Stories of bygone timesThe entire route is divided into several areas based on the technical specialisation of individual industries. You will witness stories of miners, stone-breakers and steelworkers, millers and craftsmen, stories of courage, pride and determination, as well as stories from travels or of industrial brands. Each story involves several stops across the region of North Moravia and Silesia. You will find a total of 30 stops on the Moravian-Silesian technical trail, and more of them will be added. The trail not only includes monuments from the industrial revolution era, but also artefacts that are much older or, on the contrary, younger. Given that this corner of the Czech Republic around the cities of Ostrava and Opava is interwoven with a dense network of cycle routes in close proximity to individual facilities, you can undertake a visit by bike as well.
Interesting places you should not miss
Michal Mine and Lower Vítkovice area in OstravaBoth the Michal Mine and Lower Vítkovice area are authentically preserved locations that witnessed the industrial development of the entire region and, in particular, of the city of Ostrava. The industrial revolution in the 19th century required bituminous coal, and Ostrava mines offered it almost in unlimited quantity. Tours take place both in the Michal Mine and in the Lower Vítkovice area, the latter of which presents the steel production process. The routes will take you to places where the steel heart of industry was beating as recently as 25 years ago!
Třemešná – Osoblaha narrow-gauge track
A unique narrow-gauge track, the only one of its kind in Silesia, is located in the wider Osoblaha area at the foothills of the Jeseníky Mountains. The track was put into operation in 1872, but today it only serves for recreational purposes – you can take a ride on a genuine steam engine with tourist carriages.