Underground

Not many cities in the Czech Republic can pride themselves for offering their tourists a phenomenon that is a network of underground tunnels, corridors, shafts, crypts and cellars. The City of Brno’s project consisting in making its underground accessible to the general public was divided into several stages. Having ended on 26 November 2010, the first stage consisted in the opening of the Mint Master’s Cellar at Dominikánské náměstí (square). As the second stage, the labyrinth of corridors underneath Zelný trh (Vegetable Market) was opened to public. Regarded as an accomplishment of Central European significance, the third stage in June 2012 was represented by one of the most interesting finds in recent years – the discovery of skeletal remains of 50,000 people in an ossuary underneath St James Church.

April 2011 marked the grand opening of a large maze of underground tunnels, corridors and rooms, known as the “Labyrinth underneath Zelný trh”. Visitors can look forward to mysterious nooks and crannies of medieval cellars. Surprises are prepared for underground world explorers and enthusiasts, including a genuine medieval pillory. Guided tours through the labyrinth are offered every 60 minutes to groups of five to twenty-five people. The entrance to the labyrinth can be found in the building at Zelný trh 21.

In 2012 the ossuary underneath the Church of St. James was opened to public, more than 10 years after this unique place was discovered during the survey of the Brno underground in 2001.

On Monday April 6th the Mint master’s will be closed temporarily. Thank you for your understanding.

The Mint Master’s Cellar (in Czech: Mincmistrovský sklep or Sklepení domu mincmistrů) refers to historical basements discovered during the survey of the Brno underground in 1999. In 2007 the basement that was formerly located underneath the townhouse owned by mint master Bruno and, later, burgher Mikuláš od Věže, was opened to the public. Three years later renovated cellars of the New City Hall were connected to it.

The city-owned company Technické sítě Brno, a.s. offers guided tours in utility tunnels within the framework of a project entitled Brněnské technické podzemí (Brno Technical Underground).

Gift vouchers

 

Dárkový poukaz

 

Show your friends or family members how much you care about their interest in mysterious underground places – give them a gift voucher for a guided tour in the Brno underground.

Gift vouchers for the labyrinth underneath the Vegetable Market, the ossuary in the Church of St. James and the Mint Master’s Cellar can be purchased at the respective ticket desks.