Exhibition shows the famous textile history of Brno

From 12 April to 28 July 2019, the Celnice Gallery hosts the exhibition Brno's textile heritage, which maps textile factory sites in the South Moravian metropolis from the perspective of contemporary heritage conservation. The exhibition was prepared by the Methodical Center of Industrial Heritage in Ostrava, which belongs to the National Heritage Institute.

In the 19th century, Brno developed into the most important wave center of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and the traces of this famous industrial past of the so-called Moravian Manchester are still visible. Many areas have been urbanized by the development of textile production, and today the question is how to deal with this heritage.

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The best of Brno on a single tourist card

Since this year, the Löw-Beer Villa in Brno is involved in the BRNOPAS tourist card project, which provides its owners a number of discounts or free admissions to interesting places in Brno and its surroundings. The card can be purchased from one to three days, for adults or children under 15 years of age, and may include a public transport ticket.

With the BRNOPAS card, you get a 25% discount in the Löw-Beer villa to enter the permanent  exhibition The World of the Brno Bourgeoisie Around the Löw-Beers and the Tugendhats, children have free admission. The card also offers benefits in other famous Brno villas: Tugendhat, Stiassni and Jurkovič.

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New edition of USE-IT Brno map

The new edition of USE-IT Brno maps is here and it also includes the Löw-Beer Villa as a point of interest number 44 named Villa 1.0. The map mentions a short history of the Villa, points out free entry to the garden and commends our café.

USE-IT maps are non-commercial, made by young locals. They are always free and up-to-date. Nowadays, these maps provide information for young travellers in almost 40 European cities – and one of them is Brno.

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Explore technical facilities of the Löw-Beer Villa

This tourist season brings something new again – from 13th April 2018, we offer a guided tour of the technical backgrounds of the Löw-Beer Villa. Let's explore up to now inaccessible premises like the attic with glass skylight or the basement with a heat exchanger.

The tour also includes 3D video screenedin the staircase hall, which show you an excellent animation of of how the original heating and cooling system was operated. This remarkable system of hot air heating was designed for the Villa by the architect Alexander Neumann (1861–1947).

Neumann gained his practical experience in the atelier of renowned duo of architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. They specialized in representative theatre and spa buildings, which often required innovative technical solutions.

In the early years of the 20th century, Neumann built a villa in Brno on Drobného 22 (today called Löw-Beer Villa) in the Art Nouveau style for the factory owner Moriz Fuhrmann. Neumann‘s specific schooling during the time he spent working on the projects for spa and theatre buildings also found use in the interior of Fuhrmann’s villa.

The system of hot air heating sadly was not restored during the renovation of the villa in the years 2013–2014. However, some of the original elements have been preserved and you shall be able to see them during the tour (ornamental grilles, skylight, calorifier chamber etc.).

The guided tours of the technical backgrounds will be held regularly from Friday to Sunday at 10:30, 12:30 and 15:30.

Tours are in Czech language but foreign visitors get a written commentary in English.

Please notice that this tour is not barrier-free.

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