Century of Twists, or Ostrava in the 20th Century exhibition

Century of Twists, or Ostrava in the 20th Century exhibition

The regular September exhibition, which is being prepared by the Ostrava City Archives in the foyer of the Ostrava City Hall, celebrates this year the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava. It is called Century of Twists, or Ostrava in the 20th Century and is open to the public from the opening ceremony, which was held on 4 September, to 29 September – on weekdays from 8 am to 7 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm. This already twentieth year of the exhibition was opened by Mayor of Ostrava Tomáš Macura and director of the Ostrava City Archives Blažena Przybylová. (more…)

A commemorative medal was issued for the 750th anniversary of Ostrava

A commemorative medal was issued for the 750th anniversary of Ostrava

On the occasion of the celebrations of the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava, there was issued a symbolic number of 750 commemorative medals. The design is a work of the academic painter Vladimír Pavlica from Ostrava-Hošťálkovice, one of the most respected Czech medalists. Silver medals are on sale at the Ostrava Information Service. (more…)

Publication OSTRAVA Beginnings and Development of the Medieval City now on sale

Publication OSTRAVA Beginnings and Development of the Medieval City now on sale

Ostrava historians, archaeologists, preservationists and archivists have decided to contribute to the celebrations of the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava by two publications intended for the professional as well as lay public. The first one called OSTRAVA Beginnings and Development of the Medieval City is already on sale in the branches of the Ostrava Information Service, the second one will be finished by autumn. (more…)

History in Ostrava streets

History in Ostrava streets

Since Wednesday, 28 June, exhibition panels are installed in the streets of the centre of Ostrava and in the railway stations, mapping the history of the locations where the panels are located. The installation contributes as another interesting event to the diverse celebrations of the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Moravian Ostrava. (more…)

The City Hall Museum Night this time with Bishop Bruno

The City Hall Museum Night this time with Bishop Bruno

The Ostrava Museum Night was held for the ninth time. On Saturday, 10 June, Mayor of the City of Ostrava Tomáš Macura, together with the directors of the Archives of the City of Ostrava Blažena Przybylová and of the Ostrava City Museum Jiřina Kábrtová, opened the Museum Night on the Prokeš Square accompanied by visitors to the event, who were blowing party blowers. (more…)

Ostrava Lost, Beloved, Ours

Ostrava Lost, Beloved, Ours

For three summer evenings, Stará Aréna club invites those interested to three interesting places that ‘could be a pride of Ostrava but are not’. Stará Aréna prepared a series of performances named Ostrava Lost, Beloved, Ours on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava. (more…)

VIAOSTRAVA game with fantastic prizes has already started!

VIAOSTRAVA game with fantastic prizes has already started!

The VIAOSTRAVA 750 game is organized as part of the celebrations of the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava. There are exciting prizes awaiting the winner including a luxurious cruise in the Mediterranean. The competition began on 1 May and participants will face 30 questions and tasks. The highlight will be big public finals during the Festival in the Streets. (more…)

Fiesta in the streets of Ostrava

Fiesta in the streets of Ostrava

A fantastic spectacle and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Such will be the true Catalan fiesta which will take place in Ostrava on 30 June and 1 July. Over 250 artists from Spanish Catalonia will come to Ostrava to perform at this festival, which is organized as part of the celebrations of the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava. ‘It’s going to be spectacular,’ said Deputy Mayor Zbyněk Pražák, who saw the performance with his own eyes on his business trip to Barcelona. (more…)

170 years of the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway

170 years of the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway

The city of Ostrava supported two different projects of the Moravian-Silesian Railway Museum with a grant from a fund for supporting projects celebrating the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava. The first project is an exhibition celebrating 170 years of the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway, the second one is processing and printing of three publications on the history of the Lipník – Bohumín railway and the adjacent steam depot of Moravská Ostrava and workshops of the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway in Přívoz. (more…)

The contest VIAOSTRAVA starts in May

The contest VIAOSTRAVA starts in May

A part of the whole year’s celebrations of the first written mention of Ostrava will be the contest for all people living in Ostrava VIAOSTRAVA 750. The winners can look for interesting prizes including the cruise with a luxurious ship on the Mediterranean area. The contest starts on May 2, the participants have to cope with 30 questions and tasks. The height will be public finals during the Festival in the streets. (more…)