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    Bystrc

    by eledhwen Updated Jul 26, 2006

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    A town district at the north-west of Brno by the river Svratka and under the Brno dam. It is mentioned in the year 1373, but it is definitely older, Bystrc belonged to the castle Veveri. The church of St. John the Baptist at the square has a Romanesque core from the 1st half of the 13th century. The aisle was vaulted in the 16th century and the tower was built at the same time. The chancel was demolished in the year 1843 and the aisle was extended to the east, later were made other modifications. A ZOO was opened in the year 1953 at the Mnisi hora (Monk's hill) with a tract of 30 hectars, there are about 600 animals. A monument made by M.Axman in the year 1988 reminds of a local native, a painter and a sculptor, Jakub Obrovsky, further one is dedicated to a Brno's painter Frantisek Foltyn. To the south from the municipality you will find in the forrest over the stream a scenic small lake with a spring and banks, not far away in the forrest Hobrtenky you can find preserved boundary stones from the year 1589.

    Directions
    From the city centre take the tram No.1 or 11 going to Ecerova or Rakovecka and disembark at the station Zoologicka zahrada. It takes you about 20 minutes and you will need a 13 CZK ticket.

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    Brnenske Ivanovice

    by eledhwen Updated Jul 20, 2006

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    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.

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    Bosonohy

    by eledhwen Written Jul 20, 2006

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    A town district at the south-west outskirts of Brno above the highway D1, formerly a village, firstly mentioned in the year 1237. The village was till the year 1782 a possession of the cloister in Tisnov and in this year it was connected to Brno. At the Bosonozske square is standing a chapel of St.Florian from the year 1713, you will find here also more than 100 years old lime tree alley, near the Troubska street is newly reconstructed wayside cross. North-west from Bosonohy is a nature preserve Bosonozsky hajek (grove).

    Directions
    From the city centre take a tram No. 5 or 8 (they are going to Stary Liskovec) and at the station Dunajska change for the bus No. 69 which is going to Bosonohy. It takes you about 20 or 30 minutes and you will need a 13 CZK ticket.

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    Koprivnice - for all fans of Tatra-automobiles

    by globetrott Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    Koprivnice Tatra-museum / 150 km north-east of Brn

    Maybe 150 km north-east of Brno / Brünn you may visit a really great museum of Tatra-automobiles, planes and even a train.
    My favorite part of the museum was the section with the huge 4x4 trucks and expedition-vehicles, beeing able to explore even the remotest places on earth. In the centre of my picture-combination you may see one of them - only 2 of that type were built for an expedition by Czech scientists across Asia in the late 50s.
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    Trebic - 50 km west of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Written Feb 28, 2005

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    Trebic - 50km west of Brno / Br��nn

    Trebic is just about 50 Km west of Brno and you will pass by it on your way to Telc.
    Watch out for the great cathedral and the old monastery around it - on my pic you see one of the entrance-gates to the monastery !
    In town you may as well see a nice townsquare with a lovely building, covered all over with a sgrafitto-decoration.
    These houses are always quite interesting, as many of them tell the history of the villages you pictures in the facades.

    You may get to Trebic by train or by car ,using road # 23

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    Pelhrimov - 80 km west of Brno

    by globetrott Written Feb 28, 2005

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    Pelhrimov - 80 km west of Brno

    Pelhrimov / Pilgram is a good excample of an interesting town, not to be found in many guide-books and still interesting in many ways:
    I found it accidentally, when a deviation forced me to side-roads and I was searching for a place to safely park my motorhome and spend the night.
    On main square you will see plenty of great buildings dating back to the Renaissance and Baroque.
    2 of the medieval towngates are still to be seen and the former castle is a museum now.
    On the church-clock, shown in the centre of my self-made-postcard, the 2 men will hit the bell each quater of the hour.
    On mainsquare you will find an excellent and still really cheap bakery !

    You may take the train in order to get to Pelhrimov / Pilgram or you drive road # 34 / E 551

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    Trebic - 50km west of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Written Feb 13, 2005

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    Trebic - 50km west of Brno / Br��nn

    Trebic is just about 50 Km west of Brno and you will pass by it on your way to Telc.
    Watch out for the great cathedral and the old monastery around it - on my pic you see one of the entrance-gates to the monastery !
    In town you may as well see a nice townsquare with a lovely building, covered all over with a sgrafitto-decoration.
    These houses are always quite interesting, as many of them tell the history of the villages you pictures in the facades.

    You may get to Trebic by train or by car ,using road # 23

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    Valaske Mezirci / Walachisch - Meseritsch

    by globetrott Written Jan 28, 2005

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    Valaske Mezirci / Walachisch - Meseritsch

    Valaske Mezirci / Walachisch - Meseritsch is a nice small town in the east of Czechia, not far from Roznov pod Radhostem.
    My favorite part was the lovely main square with the townhall, dating back to 1677 and the former pharmacy "U cerveho orla" / red eagle - it is a restaurant today and the best is the facade.
    The castle of Valaske Mezirci dates back to 1538 and was sold to the Czech state in 1854 by the Kinsky family. The castle became then the only prison for women of the Austrian empire .

    You may take the train to Valaske Mezirci or raod # 35 / E 442, when coming from Brno and Olomouc.

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    Namest nad Oslavou / Namiest an der Olsawa

    by globetrott Written Jan 28, 2005

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    Namest nad Oslavou / Namiest an der Olsawa

    Namest nad Oslavou / Namiest an der Olsawa is a small town 15km east of Brno / Brünn.
    It is mainly well known for its renaissance-castle , dating back to 1565.
    That castle is surrounded by terrace-gardens and inside the castle you may see 24 precious gobelins dating back to the 16th till 19th century.
    When visiting the castle, don't miss the famous library and the armouries-chamber.

    Down in the village the main attraction is a bridge over the river Oslawa with 20 baroque sculptures, and just opposite of the bridge a lovely storks nest high on top of a chimney.
    As soon as I have more time, I will add the rest of my pictures about this place !

    You may take the train in order to get to Namest' nad Oslavou or take road #23

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    Cerná Hora Brewery

    by schmechi Written Dec 15, 2004

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    Cern�� Hora Brewery

    Just a few kilometres outside of Brno you may visit Cerná Hora Brewery, which brews fine beers since 1530. It is famous for it's dark beers but also produced light one's, lemonades and schnaps.

    It is possible to make a guided tour, where they explain how they make beer. Different from other brewery guided tours you can also discover the process of the becoming of beer. You'll see the fresh liquid stored in huge vats fermenting.

    There is also a nice restaurant with an outdoor area, where they arrange small concerts and parties and a bowling alley.
    Try their famous schnaps Monte Negro too, it's really hard booze....

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    Zelena Hora - 50km north-west of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Written Nov 14, 2004

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    Zelena Hora - 50 km north-west of Brno


    Zelena Hora is one of the most famous examples of the so-called "Baroque Gothic"-style.
    A formerly Gothic church was rebuilt and re-decorated in baroque style.
    The whole of the church follows certain rules and symbolisms :
    most of the rooms and ornaments have 5 edges, only the outside wall of the cemetery has 10 edges.
    The church was consecrated to the National saint of the Czech Republic :

    Jan Nepomucky / Johann Nepomuk

    He was thrown into the Moldau-river from Charle's bridge in Prague in may 16th, 1393.
    The legends says, that he was not willing to tell the king Wenzel IV any secrets, his wife told him during the confession.

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    Take the road 353 in the north of Zdar nad Sazavou, Zelena Hora is there at the end of the village !

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    Olomouc - east of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Written Nov 13, 2004

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    Olomouc - 50km east of Brno / Br��nn

    Olomouc / Olmütz is mainly known as the origin of a quite stincky cheese ( Olmützer ), BUT it also has a really great town-square with excellent buildings and certainly the biggest plague-column of all over Czechia.
    Don't miss the 3 lovely fountains there - my favorite one was the one with the turtles.
    You may get to Olomouc over the highway within an hour maybe.
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    Litomysl - 60 km north of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Written Nov 13, 2004

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    Litomysl castle - 60km north of Brno / Br��nn

    Litomysl is another lovely castle that you should not miss, when travelling through Czechia.
    Litomysl is in a distance of around 60 km to the north of Brno / Brünn.

    Unfortunately photography is forbidden in the castle-interior, but also the park and the innercourt of the castle are really worth a visit !

    Do not miss the great town-square of Litomysl - you might take about 3-4 hours to see everything.

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    Kromeriz - 50 km east of Brno

    by globetrott Written Nov 13, 2004

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    Kromeriz - 50 km east of Brno / Br��nn

    Kromeriz is another interesting place, when you start to explore the east of Czechia.
    There is a big castle with an excellent interior, BUT unfortunately Photography is forbidden inside !
    Around the castle is a great park with a baroque maze and a small zoo .
    Don't miss the big townsquare with plenty of great baroque buildings and churches.

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    Novy Jicin / Neutitschein - east of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Written Nov 12, 2004

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    Novy Jicin - 60 km east of Brno / Br��nn

    Novy Jicin / Neutitschein might be another interesting town for a stopover.
    The town has about 27000 inhabitants, a lovely town-square and a lot of great buildings all over town.

    One of the sidestreets, Msgr. Sramka, rather close to the big parking, is full of great Art Nouveau-buildings, like you may see them on the upper-part of my picture-combination.

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