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Ostrava region

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According to experts, the original Ostravan dialect is the Central Aš dialect connecting elements of Czech, Polish and Slovak with German truncations. In practice this means that it is a quick language, where the words are pronounced briefly and decisively. Word inflection, pronunciation of the letter y and i, or use of prepositions is specific.

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Ostrava – an industrial and university city ranks among the largest cities in CR in terms of size and population. It used to be referred to as "black". However, that no longer applies today. A large part of the city is covered by greenery and technical monuments of recent mining history are now a large attraction for tourists. Ostrava is considered a business and cultural centre of the region. Here you will find large shopping centres and exhibition centres, luxury hotels, pleasant cafes and theatres. The observation tower of the new city hall will show you the entire city at the palm of your hands. A popular destination is Ostrava's ZOO and the exhibitions grounds called Černá louka with a number of different exhibitions (The World of Miniatures, the Puppet Theatre etc.). The venue for many events is also the Silesian Ostravan castle or renowned Stodolní Street. The sports and ski resort Vaňkův Hill is also nearby and the Klimkovice Spa offers relaxation, or try out beer and wine baths at Zábřeh Chateau.

Tips for attractions
Moravská Ostrava - Jewish cemetery

Moravská Ostrava - Jewish cemetery

A monument to Ostrava's Jews is located here, which was unveiled in 1992 by Vaclav Havel.

Michal Mine

Michal Mine

The mine Michael is unique both for its preserved period equipment and machinery used for coal mining...

Ostravar Brewery

Ostravar Brewery

The first beer was draught in Ostravaru in the spring of 1898. The brewery premises were built from typical...

Johann Palisa Observatory and Planetarium

Johann Palisa Observatory and Planetarium

The Johan Palisa Observatory and Planetarium comes under VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava. It is...

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Ostravar Brewery.

Breweries big and small

07.12.2011

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Český Krumlov.

In search of the history of mining in the Czech Republic

16.08.2011

The Czech Republic is not only remarkable for its many perfectly preserved monuments from our turbulent history in the form of churches, castles and chateaux, but also for its wide range of remarkable...  more »
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