they changed it to cultural centre and museum. There is also Svet techniky - which is a world of technics and you can explore almost everything in the planet just by trying experiments, see interesting short movies etc. For kids there is also playground madein very interesting way and they can also explore a lot about how things around works. For summer season its good to visit Colours of Ostrava ehich takes place there.

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"an amazing place"
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

I didn't get a chance to explore the whole site on this cold winter night, but did make it up the Bolt Tower. We arrived at 6pm and still had to buy a ticket to go up the lift to the top. It is a small cafe with only coffee and some desserts to be had. We were the only ones up there for an hour besides the two staff. Our coffee and water were covered under the 100 kcz and didn't have to order any food. An interesting view and we understand crowded during the summer but abandoned on this evening.

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Reviewed January 28, 2017

It was a brilliant idea to make something of Ostrava's brutal industrial heritage. The ruins of a coal mine and a steel smelting plant have been converted into an area of clubs, concert halls, cafes, and attractions, including the splendid Bolt Tower that you reach by lift. The whole area is work in progress so it will only become more interesting in years to come.

Thank abager
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Reviewed December 12, 2016

If you wish to see the perfect industrial cultury you just need to go here and see the Dolni Vitkovice area. All area is perfectly repaired for turists with originals buildings where used to do iron... in middle of town - something incredible. Also new builidng with technological and technitian points you have to see.

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Reviewed December 9, 2016

We only had a short time to visit the place, but were still impressed by how this massive industrial site is being converted into a tourist attraction and events venue. We had time to go to the top of the blast furnace, walk around the scaffolding and enjoy the magnificent views, and have coffee at the Bolt Cafe.

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