Welcome to the City of

Silesia / Northern Moravia Region of Czech Republic

(approx. 325 kilometers from Prague)

City of Ostrava (Ostrau) is the largest city in Northern Moravia and the administrative centre of the Moravia-Silesian region. The first records of settlement date from the 13th century, when the so-called Amber Route, an important trade artery, led through the area from the Baltic to the Mediterranean coast. The settlement started to develop quickly in the 18th century, when high quality black coal deposits were discovered, and the fastest industrial and population growth occurred in the 20th century.
Since 1989 the face of the city has changed radically - Ostrava City has become an important cultural, trade and sporting centre. Coal mining within the city was stopped in 1994.
Ostrava with its 310000 inhabitants is the 3rd (in terms of total area it's 2nd) largest city of Czech Republic. It is an important transport centre, with a highly developed public transport network, 5 railway stations and the Mosnov International Airport. The Ostrava's 2 universities (the VSB Technical University and the University of Ostrava) have a combined total of over 15000 students.
Fiscal stability of Ostrava is attested by the "A" rating granted to the city by Standard & Poor's. The last few years have also seen a rapid growth in tourist potential, helped by the Ostrava city's favourable location close to the Polish and Slovak borders, its wealth of unique industrial architecture and other sights, the rich historical and cultural heritage of the region and the sporting opportunities offered by the nearby mountains and countryside.

Other Towns in Ostrava Region:

| Bohumin Town | Bruntal Town | Cesky Tesin Town | Frenstat pod Radhostem Town | Frydek-Mistek Town | Havirov Town | Hlucin Town | Karvina Town | Koprivnice Town | Krnov Town | Novy Jicin Town | Opava Town | Orlova Town | Trinec Town |

Czech Republic Travel Accommodation in Ostrava:

Hotel City Ostrava, Nikolas Hotel, Atom Hotel, U Rasku Pension Bed & Breakfast, Hotel Puls, Imperial Hotel, Penzion U Spacku, Hotel Best, Metropol Hotel, Garni Hotel, Veronika Hotel, Pension Dukat B&B, Magda Pension

Czech Republic Hotels | Prague Hotels | Guide to Prague


Central Bohemia (Prague) | Plzen in Western Bohemia | Karlovy Vary in Western Bohemia | Usti nad Labem in Northern Bohemia | Liberec in Northern Bohemia | Hradec Kralove in Eastern Bohemia | Pardubice in Eastern Bohemia | Ceske Budejovice in Southern Bohemia | Jihlava in Western Moravia | Brno in Southern Moravia | Olomouc in Northern Moravia | Ostrava in Moravia-Silesia | Zlin in Central Moravia

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