Post-Mining Landscape of the Karviná region

Moravian-Silesian Film Office

Over the past 200 years, the Havířov/Karviná/Orlová region has been strongly influenced by coal mining and the development of heavy industry. But the early 19th century, this was still a heavily agricultural area - a herd of 40,000 Merino sheep grazed the meadows in the Karviná region. The town of Havířov did not even exist at that time. The mining boom brought about the rapid growth of cities and completely changed the character of the landscape. Today, there are only a few active mining sites in the area, and these are awaiting gradual closure. In addition to the typical landscape, filmmakers can also take advantage of industrial buildings at closed mines or, for example, the Church of St. Peter of Alcantara, nicknamed the "Czech Pisa". See our short report>