New City Hall Viewing Tower
One of Ostrava’s most popular tourist attractions, the Viewing Tower of the New City Hall offers a panoramic view of this regional Czech capital. On a clear day, it is possible to see the entire city, the nearby Beskydy Mountains, and even Poland in the not-too-far-off distance.
The viewing platform is situated just above the New City Hall’s clock, 240 feet (73 meters) above ground, and is accessed via an elevator. Guides can point out the surrounding attractions for you, such as the nearby Cathedral of the Divine Savior, and answer questions. One particularly appealing aspect of the viewing platform is that only small groups are allowed up at a time, ensuring you never have to fight for a prime spot to take in the views. Book your ticket in advance to avoid having to wait.
Things to Know Before You Go
The New City Hall Viewing Tower is a must-visit for sightseers in Ostrava.
The viewing platform is accessible to wheelchair users and is barrier-free.
Discounted tickets are available to visitors over 64 and under 16.
How to Get There
The New City Hall is located in the center of Ostrava, within easy walking distance of major hotels and attractions, such as the Ostrava Museum, 15 minutes away. Ostrava Central Station, the city’s main train station, is a 25-minute walk away. Trollybus numbers 101, 102, and 106 stop at Nová radnice, and number 104 stops at Most pionýrů; both stops are within a 3-minute walk of City Hall.
When to Get There
The viewing platform is open every day, except December 25 and 26, with extended hours from March through October. Try to time your visit for a clear, dry day, when views are best.
The Ostrava City Information Center is located directly beneath the tower. If you’ve just arrived in town, it is a great idea to stop in for useful information about the city, from where to eat to upcoming events. The information center also has free Wi-Fi.