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Lime Kilns in Vendryně

Vápenné pece ve Vendryni

Kilns were built at the beginning of the 19th century, when iron ore was excavated in the territory of the village. The mining of limestone and its calcining in “Wopienkach” as kilns were called in the local dialect also fall to this period. There are two round shaft kilns the operation of which ended in 1965.

Technical Museum in Petřvald

Technické muzeum v Petřvaldě

Permanent expositions of this branch of the Těšín Region Museum situated in the historical building of the former rectory deal with the Magic World of Trams (timetables, tickets, photographs, a functional model of a tram carriage) and the Tradition of Mining in the Karviná Region which familiarises visitors with the influence of mining on the nature of the landscape, the character and manner of livelihood of the people, the settlement structure or the environment.

The Arched Bridge in Karviná – Lázně Darkov

Obloukový most v Karviné - Lázně Darkov

This concrete arched bridge over the Olše River dates back to 1925. The monument is unique because of the bridge’s arch design. Several years ago, the bridge was lifted with the help of a unique construction procedure to protect it against flooding and to allow it to be completely renovated. The bridge is a major dominating feature of the municipal area of Lázně Darkov and represents an imposing symbolic entrance to the spa area.

The Cast Iron Fountain in Karviná

Litinová kašna v Karviné

This pseudo-historic cast iron fountain located in the middle of Masaryk Square adds to the pleasant look of this precious historic city centre. The fountain was built in 1900 on the site of an 18th century original stone tank that replaced the original 16th century wooden tank.

The Chotěbuz-Podobora Archological Park

Archeopark Chotěbuz-Podobora

One of the most valuable and the most interesting locations in the territory of Těšín Silesia is a bi-cultural elevated fortification in Chotěbuz-Podobora.

The Water Tower in Karviná

Vodárenská věž v Karviné

An interesting technological monument is this water tower built as a constructivism structure, probably in 1928. This round tower has 6 floors, is 39.4 metres high and has a diameter of 11.4 m. The top floor contains a water tank that no longer serves its original purpose. Inside the tower, some of the original equipment has been preserved.