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Opava is a city of more than 58,000 in the Czech Republic. It was the formal capital of Czech Silesia.


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By train[edit]

Commuter trains connect Opava with Ostrava, which is a major railway hub with direct trains to Prague and many cities in Poland, Slovakia, Austria etc. The trains go hourly and the trip from Ostrava takes 40 minutes. Train Timetable.

By car[edit]

Road E11 goes through Opava from Hradec Králové and Šumperk and continues to Ostrava, Český Těšín and Žilina (Slovakia).

From Prague (Praha)[edit]

Go through D1 highway to Brno and continue through Olomouc. Or D11 to Hradec Králové and continue through E11.

By plane[edit]

Go to Ostrava Mošnov, Brno Tuřany or Praha Ruzyně airports. Nearest airport (Ostrava) is about 40 km away. Smaller aircraft may land on Dolní Benešov or Krnov airport about 20 km away.

Many passengers also choose Katowice Airport (KTW). It's the airport situated 120 kilometres northeast of Ostrava but the way leads all via a motorway and by car it takes about an hour to get from the airport to Ostrava via A1/D1 roads. The airport has direct connections with over 30 destinations across Europe and Asia. The airport is a base of [Wizzair] and has strong network of Wizzair flights:

Domestic:

  • LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw)

International:

Seasonal: Bourgas, Grenoble There is a plenty of car rentals at the airport including Avis, Budget or the private of the airport called GTL LOT Car Rental.

The shuttle bus from Katowice Airport operates six times a day with the timetable fixing the rush hours of the Airport's air traffic. The website of the company can be found here Tiger Express and the tickets prices begin from 9€ one way. The journey takes 90 minutes and free wi-fi and luggage transport is included in this price.

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By public transport[edit]

Public buses and trolleybuses carry you around the city for 13 CZK. There are only coin-operated machines inside buses and trolleybuses. You have to have an exact change, because the machines don't return back. Map of public transport lines City public transport timetable.

By taxi[edit]

You can as well go by taxi, about CZK 20 per km (aprox. 0.7 €)

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Christian buildings[edit]

  • konkatedrála Nanebevzetí Panny Marie
  • kostel svatého Vojtěcha
  • kostel svatého Ducha

Solar system model[edit]

There is a to-scale model of Solar system.

  • Sun is represented by the concrete ball on Horní náměstí (Upper square).
  • Mercury is next to Slezské divadlo (Silesian theater) on the oposite side of the square.
  • Venus, Earth and Moon are in "Dvořákovy sady" city park.
  • Mars is situated between Čapkova and Olbrichova streets in front of Silesian University.
  • Jupiter is in "Městské sady" on Jaselská street.
  • Saturn is situated in "Jaktař" part of the city (head towards Krnov or Bruntál)
  • Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are spread in vilages around Opava.

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There are many good restaurants around Opava, but some are closed on Sundays. Waiters not allways speak other than czech language. There are several great bakeries around the city too.

Meal delievery is at very good level in Opava. Try Kašpárkova Pizza [1], Presto Pizza [2], or Pizzeria Uno [3], but rather ask someone speaking czech to order one. Don't expect phone operators to be good at english.

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  • There are two Evžen cafés [4] and [5] in the city centre. Place where it is allways possible to find good people. Many artists, musicians, students and so on. Jazz sessions, concerts. Great places to meet people interested in art, music, photography and so. Open daily.
  • Depo small friendly music club at Sněmovní ulice near Dolní náměstí.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Opava (Hotel Opava), Žižkova 8, Opava, [6]. Double room at 60 EUR. Most modern, but outside the city centre.  edit
  • Hotel Iberia (Hotel Iberia), Pekařská 11, [7]. Right in the centre. Double room 60 EUR.  edit
  • Hotel Katharein (Hotel Katharein), Ratibořská 37, [8]. Double room with breakfast 80 EUR.  edit


Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

Castle Raduň

Castles[edit]

Both Hradec nad Moravicí and Raduň were voted among the most beautiful castles in Czech Republic. Both are surounded with beautiful gardens and parks.

Other[edit]

  • Arboretum Nový Dvůr is great botanical garden few kilometers from Opava. As you are there, you may taste far-famed and maybe the biggest Wiener-Schnitzels you ever seen in nearby restaurant.
  • Infantry fortress Milostovice is museum inside bunker from the second world-war. Museum is open every sunday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Bus no. 212 goes there every hour from the city centre.



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