Surroundings and Relaxation

The conference venue – Chateau Petrovice – makes wellness and spa services available at your disposal; you can relax during various therapeutic treatments, wraps, massages, in a pool or sauna.

Petrovice u Karviné is a picturesque town located in the district of Karviná in the Moravian-Silesian Region. It lies north of the city of Karviná, bordering Poland in the east and north. The classicist chateau in Prstná owes its origin to an unusual location on a wooded hill, wedged into the territory of Upper Silesia, opening a magnificent view of the former part of Prussian Silesia and the nearby Fryštát.

If you are considering to prolong your stay when the international scientific conference ‘Economic and Social Challenges of the European Economy’ has finished, we recommend you to visit the Moravian-Silesian Beskid Mountains. Below we offer the possibility of using the time for rest in the surrounding areas, both in summer and winter.

Surroundings in Summer

There are two golf courses in the vicinity of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids – in Čeladná and in Ostravice. Those who like hiking can travel to the Beskid Mountains, whose most famous peaks are Lysá hora, Smrk and Gruň and the mountain saddle of Pustevny. If you prefer a bicycle, the area also offers plenty of cycle tracks. Beer lovers can visit the local ‘Beskydský pivovárek’ brewery. There is also a quaint open-air museum in the nearby Rožnov pod Radhoštěm.

Surroundings in Winter

Hiking enthusiasts can go up the Beskid Mountains in winter as well. You can ski or cross-country ski in the well-known ski resorts of Bílá or Mezivodí. The less demanding visitors will find their ideal place for skiing on the slopes in Pustevny, where one can enjoy their stay with delicious regional cuisine and its specialities as well as the fascinating architecture of the local wooden houses.