Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Brno, Czechia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 8.7 km
Ascend 269 m
Descend 187 m

Explore Brno in Czechia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in BrnoIndividual Sights in Brno

Sight 1: Synagoga Agudas achim

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The Agudas Achim Synagogue is a functionalist synagogue in the Trnitá district of Brno, Skořepka 13. It was built in 1935–1936. In 2002, it was the only synagogue of its kind in Moravia and Silesia. It is protected as a cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Synagoga Agudas achim (CS)

648 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: svatý Josef

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St. Joseph's Church is originally a Roman Catholic monastery church, part of the Franciscan convent, later the Ursuline nuns. It is located in Josefská Street in the Brno-střed district of Brno. In 2009 it was given to the Greek Catholic Church.

Wikipedia: Kostel svatého Josefa (Brno) (CS)

160 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: svatá Maří Magdalena

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svatá Maří Magdalena

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Brno is a Roman Catholic church on the corner of Masaryk and Františkánská Streets, built between 1651 and 1654, probably by the builder Ondřej Erna, on the site of a former synagogue for the Brno Franciscans. The current appearance dates back to 1852, when the reconstruction took place. The church is protected as a cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Kostel svaté Máří Magdalény (Brno) (CS)

205 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: sloup Nejsvětější Trojice

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The Holy Trinity Column is a High Baroque sculpture built in 1729 by sculptor Antonín Schweigl in the upper part of the Vegetable Market in Brno in honour of the Holy Trinity and St. John of Nepomuk.

Wikipedia: Sloup Nejsvětější Trojice (Brno) (CS)

52 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Dietrichsteinský palác

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The Dietrichstein Palace is a building in the centre of Brno on the Vegetable Market, the main exhibition building of the Moravian Museum.

Wikipedia: Dietrichsteinský palác (Brno) (CS)

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Brněnský drak

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The Brno Dragon is a stuffed crocodile suspended from the ceiling of the Old Town Hall in Brno.

Wikipedia: Brněnský drak (CS)

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Dům pánů z Lipé

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The House of the Lords of Lipá is a Renaissance house located on Freedom Square No. 85/17 in Brno.

Wikipedia: Dům pánů z Lipé (CS)

254 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Loreta

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The Loreto Chapel in Brno is a Baroque temple in close proximity to the Church of Saints at the Minorite Monastery in Brno. The Loreto Chapel with the Holy Stairs was built in the 18th century by builder Mořic Grimm on the site of the original cemetery. Together with the whole area it has been a cultural monument since 1964.

Wikipedia: Loretánská kaple v Brně (CS)

257 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Měnínská brána

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The Měnín Gate is the only preserved city gate in Brno located in Orlí Street near Malinovského Square. Its origins date back to the 13th century, when it formed part of the Brno city walls. After reconstruction at the end of the 1970s, which adapted the building for exhibition purposes, the gate building is managed by the Brno City Museum, which uses it as an exhibition space. Together with other remnants of the city fortifications, the Měnín Gate has been a protected monument since 1964.

Wikipedia: Měnínská brána (CS)

321 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Mahenovo divadlo

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Mahenovo divadlo

Mahen Theatre is a Czech theatre situated in the city of Brno. Mahen Theatre, built as German Deutsches Stadttheater in 1882, was one of the first public buildings in the world lit entirely by electric light. It was built in a combination of Neo-renaissance, Neo-baroque and Neoclassical architectural styles.

Wikipedia: Mahen Theatre (EN)

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Janáčkovo divadlo

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Janáčkovo divadlo User:Darwinek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Janáček Theatre is an opera house in the city of Brno, Czech Republic. It is the largest of the three theatres serving the National Theatre Brno ("NdB") opera and ballet company, the others being the Mahen and the Reduta. It was built starting in 1960 after decades of delay and finally opened in October 1965, since when it has premiered some twenty operas and ballets. A major renovation was completed in 2018. The building's façade is north-facing, away from the city center and towards the nearby house of its namesake composer, who is grandly memorialized on the adjacent landscaped green.

Wikipedia: Janáček Theatre (EN)

670 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 12: Besední dům

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The Besední dům is a public building in Brno, Czech Republic, located on the southern corner of Komenského Square, at the mouth of Husova Street. From the eastern side, it is surrounded by Besední Street. It was built between 1870 and 1873 as part of the newly built ring road. The author of the historicist Neo-Renaissance building was the architect Theophil von Hansen. The Besední dům served as a cultural and social centre for the Czech inhabitants of the town and to a certain extent it has fulfilled its original function to this day. Between the 1980s and 1990s, it was adapted for the needs of the current Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, which is based there. In its history, it has been the scene or witness of a number of socially significant events, including the public announcement of the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic from its balcony on October 29, 1918.

Wikipedia: Besední dům (CS)

530 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 13: Dům pánů z Kunštátu

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Dům pánů z KunštátuUser:Sveter (Please credit as "Petr Šmerkl, Wikipedia" in case you use this outside WMF projects.) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The House of the Lords of Kunštát is a Renaissance palace in the historical centre of Brno, cadastral area of the City of Brno, Dominikánská Street No. 9. It is listed as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic and is currently used by the Brno House of Arts for exhibition purposes. It is probably the most important monument in the complex of the so-called Velký Špalíček.

Wikipedia: Dům pánů z Kunštátu (CS)

370 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: svatý Petr a Pavel

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The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is a Roman Catholic cathedral located on the Petrov hill in the Brno-střed district of the city of Brno in the Czech Republic. It is commonly referred to locally as simply "Petrov". It is the seat of the Diocese of Brno and a national cultural monument that is one of the most important pieces of architecture in South Moravia. The interior is mostly Baroque in style, while the exterior shell is Gothic that dates mostly from the 14th century, and its impressive 84-metre-high towers were constructed to the Gothic Revival designs of the architect August Kirstein between 1901 and 1909. The original cathedral site dates to the 11th century.

Wikipedia: Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Brno (EN), Website

19 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 15: Denisovy sady

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Denis Gardens, originally Františkov Park, is a city park on the edge of the Brno cadastral area of the City of Brno. They are situated on the slope of Petrov Hill between the preserved section of the original city walls and the road in Husova Street. The park is crossed by several serpentine paths connecting it with Nádražní and Bašty streets. The park also includes the Governor's Garden. The park is connected to the Capuchin Gardens.

Wikipedia: Denisovy sady (CS)

575 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 16: Betlémský kostel

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Betlémský kostel Tibor Kádek (Kandy Talbot) / CC BY 2.5

The Bethlehem Church is located at the foot of Špilberk Hill in Pellicova Street in the cadastral area of the City of Brno, Brno-střed. It was built in the historicist style with predominant Neo-Renaissance elements in 1894–1895. It was the first Protestant church in Brno where preaching was carried out exclusively in Czech.

Wikipedia: Betlémský kostel (CS), Website

679 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 17: Theophil Hansen

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Theophil Hansen

Baron Theophil Edvard von Hansen was a Danish architect who later became an Austrian citizen. He became particularly well known for his buildings and structures in Athens and Vienna, and is considered an outstanding representative of Neoclassicism and Historicism.

Wikipedia: Theophil Hansen (EN)

1125 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 18: Nový věk

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The sculpture of the new age was created by the sculptor Vincenc Makovský for the Czechoslovak Pavilion for the International Expo 1958 exhibition in Brussels. The original name was the atomic age. The sculpture received the Grand Prix of the World Exposition in Brussels. Since 1959, the original sculpture has been located in front of the main entrance to the Brno Fair and Exhibition Grounds. A copy of the sculpture is located in Prague. The sculpture has been protected since 1964.

Wikipedia: Sousoší Nový věk (CS)

772 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 19: Mendelovo muzeum

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Mendel Museum has been an institution of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, since 2007. The museum was established in 2002 with the international co-operation of a number of organizations. The principal role in the creation of the museum itself was played by the Austrian society VFG and affiliated scientists and patrons. The museum is located within the precincts of the Augustinian abbey in Old Brno, where the abbot and scientist Gregor Johann Mendel lived and worked.

Wikipedia: Mendel Museum of Masaryk University (EN)

1404 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 20: Spilberk Castle

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Špilberk Castle is a castle on the hilltop in Brno, Southern Moravia. Its construction began as early as the first half of the 13th century by the Přemyslid kings and completed by King Ottokar II of Bohemia. From a major royal castle established around the mid-13th century, and the seat of the Moravian margraves in the mid-14th century, it was gradually turned into a huge baroque citadel considered the harshest prison in the Austrian Empire, and then into barracks. This prison had always been part of the Špilberk fortress and is frequently referenced by the main character, Fabrizio, in Stendhal's novel, The Charterhouse of Parma.

Wikipedia: Špilberk Castle (EN)


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