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Brno City Guide
Welcome to Brno
Despite the fact that Brno is the second biggest city in the Czech Republic, it still proves the truth that what is small is cute. You can see the historic centre in a couple of hours, in one day you can walk from one end to the other and you‘ll still have time
to see its landmarks and have a chat with the locals. Brno is a city with friendly cosmopolitan atmosphere, full of colourful events and scents, from North protected by a collar of hills and with its arms open to the sunny lowlands of South Moravia. The city wrapped in the vine tendrils and
old wine-growing traditions, the city with a dragon as a beloved symbol, the city that has not only two castles – Špilberk and Veveří – but also two Town Halls, and where the bells chime noon one hour earlier. And despite the jokes that speak about Brno as the last inhabited curve before Vienna
or the biggest village of Wild East, it is so easy to fall in love with this city and love it – bitterly, sweetly and forever. It deserves it.
…what you should know about Brno…
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a Brno is a centre of South Moravia and a county city of the South Moravian Region. a With its 400 000 inhabitants it is after Prague the second biggest city in the Czech Republic. It lies in an altitude 190 up to 479 m and it covers an area 230.22 km2. a Brno is a centre of judicial power of the Czech Republic, which is separated geographically from the legislative power. It is a seat of The Constitutional Court, The Highest Court, The Highest Administrative Court and The Highest Prosecutor‘s Ofﬁce. a Other institutions in Brno involve the Ofﬁce of Public Defender of Rights, Ofﬁce for the protection of competition, Ofﬁce for international legal protection of children, Czech agriculture and food inspection authority, Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture, Institute for supervising veterinary biopreparations and drugs, Winegrowers‘ Fund and some professional chambers. a Brno is a city of six public universities with 27 faculties and six private universities; number of students exceeds 80 thousand. a Brno is a centre of science, research and innovations and also an important centre of trade fairs and congresses. a Brno has a number of theatres, museums and galleries. a The partner towns of Brno are German Leipzig and Stuttgart, Polish Poznan, Lithuanian Kaunas, Russian Voronezh, Austrian Vienna and St. Pölten, Holland Utrecht, French Rennes, English Leeds, Ukrainian Kharkiv and Dallas in the U.S.A. a Brno is a seat of two general consulates and seven honorary consulates.
Transport in the city and environs The public transport is guaranteed by the Transport Company of the Brno City and Integrated Transport System of South Moravian Region with a network of trams, trolley-busses, trains and busses. Shorttime and more-days tickets are available in the ticket ofﬁces, railway and bus stations, newsagents, or with an extra fee from the driver. Information is available in every vehicle. The public transport includes the boat transport at the Brno Dam (page 86). Information ofﬁce Novobranská 18, 602 00 Brno tel.: +420 543 174 317 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.dpmb.cz, www.idsjmk.cz Road transport Parking in the centre is possible only at marked parking lots and is paid, at the edge of Brno you can use big parking lots for free. Brno has several big underground and several-storeyed parking garages. For highways and some bigger roads it is necessary to have a highway sticker, which is for sale at the border crossings, petrol stations, post ofﬁces and in motor clubs.
Railway transport Czech Railways Information Centre Nádražní 1, 659 30 Brno tel.: +420 840 112 113 e-mail: email@example.com www.cd.cz, www.jizdnirady.cz Air transport Visitors of South Moravia can use the international airport in Brno-Tuřany, which provides regular ﬂights to Prague, London and Moscow. Information about flight timetable and prices is available in the Information Centres, tour operators and in travel agencies. tel.: +420 545 521 309-10 www.airport-brno.cz Cycling Two marked international cycling routes lead through Brno: Amber Route from Vienna through Brno and Ostrava to Polish Krakow, and the other route following the trail Brno–Vienna. The city has a network of cycling routes; more information can be found at www.brno.cz in the section Culture, sport and leisure time.
............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4 City history in dates .....64 Cultural centres ............................................102 Pálava and Lednice-Valtice composed area .....................................52 Culture...................................................................................................................... Maps.................................................. New Town Hall................................................................................................................................14 Petrov.........................................................................104 Slovácko (Moravian Slovakia) ......................................18 Římské náměstí (Roman Square) .................................. 6 Brno personalities ....cz Content Jakubské náměstí (St......................74 Leisure time...............................................82 Golf ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................68 Cultural events .................................................................................................................... 1 Important information.......................................................108 Where to ﬁnd good accommodation .......16 Kapucínské náměstí (Capuchin Square) ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................96 Austerlitz battleﬁeld and environs................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................26 Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square) .....................................................................................58 Music ......................................................................................brno..........................42 Špilberk Castle.............................................................................. Welcome to Brno .................................................................................................................40 Komenského náměstí (Comenius Square) ...............................................................................................................................................66 Museums and galleries ...........................28 New Town Hall .........................22 Náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square) .................................................36 Malinovského náměstí (Malinovsky Square) ..........................................34 Fortiﬁcation wall circuit ....................................................12 Old Town Hall ..................62 Film ....................................................................................46 Functionalism and modern architecture .................................................................44 Old Brno ...................................................................................................... Villa Tugendhat ....................................................................10 Tourist route – small circuit ..................................................................92 Trips to the environs of Brno .12 Zelný trh (Vegetable Market)............................................................................................ 8 Sightseeing routes through the historic city centre .......................20 Minorite Monastery........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................110 Congress tourism – Moravia Convention Bureau ........................................................................................................... 2 Content .......................38 Janáček Theatre and Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square)................................................................................................................48 Brno historic parks and botanical gardens ............................................................................................................................116 Tourist information centres..........................100 Znojmo Region and Podyjí ......................................................................................................30 Tourist route – big circuit....................98 Moravian Karst and Tišnov Region ...................56 Theatre.............................................................................................................................www........................... Šilingrovo náměstí (Šilinger Square) ................................................................................................................................................................24 4 5 .......32 Old Town Hall.....................106 Where to eat according to your taste ................................................................................32 Petrov and Denis Gardens ............................. James’ Square) ...............................................................................................
the area increased up to 1 816 ha 1857 – 58 809 inhabitants. 1839) How did Brno grow? 1387 – the city and outskirts had circa 999 houses with approximately 8 400 inhabitants 1477 – after the Hussite Wars it had a total of 833 houses and circa 4 900 inhabitants 1657 – after the Thirty Year War there were 318 tenanted and 91 abandoned houses.…what.cz 1000 circa 1021–1034 – the Brno Castle was founded with a Slavonic village. with 370 592 inhabitants and 29 quarters View over Brno (lithoprint after 1830) 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 6 . 1809 – the Napoleon’s armies passed through Brno 1817 – the Frantz’s – today Moravian Museum was established 1839 – railway connected Brno and Vienna 1846 – gasworks founded. church of St. L. the city was lit up by gas lamps 1860 – architect L. when. 4 500 inhabitants 1770 – 14 972 inhabitants 1850 till 1855 – many villages and suburbs joined Brno. who… www. lit by the ﬁrst electric Edison bulbs in Europe 1884 – horse-drawn train replaced by steam street train 1897 – city power station was built 1899 – Czech University of Technology was founded 1914 – Victor Kaplan made his ﬁrst turbine in Brno 1919 –Masaryk University.22 km2. so the city area covered 120 380 ha 1930 – at the area of the nowadays city altogether 330 285 inhabitants 2009 – the city area is 230. fall of communism and establishment of democracy 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 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. Müller. Michael and marketplace 1091 – the ﬁrst written mention about the town of Brno and the 1st written mention 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. 1839 (lithoprint.brno. Förster worked out the ﬁrst regulatory plan for widening the city 1869 – horse-drawn train 1881 till 1882 – the theatre “Na hradbách” – today Mahen Theatre was founded. Veterinary University 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 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. at the area of the nowadays city altogether 71 749 inhabitants 1900 – Brno had 3 047 houses and 109 346 inhabitants 1919 – further 23 outskirt villages joined Brno. held at the occasion of the Czech presidency of the Council of the EU 2009 – Pope Benedict XVI visited Brno City history in dates 1100 1400 1500 Arrival of steam trains on the northern railway of Emperor Ferdinand to the Brno railway station during the opening ride on July 7.
he came to Brno in his 21 years of age. builder. commander of the Brno defence during the Thirty Year War. daughter of V. theologian and historian. palaeontologist and speleologist. author of the Baroque interiors of the cathedral on Petrov (page 16). author of projects and builder of many sacral structures and chateaux in Brno and environs. The Sea Hawk with Errol Flynn. Michael. He is buried in the church of St. Together with his father he is buried in the Capuchin crypt (page 18). mathematician and physicist. One of the owners of the house of the Lords of Lipá (page 25). music composer of the world format. Karel Absolon (1877–1960) Archaeologist. who systematically explored and mapped the Moravian Karst (page 100). later ﬁeld marshal and military commander of Moravia. He is buried in the Central cemetery in Brno. Founder of Czech modern music composing and spirited organiser of the Brno music life is buried in the Central cemetery in Brno. The Erna’s handwriting is noticeable on the churches of St. took private lessons from composer Bohuslav Martinů. 1500 Martin Středa (1587–1649) Jesuit priest. eldest son of margrave John Henry. younger brother of Charles IV. native from Poland. famous and forgotten… www. 1900 1700 8 9 . He is buried in the Central cemetery in Brno. Thomas (page 28). Thomas and St. Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915–1940) Music composer and woman conductor. reconstruction of the Minorite monastery and church of Sts. his signiﬁcance is comparable with Albert Einstein.when he entered the Augustinian monastery in Old Brno (page 46). plague column on the Freedom Square and many other structures from Early Baroque. geographer. James (page 26). composer and professor at Brno conservatory. Louis Radouit de Souches (1608–1682) The Frenchman. She studied composition and conducting in Brno and in Prague. Brandenburg elector and Roman King. Maurice Grimm (1669–1757) Baroque architect and builder of German origin. He was twice awarded the Film Academy prize – Oscar and is buried in Hollywood. 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 the author of the Old Town Hall portal (page 12) and participated on the church of St. His remains are resting in a glass cofﬁn in the crypt of the church of the Assumption of Our Lady Mary in Brno. one of the most signiﬁcant artists of Late Gothic in Central Europe.g. woodcarver and builder. 1800 Leoš Janáček (1854–1928) Born in Hukvaldy in Nor th Moravia. His statue once should stand on the Moravian square in front of the church of St. Johann Gregor Mendel (1822–1884) Born in Hynčice near Opava. Curtiz). director of the Brno Organ School and professor at conservatory in Brno. Antonín Pilgram (circa 1460–1515) Sculptor.cz 1700 Personalities of the Brno City 1400 Jošt Moravský (circa 1351–1411) Moravian margrave from the Luxemburg dynasty. son of famous builder Maurice Grimm. bricklayer and stonemason master. Kaprál. Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) Philosopher. director M. 1600 Ondřej Erna (?–1652) Builder. Jan Křtitel Erna (circa 1625–1698) Son of Ondřej Erna. who markedly stepped into the politics of the Bohemian Kingdom during the reign of Wenceslas IV. Johns with Loretta (page 22) and New Town Hall (page 30). Together with his son he is buried in the Capuchin crypt (page 18). She is buried in the Central cemetery in Brno. native from Italy and working in the early 17th century in Moravia.brno. Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957) One of the best film music composers of the 20th century. that laid foundations of modern genetics. James (page 26). 1940.…noteworthy. He is buried in the Capuchin crypt (page 18). spiritual leader of the Brno defence in 1645 during the Swedish siege. Thanks to him the Macocha Abyss was open to public and the subterranean Punkva River with Punkevní caves and Kateřinská cave were discovered. 2000 František Antonín Grimm (1710–1784) Baroque architect. especially in Brno. He is considered to be one of the biggest scientists – logicians of the 20th century. After emigration in 1938 he worked in film studios in Hollywood and composed music for 22 ﬁlms (e.
Just browse to the next page and look around and listen. ﬁ rstly proved in 1315.…have a walk through Brno… www. Routes are not long or difﬁcult and you won’t need hiking shoes either. It issues from the shape of the historic emblem and follows the heraldic tradition. As the Svitava River is thinner.cz Tourist route small circuit 3 km 1 2 3 8 Sightseeing routes through the historic city centre Tourist route big circuit 5 km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 circa 1 Hour circa 2 Hour Old Town Hall Zelný trh (Vegetable Market) Petrov Kapucínské náměstí (Capuchin Square) Římské náměstí (Roman Square) Minorite Monastery Náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square) Jakubské náměstí (St. as the city can tell its story itself if you listen carefully.brno. …the logo of Brno is a part of the United Design of the Statutory City of Brno. Silver or white stripes symbolise the conﬂ uence of the Svratka and Svitava rivers that is a place where the city was founded. We will take you to the most attractive places in the Brno centre with the help of two sightseeing circuits. the strengthening verticals imply the growing significance and dynamic development of the city with many future perspectives. James Square) Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square) New Town Hall Old Town Hall New Town Hall Šilingrovo náměstí (Šilinger Square) Petrov and Denis Gardens Fortiﬁcation wall circuit Minorite Monastery Malinovského náměstí (Malinovsky Square) Janáček Theatre Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square) and Villa Tugendhat Komenského náměstí (Comenius Square) Špilberk Castle with an alternative route to Old Brno 4 9 9 5 6 8 10 7 8 7 9 7 6 10 6 11 2 10 1 1 5 2 10 11 3 4 3 4 5 Did you know that…? …the emblem of Brno comes from its historic appearance. however. 10 11 . the higher white stripe is narrower than the lower stripe.
The 63 m high tower with a look-out and Renaissance casque are accessible to public. a from May 2004 every Sunday at 11. seals and money were stored there. made in 1511 by sculptor Anton Pilgram. he won his bet! The historic core with a tower dates back to 1240. other alterations are the result of Early Baroque reconstruction. which laid the basis for all later municipal rights of Czech and Moravian towns? a the legend about a bent spire of the Old Town Hall portal sais that when Master Pilgram didn’t get wage for his work. The Old Town Hall. glorious past and future.cz Old Town Hall Ever y royal town in Bohemia was always proud of its town hall that symbolised its prestige. 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. Legend Hanging under the ceiling of the passage in the tower is a famous Brno dragon. Maybe it was only a small play of Late Gothic. The Old Town Hall Portal The Old Town Hall Tower MY TIP! When you walk through the Town Hall to Mečová Street. when Birk had to do all that in a single day. On the wall is the wheel made in 1638 and brought to Brno by wheelwright Jiří Birk from Lednice. symbol of the city and a hero of many legends. you can hear traditional Sunday trumpet from the Old Town Hall tower. Courtyard with Renaissance arcades were altered by Italian architects in the 16th century. The legend says that it was a bet. Visitors can hear it from May till September on public holidays and special occasions. Fresco Hall and Treasury. Cristal.…beginning of a small circuit… 1 www. is the oldest and the most interesting preserved secular building in Brno. a in the mid 14th century in the oldest Treasury Hall city notary John created the unique legal code Iura originalia civitatis Brunensis. It housed the city council. Peter and Paul. turn around and look at the wall of the Old Town Hall on the left. and in case of peril the city defence was commanded from there. from the sunrise till the closure of the Brno gates. courts and a city scribe’s ofﬁce. The complex houses the Tourist information centre and gallery.ticbrno. about 4 meters above the ground. The vaulted passage between Radnická Street and courtyard is decorated by a richly elaborated portal with a legendary bent spire. The complex also includes a former prison. Believe or not. documents. important guests were welcomed there. in summer the historic halls are opened – the Ernův. Did you know that…? a the Old Town Hall housed the city council from the mid 13th century? Only in 1935 the council moved to the New Town Hall (page 30) at Dominikánské Square. 13 . many times widened and altered during centuries. representative of Central European Late Gothic.00 o’clock – that is after chiming the “Brno noon” – at the cathedral of Sts. he purposely bent the middle spire.
a In the upper part of the square you’ll notice “Malý Špalíček”. Tencally. It dates back to the 13th century when the city was established and it has been holding its name since the 15th century. And if you prefer architecture to a busy atmosphere. baskets. the poultry.small growers have their stalls in the Vegetable Market marked with their names and sell fruit and vegetables? . Mozart performed there. pipes bringing water to the fountain.cz Zelný trh (Vegetable Market) Forum Superius or the Upper Market. probably the oldest theatre in Central Europe.the Vegetable Market with its environs was in the past “ larded” with underground premises? There were cellars for storage of vegetables and other goods.. scents and theatres… 2 www. which presentable halls were used for less-ofﬁcial and jollier welcoming of special guests. gingerbread. Krautmarkt or Vegetable Market – these are names of the square situated a few steps from the Old Town Hall (page 10). Did you know that. Firstly German and Italian companies played in Reduta. gutters for cleaning the market..…grand performance full of colours. dragons.. honey. . G. A. The fountain was built between 1690 and 1695 according to the project by Austrian architect J. From winter till summer you can find under colourful umbrellas the stalls with fresh fruit and vegetables. The stage was founded around 14 15 .brno. 1600 by the old inn. B. stone dolphins and an underworld guard – Kerber three-headed dog. mythical animals. pottery.. a Found at the lower part is Reduta (page 58)... pottery and junk markets. The Vegetable Market got famous thanks to the butcheries and stalls with bread. then come with us step by step around the square. spice and ﬂowers. the Holy Trinity sculpture in the front a In front of the Palace of the Hausperský of Fanal is the Baroque sculpture of the Holy Trinity by A. the block of four houses of Gothic and Renaissance origin. a When you look from the market towards the cathedral. from the mid 18th century the Czech plays were performed there too. The statue in the front of Reduta commemorates that on Christmas 1767 eleven-year old W. which today houses the “Husa na provázku” Theatre (page 59). Today it houses a part of the Moravian Museum (page 70). found next to it are two Baroque palaces a the Žďár abbot’s house and the Palace of the Hausperský of Fanal. large cellars served as the beer houses. inns and pubs. Husa na provázku Theatre. built bet ween 1614–1620 according to the project by Italian architect G. eggs. you’ll see the monumental Dietrichs tein Palace. an offer included iron as well as hay. Fischer of Erlach. Schweigl from 1729. a In the market centre is the richly elaborated Baroque fountain Parnas with many allegorical ﬁgures.
Walk through Biskupská Street to the Denis Gardens (page 34) and through the park to Bašty Street. the Cathedral of Sts. you’ll see closely and in full feather the characteristic dominant feature of the city. or around the fortiﬁ cation walls below Petrov. Found there is the Diocese Museum with the Vita Christi (Life of the Christ) exposition. used mainly for the diocese. Its patrocinium was broadened on St. Accessible are the Baroque interiors.…Gothic cathedral.cz Petrov Did you know that…? a the bells chime noon from the cathedral already at 11 a. The legend says that after three months of siege General Torstenson proclaimed that if he cannot seize the city before the Petrov bells chime noon. with pictures and sculptures from churches and vicarages of the Brno diocese. a The presbytery is decorated by seven large stained-glass windows with a series from the lives of Sts. Turn into Masaryk Street and the ﬁrst street on the left will take you there. noon bells and diocesan museum… 3 www. In the early 20th century the church was reconstructed in the Neo Gothic style by architect A. Peter and Paul. Peter was built. MY TIP! The small circuit goes on to the Capuchin Square (page 18) and you can get there either through Vegetable Market (page 14). Peter and Paul. Hardly anybody can imagine the Petrov dome without the typical 81 m high thin spires. When you walk from the Vegetable Market up the steep Petrská Street. every day? It commemorates the year 1645. you’ll climb up the stairs and go through the Gothic gate with a portal in the donkey back shape. they have been towering above Brno for only one hundred years. they date back to 1904–1905 and are among the masterpieces of Neo Gothic in the Czech Republic. when Brno as the only town in Moravia fought off the Swedish siege during the Thirty Year War. It is called Kapistránka and commemorates Franciscan monk Jan Kapistrán. a When you walk around the cathedral from outside. often with a medieval core. some of them in above life-size.m. Kirstein. Paul and in 1777 after establishment of the Brno bishopric it became the cathedral. On its foundations at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries the Early Gothic church of St. 16 17 . treasury and towers with a look-out. on the corner of the northern narthes you’ll see a small pulpit. However. he will quit. What you shouldn’t miss? a The cathedral is surrounded by picturesque Baroque houses. Romanesque crypt. who preached from there and allegedly performed many miracles. Commander of defenders Louis Radouit de Souches used a ploy. The cathedral stands on the site of a former Brno Castle and Romanesque church. many times altered and widened. whose project won among 42 proposals. The windows picture 171 ﬁgures. he ordered to chime noon one hour earlier and the Swedish army moved on.petrovinfo.
which once stood on the Freedom Square on a fountain (page 24). Today the Bishop’s Courtyard houses the Moravian Museum (page 70). The Capuchin order members. Façade of the Capuchin church of the Holy Cross Finding 19 . A quiet green nook in the historic city centre with apple trees. Did you know that. Italy) was a legendary commander of the Pandur regiment that he built at his own expense and gave to service to Empress Mary Theresa. owners of the Veveří Castle (page 86) and Baron Trenck – legendary commander of the Pandurs.. You should know: a Baron Franz Trenck (born January 1. 1711 in Reggio. supporters and other personalities were buried there until 1780. Allegoric work by I. You can see also the Renaissance loggia of the Bishop’s Courtyard and the Merkur sculpture. Because of many serious military and moral offences he got a life sentence in Špilberk (page 44). …In future you might be able to take a shortcut from the Capuchin Square to Petrov (page 16) through the open Capuchin monastery gardens. A ventilation system in the church pillars bringing fresh air and favourable soil composition naturally mummiﬁed the dead bodies. Cofﬁn with the body of Baron Trenck 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 ﬁ rst written mention about Bishop’s Courtyard dates back to 1306. It was a seat of the Olomouc Bishop when he arrived to Brno that was in his diocese. Baron Trenck died in prison on October 4. Bishop’s Courtyard View over Petrov …the name Bishop’s Courtyard has no relation to the Brno bishopric? The bishopric was founded in 1777. 1749 and according to his wish was buried in the Capuchin monastery crypt. the Baroque Capuchin cr yp t by ar chi t ec t M. His mummiﬁed body is displayed in a glass cofﬁn. This is the place of the last sleep of the counts of Sinzendorf. Despite his excellent military results he got into conﬂicts with his superordinates and the Empress’s court.Kapucínské náměstí 4 (Capuchin Square) The small Capuchin Square offers one of the most typical and most beautiful views over the Petrov spires (page 16). Grimm. flowers and water has a unique genius loci. Bendl from the late 17th century was moved to the Bishop’s Courtyard in 1858. In its underground is one of the most famous sites in Brno. however.
Through Františkánská Street you’ll get to the open space called Roman Square. Although everybody in Brno knows this common name. Mary Magdalena.cz Římské náměstí (Roman Square) If you go down from Capuchin Square (page 18) to Masaryk Street and turn right to the railway station. Pilgram are displayed in the Brno City Museum at Špilberk (page 68). once was a Jewish quarter. as it was in the way of modern transport. you’ll get to the site of a former Jewish Gate. 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. Did you know that…? a the sculptures on the façade of the St. built on the site of medieval Jewish synagogue in 1654. we will go left towards Freedom Square and turn off into Františkánská Street. 20 21 . a the Jewish Gate is also reminded on the relief above the shop entrance on the corner of Masaryk and Nádražní Streets? The gate was pulled down in 1835. Nicholas church that once stood at the Freedom Square (page 24)? a the Jewish Gate was built as a part of the medieval fortification in 30’s of the 13th century? The fragments of its Late Gothic sculptures by A. around the lower part of today’s Masaryk Street. when the Jews were expelled from Brno. which got more popular after the railway built. On its site the Art-Nouveau – Neo Baroque Palace was built according to the project by Viennese architect J. There. you won’t find it on the maps. In 1896 the inn was the very ﬁrst building demolished within the Brno redevelopment. Although there is no sign left after the Jewish quarter. It will remind you that at the late 18th century the inn “U tří kohoutů” (Three roosters) stood there.. It perished in 1454. Mary Magdalena church origin from the St. Placed on the roof of the corner house of Masaryk Street and Capuchin Square is an interesting symbol – three crowing roosters.…nameless space. However. Found on the corner of Masar yk and Františkánská streets is the Franciscan monastery with the church of St.. for its copper roof also called Green. It was demolished in 1864. You might be interested. Gartner. Train departures were announced to the guests by trumpet or drumbeat. Jewish quarter and three roosters… 5 www. and was replaced by the Ferdinand Gate in the shape of Victory Arch.brno. the name of one of the Brno gates reminded of it for almost four centuries.
16. The contrast to the austere Baroque convent is the monastery church of Sts. The legend says that the boy put her sculpture in the courtyard. Another interesting site is on the crossing of Orlí and Měnínská Streets.. During the reconstruction the walled-in wings were found. Etgens. An interesting counterpart of the dynamic Baroque is the functionalistic Alfa Palace …doctor Tomáš Jordán of Klausenburk (1539-1586) was buried in the Sts. library and refectory. so it’s possible that an angel used to stand there instead of the stone virgin. It dates back to the 16th century and serves for the exhibitions of the Brno City Museum (page 68).. the only preserved gate of medieval fortification system. being an angel guardian of the post ofﬁce. In 1580 in Olomouc he published the book about natural healing waters that is one of the foundation stones of Czech wellness. The hall passage with a gallery will please you with many shops. It gained its Baroque appearance during the Gothic church reconstruction according to the project by M. Fuchs. Johns A narrow street will take you from Roman Square to Josefská Street and you turn left. Grimm in the 18th century. J. Joseph’s church and reach the crossing with Orlí Street. ceiling fresco is a work of J. He travelled through entire Moravia. Měnín Gate Did you know that. Johns’ church? In 1569 he was appointed to be the Moravian doctor and was the founder of modern balneology.cz Minorite Monastery built on the corner of Poštovská and Jánská Streets in 1932–1937 by B. Church of Sts. On the left you’ll pass the monastery with the St. It is the Měnín Gate. Holy Stairs and monastery buildings with two courtyards.…peak Baroque. Orlí Street a stone virgin stands. but who knows. water and climate effects. The boy’s parents charged the girl with sorcery and she ended her life by a jump into a well.. resembling a legend about unfortunate love of a girl called Johanka with the postmaster’ son. No wonder. Top Baroque artists decorated the church.brno. 22 23 . cafés and the famous HaDivadlo Theatre (page 59). as the entire block of houses on the left belongs to the Minorite monastery – and the Minorites as the only order have been on the same place for 800 years. Legend about a stone virgin In the courtyard at No. Josefská Street then continues under the name Minoritská. medieval wellness and stone virgin… 6 www. Johns. the most valuable Brno building from peak Baroque. studied natural and health conditions of local inhabitants as well as healing sources.. The main nave neighbours with a Loretta with Holy Shanty.
where the cast-iron decorative and function elements were used. Four statues of giants were sculptured by A. Gabri participated on the building. 1558. flush toilets. built bridges and viaducts. but the locals mangled their names into today’s “mamlas”. Italian builder A. Fuchs from 1930 and modern architecture by Omega Palace from 2005. In short this is the place where the Brno’s heart is beating aloud. The palace.. In Brno plague struck in 1439. Nicholas once stood at the Freedom Square. A significant owner of the house once was the commander of Brno defenders during the Thirty Year War Louis Raduit de Souches. ﬁnished in 1848 according to the project of architects T. The Kleins owned ironworks and engineering plants. The house was altered several times. 1584. but is not freely accessible for public. 1597 and in1600. The palace is used for commercial purposes. Hansen and L.the church of St. . During reconstruction in 2006 a new foun- tain was built with words of Brno poet Jan Skácel. Gialdi. which during Middle Ages several times decimated European population. summer festivals. e. Wanderley.. From the left the Omega Palace. Historic houses on the Freedom Square were reconstructed several times and their past illustrates the economic growth of Brno. statues were sculpted by another Italian – G. Förster. since the reconstruction in 2005 it has served as a shopping centre. Architecture of the 20th century is represented by “Komerční banka” by B. Tomola. formerly called Lower Market. Especially two buildings are worth mentioning – the House of the Lords of Lipá and Klein Palace. ventilation and heating. 1571. The Klein Palace The Kleins were an active entrepreneur family.Náměstí Svobody 7 …power of celebrities. demolished 1870 together with the surrounding shops and former town scales? Today’s dominant feature is the Early Baroque plague column from 1689. It was the first building in Bohemia and Moravia. It is still busy. but also ofﬁces and business background. who reached the most glory Did you know that. U čtyř mamlasů (Four Giants). built sewerage systems and town parks. They were supposed to be telamons bearing balustrade on their shoulders. theatre and music performances. he bought the palace in 1646 for 6 000 guldens and lived there until he died in 1683. provided not only luxurious living.g. 24 25 . Dressler and J. shows and Christmas market are held there. determined by the former routes and creek. Beautiful house “U čtyř mamlasů” from 1902 is a work of A.. a sad memento of all victims of plaque epidemics. at the time of building the ﬁrst railways in Austria-Hungary. 1495. Prastorfer and G. Klein Palace and the House of Lords of Lipá The House of Lords of Lipá The house with richly decorated façade and arcaded courtyard was built at the end of the 16th century for rich merchant Kryštof Schwanz of Retz. has still kept its original triangular shape. four giants and plague… (Freedom Square) The biggest and probably the oldest square in Brno.. stairs illuminated from the roof. windows and oriels. At that time the house had unbelievable facilities – underground stables. operated quarries and mines.
. James’ Square) …the St. that will take you to another stop on a small sightseeing circuit. …one of the builders of the St. who shows his bare bottom to all passersby from the tower window. (St. 26 27 . author of the Old Town Hall portal (page 12)? Likewise the bend spire on the portal. James’s church. mentioned in 1358. Pilgram. James has a similar play of Late Gothic – a manikin. James’s church was originally surrounded by a cemetery and today’s square with a Neo-Renaissance school was founded only after its abolition in 1784? During excavations on the crossroads of Běhounská. who during the Thirty Year War successfully defended Brno from a multiple Swedish superiority. Three-naved church with majestic pillars and beautiful vaults offers a collection of Renaissance and Baroque tombstones of Brno burghers. Kozí and Jezuitská streets the socalled Gold Well was found. During redevelopment of the historic centre in the early 20th century the wide Rašínova Avenue was built. There is a grave of Louis Raduit de Souches. Between the church and Rašínova Street lies the underground kernel-house from the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. Church of St.. St. James’s church was A. Its building started in the mid 15th century and finished at the end of the next century. James Originally a very narrow street led from the Freedom Square (page 24) to the space in the front of the St. A church with a 92 m high tower that completes a typical skyline of Brno is one of the most valuable monuments of Late Gothic in the Czech Republic. His elaborated tombstone is placed at the end of the choir gallery. with the remains from the abolished cemetery. At that time it gained its today’s appearance.Jakubské náměstí 8 Did you know that.
Thomas’s church. and his son Jošt turned Brno into a signiﬁcant economic. (page 71). Thomas’s church is from Joštova Street. Thomas was a gift from Emperor Charles IV. Church of St. former prelature. F. after his death the title of Moravian Margrave went back to Bohemian kings.brno. margrave Jošt. a the monastery complex was in peril during the Swedish siege in 1645? It stood outside the fortiﬁcation walls as a barely protected bastion and was a target of the ﬁrst attacks. however. Erna. Facade of the church of St. monumental painting of the Christ’s Revelation to Apostles by A.cz (Moravian Square) Found on the southern side of Moravian Square is a former Augustinian monastery. founded in 1350 by margrave John Henry of Luxemburg. Moravian margrave John Henry and his son Jošt. is now a seat of Moravian Gallery Did you know that…? a between 1349–1411 Moravia was an independent political subject led by the side branch of the Luxemburg family? John Henry of Luxemburg. later was carried to the silver altar in the basilica of the Assumption of of Our Lady Mary in Old Brno (page 46). Interiors include a beautiful Late Baroque altar with sculptures by J. Until1783 it was placed in a chapel of St.Moravské náměstí 9 www. who is together with his father buried in the crypt by the main altar of the monastery church of St. Figures on the portal represent the founder of monastery. Winterhalter. 28 29 . brother of Emperor Charles IV. Thomas. Governor’s Palace. Thomas and Moravian Gallery The Baroque church of St. MY TIP! The most beautiful view over the façade of St. brother of Emperor Charles IV. It was the weakest link in the Brno defence system. miraculous symbol of Brno protection. K. Especially Jošt of Luxemburg insisted on independence of Moravia. which is a part of the circular avenue (page 42) and together with Česká Street they create a Brno gold cross. Thomas You should know: The icon of the Virgin Mary of St. His son finished the building. From south and east the church neighbours with a large former Baroque Augustinian monastery. Maulbertsch and a copy of panel painting of the Virgin Mary of St. political and municipal centre. where the Augustinians moved to instead of the abolished Cistercian order. Thomas that is worshiped as a palladium. Thomas with richly decorated façade was built between 1662–1667 according to the project by J.
Erna. 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.. K. It offers many coffee shops. the most beautiful are the Knight and Parliamentary Halls richly decorated by frescoes by D. 30 31 .brno. The author of Baroque alterations of the complex was architect M. …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. In the complex there are several valuable portals that were transported from houses demolished during the redevelopment of historic centre in 1896–1916. holds Assembly of the City of Brno and Brno City Council. Two courtyards are freely accessible and they connect Dominikánské Square and Hu- You must see: The Dominican monastery includes the church of St. restaurants and shops and together with Masaryk Street is the artery of the historic centre and is certainly worth visiting. Mečová and Panská streets. Found in the ﬁrst courtyard are the Renaissance staircase by Italian builders P. The cellar was discovered in 1999 and sometimes is open to public.…presenting the city. Gothic cloister with garden. The interesting thing is the opposite orientation of a choir towards west and a charming pulpit by sculptor J. Gabrio. made for the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia in 1928 that opened the Brno Exhibition Centre (page 50). Renaissance and historical portals… 10 www. and A. giant gargoyle and fountain with allegory of 12 months. Michael built 1658–1667 according to the project by J. Winterhalter. Now the New Town Hall is a seat of the city mayor. Grimm. One of the most interesting places on the way is the functionalistic hotel Avion (page 49). is used for exhibitions. …underground below Dominikánské Square hides a cellar of masters of the mint? It resembles the former Brno mint that used to stand on the corner of Dominikánská. Did you know that. leading to the former court. Gran.. called Fall of Angels.cz New Town Hall sova Avenue. The former Dominican monastery from its establishment in the mid 13th century served as the House of Moravian estates. one of the narrowest hotels in Europe. Among the historic premises once used for courts and meetings of Moravian aristocracy. The oldest part of the monastery. a sundial.
Dominikánská Street will lead you to Šilinger Square. Schmetterhaus (schmettern = yell. Šilingrovo náměstí (Šilinger Square) If you followed the small tour. New Town Hall. which premises serve for exhibitions of the House of Art (page 72). called You might want to know… On Šilinger Square on the corner between Starobrněnská and Dominikánská streets a city brewery once stood. 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. you’ll know some of the places of the big sightseeing circuit. rebuilt in 1585–1599 into a small Renaissance Palace with an oblong courtyard. a you can get into the Velký Špalíček shopping centre through the courtyard of the former Schmetterhaus. Michael (page 32). On the left is the Renaissance House of Lords of Kunštát. 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. Formerly two burghers’ Gothic houses stood there. 32 33 . Its shorter sides have arcades. one passage leads to Šilinger Square and another to Starobrněnská Street? Dominikánská Street A tour starts by the Old Town Hall (page 12) and New Town Hall (page 31). today it’s commemorated by a tablet of F. Courtyard with arcades and galleries offered shopping even in bad weather – and such a shopping mall didn’t exist at that time nowhere in the neighbouring countries. mentioned in 1243 and 1247. you’ll get to a famous circular avenue (page 42) and after several tens of meters you’ll reach the foothills of the park below Špilberk (page 44). You already know them as well as the church of St. Poupě (1733–1805). Whilst the gate disappeared completely.cz Old Town Hall. Pekařská Street issues from Šilinger Square and slopes down to Old Brno (page 46) and the monastery with the church of the Assumption of Our Lady Mary. O. today it’s a hotel.brno. and so we can go up through Dominikánská Street. the fragments of medieval fortiﬁcation walls with a bastion were preserved behind the building of the School of Applied Arts at No. with almost ﬁfty towers and bastions used to have ﬁve gates? One of them was the Brno Gate that stood on today’s Šilinger Square and was demolished in 1852. the longer sides have galleries.10. If you walk along Husova Street to the right. a the Brno fortification walls.…beginning of the big circuit… 1 2 3 www. In 1713 the house was changed into a bazaar with 45 shops. scream). Husova Street. Its dominant feature is a Neo Renaissance municipal court that was considered as a possible seat of the Highest Administrative Court of the Czech Republic. Did you know that…? a the name of Velký Špalíček shopping centre on the corner of Dominikánská and Mečová streets resembles the historically valuable block of medieval houses that were built in an urban shape of a chock (=špalíček)? A controversial building grew on their site at the late 20th century.
The look-out platform with benches offers a beautiful view over Brno and environs.…romantic nooks. The Denis Gardens Cathedral of Sts. turn left and enter the Denis Gardens. tiny cracks on the surface are still noticeable. The tablet on the house No. Found in the gardens are two impressive sculptures that once decorated a memorial of Emperor Joseph II on Moravian Square. …the obelisk in the Denis Gardens is the biggest monument built to remembrance of the end of Napoleonic wars in the entire Habsburg monarchy? It was built from stone from the Šumberova Rock at the Hády (page 87). Whilst the cathedral guards your back. 1887 the obelisk was struck by lightning? It struck the peak. Špilberk (page 44) glitters in all its beauty in front of your eyes. which since 1818 has commemorated the end of Napoleonic wars. however. went down along its western side and split several stone blocks. soon you will reach a small site dominated by a block of residential houses from the early 20th century. who spent their childhood there – Paul. 6 commemorates Brothers Haas. below its western slopes a tower of the Old Brno monastery church (page 46) ﬂashes and far behind it you might discover pavilions of the Exhibition Centre (page 50). Peter and Paul (page 16) that 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. go back through Biskupská Street. In good weather it is possible to recognise the lowlands on the south with a typical skyline of Pálava (page 104). …on May 17. so called Františkov. Biskupská Street leads to the cathedral of Sts.. a fraction of medieval fortiﬁcation walls and a marble obelisk with 4 gilt lions. one of the most signiﬁcant personalities of modern Czech theatre and ﬁlm (1901–1968). After you have a walk around Petrov. …the Denis Gardens are the site from where the initial ﬁ reworks of Ignis Brunensis festival (page 77) are shot? 34 . A charming park with colonnade and several gazebos on the south-western slope of Petrov was founded in 1815 by former Moravian governor margrave Mitrovský. look-out and Napoleon’s memorial… 4 Petrov and Denis Gardens Did you know that. Damaged stones were replaced. cathedral and Diocese Museum.
Roman Square (page 20) and Minorite monastery (page 22). which either head in serpentines to Nové Sady or to the look-out terraces below Petrov. When a few years later another railway was built to Česká Třebová. you can still admire his work for example in the main departure hall. The fifth and sixth stop of a big route. a famous inn called 36 . The 637 metres long stone viaduct with 72 arches was a real technical masterpiece that symbolised the beginning of modern industrial development of Brno. On that occasion the first Brno railway station was built. In 1869 the horse-drawn tram started to transport passengers. connecting Brno with Vienna. on the corner of Masarykova and Josefská streets. today the house is called after the initiator of the project restaurateur Lorenz Padowetz. In the early 20th century both buildings were rebuilt in a clear ArtNouveau style by architect Nebehosteny.…view from the fortiﬁcation walls. You should know: The first steam railway in Austria was opened on July 7. In 1838–1839 on the corner of Bašty and Masaryk Street a monumental ﬁrst-class hotel called “U císaře rakouského” with café and restaurant was built. 1839. Only a bit higher. Repeat it quickly several times and you’ ll certainly get the sound “šalina” too. Brno gained not only an important railway connection with Prague. when 6 carriages went every ﬁ fteen minutes from today’s Moravian Square (page 28) to Semilasso (page 66) in Královo Pole. it went from Královo Pole to Pisárky. Capuchin gardens and after a few stairs and terraces you will reach Nádražní Street and Bašty. “U tří kohoutů” (page 21) stood. A symbol – three roosters – is placed on its roof. 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. Even though trams go in other Czech towns. In 1900 steam was replaced by electricity and today Brno streets are covered by a 140 km long network of rail and every morning 315 trams set off from two garages. only in Brno a tram is called “šalina“ and the season ticket is “šalinkarta”. The Denis Gardens The terraces below Petrov offer a view over the south-eastern part of Brno with a large railway station and the main post ofﬁce building (page 48). are the same as on the shorter route. information can be found at relevant pages. 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 the historically oldest public transport. Found on terraces are the oblong Governor’s garden. In May 1884 the ﬁrst steam tram set out on the Brno streets. but also a new railway station building. Why? The name is derived from a German name of electric trams – “Elektrische Linie”.
An interesting building is the Centrum department store at Kobližná Street. Between 1908–1911 east of the theatre a Late Art-Nouveau Jubilee Exhibition Pavilion of German art association was built. in 1946 rebuilt by B. In its premises the Husa na provázku Theatre (page 59) started to perform. Built opposite the theatre is the You must see: A corner with a school on Jánská Street opposite the Centrum department store is ended by an octagonal tower with cupola. which was originally designed with 22 storeys and was supposed to be the ﬁrst Brno skyscraper. Fellner and H. …a house on the corner of Kobližná and Rooseveltova is called Včelín (Beehive)? Its cupola has a shape of beehive. Edison came in person to see a work of his company. …Viennese company of architects F. it is not the only interesting thing about this building – in 1865 J. G. The Mahen theatre Another stop on the big sightseeing circuit is Malinovsky Square. Rumania. Helmer. 1365 electric bulbs in the Mahen Theatre – a former German Theatre Na hradbách – were lit for the ﬁrst time on November 14.. However. Baumann. 5. was demolished in 1964 as the Janáček Theatre was built on its site (page 58). Fuchs and today it serves as the Brno City House of Art (page 72). In 1911 T. built in 1881–1882 according to the project by F. Fellner and H. Karfík. 38 39 . Today the Mahen theatre is a drama stage of the Brno National Theatre (page 58).Malinovského náměstí 7 www. Germany. built according to the original project in 1994? The original Did you know that.ndb. café. Fuchs.cz (Malinovsky Square) Moravia Palace. During the 2nd World War it was damaged. a monumental building from 1926–1935 that was supposed to be a hotel. 1882. It was built 1930–1931 by V.. Mendel had a lecture in this school. designed as an astronomic observatory. where for the ﬁrst time he introduced his ﬁndings about genetics. Until 1900 the theatre had its own small power station at No. the ﬁrst theatre building in Europe fully illuminated by electric bulbs – “Edison bulbs”. Switzerland. The house with a rich pattern was built at the end of the 19th century according to the project by L. and 25 m above it a metal bee is hung. Its dominant feature is the Neo Renaissance Mahen Theatre. the ﬁ rst strictly functionalistic building in Brno designed by B. Bulgaria and Ukraine Odesa. …found behind the House of Art is the Koliště park with a replica of the Zeman Café. A. however. was always used as an administration building. Vhká Street. Helmer built theatre buildings in a large scale? A total of 47 their projects are found all over former Austria-Hungary.
The fortiﬁcation walls and vast Baroque bastions were pulled down and Brno could say goodbye to its medieval past. a stop Dětská nemocnice). Situated in the green stripe of parks around the circular avenue is the Janáček Theatre.…new theatre. The Janáček Theatre …architectural design of the Janáček Theatre was developing for almost a half a century? The ﬁnal realisation dates back to 1960–1965.cz Janáček Theatre and Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square) The location of the Janáček and Mahen theatres (page 58) on the north-eastern edge of the centre is connected with an extensive urban transformation of Brno in the late 19th century. Hanzl and a statue of Mrštík Brothers by V. social and technical premises. in Brno on the site of the demolished fortiﬁcation walls a circular avenue (page 42) was built. you will reach the villa in 10 minutes. The theatre was opened on October 2. when Emperor Franz Joseph I abolished a military fortress in Brno. Makovský.ndb. freely ﬂowing into the Moravian Square (page 28) with the church of St. Thomas and Moravian Gallery. but also restaurant.. A part of the circular avenue is still bordered by the Koliště parks. Villa Tugendhat If you want to see the Villa Tugendhat (page 49). Bystrouška the Fox and Vienna echoes… 8 9 www. a statue of composer Leoš Janáček by S. Similarly as in Vienna. 1965 by the opera by Leoš Janáček Stories of Bystrouška the Fox.g. together with promenade parks. There are several fountains and statues around the theatre. after seven architectural tenders. presentable public buildings and generous residential houses. opera and ballet of the Brno National Theatre (page 58). e. A modern European metropolis was founded only after 1852. Moravské náměstí (Moravian Square) Did you know that. It involves not only artistic. UNESCO site and one of the most signiﬁcant architectural sites in Brno.. It takes only two stops by tram to Černopolní Street (towards Lesná and Štefánikova čtvrť. café and club. 40 41 . then take a small diversion from Moravian Square.
where famous Czech actors as K. Masaryk studied there. A tablet and statue in front of the academy commemorate that in 1865–1869 the future ﬁrst Czechoslovakian president T. Förster. The author is H. The square was named after Moravian patriot Charles Elder of Žerotín (1584–1636). Handwriting of Viennese architects is visible also on the church of J. supporter of Unitas Fratrum and J. a seat of Brno Philharmonics (page 62) and the neighbouring Pražák Palace in the style of Roman Renaissance. architect L. Comenius. Found behind the Red church is the so-called White House with a health centre and the Higher Medical School.Komenského náměstí 10 (Comenius Square) You should know Komenského náměstí (Comenius Square) Red Church The circular avenue. G. sacred music concerts are often held there. A German Grammar School. Žerotín Square is found behind the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic on Joštova Street. A. rector of Viennese University of Technology. one of the most pronounced features of the urban composition of Brno. One of the most important urban places is Comenius Square. was established gradually during the 2nd half of the 19th century on the site cleared after the fortiﬁcation wall demolishment. G. Two main axes are crossing there – Husova and Joštova streets. Hansen is an author of Besední dům. Ferstel. now a seat of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts. The author of the Applied Art Museum in the style of Florence Renaissance was J.g. Comenius. dates to the same period. which is – thanks to the colour of brick walls – called the Red church. As it has good acoustics. Nový played. The Brno regulatory plan of the circular avenue was created by one of the famous authors of Viennese Ringstrasse. 42 43 . Thomas (page 26) on Moravian Square. A statue in front of the White House and a tablet commemorate that in 1884–1952 the ﬁrst Brno Czech theatre once stood there. e. A. rector‘s ofﬁce of Masaryk University and the South Moravian Region Ofﬁce. and it serves as a centre of Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren. who designed also the Votive church in Vienna. 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 32) and façade of the church of St. Höger or O. Schön. The buildings around are used for many institutions. Viennese architect T.
Pellice.spilberk.. From the 17th century Špilberk served as the fortress jail. Travertine memorial with bronze relief of Roman she-wolf is dedicated to the memory of Italian carbonari.. 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. You must see: In Špilberk you can see permanent exhibitions. The famous prisoners included Italian carbonaries led by poet S. inbuilt between 1742–1745 into the southern and northern castle moat. when in 1809 the French army destroyed important parts of fortification. You can also see a 119 m deep castle well and chimes with fifteen bells. in case of artillery attack. look-out tower and casemates. which plays some of 32 various melodies every hour. who were kept in Špilberk in 1822–1845. Since 1960 the castle has been a seat of the Brno City Museum (page 68) with many permanent exhibitions. …in the Špilberk park (page 54) you can ﬁnd several memorials? One commemorates Louis Radouit de Souches (1608–1682). Extensive reconstruction returned them the appearance of the prison from the end of the 18th century. The castle lost its military purpose during the Napoleonic wars. when dissidents of Austrian regime were kept there and secondly during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia within the 2nd World War. later they were converted into a prison for the most dangerous felons. summer Shakespeare celebrations (page 79) and other events are held regularly in Špilberk. who in 1645 commanded defenders against the Swedish siege during the Thirty Year War. The fortiﬁcation system also involved the famous casemates. The ﬁrst visitors from the public could see the casemates for the ﬁrst time in 1880. the castle during the 17th and 18th centuries was gradually converted into the mightiest fortress in Moravia. large museum and mysterious casemates… 11 www. After abolishment of the prison Špilberk served as barracks. …a 119 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. Two-storey corridors originally served as storage of military material and as a shelter of the garrison Did you know that. 44 45 . At that time Špilberk earned its bad reputation of the hardest prison in Europe and the to-name “prison of nations”. Thanks to its strategic location that proved itself during the Swedish siege in 1645.cz Špilberk Castle Špilberk International Music Festival Casemates The Špilberk Castle was founded in the mid 13th century by Bohemian King Premyslid Otakar II for the protection of the country and Brno. Concerts. In 1783 Emperor Joseph II transformed it into a civil prison for the heaviest felons and political prisoners from the entire Habsburg monarchy.…royal castle. it still entered public awareness as a place of suffering and bondage – ﬁrstly during the 1st World War. however.
The Old Brno Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady …in Old Brno near the Svratka ford there used to be many dead river arms. Old Brno the Byzantine Icon of Black Madonna. …three chapels and famous inn “U modrého lva” used to stand in Old Brno already in the 13th century? 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. but also to a combination of fair-faced brick and stone work that is unusual in the country. If you are curios.. take a diversion from the big route to Old Brno. teacher. the second wife of Bohemian and Polish king Wenceslas II and Queen Widow after Rudolph Habsburg. After the Cistercian order abolishment. worshiped as a symbol of holy protection.…Gothic church. There. also called Virgin Mary of St. Otherwise. Hostýn? …Abbot of Augustinian abbey in Old Brno is the only Augustinian abbot in the world? A special papal right to use the abbot title was granted to the Augustinian convent by Pope Benedict XIV in 1752. choirmaster and regenschori (1820–1885). A pearl of the complex is the monastery church of the Assumption of the Our Lady that outstands not only due to a unique ground plan. The name Old Brno suggests that inhabitants of medieval town considered this area to be older than the today’s city centre. A small village was founded by the ford over the Svratka River at the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries. Thomas. When looking out from Špilberk (page 42) you might have seen an impressive Gothic church with a small spire. Thomas (page 28) and during the Swedish siege in 1645 the tired Brno citizens took heart and strength from it. The silver altar carries 46 47 . Memorial in the garden commemorates the founder of genetics Johann Gregor Mendel (1822–1884). culture and belief. The painting. …in 1987 Pope John Paul II granted the church a title “ basilica minor” and so it became the third smallest basilica in Moravia after Velehrad and St. the Augustinians as a mendicant order cannot use that title.cz Did you know that. Another famous order member was Pavel Křížkovský a composer. was originally placed in the church of St. morass and swamps? The name Brno probably comes from the old Slavonic word “ brnje” that means morass or marsh.opatbrno. The later composer and founder of the Brno conservatoire Leoš Janáček (1854–1928) joined the monastery church choir when he was eleven. 1323 Elizabeth Richenza. the convent became a seat of the Augustinians and an outstanding centre of science. miraculous painting and blue lion… www. on July 1.. established a monastery Aula Sanctae Mariae and brought Cistercian nuns.
It was an opportunity for young Czech architects and functionalisms. 48 49 47 . www. a masterpiece of world functionalistic architecture. He used a continuous space principle. The building that outstands by its original space design.cz. ofﬁces. 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. The most significant European work of German architect Ludwig Miese van der Rohe is even more valuable. 2 Hotel Avion Hotel in a pedestrian precinct in the very centre is among the narrowest hotels in Europe. Architect B. 8 After foundation of independent Czechoslovakia in 1918. Poříska was built in 1928.Functionalism and modern architecture 11 1 www. Villa Tugendhat Avion Hotel 3 Alpha Palace 4 Centrum department store 5 Moravia Palace 6 Zeman Café 7 Brno City House of Art 8 Building of the Čedok Travel Agency 9 Railway post ofﬁce 10 Exhibition Centre 11 Nový dům (New House) Colony 1 2 WHAT ARE HOUSES LIKE IN THE FUNCTIONALISM STYLE? a Simple and plain. was in 2001 enrolled on the UNESCO World cultural and natural heritage list. when the rooms around the core on the ﬁrst and second ﬂoor are open and in five various levels they follow-up each other. preserved almost in original state. A new style with ﬂat roofs. The building originally served as the central accommodation ofﬁce of the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia. Brno became the second biggest city in the republic and a seat of many institutions and universities. department stores and passages. through residential houses and family villas to the Exhibition Centre.tugendhat-villa. which took place in the Brno Exhibition Centre (page 48). Building of the Čedok Travel Agency Near the site of a former Jewish Gate (page 20).cz 6 2 4 3 7 5 8 10 9 1 Villa Tugendhat A family villa of the Tugendhat family. clear lines and light interiors found in Brno wide fulﬁlment in buildings of all types and sizes. Light from the top and from the sides is enabled by glass bricks together with mirror walls. The way Fuchs coped with such a limited space is world unique. unique technology equipment and elegant interiors with elaborated furniture. was built in 1929–1930 on the slope below Černopolní Street. a ground floor functionalistic building with an arc façade designed by architect O. Fuchs used an extremely narrow and long plot. It has been used for many years as the Čedok Travel Agency. town spa. because it is his only work from a pre-war period. from schools. hospitals. when the hotel façade was only seven metres wide.brno. in which technical purpose went hand in hand with art. Hotel was ﬁnished in 1928 and is still in operation. a style.
fair-faced bricks. the Brno City pavilion (B. 10 Exhibition Centre The incentive for building the Brno Exhibition Centre in Pisárky was the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia. built according to the project by B. Valenta). a Villa Neumark (Vinařská 38). Complex that with its size and urban design was the biggest and most modern exhibition centre in pre-war Czechoslovakia up to the present day it represents a unique collection of functionalistic architecture that is gradually complemented by other buildings and for more than 80 years has served its original purpose. J. Janák) and a sample family house (O. 50 51 . Kumpošt (Barvičova 15). Other pavilions. own family house.Functionalism and modern architecture Exhibition Centre 9 Railway post ofﬁce Post office building in Nádražní Street. Fuchs (Hvězdárenská 2). built in 1927–1929. Chroust). P. according to the project by B. A. project by J. starting from the main gate. Kalous and J.g. a Kudela family house (Klácelova 10). Wiesner. Kroha. held for the 10 year anniversary of independent Czechoslovakia from May till September 1928. permanent and temporary. a City Spa in Zábrdovice. The pavilion Z from 1959 is especially noteworthy – it is a circular building with a 122 meter diameter. Fuchs and J. The projects of residential houses with small and classical flats were designed by e.. built 1927–1929. E. 45 m high look-out tower of pavilion G. Polášek. according to the project by A. Wiesner and others. project by B. Moravia pavilion (V. a Villa of architect J. Králík). pavilion of the School of Applied Arts in Prague (café. a Hus Congregation on Botanická Street. Two axes divide the complex. two galleries and a 46 metres high steel cupola. family villa of general director of the Brno branch office of English-Czechoslovakian bank Gustav Haas. one of the first modern sacral buildings in Europe in a functionalistic style from 1928–1929 according to the project by J. project by J. family residence of textile industrialist Alfred Stiassny designed by A. Wiesner. ac cording to the project by A. J. Wiesner in 1928–1929. Grunt. Starý). B. The latest pavilion P with an area 15 000 m 2 was opened in May 2009. school complex with pavilions. according to the project by A. Fuchs). Kroh (Sedlákova 45). Víšek. a Villa Stiassny (Hroznová 14). Wiesner in1926. own family villa. The original preserved buildings include pavilion A. cinema and café (congress hall. own family house from 1930. from 1922–1924. built 1928–1929 (school) and 1929–1930 (domicile). a part of a villa colony Pod vodojemem. according to the project by J. 11 Nový dům (New House) Zeman Café Colony Together with exhibition pavilions in Pisárky a project of sample modern living in the Nový dům (New House colony was built in Brno-Žabovřesky. Kroha. a Family house of B. The inspiration came from the modern apartment colony Weissenhof in Stuttgart. Fuchs. a Villa Stein (Barvičova 25). a Haas villa (Lipová 43). Víšek. a Patočka villa (Kaplanova 11). Found between them is the main pavilion A (built 1924–1928. What you shouldn’t miss. built 1926–1929 according to the project by A.. J. Víšek from 1925–1926. were built along both main roads. Fuchs in 1937–1938. a Villa of architect J. a School for women’s jobs Vesna and Domicile of Eliška Machová (Lipová 16–18). Wiesner in 1928–1930. Fuchs in 1931–1932.? a City crematorium on the Central Cemetery. and the Brno colony was later an example for the Baba colony in Prague. built 1935–1936.
3 4 5 … in 1661 in Brno Josef Jiří Camel was born. but he also studied local ﬂora. botanical gardens. forest-parks and forests. is the Leisure time centre for children and youth. a man. There are children’s and trafﬁc playgrounds. haptic garden for the blind and handicapped visitors. terraces below Petrov (page 36). 1 2 Lužánky Park Once a swamp meadow and forest were found there. which surround the city. Brno has many more green nooks. holiday resort around the Brno Dam (page 86) and parks at Koliště. tennis courts. Swedish natural scientist Carl Linné. spring iris exhibition and the Colours of Autumn.e.. which was given to “all Brno people” by Joseph II in 1786. pétanque. cycling route. Although it didn’t smell and was blossoming only shortly in winter. It is open all year round on work days and for regular exhibitions . who gave a name to camellias? He studied natural science. green houses. Father of the world botanical and zoological system. Capuchin Gardens (page 19). 6 7 53 47 . built near Lidická Street in 1854. Found in a Neo Renaissance pavilion. and a popular destination. then a farm and ﬁnally the Jesuit monastery garden.. Lužánky is the oldest public park in Bohemia and Moravia. At the Philippines Camel worked not only as a healer and pharmacist. it dazzled the European cream of society.i. interesting roof gardens and other places of interest. however. gave this exotic plant a name after its discoverer Camellia Japonica and a name of the Brno countryman entered the history of world botany. What you shouldn’t miss? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Botanical garden and arboretum of the Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Lužánky Park Botanical garden of Masaryk University Tyrš Gardens Park around the Špilberk Castle Denis Gardens Terraces below Petrov 1 Botanical garden and arboretum of the Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry In a large complex in the Černá Pole quarter you can see especially herbs and wood species used in agriculture and decorative ﬂora for gardening lessons. He discovered a ﬂower with beautiful blossoms in many colourful variants and called it Japanese Rose. 2 Did you know that. routes for scooters. dogs’ meadow. in-liners and skateboards. Park offers a rich selection of cultural and sporting activities. gained medical and pharmaceutical education and as a Jesuit missionary was then sent to the Spanish colonies. arboretums.Brno parks and botanical gardens On other pages we mentioned Denis Gardens (page 34). The complex includes also small lakes with a creek.
54 55 . built between 1867–1868 according to the project by A. The villa once stood in the garden of margraves Mitrovský that practically disappeared. on the left from the park entrance you can see an impressive bricked Neo-Gothic building. a If you go to Špilberk from North from Údolní Street. families with children will like interesting gargoyles in the shape of a frog or snake. A separate belfry with baptistery was built in 1991 according to the project by L. are not only greenhouses with tropical and subtropical plants. and North look-out pavilion with an orientation table from 1884. It is an old German gym so-called Turnhalle. It was built between 1930–1931 by Russian architect P. Wenceslas. one of the most interesting natural sites in Brno. www. The park offers a children’s playground. as well as a rosary and haptic beds of ﬂowers for the blind. Lacina. children can play on a playground with wooden monkey bars. you cannot miss the orthodox church of St. Garden is open daily all year round. Levický and it connects elements of traditional orthodox churches and functionalistic architecture. both built according to a project by A. a In the park at Kraví hora you can find also an observatory and planetarium (page 84) as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools (page 88). Now it serves for exhibitions and cultural events. Bones of primeval animals and simple stone tools of the first inhabitants were found on a butte of Jurassic limestone. tens of benches and pleasant places lure visitors to have a rest. a Stránská skála is a significant paleontological excavation site with rare limestone flora.brno. Prokop. A park includes many look-out points with pavilions. 3 4 Tyrš Garden The only Brno park with a preserved fence was founded in 1883 on the site of a former cemetery.cz Park around the Špilberk Castle Slopes below the castle (page 44) were bare for a long time due to defence reasons. You can ﬁnd there also several small memorials and statues as well as two picturesque gazebos – South look-out pavilion. but also ﬁve meditative places with fountains and stone compositions. Prastorfer. placed in the city centre by the crossing of Kotlářská and Veveří Street. only vineyards and orchards grew on the foothills. The locality is freely accessible.Brno parks and botanical gardens Botanical garden of Masaryk University The pride of the Brno Botanical Garden. A cast iron cross and memorial to French General Clapared commemorate that soldiers fallen in the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805 are buried there. the entire hill is wrapped around by comfortable “pram” paths. 5 Kraví hora Botanical garden of Masaryk University Other interesting destinations worth seeing: a If you go to Špilberk (page 44) from Gorazdova Street. a charming building in the Rococo style. a Not far from the main gate to the Exhibition Centre (page 50) you will find the Villa Mitrovsky (page 72). benches. a gift from the park founder Christian d’Elvert from 1885. A large park with romantic views of the castle and Baroque bastions was founded by Brno mayor Christian d’Elvert in 1861–1862 and soon it became a popular destination.
Modern multiplexes and classical cinemas entice visitors to see the latest movies and also the pearls of world ﬁlm. no matter if performed by new Czech surprises and famous artists or the world top stars. Concert halls and clubs offer music of all genres starting from classical music through jazz as far as rock.…come and have some fun… www. musical and opera are accomplished by a range of independent professional ensembles. operetta. Tens of galleries and museums lure for exhibitions of paintings. including children’s and experimental. ballet. In summer you can enjoy the open air cinema. a night sky is irradiate by ﬁreworks and Brno City proves that culture is here alive. statues and photographs. parks and on squares. Come and enjoy yourself! 57 . Traditional theatres with drama.brno. prehistory ﬁndings.cz Culture In the streets you will see statues or a wild masquerade. as well as for interactive technical permanent exhibitions. historic transport vehicles or sacral monuments. music resounds in courtyards.
ndbrno.cz Theatres a Reduta Beautifully reconstructed building (page 14) with a lounge. tel.ced-brno. and so it later could give us talents such as P.cz www. today it has even two stages – Drama and Music – and a number of awards that were earned by its actors E. Derﬂer and presents especially prose and poetry dramatizations about the basic questions of a human life: Havel . Deml – Forgotten light. Poštovská 8D tel.hadivadlo. tel. Malinovského nám. but also many of his Czech and Slovak colleagues (Jára Cimrman Theatre. tel:. A. symbolising his tragic destiny and untimely death. www. director and dramatic Bolek Polívka Theatre adviser F. actor. king of the Walachians and bohemians doesn’t need to be introduced on the stage that used to belong to the Večerní Brno Theatre.cz a HaDivadlo Theatre In 1985 the originally Hanácké Theatre from Prostějov moved to Brno due to pressure from the local authority after ten years of its existence.brno.divadlobolkapolivky. Liška or T.divadloustolu.: +420 542 214 692 e-mail: divadlo@bolek. +420 542 123 411 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The group came from “Tramtárie” Reduta 58 .cz Bolek Polívka Theatre The owner of this cultural tabernacle. Roosveltova 7 a Mahen Theatre Neo Renaissance building (page 38) with monumental column façade is wearing dressy red velvet inside. www. in which it welcomes spectators of drama and operetta performances.cz. In front of Reduta is a statue of small balancing Mozart. Polívka). Donutil. The stage presents not only Bolek.. HavlováVeškrnová.Five letters to Olga.…classical and alternative. Many personalities made their debut in this theatre (D.: +420 533 316 301 e-mail: komercni@mdb. Lidická 16.mdb. Antalová or musical A Midsummer Night‘s Dream.Alchemist.cz www. theatre and Reduta hall. three historically significant buildings and a number of famous personalities that walked their boards. tel. The burdensome theatre for communist regime surprisingly wasn’t abolished. It is led by its founder. Zelný trh 4 Janáček Theatre Brno National Theatre Three ensembles. Jakubské nám. Coelho .cz Experimental Theatre Centre The CED abbreviation covers several professional groups and other projects focused for example on the Encounter International Theatre Festival (page 74). Alfapasáž. B. M. classical ballet and modern choreography. with a single wing growing on his back.: +420 542 212 761 e-mail: produkce@hadivadlo. Zelný trh 9. Studio Dva). Pardus. 1 Brno City Theatre „Mrštíci” – still a local name for this theatre. Zelný trh 9.provazek.cz a Husa na provázku Theatre Two years after its founding in 1967 the theatre had to temporary shorten its name as “husa” too much resembled the name of communist president Husák.cz www. 5 tel. chamber and pompous … www.: +420 542 123 420 e-mail: dus@ced-brno. Matonoha.cz Buranteatr The youngest Brno permanent stage was open in 2008 under the roof of the Dobrovský bookshop. www..: +420 542 158 120 e-mail: email@example.com a Janáček Theatre Impressive glass building (page 40) with an auditorium for 1 383 spectators is focused on the opera repertoire of the 18th–21st century.cz a U stolu Theatre The CED chamber scene is placed in the cellar of Husa na Provázku Theatre.cz www.
absolutnidivadlo.: +420 541 247 274 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www. Bratislavská 32 tel.operadiversa.cz. tel.divadlo-radost. www.cz www.cz Polárka Theatre 60 61 .mdk.cz Radost Puppet Theatre Marta Theatre Studio in Olomouc and is focused on Czech and world drama of the last ﬁfty years.unas. dramatic advisers and other colleagues – students of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts present themselves and their work in the studio that is one of the most visited theatres in the Czech Republic. Tučkova 34. scenographers. You can see there personalities as Chantal Poulain or Jiří and Ondřej Suchý. Theatre for children offers fairy-tales. Bayerova 5. ProNeSou – Theatre Facka Polárka Theatre The former Jitřenka theatre is found next to the Severka restaurant. programmes are available at individual sites.cz www.cz www.name www.cz Theatres Kounicova 22. directors.: +420 542 591 512 e-mail: email@example.com www.eu www.: +420 773 662 131 e-mail: produkce@buran.: +420 548 216 927 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. tel. tel.cx Marta Theatre Studio Future actors.savgoc.divo4.: +420 545 321 273 e-mail: divadlo@divadlo-radost. tel.slawjena.divadlofacka.cz ProNeSou An alternative for the traditional stages are several professional independent ensembles under the ProNeSou umbrella.buran.cz www.…classical and alternative.cz Radost Puppet Theatre The sixty year old tradition of this children’s theatre doesn’t mean that it gets old.divadlolisen.brno. singing and especially marionettes that should once get their own museum.divadlopolarka.sluzebnici.vkarantene. tel.webgarden. chamber and pompous … www.cz www.studiomarta.cz www. Jamborova 65. interesting performances based on the books required at schools and evening shows for their older siblings or parents.cz www.cz www.cz G studio Once a cinema and a recording studio of classical music situated in this functionalistic building.g-studio. They play in various clubs and theatres. Since 2000 it has housed a studio focused on musical evenings and music comedies and the background of the Slawjena group.reptos.cz www.: +420 541 215 583 e-mail: email@example.com www. www.cz www.cz Chanson Theatre Introducing quality music projects connected with traditional French cabaret or Semafor Theatre from the 60’s – these are the objectives of the theatre settled in “Dělnický dům” in Židenice.webgarden. A reconstructed building lives in the rhythm of music. Joštova 6.
.: +420 776 596 266 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Club Alterna A multigenre music club in the university dormitory adjusts its programme to the academic year. tel. wear black please! Bašty 6.cz Metro Music Bar Finally Brno has its metro! The youngest (although with a history stretching to 1937) of the Brno music clubs entrenched with a speed one could expect from a real metro.cz www.: +420 733 669 731 e-mail: email@example.com@email. Komenského nám. Majáles. www. Orlí firstname.lastname@example.org 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. which has always been focused on the work of Brno composer L.podobrazy.cz www.: +420 541 212 091 e-mail: email@example.com. funky. jazz etc.cz Melodka Music Křídlovická 1.melodka. The stage gives a chance also to starting bands and genres include rock.com Besední dům Besední dům Neo Renaissance hall (page 43) offers a shelter to the orchestra of Brno Philharmonics.. Our tip: Have a drink delivered by train! Štefánikova 8. Křížkovského 22. Concerts of local and foreign stars are held usually on Saturdays. Several times monthly concerts of local and foreign artists. tel.cz www.cz Jazz Café Regular jazz Wednesdays and seldom Sunday jamsessions in a café with an interesting wine list.: +420 608 250 364 e-mail: rc.cz www.faval. Kounicova 20/22 tel.: +420 515 533 452 e-mail: korec.cz Jazz Café Podobrazy Club in the Moravian Gallery (page 71) in the historic Governor’s Palace (page 28) opens in summer a quiet garden in the courtyard.jazz-cafe. booming rock and jazz trumpets… www.cz www.metromusic.…smooth strings.cz Faval Music Circus Nearby the Brno Exhibition Centre the music circus offers a colourful mixture of genres from reggae through rock up to hip-hop. Kounicova 48. page 76). Poštovská 6 tel.cz Melodka A successor of the artistic Café Melodie picked a more popular name and current music styles.cz www. its unique taste is given by smoke dried malt. Every year they organise the Špilberk music festival (page 80).cz www.cz Brooklyn Rock Club Hard guys and girls will enjoy this club focused on metal as well as gothic rock.rcbrooklyn.alterna. which offers an ideal place for not only jazz concerts and festivals (page 77).: +420 739 642 488 e-mail: info@kouricikralik. Alfapasáž. ethno. and so there are no concerts during the exam period and summer holidays. tel: +420 605 443 311 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.: +420 732 582 183. tel.cz Music Café Stará Pekárna Club focused on non-commercial and minority genres (ethno.ﬁlharmonie-brno. tel. Any other times you can enjoy chanson. 777 167 372 e-mail: dorota. dance music and metal. 1a tel.cz www. tel.cz.) even has its own TV programme “Blues from Brno Stará Pekárna”. Moravské nám.: +420 539 092 801 e-mail: info@ﬁlharmonie-brno.: +420 541 210 040 e-mail: info@starapekarna. Travelling from a genre to genre happens here everyday – jazz. In the neighbouring Velodrom big concerts and festivals are held (e. Metro Music Bar 62 63 . In spring and winter they organise several thematic festivals (page 74 and 80).brno. 8 tel.g.cz www.brooklyn@seznam. Janáček. punk and pop. which is situated in the city centre and is a partner of signiﬁcant international JazzFestBrno (page 75).
www. 602 583 466 e-mail: dpl@studentagency. a Art Cinema A nice cinema. one of the oldest in Brno.dpl.cz/kina Palace Cinemas Of course that Moravian metropolis offers also multi-cinemas. the club is full of continuously pulsing wave of electronic and dance music.info Cinema-café and Film gallery – Association of friends of Italian opera in the House of Lords of Lipá In the glassed-in atrium of a beautiful Renaissance building (page 25). Minská 19 tel. 605 282 438 e-mail: biograf@seznam. The stage is open also to less known bands that decide price of tickets themselves.: +420 549 247 070.cz.bigbit-restaurant.cz www. booming rock and jazz trumpets… …pohyblivé obrázky v moderních sálech i útulných kavárnách… Music City cinemas Two out of three last traditional cinemas is operated by the Brno Cultural Centre. It has 7 halls with a capacity of almost 1 500 seats.cz www. 547 422 255 e-mail: email@example.com www. 543 560 111 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org a Olympia The ﬁrst Czech modern multi-cinema was founded in 1999 and the Brno people consider it to be theirs although it actually lies in nearby Modřice. One of them is found directly in the historic centre.cz Perpetuum Music Club If you know nothing about dubstep.kinolucerna.: +420 542 211 659 e-mail: kina@bkc. Modřice tel.bkc. lately celebrated its 90th jubilee. the second one is on the edge of the city in a commercial centre in Modřice.: +420 541 213 542 e-mail: email@example.com. 3 tel. In ten halls 2 248 visitors can watch movies at a time. After a performance in the reconstructed hall you can visit the Café.bkc. Slovákova 10 tel.cz www.prateleitalskeopery. jungle or bassline and under the abbreviation DJ you imagine only someone from a popular song then rather avoid this club. e. pleasing especially lovers of ﬁlm classics and non-commercial art ﬁlms. Svobody 17 tel. On the second ﬂoor is a café with a ﬁlm gallery with projection of classical 16mm ﬁlm strips. as for example Febiofest (page 75). Moravské nám.: +420 539 000 770 (DPL) 728 355 676. www.: +420 840 200 240.cz/kina a Scala Cinema The biggest Brno cinema hall with a capacity of almost 500 seats with an indispensable balcony. U dálnice 777.perpetuum. Mečová 2 tel.cz 64 . In summer visitors can also enjoy the open air cinema in the complex of the Brno Outdoor swimming pool. Nám.cz www.cz www.cz e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Bigbít Rock Restaurant Every week two or three bands alternate on the stage faithful to the club name. Blaring music can be of course washed down by a frothy drink. Rooseveltova 9 e-mail: info@perpetuum. The hall is for 200 visitors.: +420 530 327 445 e-mail: email@example.com.…smooth strings.: +420 840 200 240.cz www. Cihlářská 19 tel. with honey or coriander. you can watch a movie while you have a drink. Lucerna Cinema In 1913 builder and entrepreneur Bartoloměj Novák got a building permit to build the oldest Brno cinema and two years later it was open under a name Bio Aladin. As the name suggests.cz a Velký Špalíček A little younger and smaller is the multicinema in the controversial building of the Velký Špalíček shopping centre. It presents movies in distribution as well as festivals and shows.g.
ksomega.cz e-mail: info@mistogalerie. TV studio Netopýr. club and hall offer its premises for film projections.cz.cz www. fairy-tale.cz Cultural centre Omega – Musilka For many years the so-called Musilka has been variegating everyday lives of its visitors by a colourful mixture of all genre concerts and theatre performances. tel. After many changes.cz.cz/sypka Skleněná Louka (Glass Meadow) An architecturally interesting building with a mosaic façade.cz/leitnerka Sýpka Social Centre The ground floor Baroque building in the complex of a former manor was finished in the 70s‘ of the 18th century.com www.vutbr. Brno Shakespeare Festival (page 79). where HaDivadlo Theatre (page 59) once found its shelter. A classic café meets music.brno.: +420 543 213 693 www. as well as audio programmes of famous journalist Jiří Černý or evenings for beginning and advanced writers.cz Trojka Café In the Renaissance House of Lords of Kunštát (page 32) you can find a place where a group of avid people tries to give a boost to the Association of friends of the House of Art (page 72). theatre and all music genres. It is inseparably connected with the local dialect. A several storey house with a club. it became one of the principal places of Czech culture. e.cz www. or in its two cinemas Scala (page 64) and Art (page 64) or the hall of B.cz Fléda An analogy of the Viennese cabaret Fledermause was open in 1911. ﬁlm and theatre events all year round either in the open air.: +420 545 211 891.dodesertu.: +420 773 565 574 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Desert A legend of the Brno cultural pubs.cz. www. tel.: +420 541 141 018 e-mail: kratochvilova@skm. music.sklenenalouka. www.: +420 777 751 277 e-mail: info@3trojka. Today the former granary houses a social centre of Medlánky quarter and organises exhibitions and other cultural events. satiric. Kytnerova 1 e-mail: horvathova@medlanky. 126 tel.brno. 602 579 925 e-mail: klub@selepova. art and theatre. tea room and café occasionally holds concerts.3trojka.cz Semilasso Cultural Centre A building of the oldest Brno cultural centre in the historizing style of the late 19th century underwent an extensive reconstruction several years ago. Dominikánská 9 tel. Bakala. tel. Brno bohemians and Bolek Polívka.com Leitnerova Club An evergreen of the Brno cultural life with an almost 20 year old tradition holds especially folk and alternative concerts. 545 211 875 e-mail: ksomega@ksomega. Šelepova 1 tel.cz Cultural clubs and centres Brno Cultural Centre It organises countless music.: +420 542 427 111 e-mail: bkc@bkc. tel. which was named after the verses written by Brno bohemian poet and car kleptomaniac Antonín Konečný.cz Šelepova No 1 The oldest active club in the Czech Republic.cz www.volny. Štefánikova 24.cz Semilasso 66 67 .: +420 545 575 243 e-mail: glanc@glanc.: +420 533 433 559 e-mail: info@ﬂeda. exhibitions or author‘s reading.g. Gallery. e. Musilova 2a tel.: +420 608 776 614.g. but especially for quality music and theatre performances.cz www.cz www. Leitnerova 2. Palackého tř. theatre performances.…visual.cz www. www. It offers a hall for dance balls. where is space for film.bkc. author‘s reading or theatre. Radnická 4–10.medlanky. traveller’s lectures. simply for everybody… www. theatres as well as services of evangelic priest Sváťa Karásek! Roosveltova 11 tel.starypivovar. Two cellar rooms with walls covered with painting and photo exhibitions regularly hold concerts. gallery. The programme offers concerts for all age categories and theatres.semilasso.ﬂeda.selepova. Božetěchova 1.cz Cultural centre Starý pivovar (Old Brewery) An interesting reconstructed former brewery houses a multifunctional facility focused on non-commercial culture and its support. Kounicova 23 e-mail: info@sklenenalouka.
The most popular is the Summer Shakespeare Festival (page 79) a series of theatre performances in the open air.brno. Bratislava.spilberk. 542 123 612 kasematy: +420 542 123 614 e-mail: muzeum. a Baroque pharmacy – pharmacy from the Elizabethan monastery in Brno. Permanent exhibitions: a Špilberk casemates and Špilberk a Prison of Nations – Baroque fortress architecture and history of the prison that got famous during the 18th and 19th centuries all over Europe.cz MY TIP! Brno City Museum A museum founded in 1904 has been placed in the Špilberk Castle (page 44) since 1960. either in the castle or in the Měnín Gate (page 23).cz Museums and galleries a From Renaissance to Modern Art – permanent art exhibition a New Brno – permanent exhibition of Brno inter-war architecture from 1919– 1939. Ostrava. a Vulcanalia – permanent exhibition about history and present of fireworks art follows up the yearly festival Ignis Brunensis (page 77).…large halls. Every year Špilberk is a stage of many events within the Brno Cultural Summer.brno@spilberk.: +420 542 123 611. Families with children will appreciate an interactive workshop and children’s atelier. The museum also holds temporary displays. a Chapel of the Holy Trinity – chapel was built in 1693 during reconstruction of the castle into a Baroque fortress. The museum also operates the UNESCO site – villa Tugendhat (page 49).cz www. a Špilberk – from castle to fortress – individual stages of development of the castle and its fate during centuries. Špilberk 1. various topics and historic and contemporary art… www. Košíce and Zvolen. 68 69 . which are parallelly held in Prague. 662 24 Brno tel. a Brno on Špilberk – important moments of Brno history from the first mention about the town from 1091 until 1919. In the main season you can visit the permanent exhibitions and a lookout tower with a beautiful view over the historic city centre.
apiculture and meteorology. Permanent exhibition presents a story of the Gipsies in world history.: +420 533 435 282 a Dietrichstein Palace – the biggest Brno Palace (page 15) on Vegetable Market (page 14) has served as a museum since 1911. with paintings and statues from churches and vicarages in the Brno diocese. A rarity is especially the mammoth model in life-size.cz Mendel Museum In 2009. but also as an abbot of the Augustinian monastery in Old Brno (page 46). permanent exhibitions. Brno tel. dedicated to this Moravian Gallery Anthropos Pavilion Leoš Janáček Moravian Museum The second biggest and also the second oldest museum institution in the Czech Republic was founded in 1817 and looks after more than 6 millions exhibits. K.cz www.petrovinfo. Moravia Prehistory.: +420 533 435 280 a Institute of Ethnography – a Baroque building built in 1682–1690 according to the project by architect J.cz a Leoš Janáček Memorial – permanent exhibition about life and work of significant composer with his original study is placed in the garden house by a former organ school. tel.cz Museum of Gipsy Culture One of a few museum of its kind in Europe that preserves proofs of Gipsy history as a part of European heritage and contributes to the battle against xenophobia and racism.cz.cz Sacral Art Museum Found in the intricate premises of the historic building on the Petrov knoll near the cathedral of Sts.cz a The Bishop’s Courtyard – the former residence of the Olomouc bishop (page 19) has always housed a museum. Absolon Memorial.moravska-galerie.mzm. where Leoš Janáček lived with his family in the period 1910–1928. who also studied plant-breeding. tel. Augustin Order of Old Brno Abbey Mendlovo náměstí 1a. Life of the Christ. Peter and Paul (page 16) is the permanent exhibition Vita Christi. Pražák’s Palace (Husova 18) Governor’s Palace (Moravské nám. Great Moravia. After reconstruction in 2000–2002 it holds temporary displays and a new permanent exhibition is being prepared. lectures and accompanying programmes in four buildings: Pražák’s Palace (page 43). Mendel is presented not only as a discoverer of heredity principles. World of Minerals and prof. Permanent exhibitions: Money History in Moravia. Fauna of Moravia. 1a) Museum of Applied Arts (Husova 14). Kobližná 1. 659 37 Brno tel. Muzejní 1.cz www. Information centre Petrov Petrov 1.anthropos. Governor’s Palace (page 28) and the Dušan Jurkovič villa in Žabovřesky. www. Fresh water aquarium and Models of mushrooms with advisory centre. Brno tel. various topics and historic and contemporary art… www.…large halls.: +420 543 248 391 www.: +420 545 571 798 www. It offers temporary displays as well as permanent exhibition: Extinct life in Moravia. Zelný trh 6. the museum opened a new permanent exhibition.muni. tel.: +420 542 422 361 a The Anthropos Pavilion – a unique museum depicts the oldest history of population of Moravia and entire Europe. Erna housed a foundation and school for abandoned noble girls.muni.cz 70 71 . was established in 1961 as a merge of the Picture Gallery of Moravian Museum and Moravian Applied Arts Museum founded in 1873. St. Zelný trh 8.brno.: +420 532 169 131 e-mail: info@moravska-galerie. K. 731 827 428 famous scientist. Museum of Applied Arts (page 43).: +420 541 212 811. pomology. tel.cz www. Moravia in Middle Ages. 603 00 Brno tel. The most renowned event organized by the Moravian Gallery is the International Biennale of Graphic Design (page 77) taking place here since 1963. The Gallery offers displays. J. Mendel.: +420 533 435 220 e-mail: mzm@mzm. Moravian medal making.: +420 731 404 000 e-mail: email@example.com. Bratislavská 67.cz Museums and galleries The Moravian Gallery in Brno The second biggest art museum in the Czech Republic that is focused on a complexity of art. after 125 years from the death of G. Smetanova 14 tel.: +420 543 424 043 e-mail: info@mendelmuseum. Pisárecká 5. 662 26 Brno tel.
theatre performances.ga-brno.wannieckgallery.cz Gallery of the Brno Cultural Centre In the Old Town Hall (page 12) you can visit three galleries.letohradekbrno. Malinovského 2 House of Lords of Kunštát and Gallery G99 Dominikánská 9 tel. the biggest gallery of contemporary art in the Czech Republic.cz www.: +420 603 552 351 e-mail: krat3@volny. lectures. various topics and historic and contemporary art… Did you know that. and in March 2006 the Wannieck Gallery of Contemporary Art was opened in the reconstructed engineering plant. Open at a request. Veletržní 19. It also holds concerts. Štefánikova 22.: +420 542 213 883 e-mail: info@dum-umeni. tel.cz www. has been a part of Brno culture for almost a century. The villa is for hire for conferences.: +420 605 972 588 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Wannieck Gallery Gallery in the historic protected complex of buildings of a former Vaňkovka factory. Museums and galleries resistance. a permanent exhibition documenting foundation of Czechoslovakia and exile wave in the 20th century.cz .dum-umeni.cz/galerie Brno Gallery A private non-commercial gallery focused on art of the second half of the 20th century.: +420 542 424 545 e-mail: info@galeriebrno.…large halls..cz Museum of Czech and Slovak Exile in the 20th century The only museum of its kind in the world. more can be found on page 84. banquets.galeriebrno. The Gallery Mladých is intended for artists under 35 years.: +420 542 427 111 e-mail: galerie@bkc. the Letohrádek Mitrovských Kabinet Gallery is focused on photography. discussions or evening tours with programme in candle light. Ve Vaňkovce 2.: +420 543 256 072. Brno tel.Vaňkovka. Close by is the Gallery 10. which products dominated the entire world market at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Brno tel. Veselá 14. Brno. Wannieck Gallery 72 . drawing and graphics. is situated on the edge of the historic city centre between the railway and bus stations? In 1864 Friedrich Wannieck founded an engineering plant and foundry. parties and other events.cz The Brno City House of Art Institution focused on contemporary art. Centre of architecture Starobrněnská 16/18. Brno tel. 737 287 511 e-mail: info@wannieckgallery. that intermediates and stimulates contacts between artists and public. It includes two houses – House of Art on Malinovsky Square (page 38) and Renaissance House of Lords of Kunštát on Dominikánská Street (page 32) with Gallery G99.. Brno tel. House of Art.cz Architecture Gallery Gallery focused on presentation of local and foreign architecture. A document and presentation centre focused on the first. author’s reading. and the third is Gallery U Dobrého Pastýře.: +420 542 212 506 e-mail: info@ga-brno..cz www. After reconstruction at the turn of millennium the dilapidated complex was changed into the Vaňkovka shopping and social centre. focused on the youngest artists and Art Café Trojka (page 66).cz www. You should know: An overview of the Brno museums wouldn’t be complete without a Technical Museum. Brno tel..kultura-brno.cz www.cz www. Radnická 4–10. a protected monument of Neo Gothic industrial architecture. second and third Villa Mitrovsky A classicist villa in the Luis XVI style with unique frescos offers a stylish display premises for temporary exhibitions.
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Bonjour Brno The Days of French Culture have been saying bonjour – hello to Brno for 15 years. From March till April: concerts, theatre, ﬁlm, dance, exhibitions, lectures… and of course pétanque and pastis in Lužánky park (page 53)! www.bonjourbrno.cz
International Music Festival Brno (MHF)
Jazz and Ethno Spring In February in a cosy club Stará pekárna (page 62) two events start. You can hear there jazz until May, the ethno and world music festival ends a month earlier. www.jazzdoregionu.cz/etnobrno, www.jazzdoregionu.cz/jazzbrno, www.starapekarna.cz
MHF – 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 16) or the Red church (page 42). www.mhf-brno.cz/vfdh 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, workshops and jam sessions in cultural halls and legendary clubs Stará Pekárna, Kouřící králík or Metro. www.jazzfestbrno.cz Čarodějáles Every year on April 30 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
International Music Festival Brno (MHFB) – Exposition of new music One of three arms of the festival (page 81) is the Exposition of new music with ﬁve evenings connected with one topic that changes every year. The performers include the international tops in their music. www.mhf-brno.cz/enh Encounter/International Festival of Theatre Schools An idea of regular meetings at that time still Czechoslovakian theatre schools from Brno, Bratislava and Prague is 20 years old. Since that time other foreign guests enriched the programme. www.encounter.cz One World Festival of documentary ﬁlms about human rights is among the most signiﬁcant in this area. Projections take place in many town of ČR, in Brno it is held on several places – e.g. Art Cinema (page 64) or Fléda (page 66). www.jedensvet.cz
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Cultural events 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. http://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.bkc.cz/tmavomodry.php Brno Museum Night On the same Saturday night as in Paris or Amsterdam twenty Brno galleries and museums come to live with theatre, music, but mainly with visitors – as more than 150 thousand of them come on that night. www.brnenskamuzejninoc.cz European Film Days A ﬁlm festival in the Art Cinema (page 64) offers its visitors to see within several days a selection of the best from present European cinematography. www.bkc.cz, http://euroﬁlmfest.cz
Mezi ploty (Between fences) Concentus Moraviae
Mezi ploty (Between fences) A mental home in Černovice quarter is the second place in the Czech Republic, where the organisers try to connect the world of the sick and healthy via music, theatres and art. www.meziploty.cz Statues in the streets – BRNO ART OPEN For two months the streets and parks come to live with the temporary 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 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, small breweries festival by the Old Town Hall… www.ignisbrunensis.cz
International Music Festival of 13 Towns CONCENTUS MORAVIAE Thirty concerts in inspiring environment of chateaux, castles, synagogues, churches and museums in almost 20 towns in the South Moravian and Vysočina regions. www.concentus-moraviae.cz 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
Dark Blue festival
Brno Museum Night
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Biennale of Graphic Design Every second year (even) the oldest graphic design show in the world is held. Its ﬁrst annual dates back to 1963. Exhibitions and accompanying events can be seen for four months. www.moravska-galerie.cz/cs/bienale
Babylonfest F Scéna
Babylonfest A multicultural open air festival with concerts of Czech and foreign bands focused on ethno and world music is held on the stages in the park on Moravian Square (page 28) and in the courtyard of the Špilberk castle (page 44). www.bkc.cz/babylonfest 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. www.divadelnisvetbrno.cz Starlit sky above me The Brno small and untraditional theatre groups that have no roof over their heads were offered a stage and a special festival in the Polárka Theatre (page 61). www.divadlopolarka.cz European Music Celebration Since 1982, when it was born in France, June 21 has been a day of music. All over Europe on that day thousands of bands of all genres play on squares, in parks and cafés. www.bkc.cz F Scene Five extended weekends from June till the end of July is dedicated to folk dancing, music and traditions. Folklore ensembles, including the famous Ondráš, perform on the courtyards in Špilberk (page 44) and Old Town Hall (page 12). www.folklornisdruzeni.cz/f-scena
Month of author’s reading The biggest Czech literary festival cannot complain about a little interest from visitors during summer. Every day in July in the Husa na Provázku Theatre (page 59) three encounters with Czech and foreign authors are held. www.autorskecteni.cz Brno Shakespeare Festival Famous actors and directors alternate on the Špilberk (page 44) stage under the starlit sky to pay tribute to famous English playwright W. Shakespeare. www.shakespeare.cz
Happy summer evenings One week interval during the theatre holidays belongs to a minifestival of own plays and friends. And so even in summer from morning till evening fairytales and performances for adults bring happiness (Radost) to visitors in the theatre of the same name (page 60)! www.divadlo-radost.cz Brno International guitar festival and courses The third week in August has for almost 20 years belonged to guitar lovers, 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.guitarcz.com
Biennale of Graphic Design Brno Shakespeare Festival
and non-heterosexual visitors.php Jazz.b16.cz/mff Brno Day The third weekend in August is dedicated to the events commemorating successful defence against the Swedish siege during the Thirty Year War in 1645.bvv. exhibitions and ﬁreworks. which has welcomed its audience for already a half a century.cz MHF – Moravian Autumn The MHF is accomplished by the autumn festival with chamber and symphonic concerts.bkc.starapekarna.cz.cz. Popular sporting events include for example interesting motor sport shows: April – Masaryk Circuit Spring Prix June – FIA WTTC – World Touring Car Championship July – Cardion ab Grand Prix of the Czech Republic August – Grand Prix of the Czech Republic – MotoGP World Championship More information can be found at www.cz International folklore festival At the end of summer holidays folklore ensembles in colourful folk costumes dance on the Freedom Square (page 24). www. www. 80 81 . www. solo and opera performances.cz Cultural events October ŠPILBERK International music festival The Špilberk castle courtyard (page 44) offers its premises also to the series of ﬁve symphonic concerts. Alternative and Ethno Brno From September till the end of the year the Stará pekárna (page 62) holds festivals of ethno and jazz music to follow up the spring programme. www.jazzdoregionu. music sounds.ﬁlharmonie-brno. a.cz 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.brno-circuit. The event includes alternative concerts and ﬁlm projection.cz/festivalvedy.s. performances and competitions all over Brno.cz September Science Festival “Science is no big deal” says the event that tries to popularize science in an amusing and unusual way of workshops. www. which has an almost 50 year tradition. organizes more than ﬁ fty trade fairs in various ﬁelds.jazzdoregionu..cz The Brno City holds many cultural events as well as signiﬁcant trade fairs and sporting events. out of which three are played by the Brno Philharmonics (page 62) and two are performed by the visiting orchestras. Historic parade. www. The event includes a traditional fair and exhibitions.cz International folklore festival MHF – Moravian Autumn December Christmas in the Brno Town Hall Just before the Christmas Eve. in the New (page 30) and Old (page 12) Town Halls. Veletrhy Brno. from engineering through fashion up to travelling. city in geyser of colourful lights… www. www.cz/moravsky-podzim/cz Brno Sixteen The classic 16milimetre ﬁlm material gave a name to the international show of shortfootage non-commercial actors’ ﬁlm.snip-brno.bkc.brno. Up-to-date information can be found at www. costumes from the battle and traditional fair.cz. on December 23. www.cz/alternativabrno.mhf-brno.mezipatra. www.…artists in the streets.folklornet. eager children and their parents can visit the New Town Hall (page 30) and enjoy the presents – music and theatre performances. www. www.
Tigers’ rocks and Safari… www. In the lower parts you can ﬁnd e.brno. mooses.cz Did you know that..: +420 546 432 311 Akvárium. tel. Radnická 6 602 00 Brno. Found on the slopes are large ranges for lamas. reindeer and bouquetins. wildebeests.: +420 542 211 701 e-mail: email@example.com www. antelopes. concert or for a family visit.…excursion to the world of exotic fauna. Maybe you came for business or to spent private holidays. Leisure time Many things can lure you to Brno.. sporting event. 82 . to see a trade fair. or you want to see Capuchin mummies or one of the unique theatre festivals or ﬁreworks.g. which is separated from the ranges only by thick glass. and a large Safari range for zebras. Situated on the long ridge is the Tropical Kingdom pavilion for representants of tropical fauna including popular suricats.zoobrno. giraffes and ostriches. And maybe you don’t have any reason at all and you came to Brno by mistake. monkeys. the above mentioned polar bears. dog show. or Beringia complex – for wolves and beavers with a replica of an Indian log cabin with a totem. in 1937–1941 a temporary zoo was found in the Tyrš Garden (page 54). ﬂora and fauna from over the world and exhibition of photographs with an undersea theme. tel.cz …the Brno zoo had three less famous predecessors? In the 19th century it was an experimental station for domestic and exotic animal breeding in Nové Sady and a small zoo in Lužánky (page 53). The complex offers stalls with refreshments. 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. The zoo breeds circa 800 animals of 210 species from all world continents except for Antarctica. Of course there is also a children’s zoo with pet animals and exotic birds pavilion. children’s playground and a lecture hall. Zoo The zoo that in 2008 got famous for having two polar bear cubs covers an area of 65 ha on the slopes and a ridge of the Mniší Mountain in Bystrc quarter. U Zoologické zahrady 46 635 00 Brno. Tigers’ rocks pavilion with an all-year-round open restaurant U Tygra. …the Brno zoo has a permanent aquarist exhibition situated in the historic premises of the Old Town Hall? In 84 aquariums you can see numerous representants of sea and fresh water ﬁsh. Maybe you like fast cars and even faster motorbikes.
602 00 Brno tel. wind mill in Kuželov (page 107) and water mill in Slup (page 103). bookbinder.cz www.5 m diameter.: +420 776 346 866 (Ing. twenty nebulae and star clusters and also a number of solar system bodies.cz …one of the unique objects in the Technical Museum is the historic stereovision. where everybody can try many experiments from the mechanics of solid figures. optics.cz Did you know that.cz The Nicholas Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium The observatory and planetarium is found in the park at Kraví Hora.modelovysvet. On the top ﬂoor is the popular technical playroom.cz www. with 200 seats and the latest technology that enables projection of nine thousand stars. where a 3D picture is viewed by up to 25 spectators at once. communication technology.cz …the observatory got its name after the most famous astronomer in 1973. aviation. smithy in Těšany (page 99).. tailor. metallurgy. nearby the indoor and outdoor swimming pools (page 89). locksmith. Purkyňova 105 612 00 Brno – Královo Pole tel.…observatory. Technical Museum and model railway… www. look into a shop with coffee-roasting plant or to the dentist. metalworking.brno.. Old ironworks near Adamov (page 100).: +420 541 321 287 e-mail: e-mail@hvezdarna. Jančík) e-mail: jancik@modelovysvet. on the 500th anniversary of birth of Nicholas Copernicus? However. …Technical Museum looks after several other interesting buildings in South Moravia? For example the complex of Czechoslovakian fortiﬁcation in Šatov. E-pasáž. acoustics. gas and liquids. school programmes and interactive fairy-tales. Model World In one of the shopping passages in the city centre you can see the biggest trackage in the H0 size in the Czech Republic.hvezdarna. 84 85 . Over the last ﬁfty years of its existence the planetarium has been visited by more than two and a half million visitors. ﬁgures. is the only preserved and functional original in Central Europe. shoemaker and barber. They usually take place in the big planetarium with a cupola of a 17. You can walk through the street of trades with workshops of a clockmaker. electricity and magnetism. the observatory offers programmes for children. the model includes tens of little houses. It operates 40 trains including TGV express. Besides that you can try a 26 m long Carrera slot racing. Leisure time Technical Museum Modern and big museum offers the permanent exhibitions of history of transportation. cutler‘s. Josefská 7/9. RC slot cars and the smallest children can play on the trackage with Thomas – the puff-puff. Kraví hora 2.: +420 541 421 411 e-mail: info@technicalmuseum. he probably never visited Brno and not even his ancestors came from Brno. Every twenty minutes day and night alternate on the trackage and the sky is lit with stars. 616 00 Brno tel. salon of mechanical music and culture of the blind. lectures. youth and adults. trees.technicalmuseum.cz www. moving cars and a cable car. Besides regular observations of the Sun and the night sky that depends on weather. a former popular attraction and forerunner of a cinema? An apparatus with stereo-slides. water and steam engines.
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. Cyclists below the Veveří Castle … boat transport is a part of the Brno public transport? Trams will take you right to the Brno Dam. is a popular destination of weekend walks.. Presently the castle complex is under a long-term reconstruction and every year you can see other accessible premises. His daughter Caroline was born in the castle. Mariánské Valley is throughout the year a popular destinations for hikes and cycling trips. concerts. It is a dominant feature of Brno similarly as Špilberk (page 44) or the cathedral of Sts. You can also visit some of the many cultural and social events. lake surface and beautiful nature… www.: +420 549 420 164 e-mail: kastelan@veveri. One of the most popular places is the Veveří Castle.dpmb. limestone rocks and old settlements on high stone headlands.veveri. exhibitions.cz Mariánské Valley A romantic valley and nature reserve on the eastern edge of the city neighbours with the Moravian Karst (page 100). You can find there large lakes for swimming in summer. long forest trails. in winter it lures ice-skaters and cross-country skiers. later Saxon Queen. www. covered by a network of trails.…royal castle. however. surfing. …on the beginning of the 20th century the Veveří Castle was twice visited by later British prime minister Winston Churchill? As a friend of the last owner De ForestBischofsheim in 1905 he came for a hunt.cz.brno. Dopravní podnik města Brna tel. The trips to the Brno Dam used to be full of swimming.: +420 543 174 317.cz Veveří Castle The surroundings of the Brno Dam with forests and many attractive nooks are an ideal destination for hikers and cyclists. so when the Dam is clean and ﬁ lled up again. son of deposed Swedish King Gustav IV Adolf. wine-tasting and wine celebrations that are held in the castle. Brno Dam The Brno Dam lake covering 252 ha and 10 km long was built on the Svratka River between 1936–1940.dpmb. Peter and Paul (page 16).cz Leisure time Hády The woody Hády Hill (424. Veveří Castle Did you know that.cz www. romantic medieval residence above the lake surface. 86 87 . 664 71 Veverská Bítýška tel.3 m) is a transmitting tower visible from far away and a vast limestone quarry on the north-eastern edge of Brno.. you should really go for this unforgettable boat trip! …in 1830 the Veveří Castle was a seat of the emigrant Swedish royal court? It was established by Prince Gustav Vasa. sightseeing boat trips and other water sports. Because of these reasons we recommend to verify the current operation of boat transport at the website www. and three years later he spent a part of his honeymoon in the castle. A former hunting lodge has an eight centuries long history and remembers times of glory as well as deep sorrow. nowadays the lake’s bottom is being cleaned and water is gradually let out. The most interesting places include the environs of the lakes on the bottom of the Růža quarry and Šumber rock. A plateau.
experts. Bauerova 7.cz Outdoor swimming pool Riviéra in Pisárky Cascade of river swimming pools of various depths.lazne-brno. Křížíkova 9d. 612 00 Brno tel. show-track and a number of attractions for Did you know that. www.cz www. trampolines. 603 00 Brno tel. 615 00 Brno tel. The circuit offers regular races of motorbikes and cars as well as trail rides. children’s FunParkBrno (page 91). children’s pool. tel.rivec. healing baths and swimming courses for children and adults. trampoline. mud baths.automotodrombrno. driving their own cars or on bikes. children’s park with a sandpit and slide. adult fans and children. inﬂatable attractions. Kraví hora.com Outdoor swimming pool Královopolská 25 m long summer pool for swimmers.kravihora-brno. 1930 the ﬁrst big circuit car race took place.cz Town swimming pool Zábrdovice Summer outdoor swimming pool 50 m long. umbrellas for hire.: +420 549 216 331 www.cz Outdoor swimming pool Kraví Hora Automotodrom Masaryk Circuit In 1985–1987 between Brno-Žebětín quarter and Ostrovačice village a 5 403 m long racing circuit was built. indoor shooting range. club trainings. The prime sporting show of the Masaryk Circuit is the yearly Grand Prix of the Czech Republic – MotoGP World Championship held in August.brno-circuit.: +420 545 576 902 www.: +420 733 676 566 www. 612 00 Brno tel. beach volleyball court. whirlpools. company presentations and other sporting activities. the ﬁrst motorbike race was held in 1950. The track was later shortened and adjusted for motorbike racing. large lawns. 602 00 Brno tel.cz …racing sport has been in Brno at home since 1903.: +420 548 422 530. massages. cross-country skis. in summer outdoor swimming pool 50 m with a slide and multipurpose playground for ball games. pétanque and beach volleyball. It contains even a golf course (page 95).koupaliste-krpole. tel. toboggan.cz Outdoor swimming pool Brno Summer outdoor swimming pool with toboggan and slides. Outdoor swimming pool Kraví Hora 88 89 . physical rehabilitation. The circuit is occasionally open for visitors on in-liners. lawn for sunbathing and beach volleyball court..lazne-brno. with artificial surf. galvanism. tel.: +420 543 235 068 Ponávka.cz Leisure time Outdoor and indoor swimming pools Outdoor swimming pool Kraví Hora Modern complex with indoor swimming pool 25 m. to swimming and relaxation… www.: +420 543 216 434 www. Nádražní. 25 m long pool for non-swimmers and children. solarium. Dobrovského ulice.cz Spa of the Brno City Indoor swimming pools. children’s pool and whirlpool.: +420 542 210 874 www.…to the world of racing and speed. It replaced the former classical track through the outskirts of the city that was used for racing from 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. tel. The thirty kilometres long racing track was established in a record time and led through the outskirts of Brno. The Masaryk Circuit is concerned to be one of the safest circuits in the world and thanks to its location in the woody countryside it is also one of the most beautiful.brno.koupalistebrno.: +420 545 571 684 Rašínova. Zábrdovická 13. low ropes course.: +420 546 123 300 www..
The hall covering an area of 2 800 m 2 offers many attractions – labyrinth. www. carousel.cz. a Are you looking for summer entertainment for a whole day? Try the children’s FunPark in the Outdoor swimming pool Brno (page 89) in Královo Pole. slides and rope course. trampolines and multifunctional playground. It is secured by a safe system and includes 10 rope obstacles in the height 2 up to 4 m. a In bad weather or in winter you can take your children to the family entertainment park BONGO BRNO. sport and leisure time. gym.cz www. where it joins the long-distance route Brno–Vienna. volcano slide.: +420 545 222 672. Both are very popular also among the in-line skaters.: +420 607 111 477 e-mail: brno@lanovecentrum. inﬂatable castle. slides. sauna.funparkbrno. You can find there trampolines. and 3D dioramas with many ﬁgures of prehistoric hunters and pickers. www.lanovecentrum. wooden monkey bars. solarium and massages. tel.: +420 541 425 832 www. Everybody older than 10 years and taller than 120 cm is welcome. where you can see accompanying children’s programmes. wittily supplemented with their footprints on the ﬂoor. Minimum height 140 cm. art courses and others. www. 638 00 Brno-Lesná tel.junglepark.brno. At the end the bravest participants can try a 30 m long special swing. You can also see many rare original findings of Palaeolithic tools. gym. 3. Children gradually encounter various footbridges. e. a branch of the Moravian Museum (page 70) with a permanent exhibition focused on prehistory. toboggans. outdoor paddling pool and a lawn for sunbathing.…ropes courses and entertainment for children… www. and 70 m long funicular. clamber net and Jungle Park Ropes Course climbing wall. Bongo Brno 91 .cz www. The Svratka route leads from the Brno Dam to the south of the city. a Found close to the Jungle Park is not only the Riviéra outdoor swimming pool (page 89). out of the main season on weekends and after arrangement.g. 602 00 Brno tel. but also the Anthropos Pavilion. pool with balls. relaxation pool. 12 m long slide and diving board. open all year round. Milénova 13. copies of cave art. 14 m high Alpine Tower with vertical obstacles. jumping castles. PROUD Ropes Course a The Jungle Park ropes course prepared for children from the age of four and height 100 cm the Maugli Course. More information can be found at www.cz Jungle Park Ropes Course The complex situated in the forest on the right bank of the Svratka River in BrnoPisárky offers 33 rope obstacles in the height from 3 up to 7 m and two crossings over the river. 638 00 Brno tel. It is open daily from April till the end of September.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. conjurer‘s performances.cz My tip for families with children Leisure time Indoor swimming stadium Za Lužánkami Indoor swimming pool 50 x 21 m.brno. ladders and nets. climbing wall.kometaps. racing course.cz in the section Culture. 16 individual and 6 team high obstacles.cz Indoor swimming pool Tesla Indoor swimming pool 25 m with heated water. the Svitava route leads along the Svitava River to Bílovice nad Svitavou and the Moravian Karst.5 m high model of the primeval giant with a baby mammoth.cz.cz PROUD Ropes Course The complex is open all year round and offers 15 low. Halasovo náměstí 7.bongobrno. toy cars and two big tents. skeletons of extinct animals.tjtesla.: +420 775 586 453 e-mail: info@junglepark. Children like especially the mammoth. Sportovní 4.
Distance from Brno: 9 km Na Golfu 1772.austerlitz-golf-resort. 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. The course is difﬁcult and interesting thanks to the natural obstacles. 664 34 Kuřim tel. The complex includes a 300 m long driving range. pro-shop. situated in the picturesque valley between Kuřim and Jinačovice near the Brno Dam (page 86).cz Golf Golf Course Slavkov u Brna – Austerlitz An 18-hole golf course.cz www.golfbrno. putting green. golf equipment for rent. pro-shop. Stone and Iron.cz The Czech Republic can presently offer eighty golf courses and several new ones are being built.…welcome to the green world… www. we will take you gradually to four golf courses. It offers a driving range. In 2006 and 2007 gradually three “nines” were opened. deep bunkers and artiﬁcial lakes. was designed by architects Jonathan Gaunt and Steven Marnoch. And because Brno is an excellent starting point for those who want to try everything what South Moravia can offer to golf players. Distance from Brno: 25 km Na Golfovém hřišti 1020 684 01 Slavkov u Brna tel.: +420 541 511 711 e-mail: info@golfbrno. accommodation. It includes high quality training areas and a 6-hole public course.cz www. Kaskáda Golf Complex A 27-hole course with a 6-hole academy for beginners. putting green. called Wooden.cz 92 . and South Moravia is certainly not behindhand.brno. golf cart. designed by a renowned Austrian golf architect office of Hans-Georg Erhardt of Steyer. was opened in 2001. situated directly in the garden of the Austerlitz Chateau (page 98). golf cart and the Kaskáda hotel with restaurant and accommodation in bungalows with a view over the golf course.: +420 544 221 963 e-mail: golf@agrt. restaurant. golf equipment for rent.
The rarities include a stone menhir.golfbrno.cz. You should know As the address book of all sports clubs. proshop and golf equipment hire. sport and leisure time you can ﬁnd all sorts of sporting disciplines and facilities. Andrews course.brno.cz and www. It is very diverse and demanding good physical condition of players. pro-shop and refreshments. It offers a driving range.…welcome to the green world… www.cz www. golf equipment hire.cz Sokrates Golf & Country Club Kořenec The golf complex is sensitively set into the countryside of the Drahanská Highlands as a harmonious part of nature. from which you will certainly choose the right one. A diverse 18-hole course designed by Libor Jirásek and Miloslav Buř ival was opened in 2005. riding schools and other sporting centres would never ﬁt into this guide.cz. Distance from Brno: 55 km Kořenec 174. putting and chipping green.cz Our tip: Three Golf Emperors Within the cooperation of three biggest golf courses in South Moravia you can try playing on the courses in Kuřim.cz Golf Golf club AMK Automotodrom Brno The complex of Masaryk Circuit – Automotodrom (page 88) includes a 9-hole golf course covering an area of circa 20 ha.brno. driving bunkers and a stylish clubroom with restaurant. 94 95 . It includes a driving range. fitness centres. Other tips and ideas can be found at for example www.cz www. bridges and other specialities in the style of the legendary St. More information about the golf packet of Three Golf Emperors can be found at www. Distance from Brno: 9 km Na Golfu 1772.cz. In the section Culture. 664 34 Kuřim tel. we recommend the internet site of the Brno City www. putting and chipping green.: +420 541 511 711 e-mail: info@golfbrno. 680 01 Boskovice tel.: +420 516 467 504 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Slavkov and Kořenec u Boskovic at one price.ccrjm.
statues and forest temples. You can see many sites. unique cultural traditions and excellent gastronomy.…with the city behind your back or the best from South Moravia… www. the famous conﬂict of the Napoleonic wars – the Battle of Austerlitz – took place.jizni-morava. living folklore with folk music. Moravian Karst and Tišnov Region A romantic karst area is admirable thanks to the charming nature as well as the accessible complexes of the stalactite caves. colonnades. Slovácko (Moravian Slovakia) The south-eastern region is characterised by rich. 1805. The Znojmo Region and Podyjí The centre of the fertile region of vineyards and fruit orchards is the ancient town of Znojmo. To travel to Brno and not to see the South Moravian countryside would be a real pity. enrolled on the UNESCO World Heritage List as the largest composed area in the world (page 104–105). chateaux. South Moravia thanks to its advantageous location on the crossroads of business routes has always been a place where people from wherever met on their ways. picturesque nature. swamp forests. one of four Czech National Parks. and a popular holiday resort around the Vranov Dam (page 102–103). where the armistice was signed after the battle (page 98–99). from which you will certainly pick for yourself. interesting technical sites and well-known pilgrimage destinations with a tradition longer than a thousand years (page 100–101). This hospitable country offers many historic sites. Lovers of nature will be lured to the Podyjí. you can imagine ﬁ ve Moravian tourist regions as a vine leaf – a magical pentagon of lures and pleasures.cz Trips in the environs The Austerlitz Battleﬁeld East of Brno on December 2. the famous Macocha Abyss. costumes. dancing celebrations and traditional trades. chapels. 96 97 . situated along the Dyje River. the Lednice-Valtice Composed Area. And as the symbol of South Moravia is wine. a unique canal and archaeological sites (page 106–107). several museum permanent exhibitions and the Austerlitz Chateau. Pálava and the LedniceValtice Composed Area Found in the southernmost tip of Moravia is the charming countryside of swamp forests.
fantastic animals or musical instruments. The night from 2 to 3 December 1805 Emperor Napoleon stayed there overnight. Old Post Ofﬁce near Pozořice A building of a former post station on the way between Brno and Vyškov from 1785. www. Smithy in Těšany The Baroque smithy from the 18th century with a permanent exhibition of smithery and wheelwright‘s workshop. restaurant and hotel. Every year at the turn of November and December pious events are held. 4.10 most interesting places www. A three-dimensional map shows location of the armies before the battle. rides in carriages. permanent exhibitions of the Brno Regional Museum. café. www. Zoo with exotic and domestic animals. Napoleonic permanent exhibition. Bučovice Chateau Renaissance chateau built 1575–1583 with stylish interiors and garden.muzeumbrnenska.cz 6. Aircraft Museum.cz 2.bucovice-zamek. branch of the Brno Technical Museum. Baroque alterations according to the project by J. 1805 the armistice between France and Austria was signed in the Baroque chateau with a large park. Rajhrad Monastery The Benedictine monastery founded around 1048. Wind Mill in Ruprechtov Technical site.cz 9. Unique courtyard with a fountain and arcades with 90 columns.cz 7. cultural and social events. www. B. www. The Cairn of Peace (Mohyla míru) An accessible stone Art-Nouveau chapel on the knoll above the Prace village.jizni-morava.cz 3. Tours through historical interiors.cz 8. Žuráň Knoll A knoll between Šlapanice and Podolí. Dinopark with moving and sounded models of 30 prehistoric animals.tvarozna. during the battle a seat of the headquarters of both ﬁghting armies.cz The Austerlitz Battleﬁeld and environs 1. Santini.zamek-slavkov. dinopark. A part of the monastery houses an accessible Memorial to Literature in Moravia. www. Renaissance chateau houses the Vyškov Regional Museum.cz 5. Santon Hillock A hillock by the Tvarožná village with a chapel and a French canon replica. www.cz 10.vyskov-mesto. aquapark Historic square with a Town Hall. www. coats of arms. old post ofﬁce. Today the mill serves as a family guesthouse. during the anniversary of the conﬂict a site of the battle re-enactment. where Emperor Napoleon saw his legendary Austerlitz sun – “le soleil d´Austerlitz”. one of the most famous sites on the Austerlitz battleﬁeld.staraposta. Slavkov Chateau A town that the whole world knows as Austerlitz. The Brno Regional Museum Brno. On December 6. indoor aquapark.mlynruprechtov.muzeumbrnenska. wind mill from 1880 with the Halladay‘s turbine. accessible by arrangement. a timeless memento of all victims of the Battle of Austerlitz. The Town of Vyškov – zoo. www. Museum with souvenirs.technicalmuseum. decorated with 540 reliefs depicting war motifs. www.cz 6 1 7 2 8 3 9 4 10 99 5 .
Zwettl altar in Adamov The Neo-Gothic church of St. café. www. Wild West. Main pilgrimage in May on Pentecost.boskovice. capitular hall.cz 4.cz 2. www. Barbara with a valuable altar. Pernštejn Castle One of the best preserved European Gothic-Renaissance fortresses. www. a permanent exhibition of metallurgy with models. archaeological ﬁndings and cast-iron products. Museum of historic farming machinery.modrotisk-danzinger. www. Santini. Shop. forest-park.cz 100 10 . Caves of the Blaník knights in Rudka near Kunštát Caves with statues of knights and St. open-air museum of smelting furnaces. Gothic castle ruins.technicalmuseum.adamov. Lysice Chateau Baroque chateau surrounded by a water moat and French garden with a column colonnade and sala terrena.cz 9. torso of the statue of T. Wenceslas on a horse. Empire-styled chateau. Blueprint workshop in Olešnice Hand making of blueprint textile. Nearby you can also visit a wind mill in Rudice and the Rudice sink.cz 6. B.npu. synagogue with a permanent exhibition. www. Balcarka and Výpustek caves Caves accessible to public with stalactites and stalagmites.cz Moravian Karst and Tišnov Region 5 1 1. Accessible to public are: the courtyard with a cloister. drying and dying in barrels with blue natural dye from indigo. permanent exhibitions of the Brno Regional Museum. built according to the project by J. www. Day and night sightseeing tours in costumes. a tour leads to the bottom of the 140 m deep Macocha Abyss. www.name 8.rudka. founded in 1233 by Queen Constance. Porta Coeli Monastery in Předklášteří near Tišnov The women‘s Cistercian monastery Porta Coeli. www. Romanesque-Gothic basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with a unique Gothic portal in the French cathedral style. G. pattern is placed on the textile with the help of hand-curved forms. A part of the tour through the Punkevní caves leads by boats on the subterranean Punkva River. Ann and ambits. Masaryk. aquapark and Wild West town. Kateřinská caves.zameklysice. exhibitions of ﬂower decorations. Every year at the beginning of July historic celebrations of the Pernštejn manor. The Town of Boskovice – Jewish monuments. samples of local ore.katolik.cz 5. Pilgrimage complex in Křtiny A monumental Baroque church of the Name of the Virgin Mary with the chapel of St.jizni-morava.cz 9 6 2 7 3 8 4 10. www. panel woodcutting from 1525 from Austrian Zwettl. http://krtiny. aquapark A preserved Jewish quarter. several sightseeing routes.10 most interesting places www. look-out tower.cavemk. Punkevní caves. Sloupsko-šošůvské caves.cz 7. Františka Ironworks in the Josefovské valley near Adamov The oldest preserved ironworks in Central Europe from the 18th century.cz 3. A cable car from the entrance to the caves to the top edge of the abyss with look-out platforms.muzeumbrnenska.
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