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). These guided tours allow tourists to explore the entrails of the city without which the city could not exist properly. Two versions of the tour are offered (shorter and longer). Groups of no more than ten people can choose between a 60-minute shorter walk or a 90-minute longer walk, accompanied by trained tour guides.
The shorter tour is focused on modern technologies used to operate the city’s utilities, their maintenance and purpose. On the other hand, the longer route (approximately 1,100 meters) takes visitors to the historical center as well. It follows Josefská, Masarykova, Orlí, Radnická, Jánská or Minoritská streets. The entrance and exit for both is located in Josefská street. Some tunnels have been turned into museum corridors of sorts. Visitors can take a closer look at archaeological finds from wells at the Špilberk Castle, fragments of wells or various ancient tools used in underground works. Special signs are installed at intersections of these tunnels which list former names of the streets directly above the heads of visitors.
Guided tours in utility tunnels – all year long
|Shorter route||Longer route|
|Length||630 meters||1100 meters|
|Duration||55 minutes||90 minutes|
|When?||every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.||every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.|
|first Sat of the month at 10:00 a.m.||first Sat of the month at 11:15 a.m.|
|Admission fee||CZK 100||CZK 140|
Visitors wishing to try the longer route should be in good shape, as they will need to climb stairs and ladders along the tour.
Warning: Persons with reduced mobility, heart condition and pacemakers are excluded from the guided tours in the utility tunnels, as are holders of Czech TP, ZTP and ZTP/P ID cards. No children under 12 are allowed. Children aged 12 to 15 must be accompanied by their legal guardian.
Visitors are asked to arrive at the entrance to the labyrinth (Zelný trh 21) fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled start of the tour.