A trail, In the Footsteps of Janáček in Brno, maps out the locations and buildings where Janáček lived, composed, conducted, taught, heard the premieres
of his compositions, met with friends, went for walks, etc.
To make it easier to get around, the individual places are numbered, and it is possible to walk to the majority of these (1 to 16), or take public transport for any longer stretches. From the first stop at Mendlovo náměstí, to the sixteenth stop (Mahen Theatre), the route is approximately 5.6 kilometres long. For the last two places (17 and 18), which are further from the centre, we would recommend using public transport. You can use the route we have suggested, or adapt it to how it suits you best.
In addition, we offer also information on another four locations lying outside of Brno which are connected to Leoš Janáček. It only takes a few minutes on the train to Bílovice nad Svitavou and Rajhrad, or you could even go by bike. Luhačovice and Hukvaldy are further from Brno, and though they are connected to Janáček, both places are worth visiting in their own right.
As a guide on the trail TIC BRNO published a printed publication In the footsteps of Leoš Janáček. Brno City Guide. In 2018, information panels will be installed at the locations in the centre of Brno.
TIC BRNO offers a tour with commentary
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF LEOŠ JANÁČEK
The tour is available in Czech, English, German and Russian.
Tour length: 3 hours (without entry to the interiors). The length can be adapted to the needs of the group.
A written request should be written at least two weeks prior to the required date to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Price* according to the number of people:
Up to 4 people 1650 CZK/64 EUR
5-14 people 1950 CZK/75 EUR
15-24 people 2450 CZK/95 EUR
25-40 people 2950 CZK/114 EUR
*Payment in cash or by credit card at the information centre at the Old Town Hall on the day of the tour or by invoice.
The Augustinian Abbey of St Thomas in Old Brno
Stopka's Pilsner Pub
Chlumecký Palace - Lidové noviny newspaper
Barvič and Novotný bookshop
U Polenků Restaurant
Besední dům (Beseda House)
Czech National Theatre in Brno
on Veveří street
ChleborádovaVilla - The Organ School
The Leoš Janáček Memorial
The Slavonic Teachers' Training Institute
Brno Central Cemetery
Bílovice nad Svitavou
The Benedictine Abbey in Rajhrad
TIC BRNO published the guidebook
In the footsteps of Leoš Janáček
The guidebook, In the Footsteps of Leoš Janáček. Brno City Guide, presents locations and buildings in Brno which are connected with the composer's personal as well as professional life, and contains a great deal of information, historical photographs and illustrated documents. Enthusiasts have the opportunity to follow the route we have suggested or adapt it to how it suits best in terms of length and time. It also includes the composer's life in dates and in a longer text, two of Janáček's feuilletons and an overview of Brno institutions, their history, as well as any current activities which are connected with Janáček's legacy. Inside contains a poster and a large map of the centre of Brno with a marked-out route. The guidebook was published in both Czech and English.