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Ostrava is the third-largest city in the Czech Republic. It is the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region is 370 K east of Prague border and just 15 Km from the Polish Border at the meeting point of four rivers namely the Odera, Opava, Ostracvice and Lucina. The city came into prominence due to the Coal and is now developed an important industrial center in the country. Industrial heritage is one of the important factors that attract visitors to Ostrava. Some of its former coal mines are transformed into tourist attractions which now appeals the visitors from all corners of the world. From exploring underground coal mines to take part in world-famous Colours of Ostrava Music Festival, from rafting down the Ostravice River or just looking for a destination to get off the beaten path Ostrava has something for its every visitor. So fly to Ostrava now to enjoy a fabulous holiday experience.
Ostrava is historically known for its heavy industries, especially large coal mines. It is truly a magnificent destination who wants authentic industrial tourism which you will find nowhere else. So start with Vitkovice metallurgy district which is now transformed into a modern attraction. The whole district is in European cultrate heritage site where you can explore the entire steel-manufacturing supply chain, coal mines, coke plants and the iron and steelwork which you just can’t imagine. Do visit the New Town Hall which is an interesting place to visit. Situated on the left bank of Ostravice River, it is the largest and tallest town hall in the Czech Republic.
Enjoy a guided tour to Town Hall to know interesting facts about it. The viewing platform is 72 meters above the sea level and you can see out to Poland as well as Besjydy and Jeseniky Mountains along with the best views of Ostrava as well. Do enjoy some time at Ostrava’s swimming pool which is the largest swimming pool in the Czech Republic and one of the biggest in Central Europe is full of recreational activities to enjoy some leisure time. You surely love to visit e Masaryk Square which is the Urban Heritage Zone is a pedestrian area which is enclosed by charming and colorful buildings. You surely love to visit the Marian Plague Column, the historic statue of St. Florian and the traditional Christmas Market.
Visiting any destination at its most opportune time is most important as it gives its visitors a chance to explore its best attractions both indoor as well as outdoor. The best time to visit Ostrava is from May till September. The weather is very pleasant with warm temperature with very little rain that provides you an opportunity to explore all its major attractions. The high season to visit Ostrava is from June to August. The weather is still calm and the crowd will peak around during this time.
There are various airlines that offer flights from London, United Kingdom to Ostrava. Among all Ryanair is the frequent flyer on this route. There are 3 direct flights between London and Ostrava. When flying from London the major airports from where you can get flight are Heathrow, London City, London Souhtend, London Gatwick and London Luton. The flight will be landing at Ostrava Mosnov Airport which is also known as Ostrava Airport.
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