Dolní Vítkovice – a unique, globally renowned area in the centre of Ostrava where coal used to be mined and pig iron produced between 1828 and 1998. Now the industrial complex has transformed into a unique educational, social and cultural centre of a significance reaching beyond the region. On a daily basis the area is there to serve the Ostrava inhabitants and tourists from all over the world. A skip hoist takes you to the top of Blast Furnace № 1, professional conferences and international congresses take place in a former gasholder, which is now the Gong auditorium, and children play with their parents in U6 Science and Technology Centre.
On the premises you also find Science and Technology Centre presenting science and technology as an entertaining game, and a cultural area Hlubina attracting not only musicians and bands but also sculptors, graphic designers, visual artists and music concert lovers to a variety of cultural events.