Historic blast furnace in Ostrava opens to visitors

20-03-2012

A historic blast furnace in the city of Ostrava opened to visitors on Tuesday as the city’s new tourist attraction. The 12-storey structure, built in 1911, was used for melting iron ore until 1998. Last year it underwent complete renovation which turned an ore lift into an elevator for visitors. The furnace is part of a large industrial complex that is gradually being adapted into a multi-purpose culture centre.