Hotel Pod Spilberkem

Pekarska 10, Brno, 602 00, Czech Republic

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    A quiet place

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    With a secure car port this place is popular with locals on road trips..probably not the cheapest place but it was nice quiet and clean. We just spent one night here. If we had to do it again we will probably have stayed some place closer to the city; )

    Unique Quality: A great place if you are traveling by car.

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Apartments

by shackett

Im going to Brno next weekend and trying to find an apartment for 2 night for 5 people.
Its really difficult finding one online, can anybody help?

Re: Apartments

by bobesanek

Hallo,
write me directly on my e-mail bromo@tiscali.cz
1) what is your budget per person/night
2) exactly dates about your arrival and departure
3) if is possible to arrange for example 1 double and 1 three bed room or if all of you want to sleep together in 1 appartement.
4) directly in Brno or also surrounding is possible ?
Then I try find something for you.
Have a nice stay in Czech republic
Monika

Re: Apartments

by Johnny_MC

hello
well i do not know if is not late or your request have still a hold?
I know many places for you where you and your friends could joining for two nights,very nice,serioes and cheap.

but please write me if is needed yet with your e-mail add.so i can send you the informations with a reference from me to make sure you get it.

have fun and enjoy the lovely brno.me myself would be there in chrismass holidays.

take care

Travel Tips for Brno

History of the City of Brno.

by verunka

Man has lived in the Brno basin since prehistoric times, and there was a settlement on the site of today's city at the time of the Great Moravian Empire. In around 1000 a settlement was established on a ford across the River Svratka, now known as Staré Brno (Old Brno), and it was this that gave the city its name. From the 11th century, Bøetislav's castle stood here, and was the seat of the non-ruling Premyslid Prince. Around the castle several Czech market villages grew up, both in Old Brno and around Horní trh (today Zelný trh/Vegetable Market). Foreign colonists started to arrive from the 13th century: Germans, Flemish and Walloons, who settled around the Lower Square (today's Námìstí Svobody). A Jewish quarter was also formed in the area that today forms the lower end of Masarykova Street. Legal support for the development of the city came with the large and small privileges that were conferred upon the city in 1243 by Václav I, King of Bohemia. The city was then surrounded by fortifications which had five gates (Mìnín, Židovská (Jews' Gate), Starobrnìnská (Old Brno Gate), Veselá (Merry Gate), and Bìhounská). There were two parish churches - St. Peter's and St. James', and several monasteries: Benedictine in Komárov, Premonstrate in Zábrdovice, monasteries for mendicant orders such as the Dominicans, Minorites, Heburgs, Johannites in Old Brno, and a convent for Cistercian nuns also in Old Brno, which was founded by Queen Eliška Rejèka. The Špilberk castle was rebuilt in a Gothic style in the 13th century. In the 14th century the city became the seat of the Moravian Margraves, and underwent a period of great expansion; at this time there about 1000 buildings and 11 000 inhabitants. Thanks to the right that the city possessed of holding annual markets, international trade grew. This meant that in-depth knowledge of legal regulations had to be gained, and so in 1355 Jan, the town hall scribe, compiled a book of regulations for the city aldermen, which became the legal norm for several other cities. The city was led by a magistrate and a city council of twelve aldermen. From the mid-14th century Brno became a centre for Moravian regional assemblies, which took place alternately in Brno and Olomouc. These regional authority organs made decisions on political, legal and financial questions and were responsible for the upkeep of regional records.

During the Hussite Wars the city remained faithful to King Zikmund, and the Hussites twice laid siege to the city, in 1428 and 1430, both times in vain. The first diplomatic talks were held in Brno, which led to the Treaty of Basle. In 1454 King Ladislav Pohrobek expelled the Jews from the city, and they resettled in the area that is now Køenová Street. During the reign of King Jiøí of Podìbrady Brno supported his adversary Matthias Corvinus, who in Moravia was acknowledged as King of Bohemia. During both civil wars in the 15th century, the number of buildings fell and business dropped.

In the mid-16th century Brno began to lean towards Protestantism, whose representatives had a majority on the city council. In an attempt to re-Catholicise the city, new Catholic orders came to Brno, of whom the Jesuits and the Capuchins were to gain a great influence. The number of inhabitants in the pre-White Mountain period remained at a similar level as it had been two hundred years previously. In 1619 the city contributed to the Estates Rebellion, for which it was punished. In 1643 and 1645 Brno was the only city to successfully defend the Swedish besiegements, thereby allowing the Austrian Empire to reform their armies and to repel the Swedish pressure. During the defence of the city, the military leader Radoit de Souches and the Jesuit Rector, Father Martin Støeda, both played important roles. In recognition of its services the city was rewarded with a renewal of its city privileges which included a new symbol. During the Thirty Years' War Brno became the only capital of Moravia, and from 1641 the regional Moravian records were held in Brno. Following the Thirty Years' War the city became an impregnable baroque fortress. In 1742 the Prussians vainly attempted to conquer the city, and the position of Brno was confirmed with the establishment of a bishopric in 1777.

In the 18th century development of industry and trade began to take place, which continued into the next century. In Brno there was a concentration of textile and engineering industries, which rapidly adopted the most modern technology. In 1839 the first train arrived in Brno. Together with the development of industry came the growth of the suburbs, and the city lost its fortress characteristics, as did the Špilberk castle, which became a notorious prison to where not only criminals were sent, but also political opponents of the Austrian Empire. The fortifications were gradually demolished; these were replaced in the Viennese style by green areas and buildings, which formed the city ring road. In 1850, 32 neighbouring communities were added to the city, and the population reached 46 000. Gas lighting was introduced to the city in 1847 and a tram system in 1869. Grammar schools, secondary schools and higher education establishments were also built. (German Technology School est. 1873, Czech Technology School est. 1899). At the turn of the 20th century the problem of nationalism reached its height between the Czech and the German inhabitants; the majority German representation in the city administration ended in 1919.

During the First Republic Brno was the second city after Prague - both in terms of its population (1921: 210 000, 1937: 300 000), and also in importance, as it was the capital city of the Moravia/Silesia Province. It was during this period that the Masaryk University was established (1919), and the Brno Fairgrounds were opened in 1928 with an exhibition of contemporary culture. The city was not only a centre of industry and commerce, but also of education and culture. Famous personages who have worked in the city include Leoš Janáèek, Viktor Kaplan, Jiøí Mahen and Bohuslav Fuchs.

The Second World War caused serious damage to Brno. During the Nazi occupation many Czech citizens were executed in the city at the Kounicové Koleje (a student residence); the result of these atrocities was the evacuation of the German inhabitants in 1945. The subsequent period of Communist rule brought the city economic and political stagnation, the consequences of which we are still finding difficult to overcome.

Augustinians in Brno:
The Augustinian monastic order has been present in Brno since 1356. The foundation charter of the Brno monastery was issued by the Moravian Margrave Jan Heinrich of Luxemburg. This was confirmed in 1356 by the Pope and, because Brno fell under the Olomouc diocese, the Bishop of Olomouc also had to give permission for the monastery to be established in the city by the elected Moravian Margrave. The monastery was built outside the city fortifications in the vicinity of the Rhine Gate (at the entrance of today's Bìhounská Street), and is now known as the Mistodržitelský (Governor's) Palace. During the Josephine reforms in 1782 the monastery was removed to the former Cistercian Convent in Old Brno.

Augustinian Thurn foundation:
In 1653, when the Augustinians were still based at their monastery on what is now Moravské Námìstí (Moravian Square), a foundation known as the Augustinian Thurn foundation was set up by the Brno noblewoman Sibylla Poyxena Francesca von Montani, née Countess von Thurn und Walsassin, for the support of musical development. The main contribution of this foundation was the significant enrichment of the contemporary musical and musical education scene in Brno. The activities of this foundation were so wide-ranging and important, that one could say that the Augustinians gave the city a truly specialist musical school. In 1865 it was one of the sources of funding for the young Leoš Janáèek, who was to later act as director of the Old Brno choir at the Augustinian church.

City of Brno Palladium:
The Old Brno Madonna - PANNA MARIA SVATOTOMSKÁ. According to tradition this picture was painted by St. Luke. It was brought to Constantinople by St. Helen, and then via Genoa to Milan by the Bishop of Milan Eustorgius. Emperor Friedrich gave the picture to Vladislav, King of Bohemia, who brought it to Prague. According to chronicles the picture's journey continued when Charles IV gave it to his brother, Margrave Jan, in 1356. He probably donated the picture to the Brno Augustinians in 1373. At present the picture is situated above the 'Silver' altar in the Old Brno basilica.

Augustinian Abbey:
The Augustinian convent, founded in the mid-14th century, was promoted to the position of Abbey, thereby creating an integral part of the Order of St. Augustine, by Pope Benedict XIV in 1752. The sixth Abbot was the world-famous researcher Johann Gregor Mendel; the present Abbot, Lukáš Evžen Martinec, is the eleventh since the foundation of the Abbey. An abbacy was needed because, amongst other reasons, the Brno bishopric was established in 1777. As the Abbot had the right to use pontifical regalia (crosier, mitre, pectoral), he had to represent the church not only in Brno, but also in Moravia as a whole. It should also be mentioned that for practically the entire existence of the Augustinians in Brno, their priors have had the privilege of wearing pontifical regalia.

Meeting Point (Do not be late! :o)

by Astralka

There is probably no other spot in Brno where young people would meet more often than here at the corner of Ceska Street. Sometimes it gets really crowded in the evening, so many people are waiting for somebody. So you have to search in the crowd whether your friend has not already appeared.. It happened several times to me, that I was waiting for 20 minutes for my friend, wondering why she/he is so late, and then it came out, that my friend was waiting five meters from me - in the crowd - wondering why I am so late :o)

Ceska Street is in the centre of the town, and on its crossing trams to all directions meet.

There is also the best Hod Dog in Brno (for 10 Czech crowns) sold in a window of the building, only you cant see it on this photo (it is a bit more to the left!).

So, when you hear your friend from Brno saying - Lets meet under the Clock! It means, you should wait at the corner of this building. Some people leave messages on the wall of the building in which pub they can be found.. which makes the wall nasty and sticky.

Brnenske Ivanovice

by eledhwen

A town district at the south-east outskirts of Brno, structurally merging with Turany. Brnenske Ivanovice were formerly known as Velenovice or Vejvanovice and were part of the Cistercian cloister at Velehrad, the village is a Brno district from the year 1791. In Saidova street there is a baroque chateau from the year 1683, extended with a courthouse and a chapel in the year 1725. It is a storeyed object with a tower corner part, above the entrance is a heraldry of the Velehrad cloister and in the niche by the entrance is standing a valuable sculpture of St.John from Nepomuk from the year 1766. The interiors and the chapel are decorated with stucco made by B. Fontana. In Turanska street there is a baroque chapel of Virgin Mary from the 18th century, at the Ivanovicke square you will see the sculpture of St.Florian form the year 1749.

Directions
From the city centre take the tram No.9 or 12 going to Komarov, at the end station change for the bus No. 40 going to Tovarni, disembark at the station Ivanovicke namesti. It takes you about 20 minutes and you will need a 13 CZK ticket.

Mikulov / Nikolsburg - south of Brno / Brünn

by globetrott

Mikulov / Nikolsburg is one of the places, where you may cross the border to Austria, when driving to Vienna.

There is a great castle (seen on my picture ), a big thomb that looks rather like a church, a lovely house with graffitis and a jewish cemetery and a lot of baroque buildings.
In Mikulov you may see the most important things, including the castle-garden within about 1-2 hours
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We mostly hung out at the more...

by skipmor

We mostly hung out at the more 'alternative' bars and clubs, such as A Klub, Memphis, Kabinet Muz, Design Klub, and a dark and bizarre hole-in-the-wall known as Traubova. These clubs may not exist anymore, but surely others have sprung up in their place. There are discos to go to, if dancing is what you're looking for. For the real Czech experience, head to a pivnice (beer hall) which often feature red-checked tablecloths and an almost exclusively male clientele. Vinarny (wine bars) are also to be found; these tend to be more subdued. There is alcohol aplenty, of course, but most places will also have at least coffee, mineral water, and Coke. Brno has numerous cinemas (kino), which advertise on posters around the city so you know what's going on; it's fun to decipher the translated titles of American movies. There is also a lively theatre scene, art openings, concerts of classical and pop/rock music, dance performances, etc. These are reasonably priced and great even if you speak no Czech! (except theatre of course) So keep your eyes open!

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