Rothschild’s Vítkovice

Rothschild’s Vítkovice

Learn the story of the Vítkovice Ironworks and New Vítkovice – a town built by ironworks‘ directors for their employees. The houses of the town have typical unified architecture and are made of unplastered brickwork.

  • Length of the Tour: 2 h/3 km
  • Start of the Tour: Heligonka Club (Vítkovická 3367, Ostrava)
  • End of the Tour: Mírové square

What you visit and what you learn

  • The Hlubina mine and the Vítkovice blast furnaces
  • The Vítkovice Ironworks and the city’s expansion
  • New Vítkovice by Paul Kupelwieser
  • Life in workers‘ colonies
  • The Ironworks‘ welfare programme – hospitals, orphanage, old people’s home
  • Company marketplaces, gymnasiums, and schools


  • Group up to 10 people – 2500 CZK
  • Group over 10 people – 250 CZK/person

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