VÍTKOVICE CASTLE was built in 1847 according to the project of the builder Anton Kraus as the seat of the central directors of the Vítkovice Ironworks. In the past, the chateau was referred to as the Central Haus, the Vítkovice Iron Chateau or, according to the then owner of the ironworks, the Rothschild Chateau.
The position of this Empire chateau in the middle of a huge industrial complex is unique. In these places, decisions were made on the direction of the industry of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and Czechoslovakia. Personalities of the cultural life of the whole of Europe took turns at the chateau, and the political leaders of Europe discussed strategic deals here.
This positive role of the chateau ended in 1939, since then the appearance of the chateau has been marked by insensitive architectural interventions, gradually leading to its complete devastation. The building was practically erased from the historical memory of the people of Ostrava.
The employees of the VÍTKOVICE MACHINERY GROUP started the actual reconstruction of the chateau, who contributed to the fact that all buildings were properly approved by the end of 2009 and that the ceremonial opening took place on 1 May 2009.
The purpose of the reconstruction was to restore the chateau to its original character and build the corresponding office space. Today, the castle is a representative seat, hosts a collection of art and interior design allows the organization of a wide range of social events on a turnkey basis.