This embankment dam built in 1987 - 1997 on the Moravice river not only supplies its region with water but also serves as a protection against floods, for sport fishing, fish farming and recreation. The dam is 64.8 m high and 540 m long in the crest.
The conical pile was created by collecting debris from the Ostrava mine Trojice (The peak is at an altitude of 315 m above sea level). In the 1960s the inside ignited and still burns to the present.
The mine Michael is unique both for its preserved period equipment and machinery used for coal mining from 1913, and its impressive architecture. Mining was commenced here in 1850; in 1913-1915 the mine underwent a radical, progressive modernization and...
Triple-nave Neo-Renaissance basilica with two 67 m high towers, which is the second largest cathedral in Moravia and Silesia (Gustav Meretta is the author of the project).
Poet's summer dwelling. The living quarters of the cabin have been left in their original form including interior furnishing.
The contemporary timber (larch) lookout tower. Its platform in the height of 13 meters above ground provides a fine view of nearby Krnov and its surroundings on one side and the rising mountains of Hrubý Jeseník in the opposite direction. If the visibility...
The former pebble quarry was transformed into a recreational reservoir for Ostravan workers forty years ago. The average depth of the 130 hectare area is around four metres, about eight kilometres in circumference and encloses an island in the middle...
The wooden windmill west of the village, near a crossroads was built probably in 1810, and last used to mill in 1952. In 1974 the almost fallen building was restored, using old parts, and supported by concrete abutments (preventing its rotation). Milling...
The Gothic parish church was built in place of a Romanesque church in the 14th century. It is a brick building with two steeples, with the higher one topped by a Baroque cupola.
Single storey residential house with an almost square layout, built from mixed masonry with a distinct and considerably elelvated hipped roof.
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The western borders of the Moravia-Silesia Region are formed by the Hrubý Jeseník mountain range with its highest mountain Praděd (1492 m). The southwest part is lined by the untouched Nízké Jeseník region and the rather unknown Oderské Hills. On the east and northeast part, the Moravia-Silesia Region is divided from Slovakia and Poland by the Silesian Beskyds with the borderland mountain Velká Čantoryje (995 m), the picturesque Moravia-Silesia Beskyds and the focal point Lysa Mountain (1323 m), and legendary Radhošt (1129 m). The Silesian lowlands with the Ostrava basin lie between the mountains spanning to the Moravian gate, which is not only the connecting point for Moravia and Silesia, but from a European perspective it is also the connector for the Baltic and Mediterranean.
Apart from the mountains, we have to mention some of the rivers here as well – at least those that have something in common. They begin with the letter O: Odra, Opava, Ostravice, Olše… The character of the landscape is by and large determined by three basic characteristic elements: almost untouched nature of all of the local mountains, the specific folk architecture, culture and folklore of the Beskyds Region and the industrial technical building structures of the industrial Ostrava Region.