The 10-Z nuclear fallout shelter

10-Z is the code name of probably the most highly classified nuclear fallout shelter in Brno dating back to the communist era, whose purpose was to protect the city's and region's representatives.

Kryt 10-Z

The 10-Z nuclear fallout shelter

It had been built during the Nazi occupation as a civil defense (Luftschutz) shelter from American and Soviet bombardment of Brno.

In 1946-1948, here inside the hill atop which Špilberk Castle stands, a successful wholesale wine store flourished, Löwy and Šmíd, but the communists confiscated it from its owners just two days after having usurped power in February, 1948. The nuclear fallout shelter was completed in 1959. It could house up to 500 important municipal and regional officials for three days in a time when Czechoslovakia was under no actual threat of nuclear attack, and when the communist regime suppressed any and all expression of freedom made by its own citizens.

Kryt 10 - Z

Kryt 10 - Z

Adress:

Husova ulice (naproti č. 12)
Brno

Conditions for tours of the technical area:
The tour takes about 40–60 minutes depending on visitors’ requirements.
This includes only a tour of the technical area of the 10-Z Bunker and not a visit to the exhibit prepared by Americký fond.
Tours are led by experts who try to adapt its content to interest small groups of visitors.
The temperature inside the 10-Z Bunker remains 14°C throughout the year – so you can borrow a period army jacket for the tour to keep you warm.

Tours take place for groups of 3 to 12 and must be reserved as a group. Tours for more than 9 people are not possible as the labyrinth’s narrow corridors prevent large groups from moving through the bunker. For larger groups, we recommend splitting into multiple tours.
You participate in tours of the 10-Z Bunker technical area at your own risk.

Entry:
You can buy advanced tickets from the Tourist Information Centre at Panenské 1.

Basic fees:
150 Kč per person
100 Kč for students, seniors, and people on disability
60 Kč children 6–15
children up to 6 free without any ticket
25% discount for BRNOPAS
Daily except Mondays 11:30–18:15
(exhibit closes at 18:45)
English map and a brief history of the 10-Z Bunker in foreign languages.

Guided tours at night:
260 Kč per person
200 Kč for students up to 26, seniors, and people on disability
100 Kč children 6–15
accompanied children up to 6 free

Daily except Mondays 19:00 – reservations required
In the dark with torches/with lights on
Tours can be reserved in English and other languages (for at least 5 people)

Group events:
Organized school tours of the exhibit – FREE
(only with reservations, always in the morning, maximum of 90 students)
Special experiences for groups of 10–90
(on agreement; contact us at husova10z@gmail.com)

Group discounts:
on agreement; contact us at husova10z@gmail.com



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