On the right bank of the Ostravice River, this slag-heap (an artificial hill created by piling up waste material from coal mines) reaches a height of 315 metres above sea level. It enjoys its own unique subtropical climate because the waste material is still burning deep beneath the surface – you’ll see the white smoke coming out of the cracks in the ground. Snow never settles here, and flowers grow all year round. From the top of Ostrava’s very own volcano you can enjoy some wonderful panoramic views of the city. Your task is to hike the heap Ema and make a photo during sunfall with face covered/coloured by coal.
Read more about the slag-heap here.