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Travel Guide to Brno, Czech Republic

Brno is an ancient Czech city that is rich in different traditions and customs. This place is also known as the largest winery center of the country. Brno has a long history and sometimes this place is called “the city of wrong time”. Such name is connected with an interesting historical fact. The city was attacked by Swede in the 17th century. The inhabitants of Brno tried to resist as much as they could. The Swedish troops laid siege to the city for several days and then told if Brno didn’t surrender till noon, they would go away. On that day the bells of the local town hall rang one hour earlier and Swedish troops went away. The city was saved. In the memory of that event Brno keeps the tradition of ranging “the wrong time” – each day on 11 a.m. the bell-ringer on the town hall tolls twelve times.
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The town hall mentioned above is also known as one of the most notable sights of the city. The town hall hides the symbol of Brno – a stuffed crocodile. Why did such an exotic animal become the symbol of Brno? A crocodile first appeared in the city in the 17th century when it was brought there from Turkey. Local people were so amazed by the scary look of the unknown animal that they considered it a small dragon and decided to make that strong animal the symbol of their city. One more sight is Hrad Spilberk that has been the city’s main prison for a long time. While taking a walk in this fortress, you will hear many interesting stories from a guide, who will tell mysterious legends about real events that have happened in this prison.
St Peter and Paul Cathedral is a wonderful example of neo-gothic architectural style. Tall and thin spires of the church proudly tower above other buildings in Brno. Church of St John is one of the most visited places in the city. It traditionally attracts people by its rich décor and delicate hand-made ornament. The church is particularly popular among couples as there’s a belief this place brings luck and binds loving hearts for eternity. Moreover, there are numerous museums and galleries in Brno that will tell you a lot about the history of the city and will bring unforgettable memories.
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