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Welcome to Brno

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Despite the fact that Brno is the town to another in one day and still have
2nd largest city in the Czech time to explore the attractions and speak
Republic, it still proves the fact a few words to those that you meet on
that what is small is pretty. You your way. Brno is a city with friendly
can investigate streets, alleys and cosmopolitan atmosphere, full of colourful
squares in the historic centre in a few events and scents, from North protected
hours, you can walk from one end of the by a collar of hills and with its arms open

to the sunny lowlands of South Moravia. lier. And despite the jokes that speak about
The city wrapped in the vine tendrils and Brno as the last inhabited curve before
old wine-growing traditions, the city with Vienna or the biggest village of Wild East,
a dragon as a beloved symbol, the city it is so easy to fall in love with this city and
that has not only two castles – Špilberk love it – bitterly, sweetly and forever.
and Veveří – but also two Town Halls, and
where the bells chime noon one hour ear- It deserves it.

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a It lies in an altitude 190 up to 479 m and it covers an area 230. Ukrainian Kharkiv and Dallas in the U. Office for international legal protection of children. Polish Poznan. a Brno has a number of theatres. a With its 400 000 inhabitants it is after Prague the second biggest city in the Czech Republic. Austrian Vienna and St.A. Pölten. Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture. Institute for supervising veterinary bio- preparations and drugs. The Highest Administrative Court and The Highest Prosecutor‘s Office. Office for the protection of competition. a Brno is a seat of two general consulates and seven honorary consulates. Czech agriculture and food inspection authority. a One national and five public universities with a total of 34 colleges and seven pri- vate universities are in Brno. English Leeds. a The partner towns of Brno are German Leipzig and Stuttgart. The Highest Court. Winegrowers‘ Fund and some professional chambers.S.22 km2. Holland Utrecht. a Brno is a centre of judicial power of the Czech Republic. It is a seat of The Constitutional Court. which is separated geographically from the legislative power. Almost 90 thousand students study in Brno in total. research and innovations and also an important centre of trade fairs and congresses. a Brno is a centre of science. 2 . a Other institutions in Brno involve the Office of Public Defender of Rights. museums and galleries. Lithu- anian Kaunas. French Rennes.…what you should know about Brno… Important information a Brno is a centre of South Moravia and a county city of the South Moravian Region. Russian Voronezh.

cz. is for sale at the border crossings.cz Moravian Region with a network of trams.cz www.cz www. Brno has several big underground and trail Brno–Vienna. In- boat transport at the Brno Dam (page 96). The public transport includes the Moscow.cyklo-jizni-morava. or with an extra fee from the international airpor t in Brno-Tuřany. at the edge Vienna through Brno and Ostrava to Polish of Brno you can use big parking lots for Krakow. post offices and in motor clubs. For highways and some bigger roads it is more information can be found at found at necessary to have a highway sticker. vehicle.: +420 840 112 113 Integrated Transport System of South e-mail: info@cd.idsjmk. petrol sta- tions. Rome. www. tel. and the other route following the free.dpmb. Visitors of South Moravia can use the newsagents.jizdnirady. trains and busses. tour Novobranská 18. More information can be found at www. 659 30 Brno Transport Company of the Brno City and tel. railway and bus stations. Milan and Eindhoven.brno. www.: +420 545 521 309-10 e-mail: dpmb@dpmb.cz Cycling Road transport Two marked international cycling routes Parking in the centre is possible only at lead through Brno: Amber Route from marked parking lots and is paid. 602 00 Brno operators and in travel agencies.cd.cz trolley-busses. The city has a network of cycling routes. www. Information is available in every which provides regular flights to London. 3 .: +420 543 174 317 tel. Short- time and more-days tickets are available in Air transport the ticket offices. several-storeyed parking garages.cz.cz.cz Transport in the city Railway transport and environs Czech Railways Information Centre The public transport is guaranteed by the Nádražní 1. driver.airport-brno. which www. formation about flight timetable and prices Information office is available in the Information Centres.

.................26 4 ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................18 Kapucínské náměstí (Capuchin Square) .........14 Old Town Hall ................................................................... 6 Brno personalities .............20 Římské náměstí (Roman Square) .............................................................................22 Minorite Monastery...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Content Welcome to Brno .................................................................................... 8 Brno – City of mendel and Janáček ............................................................................ 1 Important information...........................................................................................24 Náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square) ......................................................... 2 Content .............................................................................................................................................................................12 Tourist route – small circuit ........................16 Petrov.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................14 Zelný trh (Vegetable Market).............................................................................10 Sightseeing routes through the historic city centre ........................................ 4 City history in dates .....

................brno........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................48 Functionalism and modern architecture ......................................................................................40 Janáček Theatre and Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square).................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................112 Pálava and Lednice-Valtice composed area ........................................................................................20 New Town Hall .........108 Moravian Karst and Tišnov Region .......................... Villa Tugendhat .....34 Petrov and Denis Gardens ...........................................................................................................................................62 Theatre........................................................................110 Znojmo Region and Podyjí ................................. Šilingrovo náměstí (Šilinger Square) ................114 Slovácko (Moravian Slovakia) ..........................................................................................................................................................................90 Golf ...........................................72 Museums and galleries ..........................50 Brno historic parks and botanical gardens ............................................................................................................................................................. Maps....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................32 Tourist route – big circuit.................................................................................................................................................34 Old Town Hall...............................................................................................................................................68 Film ..................42 Komenského náměstí (Comenius Square) .....................................................................................................................................122 Congress tourism – Moravia Convention Bureau ..................................................58 Culture.............. 5 .....38 Malinovského náměstí (Malinovsky Square) .............128 Tourist information centres....................102 Trips to the environs of Brno ..................................................................................................46 Old Brno ..................................................................................................................................................................36 Fortification wall circuit ........................................................................ James’ Square) ................................................................................................106 Austerlitz battlefield and environs...............................................116 Where to eat according to your taste ..44 Špilberk Castle.........................................................................................71 Cultural centres .......................................................................76 Cultural events .................. www.....................................................................................118 Where to find good accommodation .................................64 Music ........cz Jakubské náměstí (St................................ New Town Hall....................................................................................................82 Leisure time.................................................................................................................28 Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square) .............................

1839) How did Brno grow? 1900 – Brno had 3 047 houses and 1387 – the city and outskirts had circa 109 346 inhabitants 999 houses with approximately 1919 – further 23 outskirt villages joined 8 400 inhabitants Brno.22 km2. so the city area covered 120 380 ha 1477 – after the Hussite Wars it had a total 1930 – at the area of the nowadays city of 833 houses and circa 4 900 inhabitants altogether 330 285 inhabitants 1657 – after the Thirty Year War there 2009 – the city area is 230. 1839 (lithoprint. the area increased up to 1 816 ha 1857 – 58 809 inhabitants. when. L. 4 500 inhabitants and 29 quarters 1770 – 14 972 inhabitants 1850 till 1855 – many villages and View over Brno (lithoprint after 1830) suburbs joined Brno.…what. were 318 tenanted and 91 abandoned with 370 592 inhabitants houses. who… City history in dates Arrival of steam trains on the northern railway of Emperor Ferdinand to the Brno railway station during the opening ride on July 7. at the area of the nowadays city altogether 71 749 inhabitants 6 . Müller.

Michael and marketplace 1091 – the first written mention about the town of Brno and the 1st written mention 1100 about Brno and castle in the Kosmas’s chronicle 1243 – Wenceslas I granted Brno privileges of a royal town 1277 – the first mention about the Špilberk Castle 1200 1349 – Brno became a permanent seat of Moravian margraves 1641 – Brno became a capitol of Moravia 1643 and 1645 – during the Thirty Year War Brno twice fought off the Swedish armies 1300 1763 – the first textile manufacture 1777 – Bishopric established 1805. fall of communism and establishment of democracy 1900 1992 – the Constitutional Court founded 1993 – the Highest Court of CR and the Highest Prosecutor‘s Office of CR 1996 – British Queen Elizabeth II visited Brno 2001 – villa Tugendhat on the UNESCO World cultural and natural heritage list 2000 2007 – president Václav Klaus chose Brno as a place for annual friendly and informal discussions of presidents of European countries 2009 – informal meeting of the EU Ministers of agriculture and fishing. the city was lit up by gas lamps 1860 – architect L. www. held at the occasion of the Czech presidency of the Council of the EU 2009 – Pope Benedict XVI visited Brno . Förster worked out the first regulatory plan for widening the city 1869 – horse-drawn train 1500 1881 till 1882 – the theatre “Na hradbách” – today Mahen Theatre was founded. lit by the first electric Edison bulbs in Europe 1884 – horse-drawn train replaced by steam street train 1897 – city power station was built 1600 1899 – Czech University of Technology was founded 1914 – Victor Kaplan made his first turbine in Brno 1919 –Masaryk University. church of St.brno.cz 1000 circa 1021–1034 – the Brno Castle was founded with a Slavonic village. Veterinary University 1700 and University of Agriculture were founded 1924 – launch of regular air transport 1928 – the new Exhibition Centre held the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia 1939 – Brno as a part of German Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia 1800 1945 – the city liberated by the Soviet Army 1958 – airport in Tuřany was built 1959 – the Exhibition Centre held the first annual International Engineering Fair 1989 – Velvet Revolution. 1809 – the Napoleon’s armies passed through Brno 1817 – the Frantz’s – today Moravian Museum was established 1400 1839 – railway connected Brno and Vienna 1846 – gasworks founded.

Ondřej Erna (?–1652) and Jan Křtitel Erna (circa 1625–1698) Father and son. Baroque architects and builders from Germany. Brandenburg elector and Roman King. natural scientist. Louis Radouit de Souches (1608–1682) The Frenchman. Martin Středa (1587–1649) 1500 Jesuit priest. James (page 28). Thomas (page 30). missionary and 1st natural scientist that mapped the flora and fauna of Luzon island in the Philippines. spiritual leader of the Brno defence in 1645 during the Swedish siege. builders. One of the owners of the house of the Lords of Lipá (page 27). bricklayers and stonemason masters from Italy. The temples of 1600 St. Michael. eldest son of margrave John Henry. He is buried in the church of St. Georg Josef Kamel (1661–1706) Pharmacist. later field marshal and military commander of Moravia. Mořic Grimm (1669–1757) and František Antonín Grimm (1710–1784) Father and son. woodcarver and builder. younger brother of Charles IV. His statue once should stand on the Moravian square in front of the church of St. Thomas and St. reconstruction 1700 of the Minorite monastery and church of St. Significant scientist Carl von Linné named a flower camellia (Camellia japonica) after him. They are buried in the Capuchin crypt (page 20). native from Poland. one of the most significant artists of Late Gothic in Central Europe. They are buried in the Capuchin crypt (page 20). who markedly stepped into the politics of the Bohemian Kingdom during the reign of Wenceslas IV. famous and forgotten… Personalities of the Brno City 1400 Jošt Moravský (circa 1351–1411) Moravian margrave from the Luxemburg dynasty. the authors of the Baroque interior of the cathedral on Petrov (page 18). James (page 28). He is the author of the Old Town Hall portal (page 14) and participated on the church of St. commander of the Brno defence during the Thirty Year War. His remains are resting in a glass coffin in the crypt of the church of the Assumption of Our Lady Mary in Brno. Antonín Pilgram (circa 1460–1515) Sculptor. 8 . the Plague column in Freedom Square and many buildings from the early Baroque bear their hallmark. theologian and historian.…noteworthy. Johns with Loretta (page 24). the New Town Hall (page 32) and a number of buildings in Brno and its surroundings.

when he entered the Augustinian monastery in Old Brno (page 48). On the basis of experiments with cross-breeding peas and other plantsMendel as the first formulated relations of transfer of parents’ characteristics on descendents. He is buried in the Central cemetery in Brno. the inventor of the Kaplan water turbine. Leoš Janáček (1854–1928) (page 10) Born in Hukvaldy in Nor th Moravia. Bohuslav Fuchs (1895–1972) Architect and professor at the Brno Technical University. his importance is comparable with that of Albert Einstein. She studied composition and conducting in Brno and Prague. www. Kaprál’s daughter. mathematician and physicist who changed many scientific disci- plines through his theories. Thanks to him the Macocha 1900 Abyss was made accessible and the underground flow of the Punkva river with the Punkevní caves and Kateřinská cave were discovered. Viktor Kaplan (1876–1934) Austrian mechanical engineer and professor at the German Technical University in Brno. V. comparable with the creations of world architects. that laid foundations of modern genetics. Founder of Czech modern music composing and spirited organiser of the Brno music life is buried in the Central cemetery in Brno. Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957) One of the best composers of film music in the 20th century.cz 1800 Gregor Johann Mendel (1822–1884) (page 10) Born in Hynčice near Opava. director of the Brno Organ School and professor at conservatory in Brno. his most important work was created during the functionalist period . who explored and mapped the Moravian Karst (page 110). Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) The philosopher. Karel Absolon (1877–1960) Archaeologist. he came to Brno at 21 years of age.brno. 2000 9 .Zemanova café on Koliště. Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915–1940) Music composer and conductor. He worked in film studios in Hollywood and composed music for twenty-two films after emigrating in 1938. and was privately educated by Bohuslav Martinů. palaeontologist and speleologist. the urban spa in Zábrdovice and hotel Avion on Česká Street. music composer of the world format. composer and professor at the Brno Conservatoire. He is considered as one of the greatest scientists-logicians of the 20th century. double holder of the Film Academy Award – Oscar.

Pavel Křížkovský. He also received the honour the chamber. He studied natural sciences at Vi. which became and Brno Conservatoire professor. as the first. a man of science. founder of modern Czech music and enthusiastic researcher. a respected breeder. but fate linked them with the city so tightly that you will see their mark at the places you would not expect. famous… židovská čtvrť a tři kohouti… Brno – City of Mendel and Janáček When speaking about Brno person- alities. Music composer and priest. tery in Old Brno and took the monastic name One of his teachers was the Augustinian Gregor. Neither of them were born in Brno. After Cyril František Napp’s death (1867) stood as abbot at the head of the Old Brno monastery. 10 . choir leader. Ener- modern genetics’ foundation based on his getic organizer of Brno’s musical life and experiments crossing peas and other author of numerous symphonic. devoted himslef to research in the monas. foundation for talented. a member of the Economic Committee. Hardly anyone knew at that time that tery garden. Gregor Johann Mendel Leoš Janáček The founder of genetics. to Brno at the age of 11 when he began a Hynčice native. the perennial stars among them are two names: Janáček and Mendel.…bezejmennéand …noteworthy prostranství. He came to Brno at 21. but poor students. operatic. Janáček would become a world-class lated the laws of characteristic transmis. a meteorologist and pioneer of new meth- ods of beekeeping. plants. Mendel. Brno Organ School director sion of parents to offspring. composer. studying in the Old Brno monastery at the when he entered the Augustinian monas. formu. music composer and enna University at the impulse of his supe. A native of North Moravian Hukvaldy came culture and faith – that was Johann Mendel. became director of the Moravian Mortgage Bank. Janáček himself was not rior Abbot Cyril František Napp and then Augustinian. he is Komturský Cross. piano and vocal works.

www. …visit the permanent exhibition about his life and work in the garden house by the former organ school on Smetanova Street.. Sinfonietta. cur. he published his findings in the field of genetics (page 41). Michael where Mendel served his 1st mass. …Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Comenius square in the centre of the city. where Janáček worked as choir master and certainly was in frequent contact with Mendel. you can see for example. where Leoš Janáček lived with his family (page 78).brno. …Janáček Theatre.cz now regarded as the founder of modern the world’s leading stages’ repertoire. Mendel gave a lecture where. Janáček led the requiem after the death of G. When you go through Brno in the footsteps of Leoš Janáček. for the 1st time. …Mendel museum complex in the Augustinian monastery in Old Brno (page 48). The statue was later moved to the monastery and now stands near the beds. where Mendel worked with senior Doctor Olejík and took over meteorological observations in Brno from him. city pays tribute to its composer through You will find his work as Její pastorkyňa. Mendel. where Věc Makropulos or Glagolská mše in a passage from this piece can be heard. thanks to his opera works. Hanzl stands nearby. …the Old Brno Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady (page 48). the statue of Janáček by S. J. where Mendel did his experiments. …the place of the composer’s last resting point at Brno´s Central Cemetery in the honor- ary tomb circle of Brno. Anna. you can see for instance. When you go through Brno in the footsteps of Johann Gregor Mendel. 11 . Janáček’s tribute to Brno is his most Janáček is. the memorial by the Viennese sculptor Theodor Charle- mont was uncovered. …Dominican church of St. the opera and ballet scene of the Brno National Theatre (page 64).. serious orchestral work. …Mendel’s grave in the Central Cemetery. …Hospital at St.. …The place where G. …Mendel university with 5 faculties in the Černá Pole city district. The rently one of the most popular composers. Czech music. …Mendel Square in Old Brno. J.. its chimes at Špilberk for instance.

The famous villas. You can enjoy a boat cruise on the Brno dam with a view of Veveří Castle. functional sites.…have a walk through Brno… Sightseeing routes through the historic city centre 8 9 9 10 8 7 7 6 6 2 11 10 1 1 5 3 2 4 5 3 4 MY TIP! Do you want to easily and effortlessly explore what is worth seeing in Brno? Then take a trip around the city with the tourist minibus. For more information www.ticbrno. You are invited to ride in the summer season. observatory and exhibition ground are waiting for you on two interesting routes.cz. 12 .

cz We will take you to the most attractive places in the Brno centre with the help of two sightseeing circuits. as the city can tell its story itself if you listen carefully. Silver or white of Brno. the a place where the city was founded. Tourist route small circuit 3 km circa 1 Hour 1 Old Town Hall 2 Zelný trh (Vegetable Market) 3 Petrov 4 Kapucínské náměstí (Capuchin Square) 5 Římské náměstí (Roman Square) 6 Minorite Monastery 7 Náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square) 8 Jakubské náměstí (St. Just browse to the next page and look around and listen. …the logo of Brno is a part of the pearance. Routes are not long or difficult and you won’t need hiking shoes either. future perspectives. the growing significance and dynamic higher white stripe is narrower than development of the city with many the lower stripe. 13 . strengthening verticals imply the As the Svitava River is thinner. It issues from the shape stripes symbolise the confl uence of of the historic emblem and follows the Svratka and Svitava rivers that is the heraldic tradition. www.brno. fi rstly proved United Design of the Statutory City in 1315. however. James Square) 9 Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square) 10 New Town Hall Tourist route big circuit 5 km circa 2 Hour 1 Old Town Hall 2 New Town Hall 3 Šilingrovo náměstí (Šilinger Square) 4 Petrov and Denis Gardens 5 Fortification wall circuit 6 Minorite Monastery 7 Malinovského náměstí (Malinovsky Square) 8 Janáček Theatre 9 Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square) with an alternative route to Villa Tugendhat 10 Komenského náměstí (Comenius Square) 11 Špilberk Castle with an alternative route to Old Brno Did you know that…? …the emblem of Brno co- mes from its historic ap.

The Old Town Hall Portal . Cristal. impor- tant guests were welcomed there. The vaulted passage between Radnická Street and courtyard is deco- rated by a richly elaborated portal with a legendary bent spire. other alterations are the result of Early Baroque reconstruction. documents. glorious past and future. seals and money were stored there. in summer the his- toric halls are opened – the Ernův. representative of Central European Late Gothic. The complex houses the Tourist informa- tion centre and gallery. and in case of peril the city defence was commanded from there. The complex also includes a former prison. The Old Town Hall. The 63 m high tower with a look-out and Renaissance casque are accessible to public. is the oldest and the most interesting preserved secular building in Brno. Courtyard with Renaissance arcades were altered by Italian architects in the 16th century. courts and a city scribe’s office. The historic core with a tower dates back to 1240. It housed the city council. many times widened and altered during centuries. …beginning of a small circuit… 1 Old Town Hall Ever y royal town in Bohemia was always proud of its town hall that sym- bolised its prestige. made in 1511 by sculptor Anton Pilgram. Fresco Hall and Treasury.

a in the mid 14th century in the oldest Legend Treasury Hall city notary John created the Hanging under the ceiling of the passage in unique legal code Iura originalia civitatis the tower is a famous Brno dragon. which laid the basis for all later of the city and a hero of many legends. was only a small play of Late Gothic.00 o’clock – that is after chiming the “Brno noon” – at the cathedral of Sts. Maybe it closure of the Brno gates. Believe or not. The legend says that Town Hall portal sais that when Master it was a bet. www. Visitors cil from the mid 13th century? Only in 1935 can hear it from May till September on the council moved to the New Town Hall public holidays and special occasions. 15 . Peter and The Old Town Hall Tower MY TIP! When you walk through the Town Hall to Mečová Street. symbol Brunensis. you can hear traditional Sunday trum- a the Old Town Hall housed the city coun. he won his bet! a from May 2004 every Sunday at 11. when Birk had to do all that Pilgram didn’t get wage for his work.cz Did you know that…? Paul. pet from the Old Town Hall tower. from the sunrise till the purposely bent the middle spire. turn around and look at the wall of the Old Town Hall on the left. You’ ll see a shrunk stone face of the immured in councilman who wanted to betray the city to the enemy and met his deserved punishment.ticbrno. (page 32) at Dominikánské Square. he in a single day. municipal rights of Czech and Moravian On the wall is the wheel made in 1638 towns? and brought to Brno by wheelwright Jiří a the legend about a bent spire of the Old Birk from Lednice. about 4 meters above the ground.

spice and flowers. Krautmarkt or Vegetable Market – these are names of the square situated a few steps from the Old Town Hall (page 14). scents and theatres… 2 Zelný trh (Vegetable Market) Forum Superius or the Upper Market. an offer many allegorical figures. Europe. …grand performance full of colours. The stage was founded around 16 . The Vegetable Market got famous thanks a In the market centre is the richly to the butcheries and stalls with bread. honey. pottery and junk markets. Fischer of Erlach. a Found at the lower part is Reduta (page then come with us step by step around 64). mythical animals. cording to the project by Austrian architect bread. eggs. And if you J. It dates back to the 13th century when the city was established and it has been holding its name since the 15th century. The foun- umbrellas the stalls with fresh fruit and tain was built between 1690 and 1695 ac- vegetables. ginger. stone dolphins and an underworld till summer you can find under colourful guard – Kerber three-headed dog. pottery. From winter dragons. baskets. included iron as well as hay. the elaborated Baroque fountain Parnas with poultry. probably the oldest theatre in Central the square. prefer architecture to a busy atmosphere. B.

. built bet ween 1614–1620 according to the project by Ital- ian architect G. The statue in the front of Reduta commemo- rates that on Christmas 1767 eleven-year old W. 17 . gutters for cleaning the market... a In front of the Palace of the Hausperský a you can find the entrance to the Laby. pipes bringing water to the fountain. Mozart performed there. Did you know that. a When you look from the market towards the cathedral. www. G. . Schweigl from 1729. you’ll see the monumental Dietrichs tein Palace. Firstly German and Italian companies played in Reduta. from the mid 18th century the Czech plays were performed there too. Today it houses a part of the Moravian Museum (page 78). which today underground cellars were used at the time houses the “Husa na provázku” Theatre of their inception! (page 65).the Vegetable Market with its environs was in the past “ larded” with underground premises? There were cellars for storage of vegetables and other goods. of Fanal is the Baroque sculpture of the rinth under the Vegetable Market in the Holy Trinity by A. a In the upper part of the square you’ll Husa na provázku Theatre. the Holy Trinity sculpture in the front notice “Malý Špalíček”.brno. Tencally.cz 1600 by the old inn. which presentable halls were used for less-official and jol- lier welcoming of special guests. the block of four houses of Gothic and Renaissance origin. A.. large cellars served as the beer houses. lower part of the square (page 91). See the found next to it are two Baroque palaces unique and mysterious corners of medieval a the Žďár abbot’s house and the Palace corridors and cellars and learn how the of the Hausperský of Fanal. inns and pubs (page 91).

Accessible are the Baroque interiors. they date back was broadened on St. Gothic church of St. Kirstein. many they have been towering above Brno for times altered and widened. Its patrocinium only one hundred years. 18 . However. the Cathedral of Sts. whose project won a former Brno Castle and Romanesque among 42 proposals. you’ll see closely and in full feather the characteristic dominant feature of the city. Hardly anybody church. In the early 20th century the church was Romanesque crypt. became the cathedral. Peter and Paul. Peter was built. …Gothic cathedral. you’ll climb up the stairs and go through the Gothic gate with a portal in the donkey back shape. noon bells and diocesan museum… 3 Petrov When you walk from the Vegetable Market up the steep Petrská Street. The cathedral s tands on the site of architect A. On its foundations at the turn of can imagine the Petrov dome without the the 13th and 14th centuries the Early typical 81 m high thin spires. treasury and towers reconstructed in the Neo Gothic style by with a look-out. Paul and in 1777 to 1904–1905 and are among the master- after establishment of the Brno bishopric it pieces of Neo Gothic in the Czech Republic.

19 . Peter and Paul. used mainly for the diocese.petrovinfo. he will quit. or around the fortifi cation walls below Petrov. already at 11 a. when Brno as from outside. some of them army moved on. he ordered to chime from the lives of Sts. often with a medie- val core. a When you walk around the cathedral memorates the year 1645. a The presbytery is decorated by seven Commander of defenders Louis Radouit de large stained-glass windows with a series Souches used a ploy. www.cz Did you know that…? pictures and sculptures from churches and a the bells chime noon from the cathedral vicarages of the Brno diocese. Found there is the Diocese Museum with the Vita Christi (Life of the Christ) exposition.m. Walk through Biskupská Street to the Denis Gardens (page 36) and through the park to Bašty Street. in above life-size. on the corner of the northern the only town in Moravia fought off the narthes you’ll see a small pulpit. The noon one hour earlier and the Swedish windows picture 171 figures. the Petrov bells chime noon. Kapistránka and commemorates Francis- The legend says that after three months can monk Jan Kapistrán. who preached of siege General Torstenson proclaimed from there and allegedly performed many that if he cannot seize the city before miracles. every day? It com. Turn into Masaryk Street and the first street on the left will take you there. What you shouldn’t miss? a The cathedral is surrounded by pictur- esque Baroque houses. with MY TIP! The small circuit goes on to the Capuchin Square (page 20) and you can get there either through Veg- etable Market (page 16). It is called Swedish siege during the Thirty Year War.

It originally stood in today’s Freedom Square (page 26). The church of the Holy Cross Finding as a part of the Capuchin monastery will charm you with its façade and a terrace with Baroque sculptures. the Baroque Capuchin cr yp t by ar chi t ec t M. Grimm. supporters and other personalities were buried there until 1780. The Capuchin order members. In its underground is one of the most famous sites in Brno. A ventilation system in the church pillars bringing fresh air and favourable soil composition naturally mummified the dead bodies. owners of the Veveří Castle (page 96) and Baron Trenck – legendary commander of the Pandurs. It was moved to the Bishop’s yard in 1858. You can see the Renaissance loggia and the Bishop’s fountain sculpture of Mercury by I. Kapucínské náměstí 4 (Capuchin Square) One of the most typical and beauti- ful views of the Petrov towers (page 18) is the opening from the Capuchin Square. This is the place of the last sleep of the counts of Sinzendorf. Bendl from the years 1693–1699 from here. Façade of the Capuchin church of the Holy Cross Finding .

where his mummi.. For his lack of discipline and Bishop’s Courtyard fierce temper he got into conflicts with his superiors and the imperial court and was eventually sentenced to life imprisonment in Špilberk (page 46). fl owers and water has a unique genius loci. A quiet green nook in the historic city centre with apple trees. Brno bishopric? The bisho- a You can see also unigue curiosity in the pric was founded in 1777. Today the Bishop’s Courtyard houses the Moravian Museum (page 78). He was buried in the …the name Bishop’s Court- Capuchin church crypt. yard has no relation to the fied body is displayed in a glass coffin. the fi rst written mention about vian village (page 94). View over Petrov …In future you might be able to take a shortcut from the Capuchin Square to Petrov (page 18) through the open Capuchin monastery gardens.. Theresa. Coffin with the body of Baron Trenck You should know: a Baron Franz Trenck (1711-1749) was a legendary commander of the Pandur regiment which he built at his own expense Did you and gave to the service of Empress Maria know that. the 19th century. 21 . It introduces you and your children to every. Capuchin Monastary – a model of the Mora. however. which illustratively Bishop’s Courtyard dates back to 1306. was a seat of the Olomouc Bishop when day life in a Moravian village at the turn of he arrived to Brno that was in his diocese.

a the Jewish Gate was built as a part though everybody in Brno knows this com. Jewish quarter and three roosters… 5 Římské náměstí (Roman Square) If you go down from Capuchin Square (page 20) to Masaryk Street and turn right to the railway station. Al. Pilgram are Františkánská streets is the Franciscan displayed in the Brno City Museum at monastery with the church of St. and Brno. 22 . Mary Špilberk (page 76). It was demolished Brno gates reminded of it for almost four in 1864. when the Jews were expelled from was in the way of modern transport. Mary Magdalena church origin from the St. Nicholas church that once stood at the Through Františkánská Street you’ll get to Freedom Square (page 26)? the open space called Roman Square. corner of Masaryk and Nádražní Streets? once was a Jewish quarter. Magdalena. as it 1454. for its copper roof also called Green. built on the site of medieval a the Jewish Gate is also reminded on Jewish synagogue in 1654. you’ll get to the site of a former Jewish Gate. you won’t find it on the maps. …nameless space. Although there is no sign left after was replaced by the Ferdinand Gate in the the Jewish quarter. the name of one of the shape of Victory Arch. It perished in The gate was pulled down in 1835. However. we will go left towards Freedom Square and turn off into Františkánská Street. of the medieval fortification in 30’s of mon name. the 13th century? The fragments of its Found on the corner of Masar yk and Late Gothic sculptures by A. There. centuries. Did you know that…? a the sculptures on the façade of the St. around the relief above the shop entrance on the the lower part of today’s Masaryk Street.

which got more popular after the railway built. Gartner. On its site the Art-Nouveau – Neo Baroque Palace was built according to the project by Viennese architect J.cz You might be interested. Placed on the roof of the corner house of Masaryk Street and Capuchin Square is an interesting symbol – three crowing roosters. An advertisement used to say that the inn is found only one minute was from the station and offers its services even after the last train arrival. Train departures were announced to the guests by trumpet or drumbeat.brno... In 1896 the inn was the very first building demolished within the Brno redevel- opment. It will remind you that at the late 18th century the inn “U tří kohoutů” (Three roosters) stood there. www. 23 .

ted the church. It gained its Baroque appearance monastery buildings with two courtyards. as the entire block of houses on the right belongs to the Minorite monastery – and the Minorites as the only order have been on the same place for 800 years. Baroque is the functionalistic Alfa Palace 24 . medieval wellness and stone virgin… 6 Minorite Monastery Church of Sts. Grimm in the An interesting counterpart of the dynamic 18th century. No wonder. Johns. On the left you’ll pass the monastery with the St. Top Baroque artists decora. during the Gothic church reconstruction library and refectory. The main nave neighbours with the most valuable Brno building from peak a Loretta with Holy Shanty. J. The contrast to the austere Baroque con. vent is the monastery church of Sts. Josefská Street then continues under the name Minoritská. …peak Baroque. ceiling fresco is a work of J. Holy Stairs and Baroque. according to the project by M. Joseph’s church and reach the crossing with Orlí Street. Johns A narrow street will take you from Roman Square to Josefská Street and you turn left. Etgens.

During a stone virgin stands. The post office. Another interesting site is on the crossing of Orlí and Měnínská Streets. studied natural and health conditions of local inhabitants as well as healing sources. but who knows. The hall passage with a gallery will please you with many shops. It is the Měnín Gate. Legend about a stone virgin legend says that the boy put her sculpture In the courtyard at No.cz built on the corner of Poštovská and Ján- ská Streets in 1932–1937 by B. Orlí Street in the courtyard. Fuchs. resembling a legend the reconstruction the walled-in wings about unfortunate love of a girl called Jo.. Měnín Gate Did you know that. www. Comes from the late 16th century and you will find a Toy Museum there today (page 95). so it’s possible that an angel hanka with the postmaster’ son. The boy’s used to stand there instead of the stone parents charged the girl with sorcery and virgin. He travelled through entire Moravia. cafés and the famous HaDivadlo Theatre (page 65).. Johns’ church? In 1569 he was appointed to be the Mora- vian doctor and was the founder of modern balneology. water and climate effects. In 1580 in Olomouc he published the book about natural healing waters that is one of the foundation stones of Czech wellness. …doctor Tomáš Jordán of Klausenburk (1539-1586) was buried in the Sts. were found.. the only preserved gate of me- dieval fortification system.brno. 25 .. 16. being an angel guardian of the she ended her life by a jump into a well.

shows and Christmas market are held there. Wanderley. but the banka” by B. formerly called Lower Market. Four statues of giants were mentioning – the House of the Lords of sculptured by A. During reconstruction in 2006 a new foun- 26 . Fuchs from 1930 and modern locals mangled their names into today’s architecture by Omega Palace from 2005. Tomola. Prastorfer and Brno. Dressler and J. Architecture of the They were supposed to be telamons bear- 20th century is represented by “Komerční ing balustrade on their shoulders. theatre and music performances. Especially two buildings are worth G. “mamlas”. Beautiful house “U čtyř mamlasů” past illustrates the economic growth of from 1902 is a work of A. has still kept its original triangular shape. determined by the former routes and creek. In short this is the place where the Brno’s heart is beating aloud. Náměstí Svobody 7 (Freedom Square) The biggest and probably the oldest square in Brno. It is still busy. Historic houses on the Freedom Square tain was built with words of Brno poet Jan were reconstructed several times and their Skácel. Lipá and Klein Palace. summer festivals.

Nicholas once stood at the Freedom Square. Did you know that. time machine. The palace. five times harder than road concrete. If you still need to the time of building the 1st railway lines in know the exact time... you will find an informa. Gialdi is used for commercial purposes today and is took care of the sculptures’ decoration. with a richly decorated façade in which architecture was 1st applied to cast- and arcaded courtyard. The construction flushing toilets. according to O. Austria-Hungary. The not open to the public. Gabri. de- molished 1870 together with the surrounding shops and former town scales? Today’s dominant feature is the Early Baroque plague column from 1689. Rujbr and P. lery with shops. cake shops and cafes since An accurate time signal controls this original its last restoration in 2005. The House of Lords of Lipá It was also the 1st building in the Czech lands The house. ventilation and of the house was contributed by the Italian heating were also in the house.. T.. this The Klein Palace clock does not have to measure time. Hansen and proceed next to the clock. Underground stables. although. Kameník’s words. Klein‘s Palace architect A. designed by architects L. because The Kleins were a rich and active business people should stop and not watch the time in family that achieved their greatest fame at the historical city centre. four giants and plague… The most curious clock in the Czech Republic The unique clock has been another Freedom Square attraction since 2010. a sad memento of all victims of plague epidemics. top-lit stairs. 27 . completed in tion panel with detailed instructions how to 1848. the end of the 16th century. another Italian G.the church of St. Förster. provided not only luxury family housing but also business and office facilities. . the authors. unveiled on the occasion of the 365th anniversary of Brno’s resistance to the Swedish siege in the Thirty Years War. …power of celebrities. was built by wealthy iron decorative and functional elements such wine merchant Kryštof Schwanz of Retz at as windows and bays. The six-metre-high clock in the shape of a cartridge is made from House of the Lords of Lipá has served as a gal- granite.

James’ Square) Church of St. During redevelopment of the historic centre in the early 20th century the wide Rašínova Avenue was built. James’s church. 28 . that will take you to another stop on a small sightseeing circuit. James Originally a very narrow street led from the Freedom Square (page 26) to the space in the front of the St. Jakubské náměstí 8 (St.

. At that time it bottom at all passers-by from the south gained its today’s appearance...St. . His elaborated tombstone is placed at the end of the choir gallery. James church was originally surrounded by a cemeter y and today’s square with the Renaissance School was established after burial abolition in 1784? . Its building started bent turret.. James was pletes a typical skyline of Brno is one of the A. like the local in the Czech Republic.. James has its own late in the mid 15th century and finished at Gothic pun – a little man who pokes his the end of the next century. mentioned in 1358? . Did you know that. James church (page 94). who during the Thirty Year War successfully defended Brno from a multiple Swedish superiority.. author of the Old Town Hall most valuable monuments of Late Gothic portal (page 14)? Similarly. 29 ..the largest ossuary is under St.. Three-naved church with majestic pillars and beautiful vaults offers a collection of Renaissance and Baroque tombstones of Brno burghers.in the underground exploration at the intersection of Běhounská.one of the builders of St. Kozí and Jesuitská the so-called Golden Well (Zlatá studna) was discovered. open to the public since 2012? A church with a 92 m high tower that com. St. Pilgram.... tower window. There is a grave of Louis Raduit de Souches.

His son finished the building. prelature. It was the weakest link in the monastery. outside the fortification walls as a barely From south and east the church neighbours protected bastion and was a target of the with a large former Baroque Augustinian first attacks. Moravian margrave John Henry and his son Jošt. founded in 1350 by margrave John Henry of Luxemburg. Figures on the portal repre- sent the founder of monastery. of the Virgin Mary of St. tive Court is the work of Mario Kotrba. Governor’s Palace. Winterhalter. miraculous during the Swedish siege in 1645? It stood symbol of Brno protection. the fountain Maulbertsch and a copy of panel painting representing placidity concludes the trio. K. Thomas that is a the monastery complex was in peril worshiped as a palladium. The statue of Justice that J. Church of St. 30 . Moravské náměstí 9 (Moravian Square) Found on the southern side of Moravian Square is a former Augustinian monas- tery. former Brno defence system. monumental painting of the The prudence expresses a city model from Christ’s Revelation to Apostles by A. the siege time of the Swedes. Thomas Did you know that…? The Baroque church of St. Erna. brother of Emperor Charles IV. margrave Jošt. F. is now a seat of Moravian Gal- lery (page 79). Thomas. Interiors include a beautiful stands in front of the Supreme Administra- Late Baroque altar with sculptures by J. Thomas with a the art works that should symbolize the richly decorated façade was built between three virtues decorate the Moravian Square 1662–1667 according to the project by since restoration. who is together with his father buried in the crypt by the main altar of the monastery church of St.

Thomas’s church is from Joštova Street. Tho- mas’s church. which is a part of the circular avenue (page 44) and together with Česká Street they cre- ate a Brno gold cross. Un- til1783 it was placed in a chapel of St. The most beautiful view over the façade of where the Augustinians moved to instead St. later was carried to the silver altar in the basilica of the Assumption of of Our Lady Mary in Old Brno (page 48). of the abolished Cistercian order.brno.cz You should know: MY TIP! The icon of the Virgin Mary of St. Thomas was a gift from Emperor Charles IV. www. 31 .

beautiful are the Knight and Parliamentary The author of Baroque alterations of the Halls richly decorated by frescoes by D. the most served as the House of Moravian estates. Now Gran. complex was architect M. holds Assembly of the City of Brno exhibitions. Among the historic Two courtyards are freely accessible and 32 . restaurants and shops and together with Masa- ryk Street is the artery of the historic centre and is certainly worth visiting. Renaissance and historical portals… 10 New Town Hall The first courtyard of the New Town Hall Take the way from Moravian Square to the New Town Hall through the upper Česká Street. is used for mayor. One of the most interesting places on the way is the functionalistic hotel Avion (page 55). …presenting the city. Grimm. one of the narrowest hotels in Europe. the New Town Hall is a seat of the city Gothic cloister with garden. and Brno City Council. The oldest part of the monastery. It offers many coffee shops. The former Dominican monastery from premises once used for courts and meet- its establishment in the mid 13th century ings of Moravian aristocracy.

Fall of Angels. Michael built 1658–1667 ac. The in. house of mint master Bruno and later Mikuláš od Věže. teresting thing is the opposite orientation 33 . called cording to the project by J. In the complex there are several valuable portals that were transported from houses demol- ished during the redevelopment of historic centre in 1896–1916.cz they connect Dominikánské Square and Husova Avenue. New Town Hall . Gabrio. The Mintmaster´s Did you cellar (Mincmistrovský sklep) (page 94). made for the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia in 1928 that opened the Brno Exhibition Centre (page 55). was open to the public in 2007. which probably stood under the know that. and A. You must see: The Dominican monastery includes the of a choir towards west and a charming church of St. K .brno.. giant gargoyle and fountain with allegory of 12 months. Winterhalter. www.in the underground under the Dominkánské Square during the exploration of Brno underground in 1999 were discovered historical cellars. Found in the first court- yard are the Renaissance staircase by Ital- ian builders P. Erna. pulpit by sculptor J... a sundial.. This unique space is also used for audio-visual history and the present Brno presentation. …another valuable site used to stand on Dominikánské Square? It was the Early Gothic royal chapel from 1297 and despite protests it was demolished within the redevelopment in the early 20th century. leading to the former court.

But you haven’t seen everything yet! The big circuit will take you to other sites and we won’t forget about interesting stories and legends. In 1713 the house was Lords of Kunštát. Michael (page 33). You Formerly two burghers’ Gothic houses stood already know them as well as the church of there. 14) and New Town Hall (page 32). you’ll know some of the places of the big sightseeing circuit. the longer On the left is the Renaissance House of sides have galleries. through Dominikánská Street. called 34 . which premises serve for changed into a bazaar with 45 shops. Its shorter sides have arcades. Dominikánská Street A tour starts by the Old Town Hall (page exhibitions of the House of Art (page 80). and so we can go up aissance Palace with an oblong courtyard. …beginning of the big circuit… 1 Old Town Hall. rebuilt in 1585–1599 into a small Ren- St. New Town Hall. 2 3 Šilingrovo náměstí (Šilinger Square) If you followed the small tour.

behind the building of the School of Applied Arts at No. www. 35 . Dominikánská Street will lead you to Šilinger Square. on their site at the late 20th century. in 1243 and 1247. Whilst the gate disappeared com- from Šilinger Square and slopes down to Old pletely. the fragments of medieval fortifica- Brno (page 48) and the monastery with the tion walls with a bastion were preserved church of the Assumption of Our Lady Mary. who introduced new technology processes to brewing and is considered to be the founder of the first malty and brewing school in Bohemia and Moravia. one passage Mečová streets resembles the historically leads to Šilinger Square and another to valuable block of medieval houses that Starobrněnská Street? You might want to know… On Šilinger Square on the corner between Starobrněnská and Dominikánská streets a city brewery once stood. today it’s commemorated by a tablet of F. Poupě (1733–1805).cz Schmetterhaus (schmettern = yell. scream). Husova Street.brno. O. a the Brno fortification walls. mentioned If you walk along Husova Street to the right. with almost fifty towers you’ll get to a famous circular avenue and bastions used to have five gates? One (page 44) and after several tens of meters of them was the Brno Gate that stood on you’ll reach the foothills of the park below today’s Šilinger Square and was demolished Špilberk (page 46). Pekařská Street issues in 1852. today it’s a hotel. Its dominant feature is a Neo Renaissance municipal court that was were built in an urban shape of a chock considered as a possible seat of the Highest (=špalíček)? A controversial building grew Administrative Court of the Czech Republic.10. Did you know that…? a you can get into the Velký Špalíček a the name of Velký Špalíček shopping shopping centre through the courtyard of centre on the corner of Dominikánská and the former Schmetterhaus. Courtyard with arcades and galleries of- fered shopping even in bad weather – and such a shopping mall didn’t exist at that time nowhere in the neighbouring countries.

cathedral and A charming park with colonnade and 36 . Peter and Paul (page 18) that ská Street. After you Gardens. so called Františkov. Biskupská Street leads to the cathedral Diocese Museum. one of the most significant personalities of modern Czech theatre and film (1901–1968). turn left and enter the Denis is a stop on the shorter route. Peter and Paul When you turn off from Šilinger Square to Biskupská Street. a composer (1899–1944) and Hugo. …romantic nooks. look-out and Napoleon’s memorial… 4 Petrov and Denis Gardens Cathedral of Sts. have a walk around Petrov. 6 commemorates Brothers Haas. who spent their child- hood there – Paul. go back through Biskup- of Sts. soon you will reach a small site dominated by a block of residential houses from the early 20th century. The tablet on the house No.

Part of Denis Gardens is also the surface are still noticeable. Špilberk (page 46) glitters in all its beauty in front of your eyes. Damaged stones former Moravian governor margrave were replaced.. In good weather it is possible to recognise the lowlands on the south with a typical skyline of Pálava (page 114). Whilst the cathedral guards your back. went several gazebos on the south-western down along its western side and split slope of Petrov was founded in 1815 by several stone blocks. . The Denis Gardens …on May 17. Did you know that. the well-preserved section of medieval walls and a marble obelisk with four gilded …the Denis Gardens are the site from lions. …the obelisk in the Denis Gardens is the biggest monument built to remem- brance of the end of Napoleonic wars in the entire Habsburg monarchy? It was built from stone from the Šumberova Rock at the Hády (page 97).. tiny cracks on Mitrovský. 1887 the obelisk was struck by lightning? It struck the peak. ensis festival (page 85) are shot? The look-out platform with benches offers a beautiful view over Brno and environs. however. which commemorates the end of the where the initial fireworks of Ignis Brun- Napoleonic wars from 1818. below its western slopes a tower of the Old Brno monastery church (page 48) flashes and far behind it you might discover pavilions of the Exhibi- tion Centre (page 55).

Only a bit In 1838–1839 on the corner of Bašty and higher. today the house a large railway station and the main post is called after the initiator of the project office building (page 55). Found on terraces are the oblong Governor’s garden. The Denis Gardens The terraces below Petrov offer a view hotel called “U císaře rakouského” with café over the south-eastern part of Brno with and restaurant was built. a famous inn called “U tří 38 . which either head in serpentines to Nové Sady or to the look-out terraces below Petrov. the first steam engine and Art-Nouveau railway station… 5 6 Fortification wall circuit Several routes lead off the look-out platform in the Denis Gardens. …view from the fortification walls. Capuchin gardens and after a few stairs and terraces you will reach Nádražní Street and Bašty. restaurateur Lorenz Padowetz. on the corner of Masarykova and Masaryk Street a monumental first-class Josefská streets.

information can be found lasso (page 72) in Královo Pole. You might be interested… Brno was after Vienna and Budapest the third city in Austria-Hungary and the first city in Bohemia and Moravia with kohoutů” (page 23) stood. you can still admire his work for example in the main departure hall. 1839. towns. only in Brno a tram is called “šalina“ bolised the beginning of modern industrial and the season ticket is “šalinkarta”. On that occasion the first and every morning 320 trams set off from Brno railway station was built. Brno gained Repeat it quickly several times and you’ ll not only an important railway connection certainly get the sound “šalina” too. metres long stone viaduct with 72 arches Even though trams go in other Czech was a real technical masterpiece that sym. The name is derived from a German name When a few years later another railway of electric trams – “Elektrische Linie” . are the same as on Moravian Square (page 30) to Semi- the shorter route. roosters – is placed on its roof. The 637 two garages. In 1900 steam was replaced The first steam railway in Austria was by electricity and today Brno streets are opened on July 7. but also a new railway sta- tion building. In 1869 the horse-drawn tram started to The fifth and sixth stop of a big route. A symbol – three the historically oldest public transport. transport passengers. Why? development of Brno. . when 6 carriages Roman Square (page 22) and Minorite went every fi fteen minutes from today’s monastery (page 24). In the early 20th century both buildings were rebuilt in a clear Art- Nouveau style by architect Nebehosteny. with Prague. was built to Česká Třebová. In May at relevant pages. connecting Brno covered by a 140 km long network of rail with Vienna. 1884 the first steam tram set out on the Brno streets. it went from Královo Pole You should know: to Pisárky.

built. Its dominant feature is the Neo Renaissance Mahen Theatre. A. Edison came to Art (page 80). An only three-year-old invention lit up the Between 1908–1911 east of the theatre German theatre Na hradbách on the 14th a Late Art-Nouveau Jubilee Exhibition of November 1882. During the 2nd World War it was the theatre had its own small power plant damaged. a monumental building 40 . T. Built opposite the theatre is the National Theatre today (page 64). Moravia Palace. Helmer. which was located in the today it serves as the Brno City House of nearby Vlhká Street. Malinovského náměstí 7 (Malinovsky Square) The Mahen theatre Another stop on the big sightseeing circuit is Malinovsky Square. Fuchs and until 1900. Pavilion of German art association was tricity in Brno had not been established. the first theatre building in Europe fully illumi- nated by electric bulbs – “Edison bulbs”. Because in 1882 elec. In its premises the Husa na see the work of his firm personally in 1911. provázku Theatre (page 65) started to Mahen Theatre is the drama scene of Brno perform. in 1946 rebuilt by B. Fellner and H. built in 1881–1882 according to the project by F.

however. …a house on the corner of Kobližná and Rooseveltova is called Včelín (Beehive)? Its cupola has a shape of beehive. Fuchs. The house with a rich pattern was built at the end of the 19th century according to the project by L. it is not the only interesting thing about this building – in 1865 J.. A. was demolished in 1964 as the Janáček Theatre was built on its site (page 64). www. which was originally be a hotel. and 25 m above it a metal bee is hung. built according to the original project in 1994? The original café. which were missing from the two thousand. An interesting posed to be the first Brno skyscraper. However. Baumann. …found behind the House of Art is the Koliště park with a replica of the Did you know that. The four left.ndb. The work was unveiled two days before the 99th anniversary of the visit of American inventor T. Karfík. that the Edison’s firm used 1996 light bulbs to illuminate the theatre.. designed as an astronomic observatory. You must see: A corner with a school on Jánská Street opposite the Centrum department store is ended by an octagonal tower with cupola. where for the first time he introduced his findings about genetics. Edison to Brno. Zeman Café. It building is the Centrum department store was built 1930–1931 by V.cz from 1926–1935 that was supposed to at Kobližná Street. was always used as designed with 22 storeys and was sup- an administration building. Mendel had a lecture in this school. have shone in the Malinovského square sculpture titled Homage to Edison from Brno sculptor Tomáš Medek since 2010. the fi rst strictly functionalistic building in Brno designed by B. 41 . G. …it is said.

Hanzl and a statue of Mrštík Brothers by V. The fortification walls and vast Baroque bastions were pulled down and Brno could say goodbye to its medieval past.g. but also restaurant. when Emperor Franz Joseph I abolished a military fortress in Brno. presentable public buildings and generous residential houses. in Brno on the site of the demolished fortification walls a circular avenue (page 44) was built. a statue of composer Leoš Janáček by S. to- gether with promenade parks. freely flowing into the Moravian Square (page 30) with the church of St. e. 42 . café and club. Makovský. Bystrouška the Fox and Vienna echoes… 8 Janáček Theatre and Moravské 9 náměstí (Moravian Square) The location of the Janáček and Mahen theatres (page 40) on the north-eastern edge of the centre is connected with an extensive urban transformation of Brno in the late 19th century. There are several fountains and statues around the theatre. Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square) Similarly as in Vienna. Situated in the green stripe of parks around the circular avenue is the Janáček Theatre. social and technical premises. It involves not only artistic. A part of the circular avenue is still bordered by the Koliště parks. …new theatre. A modern European metropolis was founded only after 1852. Thomas and Moravian Gallery. opera and ballet of the Brno National Theatre (page 64).

It takes only two stops by tram to Černopolní Street (towards Lesná and Štefánikova čtvrť. The theatre was opened on October 2. Villa Tugendhat If you want to see the Villa Tugendhat (page 52). 43 .. you will reach the villa in 10 minutes. then take a small diversion from Moravian Square. after seven architectural tenders. 1965 by the opera by Leoš Janáček Stories of Bystrouška the Fox.ndb. …architectural design of the Janáček Theatre was developing for almost a half a cen- tury? The final realisation dates back to 1960–1965. UNESCO site and one of the most significant architectural sites in Brno.. www.cz Did you know The Janáček Theatre that. a stop Dětská nemocnice).

One of the most important urban places is Comenius Square. Komenského náměstí 10 (Comenius Square) Komenského náměstí (Comenius Square) The circular avenue. Ferstel. Two main axes are crossing there – Husova and Joštova streets. As it has good acoustics. was established gradually during the 2nd half of the 19th century on the site cleared after the fortification wall demolishment. in the point of intersection the evangelic Red church stands. The general idea is supported by two other dominant features: obelisk in Denis Gardens (page 36) and façade of the church of St. Handwriting of Viennese archi. Förster. A. a centre of Evangelical Church of Czech tects is visible also on the church of J. which is – thanks to the colour music concerts are often held there. who designed also the authors of Viennese Ringstrasse. Brethren. The avenue was created by one of the famous author is H. 44 . one of the most pronounced features of the urban composition of Brno. architect Votive church in Vienna. The Brno regulatory plan of the circular of brick walls – called the Red church. and it serves as L. Thomas (page 30) on Moravian Square. sacred Comenius.

G. now a seat of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts. a seat of Brno Philhar. The author of the Applied Art first Brno Czech theatre once stood there. supporter of Unitas Fratrum and J. rector‘s office of Masar yk University Red Church and the South Moravian Region Office. Höger Renaissance was J. and the Higher Medical School. You should know Žerotín Square is found behind the Con- stitutional Court of the Czech Republic on Joštova Street.g. A. The square was named after Moravian patriot Charles Elder of Žerotín (1584–1636). G. dates to the same period. A Ger- man Grammar School. 45 . Museum (page 79) in the style of Florence where famous Czech actors as K. Masaryk studied there. Hansen is an author called White House with a health centre of Besední dům. The buildings around are used for many institutions. Schön. Nový played. Comenius. Found behind the Red church is the so- Viennese architect T. A tablet and statue in front of the academy commemo- rate that in 1865–1869 the future first Czechoslovakian president T. e. rector of or O. Viennese University of Technology. A statue monics (page 68) and the neighbouring in front of the White House and a tablet Pražák Palace in the st yle of Roman commemorate that in 1884–1952 the Renaissance.

how. Pellice. At that time Špilberk earned its bad reputation of the hardest prison in Europe and the to-name “prison of nations”. the castle during the 17th and 18th centuries was gradually converted into the mightiest fortress in Moravia. when dissidents celebrations (page 87) and other events of Austrian regime were kept there and are held regularly in Špilberk. when in 1809 the has been a seat of the Brno City Museum French army destroyed important parts (page 76) with many permanent exhibi- of fortification. Since 1960 the castle the Napoleonic wars. Thanks to its strategic loca- tion that proved itself during the Swedish siege in 1645. In 1783 Emperor Joseph II transformed it into a civil prison for the heaviest felons and political prisoners from the entire Habsburg monarchy. which ever. After abolishment of the tions. it still entered public awareness as plays some of 32 various melodies every a place of suffering and bondage – firstly hour. The famous prisoners included Italian carbonaries led by poet S. summer Shakespeare during the 1st World War. secondly during the Nazi occupation of 46 . well and chimes with fi fteen bells. large museum and mysterious casemates… 11 Špilberk Castle The Špilberk Castle was founded in the mid 13th century by Bohemian King Premys- lid Otakar II for the protection of the country and Brno. The fortification system also involved the famous casemates. Concerts. …royal castle. You can also see a 114 m deep castle prison Špilberk served as barracks. The castle lost its military purpose during Czechoslovakia. From the 17th cen- tury Špilberk served as the fortress jail.

47 . from the public could see the casemates ern and northern castle moat. Extensive recon- corridors originally served as storage of struction returned them the appearance military material and as a shelter of the of the prison from the end of the 18th garrison in case of artillery attack. who were kept in Špilberk in 1822–1845. A statue of Pavel Křížkovský represents this significant figure of musical culture from the 19th century and teacher of L. www. …a 114 m deep well on the 2nd courtyard reaches nearly the level of the Svratka River bottom and is among the deepest castle wells in the country? …one of the most famous Špilberk prisoners was Václav Babinský (1796–1879)? In 1841 he got a 20 years sentence in the Špilberk prison.. It is commemorated also by a plaque on the eastern wall that was installed during the Italian national pilgrimage in 1922. in 1855 after abolishment of the prison he was moved to a prison in Kartouzy near Jičín. commemorates Louis Radouit de Souches (1608–1682). they were converted into a prison for the tions. who in 1645 commanded defenders against the Swedish siege during the Thirty Year War. later century. look-out tower and casemates.spilberk. Janáček. most dangerous felons. Two-storey for the first time in 1880.cz Špilberk International Music Festival Casemates You must see: In Špilberk you can see permanent exhibi. Travertine memorial with bronze relief of Roman she-wolf is dedicated to the memory of Italian carbonari. The first visitors inbuilt between 1742–1745 into the south. Did you …in the Špilberk park (page 60) you can find several memorials? One know that. Bust of Brno mayor Christian d‘Elverta commemorates him as the founder of the park..

established a monastery Aula Sanctae Mariae and brought Cistercian nuns. take a diversion from the big route to Old Brno. but also to a combination church of the Assumption of the Our Lady of fair-faced brick and stone work that is that outstands not only due to a unique unusual in the country. The name Old Brno suggests that inhabitants of medieval town considered this area to be older than the today’s city centre. miraculous painting and blue lion… Old Brno The Old Brno Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady When looking out from Špilberk (page 46) you might have seen an impressive Gothic church with a small spire. 1323 Elizabeth Richenza. the second wife of Bohemian and Polish king Wenceslas II and Queen Widow after Rudolph Habsburg. on July 1. There. The silver altar car- 48 . A pearl of the complex is the monastery ground plan. A small village was founded by the ford over the Svratka River at the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries.…Gothic church. If you are curios.

…in 1987 Pope John Paul II granted the Another famous order member was Pavel church a title “ basilica minor” and so Křížkovský a composer.. The Moravia after Velehrad and St. www. cul. The painting. Thomas. choir. teacher. was originally placed in the church of St. comes from the old Slavonic word “ brnje” ture and belief. the Augustinians as a mendicant order cannot use that title. Hostýn? later composer and founder of the Brno conservatoire Leoš Janáček (1854–1928) …Abbot of Augustinian abbey in Old Brno joined the monastery church choir when is the only Augustinian abbot in the world? he was eleven. also called Virgin Mary of St. 49 . worshiped as a symbol of holy protection. it became the third smallest basilica in master and regenschori (1820–1885). The memorial in the garden that means morass or marsh. the used to be many dead river arms.. A special papal right to use the abbot title was granted to the Augustinian convent by Pope Benedict XIV in 1752. …three chapels and famous inn “U mo- drého lva” used to stand in Old Brno al re ad y i n t h e 13t h c e ntu r y? It was abolished only in 1934 and it is still commemorated by the mosaic of a blue lion placed on the corner of Křížová and Václavská streets.opatbrno. morass convent became a seat of the Augustinians and swamps? The name Brno probably and an outstanding centre of science. ries the Byzantine Icon of Black Madonna. …in Old Brno near the Svratka ford there After the Cistercian order abolishment. Otherwise.cz Did you know that. commemorates the founder of genetics Gregor Johann Mendel (1822–1884). Thomas (page 30) and during the Swedish siege in 1645 the tired Brno citizens took heart and strength from it.

A new style with flat roofs. 12 Nový dům (New House) Colony 13 St. from schools. 9 Building of the Čedok Travel Agency town spa. clear lines 7 Zeman Café and light interiors found in Brno wide fulfilment 8 Brno City House of Art in buildings of all types and sizes. Functionalism and modern architecture 2 12 1 14 13 7 3 8 5 6 4 9 10 11 After foundation of independent Czechoslovakia 1 Villa Tugendhat in 1918. 5 Centrum department store in which technical purpose went hand in hand 6 Moravia Palace with art. It was an opportunity for young 4 Alpha Palace Czech architects and functionalisms. hospitals. Brno became the second biggest city in 2 Jurkovič House the republic and a seat of many institutions and 3 Avion Hotel universities. 10 Railway post office sages. offices. through residential houses and 11 Exhibition Centre family villas to the Exhibition Centre. department stores and pas. Augustine’s church 14 Cafe Era 50 . a style.

51 . What are houses like in the functionalism style? a Simple and plain. So you can easily.bam.cz.brno. get all the nearest public transport.brno. you can also be accompanied by a printed map and guide on your tour around the individual Brno districts.bam.bam. which are to search easily for buildings and to plan told for you by well-known Brno actors and thematic walks along one of the proposed other celebrities of Brno’s cultural life. in Brno’s streets. yet economic and comfortable a open minded and communicating with its environs a adjusting to the terrain and humbly respecting nature a supporting human creativity and inspiring. You can also borrow an audio and ground-plan documentation and an guide with headphones and listen to the interactive map of Brno. a Brno guide to the unique architecture of the inter-war period. www. which allows you stories of individual buildings. The markings on the pavement in front stances of their creation. the information about the object directly Par t of the database is photographic on the street. You can find information in three languages on www. almost four hundred buildings created from 1918 to 1945 – all that offers a Brno architectural manual. ninety-six architects. You can find ing websites help you with orientation there precise addresses. the life stories of of objects that contains a code and build- the owners and the architects. for information about the opening hours and example through a mobile phone.cz Brno’s architectural paths Administrative building of the first Moravian savings bank Fourteen routes. the circum. short routes or to put together your own archi- texts and audio recordings encapture tectural route. GPS coordinates. however. a brief history of the buildings.cz.brno. On the website www.

Czechoslovakia. 52 . much of the of lowering the large windows to the base- famous functionalist heritage had already ment and subtle interior colours accenting been long built.air conditioning and the elec- technology that the 20th century brought tronic security system of the house with and the best materials. But . Villa Tugendhat was registered with the World Cultural and Natural Heritage UNESCO in 2001.even more valuable because it is the only work of the pre-war period. In the time when the Tu. This solution is set off by the possibility gendhats were studying plans. arose on the slope below Černopolní Street in 1930. The Tugendhat Villa is the most important building of German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Europe . should visu- Villa Tughendhat is far from being the 1st ally approach the garden and create the modern building in Brno or in the former illusion that the outer space is part of it.. the surrounding natural colours. unique and world famous monument UNESCO… 1 Villa Tugendhat This masterpiece of functionalist architecture.. Technical But only Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was innovations contribute to the building’s able to fully take advantage of modern excellence . where the ceiling is supported by about the family villa of the slender steel columns and the windows married couple Tugendhat? run through the entire wall. What is special and unique room. The main living proximity sensors. …stylish. which ensures global Brno notoriety.

or in other languages after prior arrangement.. the laundry. the villa opened again in about what they wanted .: +420 515 511 015 e-mail: info@tugendhat. Second World War). through the residential areas and includes …Tugendhat met Ludwig Mies van der Rohe a visit to the villa’s bedroom floor.eu Did you know that. Spanish and Russian. separating the seating. the machinery for lower. in December 1930? They lived there only the boiler room. technical route extends the standard route …the construction of the villa started in via the villa’s technical support. The where the famous villa famous onyx wall.www. Černopolní 45 tel. financial limits did not the period when the Tugendhat family matter and they had an absolutely clear idea lived there.tugendhat. including June 1929 and the Tugendhats moved in a tour of the air-conditioning’s machinery. but only obliquely. main liv. Italian. The they lived in a house designed by Mies. Mies van der Rohe did not divide the …the land interior with walls. also buy an unlimited ticket only for the …the villa cost 5 million pre-war crowns. until 1938 when they evacuated away ing the electric windows. stands Greta Löw-Beer was built of several pieces of the giant rare received as a gift from stone. imported from Africa. which was a maximum return to the original condition confiscated by Oskar Schindler during the of the house from the years 1930–1938. You can later to Venezuela. pantry.a modern house March 2012. by accident? They met in Berlin in 1928. The Mies‘ her father in 1929 after furniture.tugendhat. kitchen and garden. fi rst to Switzerland and darkroom and the safe for furs. is still her marriage to Fritz manufactured abroad. the from the Nazis. German. Tugendhat? Both came from important families of Moravian industrialists of Jewish A Villa Tugendhat visit origin (the Grete Tugendhat family were the After extensive restoration. aimed at owners of factory on Svitavsko. you garden at ticket office. The standard route takes you with clear and simple shapes. where ing area. also with perfect shapes. could buy about ten average-sized apart- Guided tours take place for a maximum of ment buildings for this money at that time? 15 people and must be booked in advance..eu .eu www. Tours may be ordered in English.

mostly buildings of Slovak architect Dušan Sam Jurkovič in the Art Nouveau style? Then you definitely have to visit the villa that Jurkovič built in 1906 on a slope above the valley of the river Svratka. Jurkovič villa grew up here as the first house in 1906.cz 54 . Jurkovič villa is one of the masterpieces of Typical for the construction are half-timbered Art Nouveau Central European folklore. after long-term restoration in April 2011. The Moravian Gallery in Brno takes care of The architect built it for his family and also as Jurkovič villa.moravska-galerie. crafts. Luhačovice spa or the Way of the Cross on Hostýn. tel. Brno-Žabovřesky Crafts movement with its return to the tradi. Žabovřesky become a part of Brno in 1919. One clean white walls.: +420 532 169 501/502 tion of living. He declared himself part of the English Art & Jana Nečase 2. entrance. a massive stone loggia of the most important architectural monu. villa has for functionalist Brno.cz of what we now call fine and applied art. and the interrelationship e-mail: jurkovic@moravska-galerie. www. It was opened to the public a demonstration of his unique style and con. A guided tour must be booked in advance. temporary European trends in architecture. …house like from a fairy tale… 2 Jurkovič House Do you like the Libušín restaurant and the hotel Maměnka on Pustevny. a wooden gate decorated by carv- ments from the turn of the 20th century has ings and a glass mosaic with a motif from the the same significance for Art Nouveau Brno fairy tale of “The Shepherd and the Dragon” as the nearly-thirty-year-younger Tugendhat on the front facade.

were 9 Building of the Čedok built along both main roads. permanent and temporary. Other pavilions. Poříska was built in 1928. built according to the project by B. The Chroust). Králík). Architect B. Complex that with its size and urban design which took place in the Brno Exhibition was the biggest and most modern exhibi- Centre. on the first and second floor are open and held for the 10 year anniversary of independ- in five various levels they follow-up each ent Czechoslovakia from May till September other. Hotel was finished in 1928 and is is the main pavilion A (built 1924–1928.brno. cinema (page 22). Light from the top and from the sides 1928. to the present day it represents a unique 55 . P. pavilion of the School of Applied building originally served as the central Arts in Prague (café. Starý). when the hotel façade was only seven metres wide. centre is among the narrowest hotels in Eu. Kalous and J. when the rooms around the core Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia. Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia. Fuchs used an extremely in 1937–1938. The original Travel Agency preserved buildings include pavilion A. Fuchs). 45 m Near the site of a former Jewish Gate high look-out tower of pavilion G. a ground floor functionalistic and café (congress hall. the Brno building with an arc façade designed by City pavilion (B. Valenta). He used a continuous space tion Centre in Pisárky was the Exhibition of principle. The way 11 Exhibition Centre Fuchs coped with such a limited space is The incentive for building the Brno Exhibi- world unique. narrow and long plot. Fuchs rope. Found between them ror walls. from the main gate. www. Two axes divide the complex. Moravia pavilion (V. still in operation. Janák) and a sample accommodation office of the Exhibition of family house (O. project by J. It has been used for many years as tion centre in pre-war Czechoslovakia up the Čedok Travel Agency. architect O. E.cz Čedok Travel Agency Exhibition Centre 3 Hotel Avion 10 Railway post office Hotel in a pedestrian precinct in the very Post office building in Nádražní Street. starting is enabled by glass bricks together with mir.

stairs with impressive curves and distinc- ers. a 122 meter diameter. functionalist clean lines and suspended Grunt. J. just a few dozen metres opened in May 2009. Wiesner and oth. flats were designed by e. Augustine’s church Cafe Era collection of functionalistic architecture apartment colony Weissenhof in Stuttgart. Fuchs. two galleries and built in 1932–1934 according to the V. 12 Nový dům (New House) 11 Cafe Era Colony Brno café legend – cafe Era was reopened Together with exhibition pavilions in in 2011. Víšek. 56 . The latest project in the centre of the Masarykova dis- pavilion P with an area 15 000 m 2 was trict in Míru Square. that is gradually complemented by other and the Brno colony was later an example buildings and for more than 80 years has for the Baba colony in Prague.g. Augustine’s church noteworthy – it is a circular building with You can discover this functionalist church. residential houses with small and classical Inside you can appreciate the simplicity. was built built in Brno-Žabovřesky. B. from the Brno Observatory (page 92). Kroha. served its original purpose.Functionalism and modern architecture St. The pavilion Z from 1959 is especially 11 St. Fischer a 46 metres high steel cupola. combining in the Nový dům (New House colony was the owner´s flat with the cafe. J. A. J. The projects of between 1927–1929. designed by J. The house on Zemědělská Street in Pisárky a project of sample modern living the town district of Černá Pole. Kranz. The inspiration came from the modern tive colours.

a Villa Neumark (Vinařská 38). a Family house of B. the project by B. built a villa colony Pod vodojemem.. Wiesner in vičova 15). according to the project by A. project by 1927–1929. Kumpošt (Bar. family miss. 1925–1926. Wiesner in 1928–1930. Wiesner. project by A. Fuchs in 1931–1932. Wiesner. J. Zeman Café What you shouldn’t a Villa Stiassny (Hroznová 14). built a Villa of architect J. a part of dárenská 2). Kroh (Sedlákova 1928–1929 (school) and 1929–1930 (do- 45). Fuchs and J. family villa a Hus Congregation on Botanická Street. according to a City Spa in Zábrdovice. according to the project by 1928–1929 according to the project by A. built 1935–1936. a Villa Stein (Barvičova 25). Víšek. micile). from 1922–1924. 57 .? residence of textile industrialist Alfred a City crematorium on the Central Ce.. built in metery. built 1926–1929 according to the 1927–1929. of general director of the Brno branch one of the first modern sacral buildings office of English-Czechoslovakian bank in Europe in a functionalistic style from Gustav Haas. own family house from 1930. own family villa. a School for women’s jobs Vesna and a Kudela family house (Klácelova 10). Polášek. cording to the project by A. ac - a Villa of architect J. own family house. Víšek from 16–18). Wiesner in1926. Domicile of Eliška Machová (Lipová according to the project by J. Fuchs (Hvěz. school complex with pavilions. Kroha. fair-faced 1928–1929. bricks. project by B. a Haas villa (Lipová 43). Stiassny designed by A. J. a Patočka villa (Kaplanova 11).

which surround the city. terraces 2 Lužánky Park below Petrov (page 38). forest-parks 4 Tyrš Gardens and forests. arboretums. University however. Brno has many more green nooks. botanical gardens.Brno parks and botanical gardens On other pages we mentioned Denis Gardens 1 Arboretum of the Mendel University (page 36). Capuchin Gardens (page 21). What you 5 Park around the Špilberk Castle shouldn’t miss? 6 Denis Gardens 7 Terraces below Petrov 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 . holiday resort around 3 Botanical garden of Masaryk the Brno Dam (page 96) and parks at Koliště.

The complex 1786. dogs’ meadow. hap.i. cycling route. open all year round on work days and for pétanque. … in 1661 in Brno Georg Josef Kamel was born. is the Leisure time centre for children and youth. 1 Arboretum 2 Lužánky Park of the Mendel University Once a swamp meadow and forest were In a large complex in the Černá Pole quarter found there. Lužánky is the oldest public park includes also small lakes with a creek. built near Lidická Street in 1854. and skateboards. green houses. At the Philippines Kamel worked not only as a healer and pharmacist. but he also studied local flora. Swedish natural scientist Carl Linné. a man. which was species used in agriculture and decorative given to “all Brno people” by Joseph II in flora for gardening lessons. who gave a name to camellias? He studied natural science. It is are children’s and traffic playgrounds. interesting roof of cultural and sporting activities. 59 47 .e. Although it didn’t smell and was blossoming only shortly in winter. tennis courts. and a popular tic garden for the blind and handicapped destination. He discovered a flower with beautiful blossoms in many colourful variants and called it Japanese Rose. in-liners tion and the Colours of Autumn.. then a farm and finally the you can see especially herbs and wood Jesuit monastery garden. Found in a Neo Renais- sance pavilion. There gardens and other places of interest. it dazzled the European cream of soci- ety. Did you know that. in Bohemia and Moravia. Park offers a rich selection visitors. gained medi- cal and pharmaceutical education and as a Jesuit missionary was then sent to the Spanish colonies. gave this exotic plant a name after its discoverer Camellia Japonica and a name of the Brno countryman entered the history of world botany. Father of the world botanical and zoological system.. regular exhibitions . routes for scooters. spring iris exhibi.

Brno parks
and botanical gardens

3 Botanical garden 5 Park around the Špilberk
of Masaryk University Castle
The pride of the Brno Botanical Garden, Slopes below the castle (page 46) were
placed in the city centre by the crossing of bare for a long time due to defence reasons,
Kotlářská and Veveří Street, are not only only vineyards and orchards grew on the
greenhouses with tropical and subtropi- foothills. A large park with romantic views
cal plants, but also five meditative places of the castle and Baroque bastions was
with fountains and stone compositions; founded by Brno mayor Christian d’Elvert
families with children will like interesting in 1861–1862 and soon it became a popular
gargoyles in the shape of a frog or snake. destination. A park includes many look-out
Garden is open daily all year round. points with pavilions, the entire hill is
wrapped around by comfortable “pram”
4 Tyrš Garden paths, tens of benches and pleasant places
The only Brno park with a preserved lure visitors to have a rest, children can play
fence was founded in 1883 on the site of on a playground with wooden monkey bars.
a former cemetery. A cast iron cross and You can find there also several small memo-
memorial to French General Clapared com- rials and statues as well as two picturesque
memorate that soldiers fallen in the Battle gazebos – South look-out pavilion, a gift
of Austerlitz in 1805 are buried there. from the park founder Christian d’Elvert
The park offers a children’s playground, from 1885, and North look-out pavilion with
benches, as well as a rosary and haptic an orientation table from 1884, both built
beds of flowers for the blind. according to a project by A. Prastorfer.

Botanical garden of Masaryk University

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Kraví hora

Other interesting a In the park at Kraví hora you can find
destinations worth seeing: also an observatory and planetarium
a If you go to Špilberk (page 46) from (page 92) as well as indoor and outdoor
Gorazdova Street, you cannot miss the swimming pools (page 99).
orthodox church of St. Wenceslas. It was a Not far from the main gate to the Exhi-
built between 1930–1931 by Russian bition Centre (page 55) you will find the
architect P. Levický and it connects ele- Villa Mitrovsky (page 80), a charming
ments of traditional orthodox churches and building in the Rococo style. The villa once
functionalistic architecture. A separate stood in the garden of margraves Mitrov-
belfry with baptistery was built in 1991 ský that practically disappeared. Now it
according to the project by L. Lacina. serves for exhibitions and cultural events.
a If you go to Špilberk from North from a Stránská skála is a significant paleonto-
Údolní Street, on the left from the park en- logical excavation site with rare limestone
trance you can see an impressive bricked flora, one of the most interesting natural si-
Neo-Gothic building. It is an old German tes in Brno. Bones of primeval animals and
gym so-called Turnhalle, built between simple stone tools of the first inhabitants
1867–1868 according to the project by were found on a butte of Jurassic limes-
A. Prokop. tone. The locality is freely accessible.

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ballet. parks and on squares.cz In the streets you will see statues or a wild masquerade. also the pearls of world film. all genres starting from classical music Tens of galleries and museums lure for through jazz as far as rock. Come and enjoy yourself! 63 . a night sky is irradiate by fireworks and Brno City proves that culture is here alive. as well as for interactive artists or the world top stars. including children’s and entice visitors to see the latest movies and experimental. no matter if per. music resounds in courtyards. In summer you Concert halls and clubs offer music of can enjoy the open air cinema. exhibitions of paintings. technical permanent exhibitions. historic transport vehicles or sacral monuments.brno. Modern multiplexes and classical cinemas sional ensembles. operetta. www. statues and formed by new Czech surprises and famous photographs. musical and opera are accom- plished by a range of independent profes. prehis- tory findings. Traditional theatres with drama.

ced-brno. www. tel. were earned by actors A. with a single wing growing on his back.ndbrno. Antalová. chamber and pompous … Theatres a Reduta Beautifully reconstructed building (page 16) with a lounge. In front of Reduta is a statue of small balanc- ing Mozart. Lidická 16. Zelný trh 4 Janáček Theatre Brno City Theatre Brno National Theatre „Mrštíci” – still a local name for this thea- Three ensembles.cz. Malinovského nám. classical ballet and The CED abbreviation covers several modern choreography.mdb. professional groups and other projects Roosveltova 1–7 focused for example on the Encounter In- ternational Theatre Festival (page 83). theatre and Reduta hall.cz Neo Renaissance building (page 40) with massive column façade is wearing dressy red velvet inside. tel.. D. www. tre.: +420 542 158 120 Vitázek and musical Midsummer Night’s e-mail: info@ndbrno. symbolising his tragic destiny and untimely death. in which it wel.…classical and alternative. a Mahen Theatre www.cz Dream. today it has even two stages – Drama nificant buildings and a number of famous and Music – and a number of awards that personalities that walked their boards.cz. Reduta comes spectators of drama and operetta performances. 1 64 .: +420 533 316 347 a Janáček Theatre e-mail: komercni@mdb. three historically sig.cz Impressive glass building (page 42) with an auditorium for 1 055 spectators is Experimental Theatre focused on the opera repertoire of the Centre 18th–21st century.

brno. The burdensome Buranteatr theatre for communist regime surprisingly “Tramtárie” travelled all the way to Brno from wasn’t abolished. B. Poštovská 8D operating in the multicultural centre Stadion tel.: +420 731 457 204. Donutil. Zelný trh 9. 777 800 856 since 2010. M.divadloustolu. Liška or T. Deml’s Forgotten light.. Jakubské nám.cz www. Studio Dva). +420 542 123 425 The stage presents not only Bolek. Hrabal’s Too Loud a Solitude. Polívka).. king munist president Husák. need to be introduced on the stage that Veškrnová.cz especially prose and poetry dramatizations about the basic questions of a human life: Dostoevsk’s Meek One .: +420 542 123 420 e-mail: dus@ced-brno. used to belong to the Večerní Brno Theatre. It is mainly devoted to Czech and e-mail: produkce@hadivadlo.cz a U stolu Theatre The CED chamber scene is placed in the cellar of Husa na Provázku Theatre. Havlová.cz from Prostějov moved to Brno due to www. and so it later could give Olomouc and firmly established an independ- us talents such as P. 5 a HaDivadlo Theatre tel. which has been Alfapasáž.divadlobolkapolivky.cz many of his Czech and Slovak colleagues www.cz pressure from the local authority after ten years of its existence. tel. Many personalities of the Walachians and bohemians doesn’t made their debut in this theatre (D. Derfler and presents Bolek Polívka Theatre . tel:.: +420 542 214 692 In 1985 the originally Hanácké Theatre e-mail: divadlo@bolek. www.hadivadlo.cz a Husa na provázku Theatre www. Matonoha. ent theatre company here. but also e-mail: provazek@provazek. It is led by its founder.provazek.cz (Jára Cimrman Theatre. The owner of this cultural tabernacle. actor. Zelný trh 9.cz Two years after its founding in 1967 the theatre had to temporary shorten its name as Bolek Polívka Theatre “husa” too much resembled the name of com. director and dramatic adviser F.

: +420 774 492 131 tel.buranteatr. dra. Sukova 4 tel.cz www. directors.…classical and alternative.cz www.divadlo-radost. It focuses on social and political issues (Havel writes to Husák.studiomarta. children’s theatre doesn’t mean that it dents of the Janáček Academy of Music and gets old.cz e-mail: divadlo@divadlo-radost. improvisation. that have had their own museum most visited theatres in the Czech Republic. chamber and pompous … Theatres Feste Theatre One of the youngest Brno independent companies named after the clown from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.: +420 545 321 273 www.: +420 774 420 033 e-mail: vstupenky@buranteatr. A reconstructed building lives in Performing Arts present themselves and the rhythm of music.cz tel. scenographers.: +420 542 591 512 Bratislavská 32 e-mail: marta@jamu. divadlofeste. Osmdesátdevět (Eighty-nine)) and Marta Theatre Studio in its productions often uses unconven- world drama of the last half century. More than sixty year old tradition of this matic advisers and other colleagues – stu. Stadion. singing and mainly their work in the studio that is one of the puppets. Kounicova 22 Kabinet Múz.cz www.cz Radost Puppet Theatre 66 . Bayerova 5.cz e-mail: info@divadlofeste. but tional methods such as physical theatre or recently also to classics.cz Marta Theatre Studio Radost Puppet Theatre Future actors. (page 95) since 2011. tel.

cz Family group Šavgoč www.cz ent stages of cultural clubs and theatres.cz Opera diversa www.frida. So we present just a small sample of Theatre Facka associations that you can see on the differ.cz Polárka Theatre 67 .sluzebnici. interesting per- formances based on the books required at schools and evening shows for their older siblings or parents.divadlosansonu.divo4. www.cz lowing websites. it is not Theatre Atelier possible to cover it completely at this www.cz Small theatre of kjógen www.cz/divadlo.cz www. Theatre Líšeň You will find their programmes on the fol.: +420 541 247 274 e-mail: info@divadlopolarka. www.cz www. Theatre of chanson Frída Theatre Association www.cz Polárka Theatre The former Jitřenka theatre is found next to the Severka restaurant.cz As an alternative to the “set-in-stone” Theatre Facka scenes are the professional independent companies.divadlolisen.operadiversa.facebook. www.divadlopolarka. Tučkova 34.studioaldente.savgoc.webgarden.cz www.name Servants of the Lord Alfred www. tel.brno.cz Divo4 Theatre Aldente www.webgarden.atelier point.divadlofacka. Given that Brno’s theatrical hotbed is really wide and varied.mdk. Theatre for children offers fairy-tales.

cz www.cz Neo Renaissance hall (page 45) offers a shelter to the orchestra of Brno Philhar. Several times monthly concerts of local and foreign artists. booming rock and jazz trumpets… Music Jazz bar U kouřícího králíka (Smoking Rabbit) For this legendary club even a semi dark lager of the same name was made in the nearby Dalešice brewery. Křídlovická 1 tel.cz www. bluegrass. music and related genres.cz and Brno Philharmonic www. Art Noveau cellar in the city centre with Every year they organise the Špilberk its music club.: +420 739 642 488 Besední dům e-mail: rezervace@kouricikralik. which has always been focused You will find stylish Šenk Na Špalku in the on the work of Brno composer L.: +420 543 213 377 e-mail: info@filharmonie-brno.kouricikralik. Music cellar monics.hudebnisklep.…smooth strings.filharmonie-brno. 8 Dominikánská 7 tel. 83 and 88). its unique taste is given by smoke dried malt. which has plenty to offer to music festival (page 87) and Brno (page lovers of folk.cz e-mail: info@hudebnisklep. Komenského nám. folkrock. country 82. Janáček.cz 68 .: +420 539 092 801 tel.

cz Finally Brno has its metro! The music club. Any other times you can enjoy chanson.: +420 739 616 594 Křížkovského 22 e-mail: gregorymanagement@centrum.. Our tip: Have a drink delivered by train! Štefánikova 8 tel.starapekarna. tel.cz e-mail: kuchal@faval.cz Metro Music Bar 69 . rock to hip-hop. and so there are no con- certs during the exam period and summer holidays.brno..cz www. big concerts and festivals are held (e. Poštovská 6 Majáles.: +420 541 210 040 e-mail: info@starapekarna.: +420 776 596 266 www.faval. In spring and winter they organise several thematic festivals (page 82 and 88). page 84). in its Faval Music Circus present form opened in 2008 and estab- Nearby the Brno Exhibition Centre the lished with speed all that is one could expect music circus offers a colourful mixture from a real metro.cz Club Alterna A multigenre music club in the university dormitory adjusts its programme to the academic year.cz www. www.: +420 541 212 091 e-mail: alterna@alterna.metromusic. with a history dating back to 1937. funky. tel.cz Metro Music Bar www. Travelling from a genre to of genres from reggae through rock up genre happens here everyday – jazz. Kounicova 48. In the neighbouring Velodrom and pop.cz tel. ethno. Alfapasáž.g.) even has its own TV programme “Blues from Brno Stará Pekárna”.cz Melodka Music Café Stará Pekárna Club focused on non-commercial and minority genres (ethno.alterna. jazz etc.

salsa and today’s electronic music. name suggests.: +420 774 073 949 music. As the dance music and metal.: +420 777 147 566 e-mail: robert.: +420 608 250 364 e-mail: rc.melodka.brooklyn@seznam.com 70 .cz Brooklyn Rock Club Hard guys and girls will enjoy this club focused on metal as well as gothic rock. booming rock and jazz trumpets… Music Mersey club The club named after a river in North west England was founded in 1993 and is one of the oldest in Brno.cz www. Originally focused pri- marily on alternative concerts.cz e-mail: info@perpetuum. at present it is also for lovers of oldies.mersey@seznam.rcbrooklyn. jungle picked a more popular name and current or bassline and under the abbreviation DJ music styles.cz www. wear black please! Bašty 6. Minská 15 tel.…smooth strings.cz Rooseveltova 9 www.cz Melodka Perpetuum Music Club A successor of the artistic Café Melodie If you know nothing about dubstep. Concerts of local and foreign stars are held usually on Saturdays. e-mail: melodka. tel.perpetuum.cz www. song then rather avoid this club.brno@email.mersey. The stage gives a chance also you imagine only someone from a popular to starting bands and genres include rock. the club is full of continu- Kounicova 20/22 ously pulsing wave of electronic and dance tel.

: +420 255 742 021 e-mail: info@cinemacity-imax.: +420 549 247 070. the second one 7 halls with a capacity of almost 1 500 is on the edge of the city in a commercial seats.cz e-mail: biograf@seznam. After a performance in the reconstructed hall you can visit the Café. One of them is found di.cz www. Mečová 2 tel. centre in Modřice. lately celebrated its 90th jubilee. In ten halls 2 248 later it was open under a name Bio Aladin. 605 282 438 e-mail: info@cinemacity-imax. the Velký Špalíček shopping centre.cz www.cz Lucerna Cinema 71 . visitors can watch movies at a time. U Dálnice 777. Modřice Minská 19 tel. Cihlářská 19 tel.cz a Olympia Lucerna Cinema The first Czech modern multi-cinema was I n 1913 b u i l d e r a n d e n t r e p r e n e u r founded in 1999 and the Brno people Bartoloměj Novák got a building permit to consider it to be theirs although it actually build the oldest Brno cinema and two years lies in nearby Modřice.…moving pictures in modern halls and cosy cafes… Movie Kino Art A nice cinema.cz www.info a Velký Špalíček Cinema City A little younger and smaller is the multi- Of course that Moravian metropolis offers cinema in the controversial building of also multi-cinemas.cz www.cinemacity. The hall is for 200 visitors. pleasing especially lovers of film classics and non-commercial art films.: +420 541 213 542 e-mail: kina@ticbrno.kinolucerna.artabakala. It has rectly in the historic centre.: +420 255 742 021 tel.cinemacity.

: +420 545 575 243 where is space for film. fairy-tale.cz in the historizing style of the late 19th century underwent an extensive recon- Fléda struction several years ago. Brno bohe- Fléda 72 . e-mail: info@levelb. Theatre World Brno.…visual.cz Radnická 2–10 tel. theatrical and film events organized throughout the Semilasso year in the open air and also on theatre stages (e. theatre and all e-mail: glanc@glanc.cz.g.: +420 533 433 559 page 88).cz Šelepova No 1 The oldest active club in the Czech Repub- lic. www. e. 126 one of the principal places of Czech culture. It offers a hall An analogy of the Viennese cabaret Fle. After many music and theatre performances.cz A building of the oldest Brno cultural centre www.cz music genres. for dance balls. it became Palackého tř. music.ticbrno. changes. Brno Sixteen.fleda. www. tel.g. TV studio Netopýr. page Štefánikova 24 85) and in cinemas (e.semilasso. Tourist Information Centre of Brno City It provides a series of musical. from the theatre and music to exhibitions and lectures. where HaDivadlo Theatre (page 65) once found its shelter.g. simply for everybody… Cultural clubs and centres From a wide variety of clubs. tel. satiric. cafés and other cultural facilities you will find in this chapter some of those that regularly offer a wide range of different types of art and entertainment. It is inseparably con- nected with the local dialect.: +420 542 427 111 Semilasso Cultural Centre e-mail: tic@ticbrno. but especially for quality dermause was open in 1911.

cz www. www.cz e-mail: klub@selepova.: +420 545 211 891.cz Kounicova 23 www. theatres but also houses the offers concerts for all age categories and services of evangelic priest Štěpán Hájek! theatres. Two www.ksomega.sklenenalouka.sklenick.cz cellar rooms with walls covered with painting and photo exhibitions regularly 73 . Dominikánská 9 tea room and café occasionally holds con- tel.: +420 543 213 693 e-mail: ksomega@ksomega.cz e-mail: info@leitnerka.cz Leitnerova Club An evergreen of the Brno cultural scene for Cultural centre more than twenty years old tradition holds Omega – Musilka especially folk and alternative concerts. e-mail: info@3trojka.cz Trojka Café Skleněná Louka The new art café following the glorious (Glass Meadow) time of the Association of friends of the An architecturally interesting building with House of Art (page 80) was created in a mosaic façade. as well as audio been variegating everyday lives of its programmes of famous journalist Jiří Černý visitors by a colourful mixture of all genre or evenings for beginning and advanced concerts and theatre performances. music. The programme hold concerts. For many years the so-called Musilka has theatre performances. exhibitions or author‘s reading.brno. Musilova 2a Leitnerova 2 tel.3trojka. A several storey house with a club. which was named after the Renaissance House of the Lords of the verses written by Brno bohemian poet Kunštát (page 34).cz.: +420 608 079 226 tel.cz Desert www. art and theatre here.: +420 608 776 614.dodesertu.mistogalerie. gallery.cz mians and Bolek Polívka. Roosveltova 11 Šelepova 1 tel. writers.cz www.selepova.leitnerka.cz A legend of the Brno cultural pubs. A classic café meets and car kleptomaniac Antonín Konečný.: +420 603 916 644 certs. 723 829 806 tel. www.cz www. 602 579 925 www.

some of which www.: +420 734 584 163.cz – Cyrano’s shoes. fairy-tale. tel. film e-mail: kabaretspacek@gmail.kabaretspacek. for example during You will definitely have an extraordinary the Dance and disability festival.…visual.: +420 775 602 166 www.cz are designed specially for Cabaret.com/pradlena Café Práh (Café Threshold) Exhibitions. It is a training facility for adults Barrier-free Barka Theatre with mental health problems that are mo- The Barka spaces are ideal for smaller tivated to return to normal work or school. thanks to its barrier-free access to the Cabaret Špaček auditorium and stage.cz music and theatre pieces.: +420 539 051 130 ent dance companies (Cyranovy boty e-mail: kavarna@prah-brno.: +420 541 213 206 with excellent delicacies complements the e-mail: barka@ligavozic.com projections. 74 .cz disabilities can create and watch art here. fine art. author readings. Oorphane). and not least theatre.com is also part of the Brno lunapark festival (page 83).facebook. theatrical Ve Vaňkovce 1 activities.blogspot. From the regular and highly visible guests we Café Laundry choose: Loutkové divadlo Československo Also in a nice Czech way the Laundry is a (Puppet Theatre Czechoslovakia). music. Frequent visitors are independ. The main priority is an- other goal.cafeprah. simply for everybody… Cultural clubs and centres Lidická 46 tel. place that offers not only the washing of Kopečná 46 dirty laundry (seriously) but also a whole tel. cultural and gastronomic experience in Svatopluka Čecha 35a the spouses Špačkovy’s place. A menu tel. The Café www.divadlobarka. concerts and theatre for children – all of this can be found on offer in this non-smoking cafe within Vaňkovka’s walls. People with www. 603 585 099 range of musical guests. forms of music and of course. satiric.

cz projects designed purely and simply for the www.falkcafe. occasional concerts and “Theatre for coffee” as a part of Brno lunapark festival (page 83) in the only cafe in the Czech Republic that holds the prestigious award “Espresso Italiano locale abilitato”.in addition to visiting ensembles. which look forward to jazz Tuesdays. a new exhi. The area is also faithful to the Gorkého 12 theatre . After The legendary Brno scene is open again to a cultural experience.cz www.brno. theatre Kabinet Múz performances and concerts are awaiting (Cabinet of the Muses) entrants to the bar Untr under Falk. Sukova 4 e-mail: info@kabinetmuz. but also regular exhibi- tions. www.cz Cabinet are presented here. can be found near the Faculty of Arts of bition every month and other acts from the Masaryk University. kabinetmuz.cafe-mezzanine.cz 75 .: +420 776 427 185 e-mail: cafe@cafe-mezzanine. please take a coffee all kinds of independent culture! You can break at the top of this stylish place.cz Untr under Falk Exhibitions. music world. Údolní 15 tel.cz www.cz Kabinet Múz Café Mezzanine You can taste not only a cup of coffee prepared as in Italy. film projections. e-mail: info@cafefalk.

Families with centuries all over Europe.…large halls. (page 95) in Měnín Gate (page 25). exhibitions. various topics and historic and contemporary art… Museums and galleries Brno City Museum Permanent exhibitions: A museum founded in 1904 has been placed a Špilberk casemates and Špilberk in the Špilberk Castle (page 46) since a Prison of Nations – Baroque fortress 1960. children will appreciate an interactive a Špilberk – from castle to fortress – workshop and children’s atelier. In addition to permanent exhibitions architecture and history of the prison and a look-out tower with a beautiful view that got famous during the 18th and 19th over the historic city centre. individual stages of development of the The museum also organizes temporary castle and its fate during centuries. Under Brno City Museum’s a Brno on Špilberk – important moments administration is the UNESCO Heritage Villa of Brno history from the first mention Tugendhat (page 52) and the Toy Museum about the town from 1091 until 1919. 76 .

a A 114 m deep castle well can be seen in the castle courtyard and in close proximity the chimes with 15 bells that plays one of thirty-two different songs every hour.cz a From Renaissance to Modern Art – permanent art exhibition a New Brno – permanent exhibition of Brno inter-war architecture from 1919– 1939. a Baroque pharmacy – pharmacy from the Elizabethan monastery in Brno. a Chapel of the Holy Trinity – chapel was built in 1693 during reconstruction of the castle into a Baroque fortress.cz a Every year Špilberk is a stage of many events within the Brno Cultural Summer.: +420 542 123 611. Bratislava. Ostrava. Špilberk 1. Košíce and Zvolen. a Vulcanalia – permanent exhibition about history and present of fireworks art follows up the yearly festival Ignis Brunensis (page 85).cz www. 662 24 Brno tel. www. The most popular is the Summer Shake- speare Festival (page 87) a series of thea- tre performances in the open air.brno@spilberk.brno.spilberk. 77 . which are parallelly held in Prague. 542 123 612 kasematy: +420 542 123 614 MY TIP! e-mail: muzeum.

: +420 533 435 282 Pisárecká 5.: +420 515 919 760 a Dietrichstein Palace – the biggest a Leoš Janáček Memorial – permanent Brno Palace (page 17) on Vegetable exhibition about life and work of sig- Market (page 16) has served as a museum nificant composer with his original study since 1911. Erna housed after more than 6 millions exhibits. Perma. tel. Moravia Prehistory. tel. Absolon Memorial. K. www.mzm.cz and a new permanent exhibition is being a The Bishop’s Courtyard – the former prepared.cz. World of Smetanova 14 Minerals and prof.: +420 542 422 361 21) has always housed a museum. Moravia in Middle Ages. tel.…large halls. K. where Leoš Janáček lived life in Moravia. tel. population of Moravia and entire Europe.: +420 533 435 220 2000–2002 it holds temporary displays e-mail: mzm@mzm. various topics and historic and contemporary art… Museums and galleries Anthropos Pavilion Leoš Janáček Moravian Museum The second biggest and also the second a Institute of Ethnography – a Baroque oldest museum institution in the Czech building built in 1682–1690 according to Republic was founded in 1817 and looks the project by architect J.: +420 533 435 280 78 . Great with his family in the period 1910–1928. a The Anthropos Pavilion – a unique nent exhibitions: Money History in Moravia.: +420 541 212 811 Zelný trh 8. tel. Muzejní 1. It offers temporary displays is placed in the garden house by a former as well as permanent exhibition: Extinct organ school. 659 37 Brno noble girls. A rarity is especially the mammoth model rooms with advisory centre. Fauna of Moravia. Af ter recons truc tion in tel. Fresh water aquarium and Models of mush. a foundation and school for abandoned Zelný trh 6. Moravia. in life-size. residence of the Olomouc bishop (page Kobližná 1. museum depicts the oldest history of Moravian medal making.

muni.: +420 731 404 000 www.cz tel. 662 26 Brno Information centre Petrov tel. Peter and Paul (page 18) is the Pražák’s Palace (Husova 18) permanent exhibition Vita Christi. Brno tel. Mendel is presented not The second biggest art museum in the Czech only as a discoverer of heredity principles. J. dral of Sts. the museum opened a new One of a few museum of its kind in Europe permanent exhibition. with paintings and statues from Museum of Applied Arts churches and vicarages in the Brno diocese. The Gallery offers dis.: +420 549 496 669 ings: Pražák’s Palace (page 45).petrovinfo.cz Mendel Museum In 2009. www.cz Palace (page 30) and the Dušan Jurkovič villa in Žabovřesky (page 54).brno. after 125 years from the death of Museum of Gipsy Culture G. Governor’s www. 1a) the Christ. dedicated to this that preserves proofs of Gipsy history as a part of European heritage and contrib- Moravian Gallery utes to the battle against xenophobia and racism. apiculture and meteorology.cz 79 . The most Sacral Art Museum renowned event organized by the Moravian Found in the intricate premises of the historic Gallery is the International Biennale Brno building on the Petrov knoll near the cathe- (page 86) taking place here since 1963. pomol- art.cz of Applied Arts (page 45).: +420 532 169 111 Petrov 1. was established in 1961 as a merge of ogy. Life of Governor’s Palace (Moravské nám. Brno e-mail: info@moravska-galerie. tel. 603 00 Brno accompanying programmes in four build.cz e-mail: petrov@petrovinfo.: +420 545 571 798 www. (Husova 14).rommuz.moravska-galerie. Mendel. Bratislavská 67. but also the Picture Gallery of Moravian Museum as an abbot of the Augustinian monas- and Moravian Applied Ar ts Museum tery in Old Brno (page 48).cz The Moravian Gallery in Brno famous scientist.muni. permanent exhibitions.cz www.mendelmuseum. lectures and Mendlovo náměstí 1a. founded in 1873. Augustin Order of Old Brno Abbey plays. Museum e-mail: info@mendelmuseum. Permanent exhibition presents a story of the Gipsies in world history. St. Republic that is focused on a complexity of who also studied plant-breeding.

Gallery G99. discussions or of Art on Malinovsky Square (page 40) evening tours with programme in candle and Renaissance House of Lords of Kunštát light.letohradekbrno.cz In the Old Town Hall (page 14) you can visit three galleries.dum-umeni. the Kabinet and Slovak Exile in the 20th century Villa Mitrovsky The only museum of its kind in the world.: +420 542 213 883 Brno Tourist Information e-mail: info@dum-umeni.: +420 603 552 351 e-mail: muzeumexil@muzeumexil. theatre performances.cz Centre Gallery www.cz/ The Brno City House of Art Villa Mitrovsky Institution focused on contemporar y A classicist villa in the Luis XVI style with art. Brno tel. focused on the youngest art.cz Dominikánská 9 tel. Malinovského 2 e-mail: letohradekbrno@seznam. on Dominikánská Street (page 34) with banquets.cz http://muzeumexil.: +420 605 972 588 House of Art. a century. A document and presentation centre fo- cused on the first.…large halls. It also been a part of Brno culture for almost holds concerts. The museum visit must be arranged in advance. tel. second and third resist- ance. Veletržní 19. Štefánikova 22. The villa is for hire for conferences. The Gallery Mladých is in- Museum of Czech tended for artists under 35 years. lectures.cz House of Lords of Kunštát and Gallery G99 www. various topics and historic and contemporary art… Museums and galleries foundation of Czechoslovakia and exile wave in the 20th century. that intermediates and stimulates unique frescos offers a stylish display contacts between artists and public. parties and other events. a permanent exhibition documenting 80 . It includes two houses – House author’s reading. has premises for temporary exhibitions. Brno ists and Art Café Trojka (page 73).

which products Czech Republic.. is situated Wannieck Gallery on the edge of the historic city centre Gallery in the historic protected complex of between the railway and bus stations? In buildings of a former Vaňkovka factory. the 1864 Friedrich Wannieck founded an engi- biggest gallery of contemporary art in the neering plant and foundry.ticbrno.cz Leisure time on page 90. A Brno museum show would not be com- Veselá 39. tions of drawings. Close by is the Gallery 10. dominated the entire world market at the Ve Vaňkovce 2.Vaňkovka. 603 161 476 Puppet Museum and the Toy Museum.. Brno turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.cz the dilapidated complex was changed into www.cz you can find further details in the chapter www. After tel. Radnická 2–10. Gallery is focused on photography.: +420 542 427 111 e-mail: galerie@ticbrno.cz the Vaňkovka shopping and social centre.: +420 543 256 072.galerie-ars.kultura-brno. drawing and graphics.wannieckgallery. and in March 2006 the Wannieck Gallery Ars Gallery of Contemporary Art was opened in the Intimate gallery. reconstructed engineering plant. and the third is Gallery U Do- brého Pastýře.. the tel. e-mail: info@galerie-ars..cz www. Brno tel.: +420 542 218 291.cz . 737 287 511 reconstruction at the turn of millennium e-mail: info@wannieckgallery. Brno plete without the Technical Museum. www. a protected monument of Neo Gothic industrial architecture. Wannieck Gallery . paintings and sculptures by living artists of the late 20th century You should know: and today. designed for the exhibi. Did you know that.cz.

www.…artists in the streets. www. 88) is the Exposition of new music with evenings devoted to contemporary acts that are connected by the same.g.mhf-brno. The performers include the international tops in their music.cz March International Music Festival Brno (MHF Brno) – Exposition of new music One of three arms of the festival (page 83. exhibitions. From March till April: concerts. lectures… and of course pétanque and pastis in Lužánky park (page 59)! www.cz Music treats A year-long series of chamber concerts of chamber music by Czech and foreign artists introduces a varied repertoire from Medieval to Romanticism. dance.cz Bonjour Brno The Days of French Culture have been saying bonjour – for almost twenty years.cz 82 .jedensvet. gastronomy. music sounds. annually changed theme. in Brno it is held on several places – e.cz.jazzdoregionu.starapekarna. city in geyser of colourful lights… Cultural events January Jazz and Ethno Spring In a cosy club Stará pekárna (page 69) two events start at the end of January. the ethno and world music festival ends a month earlier. film. Projections take place in many town of ČR. Art Cinema (page 71) or in HaDivadlo (page 65). www. www. www.hudebnilahudky. theatre.bonjourbrno.cz/expozice-nove-hudby One World Festival of documentary films about human rights is among the most significant in this area. You can hear there jazz until May.

www.brno.cz

Brno lunapark or Theatre for coffee
You will encounter Brno independent theatre companies and musical accompaniment
in cafés and clubs in the last two months of spring.
www.brnensky-lunapark.cz

April
Encounter International Festival of Theatre Schools
An idea of regular meetings at that time still Czechoslovakian theatre schools from
Brno, Bratislava and Prague began more than 20 years ago. Since that time other
foreign guests enriched the programme. www.encounter.cz

MHF Brno – Easter festival of sacral music
Another part of the MHF is hold between Palm Sunday and White Sunday. Music fills
in the majestic nave of the cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul (page 18) and the vaults
of other Brno churches.
www.mhf-brno.cz/velikonocni-festival-duchovni-hudby

Febiofest
After the Prague pilot part of the international film festival with open dramaturgy,
which credo is “everything for a spectator”, the short-footage and long-footage films
also come to the Moravian metropolis. www.febiofest.cz

JazzFestBrno
Enjoy the best of the local, European and overseas jazz with the help of concerts, work-
shops and jam sessions in cultural halls (e.g. Semilasso, page 72) and also renowned
Brno clubs. www.jazzfestbrno.cz
JazzFestBrno

European Film Days
A film festival in the Art Cinema (page
71) offers its visitors to see within sev-
eral days a selection of the best from
present European cinematography.
www.eurofilmfest.cz

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Cultural events
Čarodějáles
Every year in the last days of April the event with “burning witches”, the Miss Witch
competition, many concerts from ethno through rock up to hip hop on two stages is
held in the Riviéra complex! www.carodejales.cz

May
Brno Majáles
The biggest student festival in the Czech Republic is held every year in Brno. Live
music, rich fair of universities and independent organisations and an election of the
students’ king is held in Velodrom. www.brno.majales.cz

Dark Blue Festival
International music festival of sight-impediment children and youth was named after
a famous blues J. Voskovec, J. Werich and Jaroslav Ježek, who himself was able to
recognise only dark blue shades.
www.tmavomodryfestival.cz

Brno Museum Night
On the same Saturday night as in Paris or Amsterdam twenty Brno galleries and mu-
seums come to live with theatre, music, but mainly with visitors – as more than 150
thousand of them come on that night.
www.brnenskamuzejninoc.cz

Dark Blue festival Brno Museum Night

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www.brno.cz

Brno – City in the centre of Europe
From May until June you cannot miss this event: fireworks show Ignis Brunensis on
the Brno Dam and in the city centre, hot air balloon festival – Balloon Jam, castle show
on Špilberk, children’s days …
www.ignisbrunensis.cz

June
Statues in the streets – BRNO ART OPEN
Every two years for three months the streets and parks come to live with the tempo-
rary display of statues that is open to all styles, materials, shapes and colours. Static
or moving, metal or plastic – art will get you in Brno! www.dum-umeni.cz

International Music Festi-
val of 13 Towns
CONCENTUS MORAVIAE
Thirty concerts in inspiring environ-
ment of chateaux, castles, syna-
gogues, churches and museums of the
twenty towns in the South Moravian
and Vysočina regions.
www.concentus-moraviae.cz Concentus Moraviae

Brno Organ Festival
Already for three decades this festival and the top local and foreign organists have
been reminding us of the great composers and their work.
www.varhany.nomi.cz/festival

Theatre world in Brno
Stilt-walkers, jugglers, singers, drummers and especially actors! You can meet them on
the streets during the international theatre festival that includes the Conjurers’ Week
and a colourful masquerade of costumes on the Mask Festival.
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www. including the famous Ondráš.org July Month of author’s reading The biggest Czech literary festival cannot complain about a little interest from visitors 86 .kultura-brno. www. www. when it was born in France. Exhibitions and accompanying events can be seen for four months. All over Europe on that day thousands of bands of all genres play on squares. June 21 has been a day of music.cz F Scene or Summer folk evenings The six extended weekends from June till the end of July is dedicated to folk dancing. city in geyser of colourful lights… Cultural F Scene Biennale Brno European Music Celebration Since 1982. Its first annual dates back to 1963.vusondras. music and traditions.cz Biennale Brno Every even year is held the oldest graphic design show in the world is held.…artists in the streets. Folklore ensembles.bienalebrno. perform on the courtyards in Špilberk (page 46) and Old Town Hall (page 14). in parks and cafés. music sounds.

www.cz during summer.cz Summer Shakespeare Festival Famous actors and directors alternate on the Špilberk (page 46) stage under the starlit sky to pay tribute to famous English playwright W. in the New Town Halls (page 32). Historic parade. Every day in July in the Husa na Provázku Theatre (page 65) three encounters with Czech and foreign authors are held. www.cz International folklore festival Brno At the end of summer holidays folklore ensembles in colourful folk costumes dance on the Freedom Square (page 26).filharmonie-brno.shakespeare. The event includes a traditional fair and exhibitions.cz/mff Brno Day From Friday to Sunday always in one weekend of August the city commemorates a suc- cessful defence against the Swedish siege during the Thirty Year War in 1645. www.cz 87 . costumes from the battle and traditional fair.guitarcz.folklornet. www.cz August Brno International guitar festival and courses The third week in August has belonged for 20 years belonged to guitar lovers. Shakespeare.brno.com ŠPILBERK International music festival The Špilberk castle courtyard (page 46) offers its premises also to the series of symphonic concerts. out of which three are played by the Brno Philharmonics (page 68) and the remaining visiting orchestras. www.autorskecteni. www. who can actively participate in the courses led by world stars or just listen to music on the concerts and the grand finale – The Flamenco Night. www.ticbrno.

www. www.festivalvedy.cz/moravsky-podzim Brno Sixteen The classic 16milimetre film material gave a name to the interna- tional show of short-footage non-commercial actors’ film.cz Jazz.cz October MHF Brno – Moravian Autumn The trio MHF Brno completes the autumn biennale with chamber and symphonic concerts. city in geyser of colourful lights… Cultural events September Science Festival “Science is no big deal” says the event that tries to popularize science in an amusing and unusual way of workshops.mezipatra. performances and competitions all over Brno. www.and non-heterosexual visitors. which has an almost 50 year tradition.mhf-brno. MHF Brno – Moravian Autumn www. solo and opera performances. which has welcomed its audience for already a half a century.b16. www.cz November Mezipatra (Mezzanine) Gay and lesbian film festival symbolically used the name of a space where various people can meet and has a strategy to connect hetero.cz 88 . Ethno and Alternative Brno From September till the end of the year the Stará pekárna (page 69) holds festivals of ethno and jazz music to follow up the spring programme.cz.starapekarna. music sounds. …artists in the streets. The international festival Alternative will join it at the end. www.jazzdoregionu.

nativity scenes and workshops for children. www.bvv.. Countless concerts. Old Town Hall (page 16) and adjacent streets.cz French Film Festival The festival not only for movies-and francophiles enters the second half of its second decade of existence. www.festivalff. for example. Mozart‘s connection with Salzburg. Up-to-date information can be found at www. The projections take place on the premises of the Art cinema (page 71) in Brno. Popular sporting events include for example interesting motor sport shows: May – František Štastný memorial June – FIA WTTC – World Touring Car Championship July – World Superbike Championship August – bwin Grand Prix of the Czech Republic September . www. Veletrhy Brno. The festival is a unique meeting of opera productions from leading foreign and domestic scenes.s.cz December Brno Christmas The monthly Christmas programme is started by the lighting of the Těsnohlídek tree on Freedom Square (page 26). organizes more than fi fty trade fairs in various fields. and of course the markets with demonstrations of traditional crafts are ready to evoke a fes- tive atmosphere. You will find other Christmas fairs with a programme at the nearby Vegetable Market and Moravian Square and in other city districts.brno-circuit. a.brno. 89 .janacek-brno.brno.Masaryk Circuit autumn prize More information can be found at www.cz. theatrical performances. www.cz/vanoce The Brno City holds many cultural events as well as significant trade fairs and sporting events. from engineering through fashion up to travelling.com.cz International Festival Janáček Brno The aim of the musical biennial is to publicize the relationship of Janáček with Brno city on the European map in a similar way as.

concert or for a family visit. Maybe you came for business or to spent private holidays. And maybe you don’t have any reason at all and you came to Brno by mistake. dog show. Maybe you like fast cars and even faster motorbikes. Zoo The zoo. which recently became known for its successful natural breeding of Polar bear twins also for breeding of Kamchatka bear twins in 2012. sporting event.…excursion to the world of exotic fauna. In all these cases you might appreciate a colourful mosaic of various activities for leisure time that we present to you on the following pages. or you want to see Capuchin mummies or one of the unique theatre festivals or fireworks. to see a trade fair. covers an area of 65 ha on the slopes and ridge of the Mnišní mountain in the city district of Brno- 90 . Tigers’ rocks and Safari… Leisure time Many things can lure you to Brno.

adults and children as taurant U Tygra. Animals from all the continents from individual houses or directly by special except Antarctica. are bred here.cz/podzemi pet animals and exotic birds pavilion. in the past or how and what lighted underground tem. Found on the slopes are large ranges spaces. the cellars were continually enlarged. From time imme- morial.cz . pavilion with an all-year-round open res. www. and Litice. The underground area enjoyed its biggest expan- sion during the Baroque period and in the course of time it became a nearly one-kilometre-long labyrinth of tunnels and cellars accessible either Bystrc.cz complex offers stalls with refreshments. Tigers’ rocks trh has been open to the public since April 2011. is waiting for you at the end. the A unique exposition of the Labyrinth under Zelný above mentioned polar bears.zoobrno. children’s playground and a lecture hall. cellar owners. U Zoologické zahrady 46 635 00 Brno tel. As valuable or perishable food needed to be stored. lower parts you can find e. Of course there is also a children’s zoo with www.brno. there has been a fruit & vegetable market here. The www.: +420 546 432 311 e-mail: zoo@zoobrno. tavern will enhance your impression of the tour tants of tropical fauna including popular and a small private joke of one of the ancient suricats. Situated on the long ridge is the cage of fools yourself. In the entrances from the street or the square. wildebeests.g. Sitting in a medieval the Tropical Kingdom pavilion for represen.ticbrno. which is separated from well.cz www. Everyone can enjoy it. the Countess Amálie from Budna bras. You can see the medieval alchemical and for lamas. or Beringia the archaeological exploration of Vegetable Mar- complex – for wolves and beavers with ket and learn how food. wine and beer was kept a replica of an Indian log cabin with a to. mooses. giraffes and ostriches. monkeys.cz Labyrinth under Zelný trh Zelný trh (Vegetable Market) (page 16) ranks among the oldest city squares. and a large Safari range for ze. reindeer and pharmaceutical laboratories and be able to try bouquetins. You can see various objects found during the ranges only by thick glass. antelopes.brno.

Modern and big museum offers the perma- tive exhibition The Story of the Solar nent exhibitions of history of transporta- System. geography. teenagers and adults. The small planetarium hall went Brno Observatory through a big change and is used mostly in and Planetarium the evening. park on Kraví Hora near the indoor and Kraví hora 2. mathematics. programmes for children. The observatory has new telescopes and roof observatories with fantastic city Technical Museum views. www. If tel. climatology and other fields of natural science here. e-mail: e-mail@hvezdarna. thanks to new equipment and an innovative programme after nearly a year and a half of renovation and modernisation. but you can also meet geology. control the flow of heat within Jupiter. The ob.cz servatory has become a multi-visual centre for the popularisation of various sciences. school lectures and tutorial programmes and interactive fairy tales.…observatory. You can meet the fascinating environment of our planet. Technical Museum and model railway… Leisure time and time with the help of an audio-visual system. aviation. Permanent features of the programme are the astronomical observation of the night sky and the Sun.cz you should definitely go there again. Novelties also include an interac.: +420 541 321 287 a few years have passed since your visit. 616 00 Brno outdoor swimming pool (page 99). and a large lecture hall in the If you have ever visited Brno observatory. where you can go across space tion. touch a meteorite or find your weight on the Moon. physics. 92 . planetarium is now adapted for performing you probably know that it is located in the various physics experiments. especially in the non-living science field. metalworking. cutler‘s. chemistry. Astronomy stayed in first place of course.hvezdarna.

a for- mer popular attraction and forerunner of a cinema? An apparatus with ste- Did you know that. smithy in Těšany (page 109).technicalmuseum. gas and model includes tens of little houses.modelovysvet. You can walk through the street of trades with workshops of a clockmaker. www. 93 . liquids. acoustics. locksmith. where the H0 size in the Czech Republic. E-pasáž. 602 00 Brno Model World tel. Old ironworks near Adamov (page 110).: +420 541 421 411 Carrera slot racing.brno.. Jančík) In one of the shopping passages in the city e-mail: jancik@modelovysvet.cz with Thomas – the puff-puff.: +420 776 346 866 (Ing. Josefská 7/9. shoemaker and barber. twenty minutes day and night alternate Purkyňova 105 on the trackage and the sky is lit with 612 00 Brno – Královo Pole stars. moving cars and a cable car. trees.. reo-slides. where a 3D picture is viewed by up to 25 spectators at once. is the only preserved and functional original in Central Europe. communication technology. Every magnetism. optics. RC slot cars and the e-mail: info@technicalmuseum. bookbinder. It oper- everybody can try many experiments from ates 40 trains including TGV express. wind mill in Kuželov (page 117) and water mill in Slup (page 113). Besides that you can try a 26 m long tel. the the mechanics of solid figures.cz metallurgy. electricity and figures. …Technical Museum looks af ter several other interesting buildings in South Moravia? For example the complex of Czecho- slovakian fortification in Šatov.cz centre you can see the biggest trackage in www. look into a shop with coffee-roasting plant or to the dentist.cz …one of the unique objects in the Technical Museum is the historic stereovision. salon of me- chanical music and culture of the blind. water and steam engines.cz smallest children can play on the trackage www. tailor. On the top floor is the popular technical playroom.

… where to go first? To the underground or to the puppets. exposition presents the almost forgotten water and wind mill.brno. their size and location.cz seen in the Capuchin monastery. It supposedly belonged Moravian village to the house of Master coiner Bruno.cz/podzemi. The Coiner Cellar is a complex of historic www. James’ Square existed in the early 13th century. by the unique Moravian village that can be www.. at the turn of the 19th century. where the remains of more than 50 thousand people were placed over the centuries. buried victims of medi- Square (The Mintmasters’ eval plague and cholera from the Thirty house cellarage) Years War and the Swedish siege. the largest in the Czech Republic and 2nd largest in Europe (after the Paris catacombs with the remains of 250.cz/podzemi. and also a church. were forgotten over time. www. James. A large burial complex. brickworks. New Cottages. are. James square meters by artist Miroslav Mužík. It soon stopped being enough for the encroaching city.. craft of coinage and also shows its visitors quarry and limekiln – all these are offered the historic development of this city area. But 94 .? Leisure time the ossuaries. sawmill. were placed in underground crypts. www. discovered in the funerals of the newly deceased. The cemetery on today’s St. was discovered in an underground exploration in 2001. In the ossuary. school. according to anthro- Coiner Cellar at Dominikánské pological studies. it Besides the Mintmaster´s cellar (page shows everyday life in a Moravian village 94) and the Labyrinth under the Vegeta.brno. castle. Modelled on an area of approximately 120 Charnel House St.ticbrno. including ble market (page 91) there is a 3rd place in the Brno underground where you can see a mysterious ossuary at St.cz cellars under the New Town Hall at Do- minikánské Square.000 people).ticbrno. and so the older remains.

Divadlo Radost Kapucínské náměstí 5 Bratislavská 32 tel. dishes. complex mechanical Museum.spilberk. You can see strollers. approached as a large ship of co. their grandmothers and grandfathers nations? No. and dream a little and remem- water. puppet theatres and many how the art of puppetry in Radost developed other objects. they have their diversity. You will be able to pick them up and examine them closely. it is only that the Radost Puppet ber your childhood? Then visit the Toy Mu- Theatre (page 66) built a new home for the seum in Měnín Gate (page 25). from the mid-20th century to the present. so all of them that you see have www.: +420 542 123 618 every play. loves puppet theatre. building sets. Halluci. puppets. Historical puppets of productions that the company toys from the Milada Kollárová collection showed over the last half century. The nativity scene from the same artist is part of the exhibition. The exhibi- tion changes gradually and is enhanced by an attractive puppet clock. Měnínská 7 The artists archive the best puppets from tel. The new Puppet tin and fabric toys. Three-dimensional products representing crafts will be added to the exhibition.cz The Puppet Museum When you go down Brno’s Cejl Street you Toy Museum can see the nose of a transatlantic ship Do you want to show the children what between the houses at one place.divadlo-radost. was ceremonially open in 2011. 95 . So that fill all spaces and will surprise you with they are not lonely on the boat.: +420 545 321 273 www. one of the largest in the Czech Republic. adults and everyone that closets. teddy bears. invited children. toys and simple folk toys. which will also continue to grow – as much as the gallery space allows.: +420 734 739 171 tel. medians. tables and outdoor games.brno. rocking horses. animals.cz at sometime appeared on stage. www. this boat will never float on played with. The permanent exhibition will show you trains. cars.cz a number of crafts that have slowly disap- peared from our lives.

and other aquatic fun.dpmb. sokol swimming pool. on the website www. lake surface and beautiful nature… Leisure time Veveří Castle Brno Dam Veveří Castle Brno Dam’s lake. sightseeing cruises the most popular places is the Veveří Castle.cz 96 . You can also visit from the cruise ship dock to the former some of the many cultural and social events. you can find boat and pedal centuries long history and remembers times boat rentals and a variety of cosy pubs of glory as well as deep sorrow. Presently here. covering 252ha and 10 The surroundings of the Brno Dam with for- km. surfing. concerts.cz www.: +420 549 420 164 tel. wine-tasting and wine You can check the current shipping traffic celebrations that are held in the castle. was built on the river Svratka between ests and many attractive nooks are an ideal 1936 and 1940.cz www.veveri. A former hunting lodge has an eight sports fields. One of swimming. in case the castle complex is under a long-term you do not know there are six information reconstruction and every year you can see panels.…royal castle. The Dam is lined by romantic medieval residence above the lake beaches with a number of playgrounds and surface. leads on the left bank of the dam other accessible premises.dpmb. The Brno Dam Nature Trail.cz. exhibitions.: +420 543 174 317 e-mail: kastelan@veveri. 664 71 Veverská Bítýška Dopravní podnik města Brna tel. Trips to Brno Dam include destination for hikers and cyclists.

established by Prince Gustav Vasa.www. long forest trails. covered by a network of trails. Peter and Paul (page 18). son of lands. The most interesting places include the environs of Did you the lakes on the bottom of the Růža quarry know that. and cross-country skiers. A plateau. 97 . year a popular destinations for hikes and His daughter Caroline was born in the cycling trips. and Šumber rock.brno. A romantic valley and nature reserve on so do not miss out on a chance to enjoy the eastern edge of the city neighbours a boat trip! with the Moravian Karst (page 110).cz Hády The woody Hády Hill (424. later Saxon Queen. The rock is connected with a legend about bad knight Šumber who every night ploughs the rocky slopes and a devil is watching over him. limestone rocks the emigrant Swedish royal court? It was and old settlements on high stone head. and three years later he spent a part of his honeymoon in the castle. you can take Mariánské Valley a tram to get directly to the Brno lake. …on the beginning of the 20th century the Cyclists below the Veveří Castle Veveří Castle was twice visited by later British prime minister Winston Churchill? As a friend of the last owner De Forest- Bischofsheim in 1905 he came for a hunt.3 m) is a transmit- ting tower visible from far away and a vast limestone quarry on the north-eastern edge of Brno.. is a popular destination of weekend walks. Mariánské Valley is throughout the deposed Swedish King Gustav IV Adolf. … boat transport is a part of the Brno public transport? Moreover.. It is a dominant feature of Brno simi- larly as Špilberk (page 46) or the cathedral of Sts. You can find there large lakes for swimming in …in 1830 the Veveří Castle was a seat of summer. in winter it lures ice-skaters castle.

It contains even a golf tel. indoor shooting range. The (Brno Circuit) circuit offers regular races of motorbikes In 1985–1987 between Brno-Žebětín and cars as well as trail rides. The track was later shortened and adjus- ted for motorbike racing. …to the world of racing and speed. www.cz show-track and a number of attractions www. The thirty kilometres long racing track was established in a record time and led through the outskirts of Brno. …racing sport has been in Brno at home since 1903. quarter and Ostrovačice village a 5 403 m company presentations and other sporting long racing circuit was built. the 30’s of the 20th century. when the first long-distance motorbike race through Znojmo to Vienna was held? Brno in the 20’s got famous thanks to the international uphill race and on September 28.. It replaced the activities.com Did you know that. the first motorbike race was held in 1950. 98 .brno-circuit. to swimming and relaxation… Leisure time Automotodrom Brno for experts. Republic – MotoGP World Championship tion in the woody countryside it is also one held in August. cross-country skis.automotodrombrno. The circuit is occasionally open former classical track through the outskirts for visitors on in-liners.. of the most beautiful. 1930 the first big circuit car race took place.: +420 546 123 300 course (page 105). of the city that was used for racing from driving their own cars or on bikes. club trainings. The Masaryk The prime sporting show of the Masaryk Circuit is concerned to be one of the safest Circuit is the yearly Grand Prix of the Czech circuits in the world and thanks to its loca. adult fans and children.

www.brno.cz

Outdoor and indoor
swimming pools

Outdoor swimming pool Kraví Hora
Modern complex with indoor swimming
pool 25 m, children’s pool and whirlpool,
in summer outdoor swimming pool 50 m
with a slide and multipurpose playground Outdoor swimming pool Kraví Hora
for ball games.
Kraví hora, 602 00 Brno Outdoor swimming pool Královopolská
tel.: +420 543 216 434 25 m long summer pool for swimmers,
www.kravihora-brno.cz 25 m long pool for non-swimmers and
children, children’s park with a sandpit and
Outdoor swimming pool Riviéra in Pisárky slide, trampoline, umbrellas for hire.
Cascade of river swimming pools of various Křížíkova 9d, 612 00 Brno
depths, large lawns, beach volleyball court. tel.: +420 549 216 331
Bauerova 7, 603 00 Brno www.koupalistekrpole.cz
www.rivec.cz
Spa Rašínova,
Aquapark in Brno-Kohoutovice indoor swimming pool Ponávka
Indoor and outdoor pools with fun pool, big Indoor swimming pools, whirlpools, mas-
water slide, white water attraction, jacuzzi sages, mud baths, galvanism, solarium,
and sauna. physical rehabilitation, healing baths and
Chalabalova 2, 623 00 Brno swimming courses for children and adults.
tel.: +420 547 425 063 Ponávka, tel.: +420 545 571 684
www.aquapark-kohoutovice.cz Rašínova, tel.: +420 542 211 721
www.lazne-rasinova.cz
Outdoor swimming pool Brno www.bazen-ponavka.cz
Summer outdoor swimming pool with to-
boggan and slides, pétanque and beach vol- Outdoor swimming pool Zábrdovice
leyball, trampolines, inflatable attractions, Summer outdoor swimming pool 50 m long,
low ropes course, children’s FunParkBrno with artificial surf, children’s pool, toboggan,
(page 101). lawn for sunbathing and beach volleyball court.
Dobrovského 29, 612 00 Brno Zábrdovická 13, 615 00 Brno
tel.: +420 733 676 566 tel.: +420 545 576 902
www.koupalistebrno.cz www.koupaliste-zabrdovice.cz

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…ropes courses and entertainment for children…

Leisure time
high obstacles, 14 m high Alpine Tower
with vertical obstacles, clamber net and
Indoor swimming stadium Za Lužánkami climbing wall, and 70 m long funicular.
Indoor swimming pool 50 x 21 m, relaxa- Everybody older than 10 years and taller
tion pool, 12 m long slide and diving board, than 120 cm is welcome.
gym, solarium and massages. Milénova 13, 638 00 Brno-Lesná
Sportovní 4, 602 00 Brno tel.: +420 607 111 477
tel.: +420 541 425 831 e-mail: brno@lanovecentrum.cz
www.bazenzaluzankami.cz www.lanovecentrum.cz

Indoor swimming pool Tesla Jungle Park Ropes Course
Indoor swimming pool 25 m with heated The complex situated in the forest on the
water, gym, sauna, outdoor paddling pool right bank of the Svratka River in Brno-
and a lawn for sunbathing. Pisárky offers 33 rope obstacles in the
Halasovo náměstí 7, 638 00 Brno height from 3 up to 7 m and two crossings
tel.: +420 545 222 600, www.tjtesla.cz over the river. It is open daily from April till
the end of September, out of the main sea-
PROUD Ropes Course son on weekends and after arrangement.
The complex is open all year round and Minimum height 140 cm.
offers 15 low, 16 individual and 6 team tel.: +420 775 586 453
e-mail: info@junglepark.cz
Jungle Park Ropes Course www.junglepark.cz

Do you like cycling?
Then you should know that the main Brno
cycling routes lead along the Svratka and
Svitava Rivers and further trails follow
them. The Svratka route leads from the Brno
Dam to the south of the city, where it joins
the long-distance route Brno–Vienna; the
Svitava route leads along the Svitava River
to Bílovice nad Svitavou and the Moravian
Karst. Both are very popular also among
the in-line skaters. More information can be

www.brno.cz

My tip for
families
a The Jungle Park ropes course prepared with children
for children from the age of four and height
100 cm the Maugli Course. It is secured
by a safe system and includes 10 rope a A r e you look ing for
obstacles at a height of 2 to 4 m. Children summer enter tainment
gradually encounter various footbridges, for a whole day? Try the
ladders and nets. At the end the bravest children’s FunPark in the Outdoor
participants can try a 30 m long special swimming pool Brno (page 99) in Královo
swing. For families with small children there Pole. You can find there trampolines, infla-
is the more demanding 180 m long Balús table castle, slides and rope course, wooden
Junior route. Climbers in the company of monkey bars, carousel, toy cars and two
people older than 15 years must be at least big tents, where you can see accompanying
120 cm, those from 140 cm can climb the children’s programmes, e.g. conjurer‘s per-
route alone. formances, art courses and others.
www.funparkbrno.cz.
a Close to Jungle Park is the Riviéra
outdoor swimming pool (page 99), and a In bad weather or in winter you can take
also the Anthropos Pavilion, a branch of your children to the family entertainment
the Moravian Museum (page 78), with park BONGO BRNO, open all year round.
an exhibition devoted to prehistoric times. The hall covering an area of 2 800 m 2
Children come here mainly to look at the offers many attractions – labyrinth, sli-
mammoth, a 3.5m tall model of a prehistoric des, toboggans, pool with balls, jumping
giant. You may be interested to know that castles, volcano slide, racing course, clim-
the smaller mammoth is not a calf, but the bing wall, trampolines and multifunctional
last development line of this Australian playground. www.bongobrno.cz.
animal - and, incidentally, the mammoth was
once in the logo of Maloměřická cement,
because some remains were discovered in
the neighbourhood. You can look forward
to many rare original findings of Paleolithic
tools, copies of cave paintings, skeletons of
extinct animals wittily accompanied by their
footprints on the floor, and three-dimensio-
nal dioramas with a number of prehistoric
characters of hunters and gatherers.
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We are becoming one of the fastest growing European destinations for golf tourism. Golf players like to come thanks to interesting resorts and attractive combination of golf with other activities. 102 . And because Brno is an excellent starting point for those who want to try everything what South Moravia can offer to golf players. we will take you gradually to four golf courses. and South Moravia is certainly not behindhand.…welcome to the green world… Golf The Czech Republic can presently offer eighty golf courses and several new ones are being built.

The complex includes a 300 m long driving range. golf cart and the Kaskáda hotel with restaurant and accommodation in bungalows with a view over the golf course. golf cart.cz Golf Course Slavkov u Brna – Austerlitz An 18-hole golf course.: +420 544 221 963 Marnoch.cz three “nines” were opened. Kaskáda Golf Complex restaurant. In 2006 and 2007 gradually e-mail: golf@agrt. It offers a driving range.golfbrno. golf equipment for rent. golf A 27-hole course with a 6-hole academy equipment for rent.austerlitz-golf-resort.cz . 664 34 Kuřim tel. It includes high quality training areas and a 6-hole public course. situated in the picturesque Distance from Brno: 25 km valley between Kuřim and Jinačovice near Na Golfovém hřišti 1020 the Brno Dam (page 96). accommodation. The course is difficult and intere- sting thanks to the natural obstacles. pro-shop.cz Stone and Iron. was designed 684 01 Slavkov u Brna by architects Jonathan Gaunt and Steven tel. Distance from Brno: 9 km Na Golfu 1772. designed by a re- nowned Austrian golf architect office of Hans-Georg Erhardt of Steyer. putting green. called Wooden. pro-shop. putting green. www. deep bunkers and artificial lakes.cz www. for beginners. situated directly in the garden of the Austerlitz Chateau (page 108). was opened in 2001.brno.: +420 541 511 711 e-mail: info@golfbrno. www.

Andrews course.cz 18-hole course designed by Libor Jirásek and Miloslav Buř ival was opened in 2005. A diverse www. 680 01 Boskovice The golf complex is sensitively set into the tel.: +420 516 467 504 countryside of the Drahanská Highlands e-mail: info@sokrates-golf.sokrates-golf. putting and chipping green.…welcome to the green world… Golf Sokrates Golf & Country Distance from Brno: 55 km Club Kořenec Kořenec 174. bridges and other specialities in the style of the legendary St. 104 . It includes a driving range.cz as a harmonious part of nature. driving bunkers and a stylish clubroom with restaurant. pro- shop and golf equipment hire. The rarities include a stone menhir.

we recommend the internet site of the Brno City www.cz. www. More information about the golf packet of Three Golf Emperors can be found at www.: +420 546 216 462 e-mail: gkab@seznam. putting and chipping green.cz Golf club AMK Automotodrom Brno The complex of Masaryk Circuit – Auto- motodrom (page 98) includes a 9-hole golf course covering an area of circa 20 ha.cz Three Golf Emperors Within the cooperation of three biggest golf courses in South Moravia you can try playing on the courses in Kuřim. 105 . You should know As the address book of all sports clubs.ccrjm. riding schools and other sporting centres would never fit into this guide.trigolfovicisari.cz Our tip: www. pro-shop and refreshments.brno. 641 00 Brno tel. Slavkov and Kořenec u Boskovic at one price. Other tips and ideas can be found at for example www. fitness centres.grb.jizni-morava.cz and www. Distance from Brno: 9 km Ostrovačická 63. golf equipment hire.cz.brno. It offers a driving range. It is very diverse and demanding good phys- ical condition of players. In the “Tourist” section you can find various tips for sports activities to your liking.cz.

you can imagine fi ve Moravian tourist regions as a vine leaf – a magical pentagon of lures and pleasures.…with the city behind your back or the best from South Moravia… Trips in the environs To travel to Brno and not to see the South Moravian countryside would be a real pity. picturesque nature. from which you will certainly pick for yourself. And as the symbol of South Moravia is wine. 106 . South Moravia thanks to its advantageous location on the crossroads of business routes has always been a place where pe- ople from wherever met on their ways. unique cultural traditions and excellent gastronomy. This hospitable country offers many historic sites.

1805. www.jizni-morava. chateaux. and Battle of Austerlitz – took place. Lovers of nature will be lured East of Brno on December 2. Valtice Composed Area Found in the southernmost tip of Moravia Moravian Karst is the charming countryside of swamp and Tišnov Region forests. technical sites and well-known pilgrimage destinations with a tradition longer than Slovácko (Moravian Slovakia) a thousand years (page 110–111). chapels. You can a popular holiday resort around the Vranov see many sites. situated along the Dyje River. living folklore with folk music.cz The Austerlitz Battlefield Znojmo. the fa. several museum Dam (page 112–113). interesting in the world (page 114–115). The Znojmo Region and Podyjí costumes. 107 . Heritage List as the largest composed area the famous Macocha Abyss. dancing celebrations and traditi- The centre of the fertile region of vineyards onal trades. one of four Czech National mous conflict of the Napoleonic wars – the Parks. the Lednice-Valtice Compo- to the charming nature as well as the ac. statues and A romantic karst area is admirable thanks forest temples. a unique canal and fruit orchards is the ancient town of and archaeological sites (page 116–117). permanent exhibitions and the Austerlitz Chateau. sed Area. enrolled on the UNESCO World cessible complexes of the stalactite caves. where the armistice was signed Pálava and the Lednice- after the battle (page 108–109). to the Podyjí. The south-eastern region is characterised by rich. colonnades. swamp forests.

restaurant and hotel.cz 5 . On De- cember 6. The night from 2 to 3 December 1805 Emperor Napoleon stayed there overnight.cz 5.staraposta. Tours through historical interiors. during the anniversary of the conflict a site of the battle re-enactment. The Brno Regional Museum Brno. Na- poleonic permanent exhibition. Old Post Office near Pozořice 4 A building of a former post station on the way between Brno and Vyškov from 1785. 2 www.tvarozna. where Emperor Napoleon saw his legendary Austerlitz sun – “le soleil d´Austerlitz”. café. Museum with souvenirs. Žuráň Knoll A knoll between Šlapanice and Podolí.zamek-slavkov. Santon Hillock A hillock by the Tvarožná village with a chapel and a French canon replica. www. www.cz 2. 1805 the armistice between France and Austria was signed in the Baroque chateau with a large park. 4. Slavkov Chateau A town that the whole world knows as Austerlitz.cz 3. a timeless memento of all victims of the Battle of Austerlitz. cultural and social events.muzeumbrnenska. Every year at the turn 1 of November and December pious events are held. during the battle a seat of the headquarters of both fighting armies. rides in carriages. one of the most famous sites on the Austerlitz battlefield.10 most interesting places The Austerlitz Battlefield and environs 1. old post office. www. A three-dimensional map shows location of 3 the armies before the battle. The Cairn of Peace (Mohyla míru) An accessible stone Art-Nouveau chapel on the knoll above the Prace village.

Smithy in Těšany The Baroque smithy from the 18th century with a perma. Santini.cz 8. wind mill from 1880 with the Halladay‘s turbine. A part of the monastery houses an accessible Memorial to Literature in Moravia. Aircraft Museum. Rajhrad Monastery The Benedictine monastery founded around 1048.cz 7. Wind Mill in Ruprechtov Technical site. 8 nent exhibition of smithery and wheelwright‘s workshop.technicalmuseum.muzeumbrnenska. www. Zoo with exotic and domestic animals. Renaissance chateau houses the Vyškov Regional Museum.vyskov-mesto. B.jizni-morava. aquapark Historic square with a Town Hall. Unique courtyard with a fountain 7 and arcades with 90 columns. indoor aquapark. www. 6 ded models of 30 prehistoric animals. coats of arms. www. dinopark. Dinopark with moving and soun.mlynruprechtov. branch of the Brno Technical Museum. www. www. permanent exhibitions of the Brno Regional Museum.cz 9. Today the mill serves as a family guesthouse.cz 9 10.cz 6. Bučovice Chateau Renaissance chateau built 1575–1583 with stylish interiors and garden. decorated with 540 reliefs depicting war motifs. www.bucovice-zamek. fantastic animals or musical instruments.cz 10 109 . The Town of Vyškov – zoo. accessible by arrangement. Ba- roque alterations according to the project by J.

technicalmuseum. Nearby you can also visit a wind mill in Rudice and the Rudice sink. A cable car from the entrance to the caves to the top edge of the abyss with look-out platforms. Sloupsko-šošůvské caves.muzeumbrnenska. Main pilgrimage in May on Pentecost.cz 2. built according to the project by J. archaeological findings and cast-iron pro- ducts.cz 3. Františka Ironworks in the Josefovské valley near Adamov The oldest preserved ironworks in Central Europe from the 18th 2 century. Porta Coeli Monastery in Předklášteří near Tišnov The women‘s Cistercian monastery Porta Coeli. Ann and ambits. Santini.cz 110 . open-air museum of smelting furnaces. permanent exhibitions of the Brno Regional 4 Museum. Accessible to public are: the courtyard with a cloister. founded in 1233 by Queen Constance.katolik. Balcarka and Výpustek caves Caves accessible to public with stalactites and stalagmites. www. Romanesque-Gothic basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with a unique Gothic portal in the French cathedral style.cz 4. Punkevní caves. samples of local ore. Pilgrimage complex in Křtiny 3 A monumental Baroque church of the Name of the Virgin Mary with the chapel of St. Kateřinská caves.10 most interesting places Moravian Karst and Tišnov Region 1. a permanent exhibition of metallurgy with models. a tour leads to the bottom of the 140 m deep Macocha Abyss. www. capitular hall. www. A part of the tour through the Punkevní caves leads by boats on 1 the subterranean Punkva River. http://krtiny.cavemk. B.

Barbara with a valuable altar. Shop. Caves of the Blaník knights in Rudka near Kunštát Caves with statues of knights and St. Masaryk. 7 www. synagogue with a permanent exhibition. www. café.modrotisk-danzinger. www.jizni-morava. Museum of historic farming machinery.cz 6. exhibitions of flower decorations.boskovice. Day and night sightsee- ing tours in costumes.cz 5 5. G. www. Zwettl altar in Adamov The Neo-Gothic church of St. Gothic castle ruins. Wenceslas on a horse. Every year at the beginning of July historic celebrations of the Pernštejn manor. www.rudka.cz 7. Wild West. pattern is placed on the textile with the help of hand-curved forms. Empire-styled chateau.cz 8 9. look-out tower. forest-park. www. The Town of Boskovice – Jewish monuments. Blueprint workshop in Olešnice Hand making of blueprint textile. torso of the statue of T.cz 9 10. www.name 8. Lysice Chateau 6 Baroque chateau surrounded by a water moat and French garden with a column colonnade and sala terrena. aquapark A preserved Jewish quarter.cz 10 .adamov.npu. drying and dying in barrels with blue natural dye from indigo. aquapark and Wild West town. Pernštejn Castle One of the best preserved European Gothic-Renaissance fortres- ses. panel woodcutting from 1525 from Austrian Zwettl. several sightseeing routes.zameklysice.

www. www. Chateau in Vranov nad Dyjí A romantic Baroque chateau on a rock above the town of the same name. exhibitions.cz. Louka Monastery in Znojmo The visitors’ centre of the Znovín Znojmo winery. www. wine-ta- sting. Town Hall tower with a look-out gallery.cz 4 5. accessible underground. www. Town outdoor swimming pool Louka in Znojmo and Outdoor swimming pool Pohoda in Únanov Summer aquaparks with many water attractions. refreshments.cz 5 . Wine Tourist 2 Programme. concerts and flower shows.znojmuz. Museum of cooperage and wine-making. In summer exhibitions. Catherine with murals. Cornštejn Castle The medieval castle ruins above the Vranov Dam.obecunanov. The town of Znojmo – rotunda. look-out terrace. look-out tower and underground A historic town with a picturesque Renaissance centre.cz 3.plovarnalouka-znojmo. wine shop and chateau garden. The castle complex with a historic permanent exhibition of the 1 South Moravian Museum and the Romanesque rotunda of the Virgin Mary and St.cz 4. shop.cz 2. In July and August fencing performances. toboggans.10 most interesting places The Znojmo region and Podyjí 1.znovin. www.znojmocity. open-air concerts. tea room. 3 slides.zamekvranov. Art Gallery. tours through cellars and monastery crypt. www.

www. Valuable Jewish cemetery and ruins of the frater- nal congregation building. Nový Hrádek castle ruins and the Šobes vineyard. All machinery is in operation.cz 8 9. www.hradbitov. 7 www. www. one of the top ten wine-growing localities in Europe. Rosa Coeli Monastery in Dolní Kounice The ruins of a Gothic monastery with church.technicalmuseum.nppodyji. an interesting set of Jewish sites in the town. Bítov Castle A castle above the Vranov Dam.ivancice. Water mill in Slup Renaissance water mill from the 16th century with functioning grinder.cz 10 113 . water wheels. rocks and stone seas. several thematic circuits for hikers and cyclists. wine shop. Podyjí National Park An axis of the National Park is the canyon of the Dyje River with deeply cut meanders. castle zoo. mill-race and a permanent exhibition about the milling technology development. The town of Ivančice – town of Art-Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha A memorial to painter Alfons Mucha with a permanent exhibi- tion of actor Vladimír Menšík – reminder of two famous Ivančice countrymen. Neo-Gothic interiors with romantic illusional paintings and natural science collections.cz 9 10.jizni-morava.cz 6 7. exhibition hall. Exhibitions and cultural events. www. cellar of ghosts. www. Ar- moury. The visitors’ centre with a permanent exhibition in Čížov.cz 8. remains of a clois- ter with courtyard and capitular hall.cz 6.dolnikounice.

zamek-lednice. Hotel. Janohrad artificial castle ruins. Colonnade on Rajstna with a look-out terrace and others.10 most interesting places Pálava and the Lednice-Valtice complex 1.cz 4. www. Hubert. Ann and a crypt of the Lords of Dietrich- stein. chateau greenhouse.cz. Three Graces Temple. Apollo’s Temple. Lednice Chateau A chateau complex in the style of English Tudor Gothic.zamek-valtice. The town of Mikulov A Baroque chateau. in 1996 enrolled on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. historic cellars with a giant barrel. Svatý Kopeček pilgrimage destination. Pálava A vast limestone mountain with many species of thermophilic flora and fauna. www. rare steppes. restaurant. synagogue 4 and Jewish cemetery. www.salonvin. birds of pray 2 flying show.lva. Interesting places: Lednice and Valtice cha- teaux. A large park with a 60 m high look-out Minaret. An 5 . cha- 1 pel of St.1plavebni. remains of ghetto with an information route. now the Regional Museum with wine- growing permanent exhibition. forest-steppes and scree forests. www.cz 3.cz 5. Rendez-vous hunting lodge – Diana’s temple in the shape of the Roman victory arch. The Lednice-Valtice complex The largest park composed countryside in the world covering an area 200 km2.com www. sightseeing boat rides to Minaret and Janohrad. www. The church of St. Valtice Chateau A Baroque chateau complex with a large garden.cz 2.mikulov. the chateau cellar houses a permanent wine-tasting exhibition of 3 the Wine Salon of the Czech Republic with a top hundred wines.

permanent exhibition with a model of a primeval settlement.cz information route.palava. World famous finding of the Věstonice Venus figure. the Empire-styled hunting lodge houses a perma- nent exhibition with archaeological findings. Pohansko Manor and Settlement A significant locality from the times of Slavonic settlement 3 km 9 from Břeclav. www.breclav.obec-pavlov. Nové Mlýny reservoirs and holiday resort.jizni-morava. three medieval castle ruins. a former synagogue with 8 a permanent exhibition about Jewish population in Břeclav. halls and domes exceeds 3 km. Nearby is the Slavonic settlement from the 10th–12th centuries. www. the length of all the corridors.caves. The tour takes 40 minutes and you can climb 320 stairs on the 300 metre long route. information routes.cz 10 115 . www. www. Wenceslas. Wine-growing village of Pavlov The wine-growing village on the Pálava foothills with Baroque wine-growers’ houses. wine shop.cz 8. www. excellent location for wine-growing.rmm. www. Cave at Turold 6 The largest and most important caves of Pálava on the outskirts of Mikulov.cz 10.org 9. www. the Poštorná quarter with the church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary built on an octagonal ground plan from ceramic bricks and tiles.cz 7.ochranaprirody. Dolní Věstonice An archaeological excavation site with proves of the oldest set. The town of Břeclav – synagogue and churches The modern church of St. 7 tlement in South Moravia.muzeumbv.cz 6.

laznehodonin. A historical library and permanent exhibition of traditional musical instruments. www.cz.cz 116 .cz 4. the other half on the artificial canals. Sightseeing boat trips. a seat of the National Institute of Rural Culture. riding school. spa and zoo. Gallery and Spa A birthplace of the founder of Czechoslovakia and the first president T. Exhibition of historic carriages. The Bata Canal A 52 km long historic water canal connects Otrokovice with Hodonín. www.cz 3.straznice-mesto. 2 www.hodonin.cz. G. buggies and sleighs. Masaryk Museum.masaryk. www. Masaryk. Art Gallery with permanent exhibitions. large French park and pheasantry with several small structures.batacanal.info. The town of Hodonín – Museum. A half of the canal length leads through the Morava River.nulk.zamekmilotice. boat hire. 4 the only of its kind in Central Europe.10 most interesting places Slovácko (Moravian Slovakia) 1.zoo-hodonin. www. horse stables and two orangeries. 1 www. 3 www. regular boat transport. Strážnice – chateau. traditional musical instruments and open-air museum A Neo Renaissance chateau surrounded by a large park. Open-air museum of the village in south-eastern Moravia with a wine-growing complex and a blueprint workshop.eu. Milotice Chateau A Baroque chateau with courtyard. www.cz 2.

7 www. www. pavilions with a permanent exhibition of archaeological findings from the 7–9th centuries. dense network of well marked tourist routes for hikers and cyclists. Wine-growing villages Bořetice. Found in Mutěnice is a small museum of wine 8 and spirit making. Mutěnice. where wine cellars create indepen- dent picturesque complexes on the foothills of the vineyards.cz 9. one of the most valuable sets of wine-growing architecture.cz 7. www.cz 5. A branch of the Brno Technical Museum. Milotice The wine-growing villages. www. www.cz 9 10. In Mutěnice the complex is called Búdy. wine bar. www. www. Wind mill in Kuželov 6 A brick wind mill with rotating roof from 1842 with equip- ment.mikulcice-valy.obec-petrov.cz 8. chateau hotel. in Prušánky-Nechory. wine shop. blue socle and traditional ornaments.jizni-morava. in Milotice-Šidleny. UNESCO biosphere reserve. Wine cellars in Petrov-Plže A complex of historic wine cellars at the edge of the village of Petrov with white lime rendering.info 6. Slavonic settlement in Mikulčice 5 A tour through the settlement from the times of the Great Moravia Empire. White Carpathians (Bílé Karpaty) A mountain range creating the Czech-Slovakian border.templarske-sklepy. a circular route with uncovered foundations of 13 stone churches. Prušánky.nechory.mutenice. permanent exhibition of milling and rural style of living.cz. Templar Cellars in Čejkovice A Gothic Templar fortress from the 13th century with accessible historic cellars. www.cz/vis/ 10 .bilekarpaty.technicalmuseum.

prepared by the real culinary masters.cz Restaurant Nebeský mlýn Palackého třída 91.…have a taste of South Moravia… Gastronomic services Moravian cuisine is a byword for quality. www.: +420 541 210 221.restaurant-pavillon. www.stezky-dedictvi.cz 118 . www.: +420 541 213 497. Bon appetit! restaurant with certificate Czech Specials (www.Grand Restaurant (www.cz) restaurant included in project Maurer‘s Selection . you cannot go wrong. tel. project Taste Moravia. a wide selection of lunch menus for a decent price.useminaru.cz) Hostinec U Semináru Smetanova 30. good coffee and great desserts.cz) restaurant included in project Taste Moravia (www. tel. cordiality and glass of white or red wine.cz Pavillon Restaurant Jezuitská 6.nebeskymlyn.cz) restaurant included in project Heritage trails (www.: +420 549 213 648.ochutnejtemoravu. Heritage trails and Maurer‘s Selection – Grand Restaurant. and when you complete the regional specialties with the full proverbial hospitality. We have selected the restaurants on the basis of certification by the Czech Special. In the restaurants that we recommend you can also find other pleasures – menus. tel.czechspecials.grandrestaurant.

cz Orea Wellness hotel Santon Přístavní 38. www.: +420 543 244 962.cz Restaurant Prominent Křížkovského 20.cz Noem Arch Cimburkova 9. tel. www.cz Restaurace Plzeňka Husova 16.: +420 543 143 110.cz Moravská chalupa Křížkovského 47. www.cz Restaurace Laguna Smetanova 2.cz Restaurace Skanzeen Pekařská 80.cz Hotel Velká Klajdovka Jedovnická 7.hotelinternational.cz 119 .: +420 541 213 781. tel. tel.hotelpegas.noemarch. www.santon. tel.mch-brno.cz Royal RICC Starobrněnská 10.: +420 542 219 262.: +420 544 424 911.: +420 542 122 111.cz Kozlovna u Badinů Tomáškova 2. tel. tel. tel. tel. tel.royalricc.: +420 542 210 104.cz Hotel Pegas Jakubská 4. www.: +420 546 124 444.skanzeen.klajdovka. www. tel.restaurace-laguna. www.ubadinu.: +420 722 903 903. www.brno. www.: +420 541 216 160. www.hibrno. www.: +420 543 122 002. www. tel.

…have a taste of South Moravia… Gastronomic services Restaurace Panská Lícha Panská Lícha 6. www. 1.eu 120 .panskalicha.: +420 774 101 731. www.: +420 542 321 249. tel. tel.cz Restaurant La Bouchée Údolní 33.cz Hotel Slávia Solniční 15/17.: +420 542 211 135.: +420 533 422 111. tel. tel.: +420 542 210 747.cz Restaurace Šelepka Šelepova 1.restauracevarna.: +420 541 213 342. www. www. tel.tripoli.: +420 542 210 054. www.cz Restaurant Černý medvěd Jakubské nám.staropramen.cerny-medved.cz Restaurace Varna Solniční 3a. tel.labouchee. www.ukola.hotelslovan. tel.cz Potrefená husa Brno Starobrněnská 3. tel.: +420 545 228 219. www.: +420 601 601 680. tel.selepova.cz Restaurace/Vinárna Pod radničním kolem Mečová 5. www.slaviabrno. www. tel. www. tel.: +420 543 250 462.cz Hotel Slovan – Restaurace Bugatti Lidická 702/23.cz Restaurace Valoria Bohunická 2.: +420 542 212 560. www.valoria.cz Potrefená husa Ve Vaňkovce 1.

borgoagnese.koishi. tel.charliesstreet. www.cz Restaurace Plznička u Formana Česká 29.cz Sunset Příkop 4.: +420 545 176 656.: +420 542 212 156.cz Restaurant Merci Francouzská 425/97.brno.restauracejakoby. www.cz 121 .: +420 601 500 060.aviacafe. tel.restaurant-glamour.: +420 777 195 192. www. tel. tel. www. tel.cz Borgo Agnese Kopečná 43. tel. tel.: +420 602 525 629.ilmercato. tel.: +420 774 101 732.cz/brno Glamour restaurace Hybešova 30.: +420 545 222 000.plznicka.: +420 530 329 262. tel. tel. www. www.: +420 739 822 215.: +420 777 564 744.penzion-svejk. www. www.cz Il Mercato Zelný trh 2. tel.: +420 542 210 248.cz Restaurace Jakoby Jakubské náměstí 6.: +420 515 537 500.cz Švejk Restaurant & Pension Havelkova 20. www.cz Charlie’s street U Dálnice 777.cz Výtopna Hlinky 34.mercirestaurant.cz Koishi fish & sushi restaurant Údolní 11.cz Avia Café Botanická 1.vytopna. www. www. tel. www. www.sunset-restaurant.

www.: +420 532 156 777. tel. Brno has easily got into the role of the current centre of exhibition and congress tourism. tel. member of the Czech Association of Hotels and Restaurants (www.com Hotel Avanti 0000 Střední 61. 2.: +420 542 518 111.ahrcr.cz Hotel Holiday Inn Brno 0000 Křížkovského 20.moraviaconvention.continentalbrno. www.cz Barceló Brno Palace 0000 Šilingrovo nám.royalricc.cz Hotel Royal Ricc 0000 Starobrněnská 20.grandezzahotel. www. tel. We selected the offer of accomodation from members of the Czech Association of Hotels and Restaurants. www.…where to find good accommodation… Accommodation in Brno As a city that has been for centuries accustomed to welcoming visitors from all over the world.cz) zincluded in the database of the official tourist portal www. www. tel.cz Grandezza Hotel 0000 Zelný trh 314/2. tel.: +420 541 216 160. hotels included in the project Moravia Convention Bureau and from the database of the official tourist portal www.: +420 542 219 262.barcelo.: +420 541 510 111. tel.grandhotelbrno. www.jizni-morava.jizni-morava.cz 122 .cz Noem Arch Design Hotel 0000 Cimburkova 9.hibrno.cz) included in the project Moravia Convention Bureau (www.cz Grandhotel Brno 0000 Benešova 18/20.: +420 542 106 010. www.: +420 541 519 516.: +420 543 122 018. www.cz.noemarch.cz Hotel Continental 0000 Kounicova 6. tel.hotelavanti. tel.

hotelpegas. tel.south-moravia. www. www.: +420 542 321 249. tel.cz City Apart Hotel Brno 000 Komárovské nábřeží 2.cz Hotel Slavia 0000 Solniční 15/17. tel. tel. www.hotelvaka. www. tel.cz Orea Hotel Voroněž 1 0000 Křížkovského 47.: +420 541 511 711.: +420 542 122 111. www.voronez. www.oldtownhotel.cz Hotel Kaskáda 0000 Na Golfu 1772. 26. tel.cz/hotel/hotel.: +420 545 427 611.parkhotel. tel.cz Hotel Vaka 0000 Cimburkova 4a.: +420 543 236 350. tel.: +420 549 429 429.: +420 530 321 281. www. www.: +420 545 222 000. www.hotelalbellus.: +420 545 211 442.cz Hotel Arte 0000 Drobného 6.cz. www. tel.: +420 542 210 104.city-aparthotel.hotelinternational.: +420 548 211 514.cz Best Western Premier Hotel International Brno 0000 Husova 16.hotelarte.slunecnidvur.slaviabrno.cz Hotel Pegas 0000 Jakubská 4. www. www.golfbrno.cz Hotel Old Town Brno 0000 Francouzská 97.cz Hotel Sluneční dvůr 0000 Přemyslovo nám.cz Parkhotel 0000 Veslařská 250.: +420 543 141 111. tel.brno. Kuřim. www.com 123 . www. tel.php Albellus Hotel 000 Rokycanova 4358/21. tel.

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