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Prokesovo square (prokesovo namesti) on a map of sights of ostrava (czech republic)

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Prokesova Square in Ostrava is known to all tourists who visit this city. It is on it that the concrete building of the New Town Hall is located, on which the highest urban platform for viewing the surroundings is located. Therefore, all travelers come to this square, bounded on three sides by administrative buildings. It is located almost in the historical center, at least far from the old quarters you do not have to retire.

An interesting story is the appearance of this square. As you know, any square arises either spontaneously - at the venue of fairs or other national festivities, which is mainly characteristic of the most ancient squares, or at the behest of the city council. In the latter case, a new site is carefully planned, calculated, and adjusted to existing buildings. Prokesov Square was conceived as a place where an impressive memorial dedicated to T. Masaryk will be installed. However, something went wrong and these plans remained unfulfilled. Nevertheless, the city received a new beautiful square.

In front of the town hall, there is another monument on it, which can often be seen on souvenir cards. This is a bronze sculpture of Icarus, which was created by the Prague master Frantisek Stork. The height of the statue, symbolizing the ups and downs that Ostrava experienced during its history, reaches 3.5 meters, which makes it a record holder. This is the third largest sculpture of the Czech Republic, created from bronze. It was installed on July 1, 1999. Many locals hostilely perceived a strange, not at all classical statue, but eventually got used to it.

How to get there

You can get to Ostrava from Moscow and St. Petersburg by air and land. There are no direct flights from Russia, so you will need to make a transfer in Prague. Directly from Moscow can be reached by train Moscow - Prague or Moscow - Budapest. From St. Petersburg, these are trains St. Petersburg - Vienna and St. Petersburg - Prague.

You can also get there by car or intercity bus flight.

Get by Air from Moscow to Ostrava can be operated with a connecting flight in Prague, company Aeroflot. Departures are carried out every day from the Sheremetyevo airport. The price of a ticket a few days before the round-trip departure will cost 366 EUR or 25 000 RUB. If you take a ticket 3-4 months before departure, you can save 50-100 EUR.

From St. Petersburg flights are carried out Czech Airlines from Pulkovo airport. The price is approximately comparable to that indicated from Moscow.

In season, and this New Year's, Christmas holidays and summertime, you can purchase tickets for charter to Prague from almost any international airport in Moscow or St. Petersburg. Prices, if you believe the sites selling cheap tickets, start at 80 EUR or 5,000 RUB, you can search for options, for example, here. And upon arrival, buy a ticket to Ostrava for 160 EUR or 11 000 RUB. As for me, this is not the most convenient option.

The flight Moscow - Prague takes about 2.5 hours. You are flying in Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. From this airport you have to fly to Ostrava International Airport named after Leos Janacek (Letiště Leoše Janáčka Ostrava). The flight itself takes 20 minutes, but taking into account landing and disembarkation, it takes about an hour.

From Ostrava Airport to the city

You can get from the airport to Ostrava with Veolia Transport Morava special buses to Central Bus Station (Ostrava střed) 5 EUR or 130 CZK.

Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver, the schedule can be viewed on the right side of the main entrance to the airport on the information board. Bus parking is easy to find by signs, especially since it is in direct visibility. You can also take a taxi to the airport parking lot or call by phone, which can also be found on the information display. The price of the trip is 20 EUR or 550 CZK.

I want to note that this is not the cheapest, fastest and most convenient way to get to the place. As for me, the best option is to fly to Prague and use the train. I will talk about this below.

From Moscow Ostrava can be reached by train Moscow - Prague. More information can be found here. In Ostrava there will be one of the intermediate stops. He goes once a week on Fridays, departure from the Belorussky station. It takes a little more than a day to travel: a day to Ostrava + another 4-6 hours to Prague. The ticket price is 133 EUR or almost 9 000 RUB.

From Petersburg You can also get by rail to Ostrava. By train St. Petersburg - Prague, departing once a week on Thursdays from Vitebsk Station. On the way about a day and a half. For the price, unfortunately, I can not orient.

To travel to Ostrava, in addition to a ticket, you need a Schengen visa.

There is also a mixed option: from Moscow or St. Petersburg to get to Prague by plane. Call a taxi to the train station for 30 EUR or CZK 800 (CZK). Then we take a ticket for a high-speed train from 23 EUR or 622 CZK for a place in the second class and after three hours we are there. Station Ostrava hl. - main railway station of Ostrava.

The Pendolino train is considered to be the most expensive: the price of a ticket to the first class is 10 EUR higher than in other trains. I got a second-class RegioJet on the advice of the locals.

The train is fast, clean, with soft seats, 3 hours of such a journey pass unnoticed. Trains run quite often, the waiting interval is about an hour.

From Ostrava train station to the city center

From the railway station Ostrava hl. You can get to the city center by taxi for 8 EUR (200 CZK) or by bus a little less than 1 EUR.

The bus stop is 50 meters to the right of the main entrance to the station, it can be seen with the naked eye, there is a taxi rank.

Flight Buses Moscow - Ostrava, depart from Schelkovo bus station. Carrier - Visit-Tour. Buses on flights are reliable and safe; their equipment will allow passengers to feel completely comfortable on the way. All passenger seats are equipped with individual lighting and access to an audio and video system, so passengers can go about their business and not interfere with their cabin neighbors.

The bus offers tea and coffee, here you can use the toilet, wash basin. A significant advantage of a bus trip from Moscow to the Czech Republic is that passengers can personally see the nature, cities and residents of another country from the bus window and during technical stops.

Flights go through Kiev, travel time in this case is 1.5 days or through Warsaw almost two days. The price of this dubious pleasure is 70 EUR or 4 700 RUB.

From Saint-Petersburg Flights are carried out through Kiev or Minsk. Through the capital of Belarus, the travel time is 3 hours longer and will be about 44 hours. Ticket price 78 EUR or 5 300 RUB.

Departure is carried out from the station near the metro station "Zvezdnaya", exit to the street. Lensoviet.

By car

From Moscow to Ostrava can be reached by car through Belarus and Poland. Travel time excluding traffic jams and stops is approximately 18 hours, distance - 1 697 km. On the way, you can make several stops in order to eat and relax.

In Poland, the main highways are paid and, in my opinion, it is better to pay and go directly on a comfortable autobahn than to look for detours, wasting time and gasoline for this.

I drove only from Prague to Ostrava by car, where I met 2 toll sections of the road, gave about 5 EUR. Tariffs depend on the motorway and its length, landmark: from 0.80 to 6 EUR.

Unfortunately, I can only suggest prices on a toll road from Krakow to Ostrava: approximately 2.5 EUR for two toll sections of the road. From the Czech border to the destination, the road is free.

Ostrava can also be reached from St. Petersburg.

It is most convenient to go through Latvia, Lithuania and again Poland. In Latvia and Lithuania, you do not need to pay for the use of roads if you are traveling by car, but I already wrote about Poland above.

When is the season. When is the best time to go?

As I wrote earlier, Ostava is not the most tourist destination in the Czech Republic. And, probably, such concepts as season / not season are not there.

Summer is usually not very hot, and at this time you can visit the sights of the Moravian-Silesian Region.

Spring and autumn are also quite comfortable for walking, without sudden changes in temperature. In the spring, holidays and folk festivals take place.

Autumn is the time for theatrical premieres and biennials, as well as events related to cinema.

In winter, you can ski at the Snowpark, open from September to May. It is equipped with ski slopes and a bobsled track. Winter in Ostrava is mild and often snowy, without sudden changes in temperature and frost. The thermometer column rarely drops below -6 ° C during the day.

Ostrava in the summer

Summer in Ostrava is usually not hot. The average daily temperature is + 23–25 ° C. In June it is cooler, often cloudy, and there is not prolonged rainfall.

In general, the weather is comfortable for hiking or cycling. The Czechs are big lovers of two-wheeled transport, and often you can meet entire families walking around the city on special bike paths.

There are more tourists in the summer than at other times of the year, but still there are not so many of them to somehow interfere and create unnecessary fuss, as, for example, in Prague. Mostly you can meet groups from Germany and Poland.

Summer is the most convenient time for visiting open-air attractions such as the Miniuni Miniature Park and the Ostrava Zoo. Take a walk along the central square of Masaryk, the historic district of Porub and explore the Old Town Hall.

Ostrava in the fall

Autumn in Ostrava and its environs is very beautiful. Bright colors of fall foliage, along with warm weather, make it suitable for leisurely walks in nature and contemplation of picturesque architectural and landscape ensembles.

The temperature in September - October gradually drops from +25 ° С to +15 ° С, there are no prolonged chilly rains and strong winds.

Ostrava in the spring

Spring begins immediately with positive temperatures and from week to week they only increase. In early spring, the city and its surroundings are a bit dirty and dull. But by mid-April, the picture is changing: there are more and more sunny days, and the temperature is approaching comfortable +15 ° С.

In spring, you will hardly meet tourists in Ostrava. But you can get to the absolutely amazing action “Burning Witches” or Filipo-Yakubskaya night. On April 30, the so-called Filipo-Jakubsky night on the Silesian Ostrava Fortress celebrates the traditional festival of burning witches. An integral part of the program is not only the burning of the warlocks, but also concerts, the bazaar and other entertainments.

Ostrava in winter

Winter in Ostrava is mild. In late November - early December, unpleasant winds blow, often with precipitation. Snow lays for a short time mainly in January and partially in February. This period is considered the coldest. On average, the temperature, as I said, rarely drops below -6 ° C during the day. Although the locals, having learned that I was from Siberia, they all told us as one that they remember frosts and at -20 ° C :)).

My Czech friends studied at school, when the Czech Republic was part of the Warsaw Pact countries, they watch with love the same Russian fairy tales for the New Year as we do: “Morozko”, “Mary-Artisan” and others. Winter is probably the most family time of year for both Czechs and Russians. And also locals love to go to the Beskydy mountains, ski, enjoy their buns and greatly respect all winter sports.

Areas. Where is better to live

All major major hotels, guest houses and hostels are located in the Center and near the center of Ostrava. Here you can see the accommodation on the city map.

  • In fact, the very center of the city with the main attractions and the best hotels is the areas Karolina and Moravska Ostrava Privoz. There are large bus stops near Carolina and Privoz (shown on the map), from where you can go to any part of the city and even to the neighboring city of Opava. Also in the Carolina area there is a large shopping center, which, in my opinion, is very convenient.
  • District Poruba, which is not far from the Svinov railway station, I do not recommend, because I consider it relatively dirty and uncomfortable. And the choice of housing there is small.
  • District Opava-jih, in principle, not bad. It is somewhat distant from the center and archaeological sites, but there is a natural park nearby where you can relax in the shade of trees and ride a bike.

I don’t see any reason to look for something on the outskirts, because a good room in the city center in a three-star hotel will cost less than 30 EUR. The most famous and comfortable hotels in Ostrava are the four-star hotels Zamek Zabreh, Mercure Ostrava Center and Hotel Brioni. You can search for offers here, and it’s convenient to book on Booking.

A hostel 3-5 km from the Center near the Zoo (near the Carolina area) will cost 15 EUR. Many offers of such housing can be found here.

What are the prices for vacation

The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union and it would be logical to assume that the euro goes to the country. In fact, the Czechs acted very wisely, preserving their national currency, the kroon, thereby avoiding many of the problems associated with the transition to the euro.

A sad example, probably, is Greece, which got rid of drachma, but did not pull up its level of economy to the countries of Western Europe (Germany, France, Belgium). So, preserving their currency, the Czechs ensured a smooth, but stable economic growth and quite reasonable prices. Until 2015, according to my feelings, prices for food, clothes, etc. were 20-30 percent lower than in Russia.

Renting a one-room apartment for a month in Ostrava will cost you from 155 EUR or 4,200 CZK. You can search for an option, for example, here. A 3 star hotel room in the city center costs 30 EUR or 810 CZK.

The food in the supermarket is about the same in price as in Russia. The average bill in a restaurant for 2 persons is 12 EUR or a little more than 300 CZK. Excursions, if they are not individual, or you do not order a transfer, can be affordable for everyone who has found the opportunity to get to Ostrava.

Lifehacks, how to save money in Ostrava, I don’t have. This is, in principle, an inexpensive city.

Prices in restaurants and cafes
Eating (lunch / dinner) in a reasonably priced restaurant333 rub
Lunch / dinner for two, 3 course, middle class restaurant1387 rub
McMill at McDonald's or similar combo lunch333 rub

The main attractions. What to see

You will need a single day to see the sights of the city. Ostrava has a beautiful city center with its main square Masaryk, which is nice to walk around, turning into unfamiliar streets, visiting museums, parks and even possibly theaters.

It is very pleasant, walking around the city, to accidentally stumble upon the monuments of the Soviet liberation wars, which the Czech authorities carefully take care of. Tired of a walk, you can relax in one of the many cafes. In the center of the city there is a lot of interesting things from an exposition of miniatures and an exhibition of retro cars to beautiful churches and the old town hall, which now houses the museum of local lore.

All day you will take excursions to the brewing museum at the Ostravar factory, a trip to the Zoo or the Museum of Mining.

In Ostrava there is where to go and what to see!

  1. Central square in Ostrava - Masarykovo in place(Masarykove namesti). Its configuration resembles the letter L. This square is decorated with several statues, among which one can note the Marian column, erected in 1702 in order to rid the city of the plague epidemic, a sculpture of St. Florian and a bust of President Masaryk. There is an interesting fountain in the square. Its streams hit directly from under the pavement, which allows children in the summer to take baths and imagine themselves on the beach. The Old Town Hall, which now houses the Ostrava Museum, is considered the most beautiful building on the square. Neighboring mansions are also historical buildings. It is worth paying attention to the building of the former pharmacy, now given over to the museum, which musicians and lovers of ancient musical instruments will visit with pleasure.
  2. Silesian-Ostrava Castle (Slezskoostravsky hrad) The magnificent castle, which appeared near the Polish border back in the 13th century and initially performed only security functions, is called Silesian-Ostrava and is considered one of the most famous sights of Ostrava. A lot of interesting things are offered for adults and young visitors: there is a Witch Museum, an exposition of torture instruments, scary dungeons, where, according to legend, hidden treasures that can only be seen on Good Friday, a corridor where the White Lady sometimes appears with her hair loose and a golden key in hand. They say that she brings bad news to the owners of the castle. There is an observation deck on the fortress tower. Ticket price: adult - about 2 EUR or 50 CZK, children - 1 EUR or 30 CZK.
  3. Mining Museum Landek Park (Landek Park Hornické Muzeum)Ostrava developed and gained fame primarily as a city of miners and miners. This is probably a symbolic place for understanding where the character of local residents was tempered and the city took its pulse. The museum is located in the abandoned Anselm coal mine, founded in the 18th century. They will tell you about archeology, geology, mining, the natural sciences, as well as the surrounding flora and fauna. The exposition is presented in three parts: an underground exhibition, an exhibition of mining and rescue equipment, and an exhibition in the open. The underground exhibition tells about the history of the mine from ancient times to the present day, also the guests will be shown the process of mining. Tickets for 2 EUR (50 CZK) for an adult and 1 EUR or 30 CZK for children.
  4. Brewery Museum (Pivovarské muzeum)One cannot ignore the brewing museum; it is located on the territory of the Ostravar factory. The production of amber drink began here a long time ago, and over the years it has become one of the best in the Czech Republic. Currently, the Ostravar brand is among the ten best producers of this drink in the country. Everyone will be introduced to the technology and features of the preparation of beer. You can also see old labels, glasses and numerous photographs telling about the history of the plant. A very interesting and tasty tour. Ticket price - 2.2 EUR or 60 CZK. The museum does not work every day, so it is better to find out the schedule in advance and sign up for an excursion.
  5. Miniuni miniature park (Miniuni-svět miniatur)It is sometimes nice to feel like a Guliver in the country of Lilliput. Miniuni is a place where sights from around the world fit. In a 1.5-hectare park you can see seven wonders of the world, important buildings of the Czech Republic and the European Union, tiny ships and the railway. Models of historical miniatures are presented on a scale of 1: 25. Ticket price: from 1 EUR (30 CZK).

Churches and temples. Which are worth a visit

In general, as the Czechs themselves joke, there are four churches for two believers. This is partly true: there are a lot of beautiful temples, churches in the Gothic style, but their flocks are practically not visible. But often you can meet weddings and a few groups of tourists. I will not talk about most churches in Ostrava, after all, this is not a pilgrimage city. I’ll tell you about two, in my opinion, the most interesting:

  1. Cathedral of the Divine Savior (Katedrála Božského Spasitele) One of the largest churches not only in Ostrava, but also in the whole region, the Cathedral of the Divine Hierarch is located in an urban area called Moravian Ostrava. It is easily recognizable by two towering towers more than 60 meters high. The cathedral is quite large: 4,000 parishioners easily fit in it. Inside, it is no less spectacular than outside. The uniqueness of the temple is emphasized by the presence of an organ. You can get to it by trolleybus number 1, 2, 8, 9, 11. The Cathedral of the Divine Savior is open throughout the year, but you can get inside the church only by prior arrangement. I can not say with confidence about the free visit, this can be found by phone: + 420-596-114-706.
  2. Church of St. Wenceslas (Kostel svatého Václava)The oldest church in Ostrava, which has long been the main church of the city, is located in the same area as the previous church. It was consecrated in the name of St. Wenceslas and is considered the same age as the city itself. It was erected in the 13th century on the site of a pagan sanctuary. A mystical story is associated with this temple. During the last reconstruction, a strange burial was discovered in one of its walls. The man placed in the grave was covered with a heavy ceramic plate, and three coins were put into his mouth. According to local legends, in the Middle Ages, vampires were thus disposed of. It is a 6-minute walk from the Cathedral of the Divine Hierarch to the church. Opening hours of the temple: from 8:15 to 12:15 and then from 13:15 to 17:15. The entrance is free.

Museums Which are worth a visit

I will try to tell in this section about those museums that were not previously mentioned in the text.

  • Museum of Ostrava (Ostravské muzeum)It is located on the main square of the city of Ostavy, in the building of the Old Town Hall. This is the first museum in the city: it was founded in the 19th century. The collection of exhibits currently totals more than a million units. There are both changing exhibitions and permanent exhibitions, for example, on the history of art, the development of the city, as well as on the flora and fauna of urban surroundings. A unique exhibit worthy of special attention of each visitor is the Mashkuv watch, reaching 225 cm in height. The astronomical clock has 4 parts, including a time dial, calendar, astronomical and planetary parts. More information, opening hours, ticket prices and more can be found here.
  • Vitkovitsky Metallurgical Plant with the Depth Mine (Oblast Vitkovice l Hlubina)The plant with the mine “Depth” is the industrial area of ​​the city of Ostrava, turned into a modern technical scientific and art center “U6”. The plant was founded in 1828, coal was mined here, coked, and pig iron was produced in blast furnaces. The plant was an integral technological flow; all objects and equipment were preserved in one place. Open for tourist excursions, the exhibition will be more interesting to men and children. Opening hours of the museum: from 10:00 to 17:00. Ticket price: 1.8 EUR (50 CZK) for adults and 1.1 EUR (30 CZK) for children. Address: Ruská 2993/20.
  • New Town Hall of Ostrava (Nova radnice)This is really some kind of monster. A huge building resembling some kind of "under-skyscraper" of pale green color. It is considered a visiting card of the city. As for me, it’s so good that this giant is not visible from all points of the city. An observation deck is located on a tower 72 meters high. A comfortable elevator leads to it, so you don’t have to climb stairs to such a height. The Town Hall is recognized as the highest in the whole Czech Republic. Free admission. The building houses a tourist center where you can get information and brochures on all the sights of Ostrava, as well as issues of interest to you, such as transport to hotels, etc. Address: Prokešovo náměstí 8.
  • Museum of retro cars (Retro Car Museum)Located near the Miniuni miniature exhibition. This place, despite the initially apparent brutality, is liked by everyone. Good place to visit with the whole family. The museum has collected more than 50 retro cars from models from the beginning of the 20th century to the mid-70s. The exhibition presents both workhorses and chic cars that descended from movie screens about a rich life, as well as racing cars. A special pride of the museum is the pink Cadillac, the same as the legendary car donated by Elvis to his mother. Entrance to the exhibition: less than 1 EUR (25 CZK). Address: Velká 702 00. Opening hours: from 10:00 to 17:00.

As I said, despite the fact that Ostrava is an industrial city, it is very green. It has many large parks with their own name, as well as small nameless squares where you can sit on a bench under a branchy tree and just relax and enjoy the well-kept lawn, fountain or flower bed.

Large parks include:

  • National Wildlife Refuge (Polanecka Niva)A beautiful, green place in the eastern part of the city. You practically find yourself in an oak forest with small ponds and lakes. You can see interesting birds - swans, storks, ducks - without leaving the paved paths. This is a favorite place for cyclists.
  • Hill Landek (Kopec Landek)The hill is located in the vicinity of Ostrava at the confluence of the Odra and Ostravice rivers. A small mountain 280 m above sea level, covered with deciduous forest, is a National Natural Monument and is world famous among geologists and archaeologists, since evidence of the oldest mine and coal mining was found on the mountain. Here they found a stone figurine with a height of 46 mm. It is made in the form of a female torso and was called the Landeck Venus. The statuette is estimated to be 23,000 years old. The find is kept in the Archaeological Museum of Brno. A mammoth statue is installed on the hill, as a settlement of mammoth hunters was discovered here. Hiking trails for tourists pass along the hill.

Tourist streets

Tourist streets can be called all the walking streets that go from the central square or Svyatopolk Cech square. But most guides highlight stodolni street (Stodolni ulice).

Stodolni Street is the most popular holiday destination for tourists and locals. It is located right in the city center and is considered one of the main Ostrava attractions.

Getting on it, travelers find themselves in the center of a noisy, vibrant metropolis that never sleeps. Medieval streets, neat mansions, churches touching the clouds with spiers, everything remains beyond its borders. Here reigns fun, dancing, loud music, eyes blinding lights.

Each house located on Stodolni Street has either a bar, or a restaurant, or a night club, or a disco. However, you do not need to look for a place where you can dance and have a good time on this street. With the onset of night, it turns from a respectable street, where the rich love to dine, into one cheerful disco. Here you can sit on the open terrace of one of the bars with fancy names.

What to see in 1 day

The most beautiful and interesting buildings are located in the squares. Relying on your taste, I would advise visiting 3 city squares. I would start the inspection with:

  • Bedřich Square Smetana (Smetanovo namesti) Funny name, isn't it? Berdzhih Smetana is a very respected composer, founder of the Czech national composer school. The oval-shaped area, which is decorated with small islands of tall bushes and trees and flower beds pleasing to the eye with its bright colors, is located in the historical part of Ostrava. It is surrounded by old mansions. And in the square you can accidentally get to a spontaneous concert of young Ostrava bands. Nearby is the Miniuni Park, the Retro Car Museum and a small supermarket. We’ll continue.
  • Masaryk Square (Masarykove namesti)The journey takes about 10 minutes. I already showed the square in the photo, I want to share the views along the road to it. Near the square there are cozy restaurants and cafes where, having eaten up, we will go to the third point of our route, namely.
  • Svyatopolk Cech Square (Namesti Svatopluka Cecha) One of the most beautiful squares in Ostrava is located in the Przivoz district. Once it was a separate settlement, which, naturally, had its own main square. It was made in the shape of a square and served for fairs and festivities. The majestic church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary is considered the main building on Svyatopolk Cech Square. The mansions located along the perimeter of the square are not inferior to the church in beauty and majesty. From Masaryk Square to Sq. Svyatopolk Cech can be reached by trolley buses No.№ 101, 105, 111. You will see signs for public transport on the square itself.

You can see the resulting route in more detail on the map:

What to see in the surroundings

Around Ostrava is just a heap of interesting places that are completely different from this industrial city. Places, which I will discuss below, I would recommend visiting every tourist. In them, it seems to me, the spirit and heart of the Moravian-Silesian Region is revealed.

I will start with the city of Opava, which is located just 34 km from Ostrava, and which can be reached by simple shuttle bus.

Opava is the historical capital of Czech Silesia, founded over 800 years ago. Once it was the capital of the Principality of Opava.

This is one of the most famous cities of the Middle Ages, annually attracting thousands of tourists who want to get acquainted with its sights and significant places.

The ancient Gothic buildings in the central part of the city will not leave indifferent lovers of antiquity. I was impressed by the local cathedral and, oddly enough, the shopping center, which was located in the building of the former brewery. After the closure, the Czechs did not begin to demolish the old walls of the plant, but they restored it, expanded it with glass and metal, and even left some of the equipment inside. This city deserves a separate article.

The second place I would like to talk about is Štramberk.

It is located on a hill on the slopes of Castle Hill, at the foot of the Beskids, 25 kilometers from Ostrava. The main attraction of Štramberk is the Štramberk-Tube castle and its main tower towering above the surroundings.

At the foot of the castle there is a very cozy restaurant.

From the top of this majestic tower offers a beautiful view of Štramberk and its surroundings. The town itself is very nice, has many wooden buildings of the XVII – XVIII centuries.

And in the city they sell very tasty rose wine made in this area. Surely many did not even suspect the existence of local wine in the Czech Republic. There is also a legend about the Štramberk ears. In a nutshell: during the Mongol invasion, the residents ambushed, climbing the highest mountain, brought down a dam, and the pressure of water killed the invaders. When the townspeople came down, they found in the bags of the Mongols the ears of their victims. And they didn’t think of anything better than baking cookies in the shape of ears.

Hradec nad Moravici

And finally, I can not help but mention Hradec nad Moravicí (Hradec nad Moravicí), located about 20 km from Ostrava. A cozy settlement with a chic castle, in which there were many famous guests, for example, Mozart.

I really wanted to mention the ruins of the Hukvaldy fortress (Zamek Hukvaldy) located 30 km from Ostrava. The fortress is really impregnable: it is located on the top of the mountain, in ancient times, at the intersection of important trade routes.

At various times, it belonged to local feudal lords and clergy. Because of all these qualities, nobody ever dared to attack her in all of history.

All listed places and the route to them can be seen on this map (marked in red).

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