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New congress centre opened at Ostrava’s  Clarion Hotel
4 6 2013

New congress centre opened at Ostrava’s Clarion Hotel

Thursday 16 May saw the opening of the largest congress centre in North Moravia and Silesia at Ostrava’s Clarion Congress Hotel. The ceremony was attended by many VIP guests including the Deputy Mayor of Ostrava Martin Štěpánek and the Mayors of Ostrava’s Municipal Districts Vítkovice and Ostrava-Jih Petr Dlabal and Karel Sibinský.

New supercomputer named ‘Anselm’ after historic local coal mine
4 6 2013

New supercomputer named ‘Anselm’ after historic local coal mine

Ostrava’s new supercomputer, the centrepiece of the IT4Innovations project, has been given an illustrious name from Ostrava’s past – Anselm. The ‘christening’ ceremony took place on Friday 24 May at the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, and was attended by the Education Minister Petr Fiala, the Regional President Miroslav Novák, the Mayor of Ostrava Petr Kajnar, the MEP Evžen Tošenovský, the Rector of the University Ivo Vondrák, and the Director of IT4Innovations Martin Palkovič.

A new film website has been launched
12 9 2012

A new film website has been launched

FILM OSTRAVA!! is a project which aims to attract filmmakers to the region. As part of the project, a new website www.filmostrava.cz has been launched. The project presents and promotes Ostrava as an ideal filmmaking destination that is filmmaker-friendly and that abounds with unique and original locations.

The reconstruction of Svinov Bridges began
20 1 2012

The reconstruction of Svinov Bridges began

Road closure of half of an important transport hub began on Friday the 13th January. Due to the reconstruction of the South Svinov bridge it will be closed until mid-August.

Good news for the region: two Ostrava universities to merge
16 1 2012

Good news for the region: two Ostrava universities to merge

VSB-Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) and University of Ostrava (OU) began merging. The process should be finished in 2015. The name of the new educational institution has not yet been selected. Ministry of Education will fund the first phase of the project with 40 million CZK. Universities of Ostrava are the first universities in the country, which are merged.

Zoo Ostrava celebrates 60th anniversary
31 10 2011

Zoo Ostrava celebrates 60th anniversary

Ostrava Zoo, which is certainly one of the most attractive city funded organizations, celebrates its sixtieth birthday. It was opened on the 26th October 1951, first in the Kunčičky district, near the Alexander mine. Two years later, a search for suitable new habitat began. Choice fell on Stromovka in Silesian Ostrava, where we can find it today. New ZOO spaces were opened here in 1960.

Perfectly ready for winter
31 10 2011

Perfectly ready for winter

Employees of Ostrava city communications are ready to fight the masses of snow on the roads of Ostrava in the forthcoming winter. The first test they passed in mid-October, when they had to eliminate ice on the bridges. Winter Maintenance Plan anticipates that the snow removal and maintenance of road conditions will be the same as last year, handled with the "rayon-zone" way. In practice this means that the selected technology will be used for maintenance of specific sections of roads.

Ostravian Mounted Police collected medals
1 9 2011

Ostravian Mounted Police collected medals

Representatives of mounted police from the entire Czech Republic, Poland and this year also from Italy, competed together on Saturday 27 August in the ​​Orchards of Comenius area at XIV.Annual International meeting of mounted police driving in three competition disciplines - show jumping, jumping, mirror jumping and the main discipline, the police jumping. On behalf of Ostrava city, the sports action launch and evaluation participated the Deputy Mayor Ales Bohac.

Visit us! Theater season begins now
1 9 2011

Visit us! Theater season begins now

At the start of the season, the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre is inviting for the open day under the name Antonín Dvořák Theatre open from head to toe; in Sunday, the 4th September. From 10 to 16.30 o'clock the theatre facilities will offer open ballet lesson for children with parents, under the title Chief technical magic you can also taste the job of working engineers, lighting and other stage equipment.

Exhibition from the treasury of commercial graphics
1 9 2011

Exhibition from the treasury of commercial graphics

City of Ostrava’s Archive starts from the 5th September the annual exhibition in the foyer of Ostrava City Hall, which is called Corporate header this time devoted to the treasures of commercial graphics. Its content is characterized by the contemporary slogan "The company will introduce best - postcards, header." The exhibition will be presented a small commercial graphic creations, which were made by order from the 19th century to the 40th of the 20 century.