For an unforgettable experience come to Ostrava, a friendly and dynamic city in the heart of Europe! It has got a very advantageous strategic position - it is located about 10 kilometres south of the Polish border and 50 kilometres west of the Slovak border. The distance from Ostrava to Prague is 360 km, to Brno 170 km, to the Polish City of Katowice 90 km, and to Vienna 310 km.
You can feel the spirit of Ostrava’s unique industrial heritage at every step – an unforgettably atmospheric backdrop to a vibrant modern city. But Ostrava is about much more than just its industrial past. It is the greenest city in the Czech Republic, a spacious metropolis packed full of beautiful architecture, with plenty to see and do all year round.
To sample Ostrava’s unique energy and cosmopolitan spirit, visit the city during one of the big events held here - the Colours of Ostrava music festival, the Golden Spike athletics meeting (Usain Bolt’s favourite event!), or tennis’s Davis Cup.
Ostrava has become a popular destination for making films and music videos, so don’t be surprised if you meet a film crew or two while wandering around the city (look at www.filmostrava.cz). The city is also a favourite destination for business travellers, hosting many international congresses and other premier events. With an international airport and an excellent road and rail network, Ostrava is easily reached from all over the world. (look at www.conventionostrava.cz).