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.
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. For sale in e-shop or in information centers. A small version of the guide, the brochure Leoš Janáček in Brno, is available in the information centers.
The trail In the Footsteps of Leoš Janáček can be followed:
- individually using the printed guide and map, with the length depending on preference and time available
- in the form of a guided tour in Czech, English, German or Russian without entry to the interiors, tour length ca 3 hours, the lenght can be adapted to the needs of the group
- in the form of a guided tour in Czech, English, German or Russian including a tour of the Leoš Janáček Memorial and the interior of the Mahen Theatre, tour length ca 4 hours, the lenght can be adapted to the needs of the group
Price* according to the number of people:
Up to 4 people 66 EUR
5-14 people 78 EUR
15-24 people 98 EUR
25-40 people 118 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.
Additional charge for a tour of the Leoš Janáček Memorial and the interior of the Mahen Theatre 70 CZK / 3 EUR per person.
Participants in the guided tour will receive a free copy of the publication In the Footsteps of Leoš Janáček: Brno City Guide.
There are information panels in the centre of Brno with texts, photos and QR codes linking to this site. Recently QR codes have also been added, which refer to excerpts from Janáček's music.
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
MAP OF THE TRAIL