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Tour of Slezskoostravsky Castle

Slezskoostravsky Castle was built at the junction of the Luzhnitsa and Ostravice rivers for defensive purposes in the second half of the 13th century. It was reconstructed in 1979. It was turned into a tourist attraction. You can take a tour here to visit the Witches Museum, see medieval clothing, torture tools, and a blacksmith shop. You should take a walk through the mysterious underground. According to legend, the treasure is located there. You will be able to walk along the corridor. A meeting with a White Lady is possible there. You can also go up to the observation deck. It is equipped in the castle tower. A beautiful view of Ostrava opens from there.
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Feel Like a Miner

Ostrava is known as a city whose inhabitants were engaged in mining. The Anselm Mine was founded in the 18th century. Coal was obtained from it until 1993. The Landek Park Mining Museum is open there today. You will have the opportunity to visit it. You can see an exhibition dedicated to mining. It is called "the miner's way to the bottom". The exhibition consists of 3 parts.
The first part is located on the surface of the earth. It is a complex of special structures. The second part shows mining and rescue equipment. The third part is an underground exhibition. You will be able to make the descent into the tunnel. It is located at a depth of 5 meters. You can not only learn about the history of the mine but also feel like a miner by taking part in coal mining. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Visit the Observation Deck of the New Town Hall

The hallmark of Ostrava is the new town hall. It was built in the 20s of the XX century. The building is considered the tallest in the country. The attraction is located at the address Prokešovo náměstí 8. It is open to the public daily from 9 am to 5 pm in December and January. You can visit it until 7 pm in the other months. You can enter the town hall. You will get to the observation deck using a high-speed elevator. It is located in a tower at a height of 72 meters. A great view of the entire city opens from it. You can even see its surroundings in good weather.

Travel to the Vitkovice District

You will most likely be intrigued by the opportunity to visit one of the most unusual places in Ostrava. This is the Vitkovice district. It was an industrial area in the past. It is a peculiar landmark of the city today. This district is even included in the list of European cultural heritage. You can visit the concert hall while traveling around the district. It is made of a gas-meter. You can also see the blast furnace. It was used in the XIX century. You will also have the opportunity to take the industrial elevator to the observation deck. It is located at an altitude of 60 meters.
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Climb the Tower of the Stramberk Castle

Štramberk is located on the Castle hill, 25 km from Ostrava. There are many wooden buildings there. They were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. You will have the opportunity to come here to see its main attraction. This is the Stramberk Castle. You can climb to the top of the tower. You can enjoy a wonderful view of the entire city and its surroundings while standing on it.

Hiking on the Landek Hill and Skiing in the Beskid Mountains

You can go trekking during your stay in Ostrava. The national natural monument is located near the city. It is a hill with a height of 280 meters. Settlements of ancient people were found on it. You will have the opportunity to walk along its many hiking trails. You can look at the mammoth statue and enjoy the picturesque landscape of the deciduous forest while traveling.
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If you decide to go skiing, you should drive 70 kilometers from the city. You will reach the Beskid Mountains. Pustevny Resort was opened there at an altitude of about 1000 meters between the peaks of Radhošť and Tanečnice. The tracks are equipped there. They have different levels of difficulty. Their total length is 8 kilometers. A ski school and equipment rental facilities are also available at the resort.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Ostrava
♥   Castle 'Súľov Castle' , 76.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Považský Castle' , 77.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Lietava Castle' , 80.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Strečno Castle' , 84.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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IHG Brings its Voco Hotel Brand to The Hague

The hotel is open in a former bank building that dates back to 1923. To make the building suitable for a luxury hotel, the former bank underwent a complete transformation. The hotel has 204 rooms with elegant design, which are located on the 7 floors of the building. It is very simple to reach the new hotel in The Hague from the Central Station – the tram ride lasts only ten minutes. A ride to the seaside lasts only a bit longer – nearly 15 minutes. Read this

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