Industrial architecture, education, culture, connecting communities in the heart of Europe
Let us introduce you to Dolní Vitkovice (or as we like to call it DOV in short), the unique place which served for a black coal mining and production of raw steel between the years 1828 and 1998. It was in 1828 when Rudolf I. of Bohemia, the archbishop of Olomouc, ordered that the metallurgical plant be established in Vitkovice. This was the start of the unique place for heavy industrial production which until then was unprecedented in Europe. The industrial giant has now changed into no less unique educational, cultural, and social center with reach beyond the country borders.