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Industrial and technical landscape

The Darkovičky Czechoslovak Fortification Complex

This infantry blockhouse fortification complex served to protect the country during World War II. The fortification complex is highly regarded in Europe as an example of a unique Czech fortification system constructed between the years 1935 - 1938.


The Darkovičky Czechoslovak Fortification Complex consists of infantry blockhouses MO-S18, S19, S20 and a model 37A pillbox. The components of the complex represent various differences in the engineering, tactical and impact parameters, as well as different degrees of resilience. In the interior of the bunkers, you may expect to see an authentic and complex presentation.

Lower Vítkovice Area

This unique industrial area offers a thrilling scenery and breathtaking atmosphere.

The Lower Vítkovice Area is part of the European cultural heritage, which makes wandering through its milieu truly unforgettable. Images of the Lower Vítkovice Area are recently among the most popular images to depict Ostrava. It has been confirmed several times that these premises bring an industrial atmosphere to the movie screen and much more.

Over ten million viewers saw the Lower Vítkovice Area, starring as the former German mines, in the South Korean film Ode to My Father (2014). In the French-American sci-fi film Babylon A. D., the setting creates a perfect illusion of a futuristic city. The complex made its appearance in the movies Smoke (1990) or Non Plus Ultras (2004), while also serving as a background to the trailer for the short-length action movie Ghost Recon: Alpha, as well as several advertising events (Red Bull Park Tour Training Jam) and other clips.



Michal Mine

These very authentic industrial premises create an illusion that the miners only left recently. 

The mine’s most preserved and authentic section can be found at the Michal Mine in Ostrava-Michálkovice. You will get to know the classic local “chain changing rooms”, showers, classically furnished office rooms and several operation halls, which still contain the old equipment. Aside from that, the Michal Mine is on the Czech Republic’s tentative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Center.

The Hlubina Workstation and Cineport

An industrial setting, offering amenities for professional and amateur filmmakers, who get creative with increasingly more accessible equipment.

Besides the unique environment and atmosphere within a creative group of people, this place also offers:

Small screening room for 22 people (64 m2)
Large screening room for 55 people (187 m2)
Open office spaces spread out on 368 m2, suitable for the crew’s needs, post-production work, etc.
Adjacent to the premises are music rehearsal rooms and the recording studio headquarters of the studio.

While the black coal mine was still in operation, the Cineport edifice, built in the style of industrial functionalism, housed workshops and their workers, who ensured the technical functionality of the shaft. More information may be found here.

Wesselsky Water Mill

A 16th century mill with functional equipment.

The mill technology is linked to a reconstructed transmission for the transfer of force from the water wheel to the equipment inside. It is worth noting the 2.72 km-long headrace that leads to the mill’s stone “icebox”, which encapsulates the wooden water wheel with a diameter of 3.60 m. One of the mill’s buildings serves accommodation purposes.

The appearance and functionality of the interior are modeled in the style of the 1920s; however, with minor adjustments, the interior may serve to portray any period. Most of the water mill complex and its surroundings do not require any special adjustments for shooting. The mills technology is largely reconstructed and operational. More information may be found here.

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