The region is home to five universities, including the University of Ostrava, the Technical University of Ostrava, Silesian University in Opava, Paneuropean University, and PRIGO High School.
What to see in the Moravian-Silesian Region?The region is rich in cultural and industrial heritage. In Ostrava, you can visit the unique Dolní Vítkovice complex, where coal was mined and raw iron was produced from 1828 to 1998. Now, this industrial complex has been transformed into a educational, cultural, and social center with a unique view from the Bolt Tower on top of the blast furnace. In Northern Moravia, you will find more than thirty industrial monuments with a unique genius loci. You can visit the Tatra Truck Museum in Kopřivnice and admire the truck with which Karel Loprais won the Dakar Rally or visit places related to mining, shale mining, or the textile industry. There are also many military monuments on the Czech-Polish border. The region has three spas: Karlova Studánka, Klimkovice, and Darkov.
The northeastern part of the country also offers historical monuments, such as castles and chateaus in Hradec nad Moravicí, Bruntál, Hukvaldy, and Sovinec. You can also admire the historic centre of the town of Štramberk and the view from the castle tower called Trúba.
The Moravian-Silesian Region is also known for its beautiful nature, offers many tourist, and sports attractions. The highest mountain is Praděd in Jeseníky, the dominant peak in the Beskids is Lysá hora, and the mythical Slavic mountain of Radhošť. The mountains offer opportunities for hiking, downhill skiing, but are also interwoven with a dense network of cross-country skiing trails, which in summer serve as cycling paths. In the easternmost part of the Czech Republic, you can also play golf. In the region, you will find a golf course with a lookout tower in the form of a mining tower or a course located at the foot of the mountains.