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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The Löw-Beer Heritage Trail

Employing simple means, the The Löw-Beer Heritage Trail project aims to draw the attention of residents of Brno and South Moravia as well as visitors to the region, to the many years of entrepreneurial activities of the Löw-Beers, the family of textile industrialists, in this area. The project set out to chart the sites related, directly or in the broader context, to the Löw-Beer family.

In Brno these include e.g. villas (Villa Löw-Beer and Villa Tugendhat in the neighbourhood Černá Pole or the villa of Ernst Löw-Beer in Pisárky), flat blocks (Botanická Street No. 14, Cejl No. 6), industrial complexes (the textile factory later called Vlněna), graves in the Jewish graveyard in the quarter Židenice, but also the seat of the Czech Radio Brno designed by Ernst Wiesner (originally the Union Bank, where the Löw-Beers had their financial assets deposited).

The Löw-Beers' “heritage“ will be presented by means of exhibitions, a mobile map application and guided tours of Brno.

In cooperation with the Technical Museum in Brno and TIC Brno, the guided tours around the residences of manufacturers in the Brno discrict Černá Pole (Black Fields) also take place throughout the year. For information about current themed walks check Facebook.