Welcome to Czech Republic, welcome to Ostrava, European City Of Sport 2014
OSTRAVA – A UNIQUE INDUSTRIAL CITY
Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the largest urban centre in the Moravian-Silesian Region. It occupies a strategic position 360 km east of the Czech capital Prague and 310 km north of Vienna, and is close to the border with Poland (which is just 10 km north of the city centre), and 60 km north-west of the border with Slovakia.
The logo of Ostrava is made up of three exclamation marks, perfectly painting the picture of the city's vitality, energy and confidence. Ostrava is known for its unique industrial architecture and the earthy character of the local people. Vítkovice Lower Area, listed as a European cultural heritage site, offers stunning panoramas and walking around the heart of the steel city is an unforgettable experience.