design for the reconstruction was created by the renowned
AI DESIGN studio, headed by architects Eva Jiřičná and Petr Vágner.
The Ostrava's “skyscraper"

            Online at GOOGLE MEET at 5 pm
            Online at GOOGLE MEET at 5:30 pm
            Online at ZOOM at 5 pm
            Online at GOOGLE MEET at 5:30 pm.
10. - 12. 3. | JOB FAIR - KARIÉRA PLUS
            Online / You have to download the application "k+akce"
What did we find out?

Martin Hykel presented essential info regarding the possibility of valid support - compensation packages for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Presentation from the webinar is available here.
Reality or sci - fi?

We had an incredible event with Carl Davies, a personal growth counselor.
It was a great debate and we believe that we all learned a thing or two about ourselves and our relationships. Thanks a lot to everyone who attended!

Information from Ostrava Airport
London - Ostrava air connection is back

Ryanair will restore air connection between Ostrava and London from March 30th with 2 weekly frequencies, each Tuesday and Saturday.
Tickets at
Domestic flight Ostrava - Prague

The air connection between Ostrava and Prague is provided by the LOT Polish Airlines. Affordable air tickets are available at

The Ostrava - Warsaw route provides connections to the whole world

Passengers can now use the regular line between Ostrava and Warsaw. From there, they can continue by a convenient connecting flight to the whole of Europe, North America, and Asia. Destinations such as Brussels, Amsterdam, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, and more become available.
Flight schedule and ticket reservations at

New air connection Ostrava - Kiev

SkyUp airlines will introduce Kiev – Ostrava air connection from April 26th with 3 weekly frequencies, each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
One-way tickets are on sale for EUR 26 (approximately CZK 680) at all ticket sellers, on the Ostrava Airport’s website or directly on the carrier's website


Do you have a question? We will be happy to answer it at or on the number +420 597 471 136.


Discover the history and splendor of the Lobkowicz Palace Museum on our Free Live Virtual Tour, hosted by William Rudolf LobkowiczThe next tour is March 7, 2021

How does one of the best orchestras in the world deal with the absence of spectators? BFO - Budapest Festival Orchestra shows its great performance Mahler for fish

Covid-19 in nutshell

OEC summed up all the important information on one page.
You will find out current restrictions, important links, how to travel to the Czech Republic, details about testing, and more.

State of Emergency until February 28

The state of emergency was extended by the government until 28 March. The Czech government has enforced strict new measures around the country in an effort to lower mobility and prevent the collapse of the health system as coronavirus infections soar.
New restrictions are valid from 1st March to 21st March. It is banned to travel to other within districts (okres) with exceptions for medical reasons, work or to care of a relative (visits to family and friends are prohibited); it is compulsory to wear a respirator (at least FFP2) or mask with nano-filter in public places including public transport, shops, but at workplaces as well; schools and kindergartens are closed and much more.

Use public transport in Ostrava

Welcome to Ostrava!  Here you’ll find some important information about how to use public transport in our city.

Ostrava trams, buses, and trolleybuses are easily recognizable. They have a significant light blue and white color combination. Most vehicles are modern, air-conditioned, low-floor, and have functional free wifi.

Ticket payment is also very modern in Ostrava. You can simply pay contactless with your debit or credit card.  Another option is to pay with a prepaid card, which you will buy at turquoise ticket machines or you can pay with the “MojeDPO” mobile application.

In Ostrava, we have three categories of tickets. See Fares and tickets for details. 

Last but not least, there are 8 Rules for using public transport in Ostrava.

The website of the Ostrava public transport (DPO) will also answer the following frequently asked questions: 

  • How do I get to the city centre?
  • Where can I find timetables and plan my journey?
  • Can I pay for tickets in Euros?
  • Do I need cash to travel by Ostrava public transport?
  • What can I see and visit in Ostrava?

Are you having any difficulty solving problems related to living in and around Ostrava? Come to the Expat Center, contact us via email or send us a message on Facebook! We are here to help!

We will assist you during your official appointments in city offices or wherever you will need the support of a local Czech-speaking person.
We create regular events for Expats to connect with other internationals and Czech society. We also offer specialized events such as business-related workshops and webinars. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to nos miss anything!
All of our services are free of charge. For more information visit us at Českobratrská during office hours, contact us via e-mail at or Messenger.
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