Category Archives: Must See In Brno
The castle is lying upon the river Svratka in the north end of Brno dam. This gothiccastle was founded in the 13th century. During centuries a small manor wastransformed into a large castle with huge fortifications and towers. In 19th centurycountess Ypsilanti rebuilt the surroundings into parkside with glasshouses.The area surrounding the castle is hilly and woody, it is a good choice for having apicnic because of the nice view of the dam. You can get there by bus, bike or by boatacross the dam.
This 10 kilometres long dam, also called the “Sea of Brno”, used to be one of themost frequent recreation areas, where boats were anchored and the greenmeadows around attracted people for long walks. It is still a very popular centrefor relaxation and sports activities, especially the water sports such as windsurfing,canoeing, sailing, fishing and many more. With regrets we have to say, thatswimming in the dam is at your own risk because of cyanobacteria.The best way how to get there is to take tram No.1 and get out at the “Pristavistestation”.If you want to take a longer walk, go to the north to the Veveri castle.
The complex of the most modern university buildings in Europe. It is situated next tothe university hospital of Brno. The theoretical departments of Faculty of Medicine,Faculty of Science and Faculty of Sports Studies are situated there.Take a bus No. 60 or 61 to bus stop “Nemocnice Bohunice” or you can take a trolleybus No. 25 from Mendel square to the same bus stop.
This fairground is most important exhibition ground in the Czech Republic. It issituated in Pisarky valley near Mendel square. It was founded in 1928. The pavilionswere designed by elite architects of that era. Many exhibitions such as theinternational machine, industries exhibit, invex, the concerts of the best rock bandslike Linkin Park, Rolling Stones can be seen here.How to get there: tram No. 1, tram stop called “Výstaviště”.
If you want to get rest in a forest within the city of Brno, you should go to Jundrov.The wide forest-park is just few minutes by tram from the centre. Many pavementscross this park. You can meet mouflons, deer, wild pigs and many other animalsthere.How to get there:the bus No. 52 from Mendel square (“Mendlovo namesti”), it’s thestop “Stara dalnice”.
The crypt is situated in the basement of Elevation of the Holy Cross Church nearMasarykova street. There you can find mummified bodies of more than 50 people,monks and Aristocrats from the 18th century. The bodies were mummified just by airand you can admire their whole physiognomy. The body of famous Baron Trenck, aleader of dragoon regiment (one kind of Brno beer is named in his honor) andSt.Clementine relics are burried there.
The jewel of functionalism is situated in the Cerna pole quarter. It was created byfamous architect Ludwig Miese van den Rohe for Mr and Mrs Tuggendhat in 1928.Because of their Jewish origin, they had to escape and the house was used by WillyMesserschmidt, a German aircraft engineer. After the second World War, Red armyruined almost the whole interior. After the Velvet revolution, the house wasreconstructed and in 2001 his importance was declared by its inclusion in UNESCOpatrimony.
The pedestrian zone going from the northwest part of Namesti Svobody and leadingto Jostova – where many tram stops can be found.Looking for a great place, where anyone meets anyone? You can´t miss Česka street,the biggest meeting point where young couples have dates under the clock,classmates start their way around pubs and children wait for their mums. Every dayand night time, you can meet someone here.
The dominating feature of the city centre, the square of triangular shape, is NamestiSvobody. The first thing that you may notice is the plague column and Skacel´s publicfontain where the parts of his poems are written.The whole square is bordered by bourgeois houses where historical elementstogether with modern ones are gently mixed.The square is an attractive place especially when traditional Christmas and Eastermarkets take place. Do not forget the every-year November gustation of wine fromthe Czech fields. It is a unique experience.
This church was built on the rocky edge of the old part of the city. Together withSpilberk they make up an incommutable panorama of Brno. We can find thecathedral of St. Paul and St. Peter and the Bishop´s residence there.The cathedral of St. Paul and St. Peter is the oldest Cathedral in Brno, its beginningsare dated to 11-12th century.It was rebuilt into a gothic church in the 14th century and it was given the final formin the years 1904 and 1905 when the two towers, the dominating features, were built inneogothic style.You can find Petrov on one of the Czech coins.