A Lovely Place in the Heart
of Ostrava: Silesian Ostrava Castle
The Silesian Ostrava Castle is a popular destination for walks, offering an oasis of peace and
a vibrant atmosphere filled with music, street theatre, and new circus performances. It is not
only enjoyed by the residents of Ostrava, but also attracts visitors from other locations.
Currently, the Silesian Ostrava Castle is one
of the most popular tourist destinations in
Ostrava. Prior to the beginning of the main
tourist season, the castle courtyard was
reconstructed, which was the first phase
of planned investments by the Statutory
City of Ostrava. Visitors and event
organisers now have the opportunity to
utilise the paved area of the courtyard of
the castle. Additionally, there are anchoring
elements available for securing the mobile
roofing of the stage and a newly introduced
party tent. These additions fit in perfectly
with the castle’s environment in terms of
its design and lighting. The atmosphere
of the popular castle premises is further
enhanced by the courtyard lighting. This
is achieved through a combination of wall
lights installed on the castle fortress building
and lighting elements integrated directly
into the newly laid courtyard pavement.
In line with the city’s long-term vision
of promoting eco-friendliness, Silesian
Ostrava Castle is set to undergo further
modernisation, particulary in its heating
system. Both the large and small halls
will be equipped with heat pumps to
ensure more energy-efficient operations.
Additionally, modifications will be made
to improve waste management practices
and improve parking areas for the public.
The season is off to a great start, with
thousands of visitors already coming
to the castle. In June, the castle played
host to a range of events, including the
International Festival of New Circus and
Street Theatre CIRCULUM, the Jazz
Open Ostrava 2023, and the unique
exhibition ECO? Czech Design Towards
Sustainability, which was held as part of
the ReFashion Sustainable Fashion Month.
During the summer season, the Silesian
Ostrava Castle will be the venue for
the popular Summer Shakespeare Festival
Ostrava, for which intensive preparations
are already in progress. The castle will then
come alive with a diverse range of music
genres, during the Barrák Music Castle
2023 concerts. In autumn, visitors can look
forward to the favoured feast at the castle.
The Silesian Ostrava Castle is undoubtedly
an ideal venue for corporate events, family
celebrations, business presentations, and
even unconventional gatherings.
its versatile spaces and modern facilities,
the castle provides options for both formal
meetings and informal gatherings. Whether
it’s a wet or dry occasion, the castle
can accommodate with no exceptions.
Depending on the weather, either rain
or shine, the castle can accommodate
the needs of the event with no exceptions.
An experienced production team is readily
available to assist clients and undecided
individuals in preparing their events.
The team offers comprehensive production
and technical support as a standard service.
Text: Miriam Lehocká
Foto: Černá louka
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