Come and join a guided tour of the former blast furnace complex, where you will learn about the history of Lower Vitkovice and pig iron production. During the tour, you will ride to a height of nearly 36 meters, then go up the stairs (90 stairs) to Bolt Tower. On the tower, you can enjoy 30 minutes of free time and enjoy the views (a visit to the Bolt Café is NOT part of the guided tour). If the weather is permitting, the excursion continues by coming down by stairs (370 steps). On the tour, you will get a look inside the blast furnace itself, the casting platform, and the control room – all included in the guided tour of Blast Furnace No. 1.
For foreign visitors, we have prepared an audio guide (MP3) for the tour. The audio guide is available in English, German, and Polish. The audio guide borrowing is free of charge.
If you make a reservation in advance for a group of 10 or more people it is possible to arrange a foreign-speaking guide. The guides are possible in English, German, Polish, or Russian.
The Guide Service of Dolní Vítkovice reserves the right to modify the tour route according to the current weather conditions in order to ensure the safety of visitors.
Reservation for the guided tours and for a visit to Bolt Café is required. Reservation must be made no later than 10 minutes before the tour starts.
The reception of the Blast Furnace No. 1. and the start of the guided tours have been moved to the Gong. A map is available here.