Ostrava Travel Guide

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Ostrava Things to Do

  • The heap Emma

    It consists of millions of tons of dredge spoil from the mines of Ostrava (area of 82 hectares, volume: over 4 million cubic meters). As you can see in the pics, the heap is still working, because it springs from snow-white clouds of gas containing mainly carbon dioxide . Its surface is always heated by internal processes - inside the burning heap...

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  • Weekend off

    After spending day by sightseeings in the city of Ostrava you can take some time off in Komenského sady (the Park of Komensky). What you will find there, are paths and places for relaxing. People, who live in the city, go for walk there, they have picnic in the grass there , also on the bank of the Ostravice river, as I saw. There leads a...

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  • St. Wenceslas church in the city centre

    The church was built in the end of 13th century in late gothic style. First records are dated to 1297 year, but own construction stands on Romanic foundation. The presbytery of the church was build around 1310 year, aisle around 1340. The church was expanded in the 16th century. The original roof was placed by the brick net arche. In 1583, the...

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  • Emil Zatopek statue

    Emil Zátopek (September 19, 1922 – November 22, 2000) was a Czech long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He won gold in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres runs, but his final medal came when he decided at the last minute to compete in the first marathon of his life. He is widely...

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  • MiniUni Ostrava

    The world of miniatures does not involves only the subjects listed in the UNESCO Heritage site, but also, for example, buildings like the part of the airport in Prague Ruzyne, the model of cable car to Jested Mt. above the town of Liberec or all 7 old wonders of the world. In 1,5 ha area are about 34 buildings in total. Jonathan and I came there...

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  • City like on a palm.

    This complex was built in 1930. The hight of lookout tower is 86.5 meters. On the sixth floor, you can find the info centre branch for Ostrava, where you can get various brosures and any info materials, tickets for many events like sports, concerts and so on. If you decide to see the town by bird's eye at the top of the lookout tower, you would...

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Ostrava Restaurants

  • Italian restaurant

    Used to be on the "low" list, but now it belongs to the better part of the restaurants. Pizza, pasta, meat, fish, deserts..... very tasty meals. And finaly they changed the staff and have very nice personnel!Opened:Mo - Thuers: 11.00 – 23.00Fri - Sat: 11.00 – 24.00Sun: 11.00 – 22.00

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  • Restaurant in Science&Technology Park

    When we had a week's meeting in Science and Technology Park, we were going for lunch (midday menus, from 12:00 till 14:00 for 69,- CZK) to the Park Restaurant everyday, as it is located in the complex.What I really liked was the soup - they bring you big tureen and you can eat what you can :) The meals were quite ordinery.It is restaurant where I...

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  • Local good food

    This was the first place I stepped in for dinner at my first visit. It is a pub and restaurant combind together, they serve Starobrno Pilsener which is nice and traditional Czech and Slovak food. Very quick I realize that if I keep eating out in this town/country, I will have a weight problems :)

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Ostrava Nightlife

  • Location : Stodolni

    Taste and quite cheep menus (just be careful when ordering some meat, we got bad one once), friendly personnel, even clean toilets :) It is not situated at the very center of Stodolni, so you may be able to find a place on Friday evening :)

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  • Coctail bar, Location : Stodolni

    Wide choice from coctails - they have so many pages of coctails in menu card!!! :-) Also other drinks, meals. Interior is nice, also the personnel, just the prices are extremely high - right next door there is Kongo club where everything is much cheaper with the same quality.

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  • An evening with friends

    During my stay in Ostrava, my friend arranged a meeting with other friends in this bar in Stodolni ulice, this pub is one of many on this street which is famous for its nightlife in Ostrava. There was music playing but not so loud that we couldn't enjoy conversation. As is normal in the Czech republic you do not need to fight your way to the bar as...

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Ostrava Transportation

  • Will you come flying to Ostrava?

    Ostrava has got the international airport by the village of Mosnov, 25 km /16 miles SW from Ostrava. On December 14th,2006, the Ostrava airport got its new name Leos Janacek Ostrava Airport and you can enjoy the new terminals where all the flights are checked in at since December 19th the same year. The map is here. There are five domestic...

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  • Public transport in Ostrava

    The trasport net is quite huge one and you can easily travel by trolleys, busses and trams inside of the city. You also can get to other vilages laying out of Ostrava by the city traffic and also by traffic operated by other companies as CSAD. Town of Ostrava will offers you these types of tickets: 15 mins, 60 mins and 24 hous. I mostly use...

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  • Finally a connection between London and...

    Yesterday, on February 7th, it was announced in media, that the air low cost Co. Ryanair will start running the flights between London Stansted and Leos Janacek Airport Ostrava. The flights are bookable since February 8th and will run since June this year, 3times per week. From London Stansted to Ostrava on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The...

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Ostrava Shopping

  • Buy anything you need in one place

    It is hard to chose one theme from the point No. 3. You will find there everything you need to buy. I hope ;-). You can chose one shop from this list.Fashion - 32 shops Among others: Kasima / wigs Jeans Machine - for zoung people Kozesiny Trutnov - fur, leather Terranova - Italian fashion Private Member Kenvelo - fashion for everyone Orsay -...

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  • Shopping in the centre

    LASO is located in the centre and is after the reconstruction (2006/07). It contains many shops vith various goods - food and drink, clothes, shoes, sporting goods, household goods, drugstore, ..... Right next door there is C&A and Bata (shoes) shop.

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  • Shopping malls - buying everything in...

    There are several shopping malls in Ostrava: Futurum address: Novinarska 6aopened 09:00 - 21:00bus #: 20, 39, 40trolleybus #: 107, 108, 109tram #: 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14 Avion shopping park (with IKEA) address: Rudna 114, Ostrava Zabrehopened:shops 10:00 - 21:00hypernova (food) 08:00 - 22:00ikea 10:00 - 22:00baumax 08:00 - 21:00McDonald'S 08:00 -...

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Ostrava Local Customs

  • Local drink

    This is Fernet Citrus, a very special and tasty local drink I was offered here, I guess it is also exported and can be found in your local selected liqueur store.

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  • Local beers

    Ostravar is the local brewery and also the others images here are of Czech beers, some from the region, and they were all very good.

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  • Try The Local Beer

    Czech beer has to be some of the finest in the world. Make sure you sample it during your stay. It is usually in half litre glasses unless you ask for a small one which is a mere 300cl. The ones I sampled were Pilsner.

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Ostrava Warnings and Dangers

  • POZOR TRAM / MIND the TRAM!

    This rule is valid in Czech Republic.When crossing the street at a zebra crossing as a pedestrian you should be let by a car-driver to cross street but as a pedestrian you have to let a TRAM go!! So mind the tram!!!

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  • The quality of the Czech...

    I have been told many times in the past about the quality of the Czech beer and the beauty of the Czech girls....and the more you will drink, the better they will look ;)

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  • Football Hooligans

    The banners at the stadium advertised the fact there were hooligans in the crowd. We saw evidence of their willingness to fight at the game. Problems arose from the fact that some Middlesbrough supporters had bought tickets for the home end. Before the game began there was some fighting and seats ripped otu and thrown. We could see some of the fans...

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Ostrava What to Pack

  • Go Prepared For Rain

    Make sure you take a raincoat or umbrella with you if you visit. For some reason the area seems to get a lot of rain (my brother forewarned me in advance) so make sure you go prepared. It was raining when we arrived then we had beautiful sunshine (end of Sep) followed by rain while we were waiting for the football to kick off. It did stop in time...

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  • Climate in Ostrava

    There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 – 18°C ( 45 - 64°F ); min: 0 - 8°C ( 32 - 47°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 20 – 23°C ( 68 - 73°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 18°C ( 43 - 64°F); min: 0 - 8°C ( 32 – 47°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 0 – 2°C ( 32 - 36°F); min: -3 - -1°C ( 27 - 30°F )

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Ostrava Off The Beaten Path

  • Do you like trouts?!

    30 kms from Ostrava there is small village called Bela where the trouts farm is located. You can rent fishhook and try to snatch your own fish, they will prepare it for you straight away (the price is about 130 CZK/kg). Or you can order already a cateched one :) Especially their trout with melted butter is far-famed.Opened during weekends from May...

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  • Ema - Ostrava's volcano

    Right above the centre of Ostrava there is a stack called Ema. It was build up by storing up deads from the colliery. In 60's the was spontaneous ignition of the inner part and since then the stack keeps burning and light smoke is coming out. They say temperature inside is 1500 degrees and that's why new minerals are being created there. Despite...

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  • Footbridge moved to another place

    If you visit expo centre for its any fair and then you visit as well Slezskoostravsky castle you will go through this footbridge what is located just between those two places by the confluence Lucina and Ostravica rivers. You can find it there since October 14th 2003. It was moved from the coking plant Sverma where footbridge joined districts...

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Ostrava Sports & Outdoors

  • Sareza swimming pool

    Swimming pool 50 m, pool for children, solarium, sauna, fitness center, massages, restaurant.Prices:Swimming pool: 3 hrs for adults 70 CZK3 hrs for children till 15 years 40 CZKsmall kids for freeSauna: 1 hr 90 CZK2 hrs 120 CZKSolarium:1 min 10-15 CZK

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  • Sareza summer open air pool

    One of the biggiest open air pools in the center Europe, suitable for 15.000 people.Switch-back, slipways, spring-boards, minigolf, tennis courts, beach volleyball, table tennis.Prices:adults 80 CZKchildren 60 CZKparking 80 CZK whole day

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  • Bazily Stadium

    We went to watch Middlesbrough play Banik Ostrava in our first ever UEFA Cup away game. We had a slender lead to defend and managed to gain a draw to go through to the next round. The majority of the stadium has no roof and so if it rains you get wet. Many English Premiership fans would be horrified at the stadium and its facilities. Fortunately my...

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Ostrava Favorites

  • Want to mingle with the locals?

    I found Ostrava difficult to meet people in. The ones who do speak english didn't appear to want to have anything to do with us. Great nightlife though, if you speak Czech.

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  • Info for Slezskoostravsky hrad

    Opening hours:Mondays - closing daysTuesday-Sunday: 10.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m.Entrance fee: Children, Pensioners - 20,- Czk, Adults - 50,-Czk, Family - 80,-Czk. Small guidebook to the castle - 50,- Czk is a lending charge There's also opportunity to rent the castle, information: +042 721 262 690 - Mr. Roman Lilik

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  • Industrial sights

    Coal mining and steel production has always been main income sector of Ostrava and therefore you find a lot of remnants. Although mining within the city limits was stopped in 1994 a lot of factories are still left. At the tourist info in the town hall you can get information what to visit, if you are interested in industrial sights.

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