Ostrava has joined the very popular city cross country skiing races in Düsseldorf, Lienz, Oslo or Karlovy Vary and will fight for the attention of sport fans for the fifth time already. It is held at a very special venue, different from those of its urban competitors. Dolní oblast Vítkovice is a former ironworks area with the complex of unique industrial buildings and the first Czech sight to be added to the European Cultural Heritage list. The visitors can look forward to the exciting race itself as well as rich accompanying programme full of sport stars and Czech celebrities. This year’s first is an exhibition in biatlon!
HOW TO GET TO OSTRAVA?
The main destination of long distance trains in Ostrava – hlavní nádraží (the main station), from where you can take the public transport (trams number 1 or 2). The trains can also arrive to Ostrava – střed.
Go to the station Ústřední autobusové nádraží (the main bus station) which is only about 500 metres far from the venue.
Head by the signs to Ostrava and then follow the map to the venue. The street Místecká is right next to the area (follow the instructions below).
Parking is possible on both sides of the area where a free monitored parking lot will be prepared.
HOW TO GET TO THE VÍTKOVICE AREA
- by foot – about twenty minutes from the Ostrava city center, through the Nová Karolina area, around the Ostrava – střed station
- by trams – go to the Důl hlubina stop (main entrance) or to the Vítkovice – vysoké pece stop. The area is three tram stops for the Ostrava city center.
- by train – to the Ostrava – střed station
- by car – enter the area from the Místecká street (the entry is possible only in the direction TO the center, not in the opposite direction) or from the Ruská street. Parking is provided at both entries.