Opava is a city in Czech Silesia, Czech Republic. It was the formal capital of Czech Silesia.

Get in

By train

Commuter trains connect Opava with Ostrava, which is a major railway hub with direct trains to Prague and many cities in Poland, Slovakia, Austria etc. The trains go hourly and the trip from Ostrava takes 40 minutes.

By car

Road E11 goes through Opava from Hradec Králové and Šumperk and continues to Ostrava, Český Těšín and Žilina (Slovakia).

From Prague (Praha)

Go through D1 highway to Brno and continue through Olomouc. Or D11 to Hradec Králové and continue through E11.

By plane

Go to Ostrava Mošnov, Brno Tuřany or Praha Ruzyně airports. Nearest airport (Ostrava) is about 80 km away. Smaller aircraft may land on Dolní Benešov or Krnov airport about 20 km away.

Get around

By public transport

Public buses and trolleybuses carry you around the city for 12 CZK. There are only coin-operated machines inside buses and trolleybuses. Map of public transport lines

By taxi

You can as well go by taxi, about CZK 20 per km (approx. 0.7 €)


Christian buildings

Solar system model

There is a to-scale model of Solar system.

Outside town

Castle Raduň

Both Hradec nad Moravicí and Raduň were voted among the most beautiful castles in Czech Republic. Both are surrounded with beautiful gardens and parks.

Other attractions:


There are many good restaurants around Opava, but some are closed on Sundays. Waiters not always speak other than Czech language. There are several great bakeries around the city too.

Meal delivery is at very good level in Opava. Try Kašpárkova Pizza, Presto Pizza, Tudle Nudle (Asian, Italian and national noodles) or Pizzeria Uno, but rather ask someone speaking czech to order one. Don't expect phone operators to be good at English.


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