Sport and leisure

The City of Ostrava offers visitors various opportunities to practise sports and enjoy your leisure time:

  • Indoor swimming pool (swimming pool, sauna, solarium)
  • Fitness centres
  • Indoor sports (ice hockey, volleyball, basketball, floorball, squash, bowls, billiards, handball, horse riding)
  • Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, horse riding)
  • Ostrava zoo
  • The viewing tower of the New City Hall (86 m high)
  • Astronomical observatory and planetarium
  • Open-air coal mining museum
  • Many places of interest around the City of Ostrava.

University sports club


Members of the University Sports Club have access to all sports activities free of charge. You can choose from badminton, volleyball, basketball, football, swimming, tennis, aerobics and many others. Sports equipment is available for all the courses (for a small fee).

Sports facilities

The University campus offers various opportunities for leisure. Sports facilities include sports grounds, gymnasiums, tennis courts, fitness centres, and a sauna. Students can choose from a wide range of sports – badminton, basketball, cycling, floorball, football, ice hockey, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, yoga, aerobics, track and field, handball, dancing, climbing, indoor football, bodybuilding and rowing.


Social life

  • 3 theatres (all performing at high standards)
  • 2 cinemas, 1 multiplex cinema
  • various cultural facilities (9 cultural centres, the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra of Ostrava, the Ostrava Conservatory)
  • rock clubs (Parník, Rokle, Sklep). StodolníStreet with its many bars and music clubs
  • a wide range of restaurants
  • l6 galleries and exhibition halls
  • specialist restaurants (Indian, Asian, Greek, Italian, Spanish …)
  • department stores, supermarkets (9.00–22.00), hypermarkets (24 hours), McDonalds’, and a number of other specialised shops(usually open Monday to Friday 9.00–18.00 p.m. and Saturday 9.00–l2.00 a.m.)
  • shopping centres
  • banks (open Monday to Friday 8.00–l 7.00)

Credit cards are becoming more widely accepted now, but are still not commonplace. Most hypermarkets and large supermarkets accept credit cards, as do most of the shops in the centre of Ostrava . The most widely accepted credit cards are: MasterCard/EuroCard, Visa, Diner’s Club, and Maestro

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