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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Whole world walks on Fuhrmann carpets

The Celnice Gallery will, since September 7, 2018, host a new exhibition called "The Textile Company Moriz Fuhrmann 1918–1948". Come to get acquainted with the fate of the family of Moriz Fuhrmann, the builder of  villa at Drobného 22, which today bears the name of Löw-Beer family.

The exhibition will be dedicated to the textile company Moriz Fuhrmann in the context of years 1918, 1938 and 1948. It will present the history of this carpets and plush producing company and will outline the challenges that German Jewish entrepreneurs had to face after the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic.

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To gardens! Discover stories of gardens and parks

Stories of gardens and parks of the South Moravia Region, the Highlands Region and Lower Austria maps the GrünRaum project, which runs from September 2016 under the program INTERREG V-A Austria-Czech Republic. The main goal of the project is to increase the interest of visitors to the cultural and natural wealth of green spaces.

This year, the DoZahrad website was launched and the The Green Riches of South Moravia, the Highlands Region and Lower Austria map has been published, where you can also find the garden of the Löw-Beer Villa in Brno. You can visit our garden for free all year – in summer from 10 am to 8 pm, in winter from 10 am to 6 pm.

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Exhibition & tours

I. Permanent exhibition The World of the Brno Bourgeoisie Around the Löw-Beers and the Tugendhats

The museum’s new permanent exhibition The World of the Brno Bourgeoisie Around the Löw-Beers and the Tugendhats combines elements of architectural history with the lifestyle of the bourgeoisie in Brno during the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century. The exhibition occupies 10 rooms on the first and second floors of the villa. Because the original furniture was not preserved the villa is not, however, designated a historic building of Art Nouveau architecture. 

The prologue to the exhibition is dedicated to Brno’s rapid growth during the second half of the 19th century as a result of the abolition of the city’s walls and the advent of industrialisation. Visitors will also learn about genealogical information on the Löw-Beer family, the development of the residential colony in Černá Pole and the history of the villa itself. Finally the exhibition examines Brno’s textile industry, of which Jewish businessmen enjoyed a significant share, and looks at how the Löw-Beer family assumed a prominent position among them. Read more.

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II. Technical facilities guided tour

Beginning April 13, 2018, every Friday to Sunday 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM

New guided tour will introduce previously inaccessible technical facilities and present preserved parts of unique air heating and cooling system to the visitors. This system was not restored during the renovation of the villa, however certain elements were preserved and are part of the tour (regulatory valves, skylight etc.).

A video projection will be shown at the beginning of the tour. Function of each system - air heating, gas hearth, heating of the skylight, ventilation - is presented with 3D model of the villa. Tour continues through elegant service staircase up to the attic with glass skylight. Read more.

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