UPCES Events

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Sunday, October 24, 2021

Overnight Trip to Olomouc and Ostrava

UPCES offers an overnight trip to Ostrava and Olomouc, two cities which are geographically very close together, but appear very unique from one another. Ostrava is appears extremely industrial thanks to its large coal deposits. Olomouc is charming and beautiful.

Despite its industrial history, today Ostrava is one of the most interesting and vibrant cities in the Czech Republic. In Landek Park, the carbon even pushes up through the topsoil, and there’s evidence of human coal use going back 25,000 years. Ostrava will hit the spot for people with an interest in authentic industrial tourism.

Olomouc has always been a center for education, culture and stunning architecture. It is also home to the second astronomical clock in the Czech Republic. This clock is not as famous as the one in Prague but just as fascinating.  Our trip compares and contrasts these two authentic Czech cities and we look forward to knowing which one is your favorite.


ostrava things to do                                                                  


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