Visit the Czech Republic on your next holiday and go exploring in Ostrava.
'Czech' out the Czech Republic on your next holiday and visit the beautiful city of Ostrava. Nestled on the Polish and Slovakian borders, Ostrava makes it easy to go sightseeing both inside and outside the city's borders.
When you arrive, dump your bags and head out for some sightseeing. Stop by the outdoor museum the Miniuni and see the Seven Wonders of the World in miniature. This enchanting park features some of the most familiar landmarks in Europe, and there are railway lines with miniature trains as well as steamships along a waterway running through the park.
Make your way over to the New City Hall in Ostrava's city centre and climb to the top of the Viewing Tower, the city's highest structure. If you're feeling tired, take the elevator to the lookout deck and have your camera ready to snap some of the best views in the city. On a clear day you can look out on the beautiful Beskydy Mountains and even catch a glimpse of Poland from up high.
Absorb some history and culture in the Ostrava Museum, located in the beautiful Masaryk Square. Inside, wander the halls and learn about the unique history and culture of the Czech Republic, and don't forget to check out the impressive indoor astronomical clock, an attraction that draws visitors from all over the world.
Head over to the Silesian Ostrava Castle, the beautiful military castle on the edge of the city. Originally built as a military fortress in 1280 because of its close proximity to the Polish Border, the castle has since been redecorated and reinvented twice, and thanks to an impressive restoration project is now one of the most well-loved tourist attractions in the city.
After you've checked out the city's top attractions, take a walk through the historic streets and see why the city is known as one of the most picturesque in Europe. Ostrava is the shopping capital of the region, and you'll be able to find gifts for your friends and family back home, as well as a few things for yourself to fill the last spaces in your suitcase.
At the end of a busy day, visit the famous Stodolni Street, a hub of entertainment and nightlife, where you can enjoy yourself and dance into the early hours of the morning. If you left your dancing shoes at home, unwind in one of the world class restaurants in the city centre and sample some authentic Czech cuisine.
When you're ready to call it a night, there are hotels in Ostrava that can offer you a home away from home right in the centre of all the action. That way, when you wake up the next morning rested and ready to go, you can head out and enjoy all the sights and sounds Ostrava has on offer.
Catherine Clay writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.