About tours

Explore the premises of a former black coal mine Hlubina and learn about the actual coal mining, as well as the processes of turning it into coke and its use in a blasting furnace. Our guide will also show you our newly reconstructed buildings in the area which serve as a cool cultural centre known as Hlubina, or the former coke battery now called KOX, and we‘ll tell you more about the production of pig iron.

Craving a rush of adrenaline? Visit the superstructure of the blasting furnace no.1 with a view over Ostrava and the Beskydy mountains. Every Sunday, you can also visit the multifunctional auditorium Gong which was built inside a former gas holder from 1924.

All of our foreign visitors can use our mp3 audio guide for the tour A; the audio which is identical to the guide’s commentary is available in English, German and Polish. There is an extra charge of 100 CZK for the audio player additional to the price of the ticket.

If booked ahead, groups of more than 10 people are eligible to use the services of our foreign language speaking guides – these tours are available in English, German, Polish and Russian.

The guide service of Lower Vítkovice reserves the right to flexibly alter the guided tours with regard to the weather forecast in order to ensure the maximum possible safety of the visitors.

A Blast-furnace tour, including the Bolt Tower

A 100-minute guided tour round the blast furnace about the history of Vítkovice and the production of pig iron (30-minute break at the Bolt Tower halfway through the tour).

100 minutes
Tour time

Adults Concession (1) Family ticket (2) ZTP/P (3) School groups (4)
A - Blast-furnace tour,
including the Bolt Tower
230 CZK 170 CZK 630 CZK 170 CZK 130 CZK

Tickets can be paid by credit card.

B Blast-furnace tour (excluding Bolt Tower)

A 100-minute guided tour round the blast furnace about the history of Vítkovice and the production of pig iron.

The tour is designated for organized groups of minimum of 10 people, reservations must be made at least one week prior to the tour date.

100 minutes
Tour time

Adults Concession (1) Family ticket (2) ZTP/P (3) School groups (4)
B - Blast-furnace tour
(excluding Bolt Tower)
180 CZK 120 CZK 480 CZK 120 CZK 100 CZK

Tickets can be paid by credit card

C Coal tour - surface tour

A 100-minute guided tour of the Hlubina Mine premises does not include going down the pit but it offers an extensive tour of the reconstructed buildings and headframe, while learning about the history of coal mining, the process of converting coal to coke and its use in the blast furnaces. The tour includes a visit of the newly reconstructed coking plant.

100 minutes
Tour time

Adults Concession (1) Family ticket (2) ZTP/P (3) School groups (4)
C - Coal tour - surface tour (5) 130 CZK 90 CZK 350 CZK 90 CZK 70 CZK

Tickets can be paid by credit card.

D Combined tour

Combination of tour A + tour C

2 x 100 minutes
Tour time

Adults Concession (1) Family ticket (2) ZTP/P (3) School groups (4)
D - Combined
tour (A+C) (6)
270 CZK 190 CZK 730 CZK 190 CZK 160 CZK

Tickets can be paid by credit card.

Project DOV

A 100-minute guided tour presents not only the multifunctional auditorium but also the rebirth of Dolni Vítkovice. Learn how the previously decaying steel town transformed into a modern educational, cultural and social center. You will get to see the original parts of the industrial premises as well as completely new and renovated constructions. Where are we headed now? We will present our visions to you in the Multifunctional Auditorium Gong and we will be ready to answer your questions while we sit down at the Marilyn café with a cup of coffee or tea and a cake which will be complimentary.

100 minutes
Tour time

Adults Concession (1) Family ticket (2) ZTP/P (3) School groups (4)
E - Project DOV (7) 220 CZK 170 CZK 610 CZK 170 CZK 110 CZK

Tickets can be paid by credit card.

Short tour

A visit to the Bolt Tower with a prepaid food voucher for the Bolt Café. Make your reservation online via our booking system. If there are free spots left, it is possible to book the visit on the day by calling +420 725 992 124 (phone line available 10.00-18.00).

Online or phone reservations can only be made for groups of up to 6 people. In case you want to visit with a group of more than 6 people, contact us via email at gong@dolnivitkovice.cz.

Adults Concession (1) Family ticket (2) ZTP/P (3) School groups (4)
Short tour (8) 200 CZK 200 CZK X 200 CZK X

Tickets can be paid by credit card.

Notes:

(1) Children up to 15 years old (must be accompanied by an adult), seniors 60+, students up to 26 years.

(2) 2 adults and max. 3 children under 15 years, each additional child according to the valid price list for children.

(3)  ZTP/P carer – free entry (for 1 person ZTP/P max. 1 carer).

(4) School excursions only kindergartens and elementary schools, for every 15 children one pedagogical accompaniment free of charge.

(5) The coal tour is from 1.4. to 31.10 in this mode: 1.7.-31.8. daily, 1.4.-30.6. and 1.9.-31.10. Tuesday-Sunday.

(6) 2 * 100 minutes – Combined tour is from 1.4. to 31.10 in this mode: 1.7.-31.8. daily, 1.4.-30.6. and 1.9.-31.10. Tuesday-Sunday.

(7) Guided tours Project DOV every Sunday at 11:00 am, for organized groups after previous booking other date possible.

(8) The price includes consumption in Bolt Café for 100, – CZK.

  • Max. 3 children under 6 yrs free of charge per at least 1 adult companion.
  • Carers of disabled free of charge.
  • Children under 15 yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18 and over).
  • We do not accept Sodexo Flexi Pass vouchers.
  • Discounts cannot be combined.
  • Price list effective 9th of September, 2019.