Hotel Koruna

Tips for a trip or a walk

turistická kartaWe would like to remind you that a visitor who stays at the Koruna Hotel for at least 2 nights will receive a free tourist card at the reception desk, which offers a range of cultural and leisure activities (e.g. bicycle rental, admission to sports grounds and exhibitions, etc.) at a discounted price or with a benefit. Both for individuals and families with children.


What to visit in Opava

ptáci - kurt gebauerSady svobody (Freedom Park)

A public city park surrounding Ptačí vrch (Bird’s Hill), a remnant of a mediaeval artillery bastion that was part of the city walls. Anyone passing by will be impressed by the moving bronze sculptures named Birds by the famous sculptor Kurt Gebauer installed in 2006.

photo Fry72, Karel Frydrýšek | CC BY-SA 4.0


špion - františek skálaDolní náměstí (Lower Square)

One of the centres of Opava’s social life, reconstructed in 2004. Many activities take place here, e.g. farmers’ markets and music productions. The dominant feature of the square is the sculpture The Spy by the versatile artist František Skála, which in 2013 won the poll for the most bizarre sculpture of the Moravian-Silesian region.

photo Michal Čížek | CC BY 4.0


konkatedrála opavaCathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Opava

The imposing building of the dean’s church is one of the most valuable Gothic monuments in Opava. The brick Gothic building with a distinctive supporting arch is based on a combination of unplastered brickwork with stone details, an urban landmark of the city. Since 1996 the church has been the cathedral of the newly established Ostrava-Opava bishopric.

photo Aktron | CC BY-SA 4.0

Church of St. Hedwig in OpavaKostel sv. Hedviky v Opavě

The foundation stone of the building designed by the Viennese architect Leopold Bauer was laid in 1933. The church was built as a memorial to the victims of the First World War. The turbulent history of this remarkable building meant that the church was only consecrated in 1993 and the concrete cross, which had been destroyed during the war, was only raised to the tower in 1999.

foto Maks Siegmund | CC BY-SA 4.0


Stříbrné jezero OpavaCity Gardens and Silver Lake

The Silver Lake near the town orchards was created in close proximity to the town by the flooding of a former gypsum mine. The lake is almost 600 metres long and 200 metres wide. The maximum depth is 18 metres. It is a popular recreation area located above the City Gardens.



Where to go on a trip around Opava

Red and White Castle in Hradec nad Moravicí

The town of Hradec nad Moravicí is the gateway to the picturesque Moravice River valley, whose most important landmark is the complex of the White and Red Castle. It is worth visiting the permanent exhibition on the history of the castle and the gallery exhibiting the gems of the original castle art gallery. The fairy-tale atmosphere is completed by the English park with an area of about 63 hectares, founded in 1796.

(distance from the Koruna Hotel approx. 8 km)

photo Lehotsky | CC BY-SA 3.0

Hvozdnice Nature Trail

An easy four-kilometre walk to discover the beauty of the last remnant of the floodplain forest in the Opava region. There are 15 information points about the botany, zoology and geology of the area. The trail is extended into the mixed forest south of Čertice where visitors can use picnic areas and playgrounds.

(distance from the Koruna Hotel approx. 3 km)

photo Packa | CC BY-SA 3.0

The area of the Czechoslovak fortifications in Opava – Milostovicemilostovice

A unique technical monument from the years 1937 – 1938. In September 1938, the area around Opava was one of the most fortified places on the border between Czechoslovakia and Germany. Today there are 18 fortresses and over 140 bunkers that had to be left by the Czechoslovak Army in early October 1938 without a fight. The two-floor infantry cabin OP-S 25, restored by the Opava Military History Club, is a highlight where the original armament and equipment are gradually being installed.

(distance from the Koruna Hotel approx. 6 km)

photo Harold | CC BY-SA 3.0

Zámek ve Velkých HošticíchCastle in Velké Hoštice

In 1754 Ignác Dominik, Count Chorýnský of Ledská, had a late Baroque chateau with rich Rococo decor built on the site of the original noble residence. Currently, there is an archaeological exhibition here. The beautiful park invites you to take a relaxing stroll.

(distance from the Koruna Hotel approx. 7 km)

photo Miroslav Olszewski | CC BY-SA 4.0

Castle in Kravaře

It is one of the most important Baroque buildings in Silesia. It acquired its present Baroque appearance in 1721-28, when it was rebuilt. At that time, a 19-hectare park was created around the castle. It has been partly adapted for the golf course, which turns into a forest park and contains rare specimens of trees.

(distance from the Koruna Hotel approx. 9 km)

photo Michal Klajban | CC BY-SA 3.0

Weisshun Canal near ŽimroviceWeisshunův kanál u Žimrovic

It was built in 1889-1891 as a water supply from the Moravice River to the paper mill in Žimrovice. It is 3.6 km long and has a gradient of 23 metres. It runs along the side of a rocky slope where tunnels had to be cut in three places. A path that follows almost along its entire route encourages a pleasant walk.

(distance from the Koruna Hotel approx. 10 km)

photo Fry72, Karel Frydrýšek | CC BY-SA 4.0

Castle in RaduňZámek v Raduni
The fairy-tale looking castle stands on the site of a fortress mentioned as early as the 15th century. Together with the surrounding ponds and natural scenery, it creates an unforgettable atmosphere. The Empire-style sheepfold, orangery and Renaissance granaries are interesting. You can visit the former private suite of the Blucher family, the valuable castle library with almost 16,000 volumes and the beautiful adjacent park.

(distance from the Koruna Hotel approx. 8 km)

photo Kankovaa | CC BY-SA 3.0

Arboretum v Novém DvořeArboretum in Nový Dvůr near Opava

In the premises of the former castle park in Nový Dvůr, an exposition, which offers visitors a unique collection of native and foreign trees, subtropical and tropical plants and representatives of trees and herbs from all continents of the world, has been created. The collection is called “Woods of the Five Continents.”

(distance from the Koruna Hotel approx. 12 km)

photo Slezské zemské muzeum | CC BY-SA 3.0