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Terezie-Ema slag heap

Ostrava’s conic slag heap was gradually formed by piling up mine debris from 1920 to 1960 Its top reaches 315 above sea level, making it one of the city’s highest points Terezie-Ema is easily accessible along the yellow-marked hiking route leading from Ostrava’s center or the Ostrava Zoo The slag heap, nicknamed “Ostrava’s volcano”, is active and burns within Thanks to high temperatures, its surface sees the growth of thermophilic steppe flora and in the winter snow almost never holds Aside from rare plant life, the slag heap is also interesting for its outstanding panoramas of the city and region You’ll have Ostrava in the palm of your hand.