The Techno Trail attracts tourists and collects awards

The Techno Trail regional project, which unites thirty attractive technical sites in the Moravian Silesian Region, won first place in the Tourism Grand Prix 2019/2020 competition. The Techno Trail won the Best Tourist Product category. Deputy Governor of the Region Jan Krkoška accepted the award in Brno at the GO-REGION TOUR trade fair.

“I consider the Techno Trail to be a key tourism product in our region. We can offer a unique technical heritage, which you cannot find elsewhere in the Czech Republic in this scope or quality. We are preparing further improvements, new tours or the addition of completely new attractions to the Techno Trail this season for tourists. This award confirms that technical monuments are very attractive for visitors,” said Deputy Governor of the Moravian Silesian Region for Regional Development and Tourism Jan Krkoška.

The Techno Trail project originated in 2012 with just twelve technical monuments; today it offers 30 attractive sites. As well as the traditional tourist destinations, such as Michal Mine and Dolní Vítkovice with Landek Park in Ostrava, less well-known locations have also been added to the Techno Trail. The Wesselsky Water Mill and Mill in Bartošovice demonstrate the miller’s trade in practice, visitors to the synagogue in Krnov can listen to the story of industrialists from Krnov, and the Na Trati infantry blockhouse in Bohumín is very attractive to military history buffs. “Last year, the Kotouč limestone quarry in Štramberk, where visitors can view the plant in full operation, was added to the Techno Trail. New interactive exhibitions at the Hedva Český Brokát textile factory in Rýmařov are also interesting. It is important that people not view these technical attractions just from afar. The Techno Trail is about authentic experiences in unique locations. Visitors are drawn into events and experience real situations and narratives with all their senses,” says Deputy Governor Jan Krkoška. 

COT media has organised the Tourism Grand Prix in cooperation with Brno Trade Fairs for the thirteenth year now. The winners were announced this year on 16 January 2020 as part of the international GO-REGION TOUR Trade Fair, which was held in Brno from 16 to 19 January.

The Golden Trail project by the South Bohemian tourism office also did well in the Best Tourist Product category, coming second. The Klapka-Film Vysočina Take One, by the Vysočina Tourism organisation, came third.

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