Located in a valley between the Beskydy and Jeseniky Mountains, Ostrava is a city surrounded by natural areas, and is a great quiet alternative to the busier cities of Prague and Brno. With a unique ancient history of its own, including great architecture as well as a culture which has developed in its own unique way, Ostrava has plenty to offer visitors, and you can explore the whole area in comfort with your Czech Republic rental car.
Once visitors arrive into Ostrava, it soon becomes clear why it is growing in popularity as a great destination for tourists. Here you will find a skyline devoid of skyscrapers, with a few historical buildings towering above the city, and a laid-back countryside way of life. The rivers Ostravice, Opava, and Lučina flow through the city, and although Ostrava was once a centre for industry, one can find unspoiled natural areas in most directions. Whether touring the Czech Republic on a driving holiday or collecting your rental car when you arrive, you will be able to tour the stunning wilderness surrounding the city and see forests that have remained unchanged for thousands of years.
For a great insight into the early days of development in the area, jump in your hire car and head north of the city and visit the Hornické Muzeum, an attraction which shows the history of coal mining, as well as recreated camps showing the way of life for mammoth hunters who lived in the area thousands of years ago. A short drive from here, near the town of Darkovičky, you can visit part of the Benes Wall, a network of fortifications from WWII. Recently restored and open to the public, the forts and bunkers offer a unique insight into the hastily built defence network.
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