Villa Tugendhat, Brno

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Villa Tugendhat testifies to the birth of modern housing and the tragic fate of its residents. This World Heritage Site and its period furnishings were designed in the 1920s by modern architect Mies van der Rohe as an example of the International style. During World War II, the Gestapo confiscated the villa from its owners, a Jewish trading family. After the war, it was appropriated by the Czechoslovak state. Set on a slope, the threes-story building, which looks like a single-story structure from the street, offers a broad view over the town's historical center. Look for the elegant onyx wall in the living area of the middle floor; it changes color depending on lighting. The story of the villa and its residents inspired writer Simon Mawer's highly acclaimed novel "The Glass Room." For travelers who use our international travel planner, Brno holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Villa Tugendhat and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • You can visit Villa Tugendhat and Brno, you need to buy tickets for a longer period ahead. The interest is huge. But the wait really pays off. The Villa is beautiful, full of technical improvements, which you never dreamed of, and you netipli that it is someone in the House has installed nearly 100 years ago. The tour is a real experience. When you visit how to living spaces, technical facilities of the Villa. There is also a small exhibit, and you can also go through the garden. If you don't want to wait for a free term examinations in English and you speak a foreign language, try to buy a ticket for the tour in English or German. Those tend to be less busy and you get faster. You may also state what me-everyone on the tour we probably thought the same and we are all Czechs. The tour eventually took place so in English.
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  • After more than 20 years in Brno, it finally happened: we visited the Villa Tugendhat. In the German-speaking guide we learned a lot about the changing history of this unique House, novel technical solutions like the retractable window starting from for that time up to the Umlufz, but also by the separation of Czech Republic and the Slovakia, which was sealed in this House of the Lords of Klaus and Meciar.
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  • The villa itself, its living and representative qurers, its (industrial) groundfloor and the garden - all are worth the visit. Good to see the onyx wall at sunset.  more »
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  • For those that landed on this google maps page because they were planning a visit I don't need to explain the facts that one can find on Wikipedia's pages or on the Tugendhat website. The added value that I want to give you in terms of review is more for those who have not researched this prior to planning a visit. Simply said a must see if you are spending some days in Brno. This UNESCO protected villa will be of interest to everyone. So not just architecture fanatics. I have done the guided tours both in Czech and English and our guides were excellent in their knowledge, their wit and their active interaction with the group. They have strict rules but they have a reason for that. Only small groups are taken at a time and without reservations in advance your chance to come as a walk-in is probably 5%. For the photo enthusiast I recommend to purchase the extra ticket for a photo pass so you can take pics. You will not regret paying the additional 200 or so CZK for the photo pass. They have several tours available. Go for the big one. It's worth it. Depending on how long you spend in the garden - which is amazing during all seasons - I would count at least 1.5 to 2 hours. Yes there is a gift shop with some fine souvenirs and literature.. then just stroll down to catch tram 5 back to the centre.. .easy. no tripods allowed in the villa.
  • Beautiful and inspiring design! The grounds and mini museum are inspiring in their own with great views of brno, but to walk round the interior you must book far in advance
  • This is a must see. It's a part of the UNESCO. The experience is just incredible. Very hard to get there. Also it's expensive. 350 czk for an adult.
  • It's a very nice historic place, the guide was very friendly and I enjoyed it!
  • Legendary building by Mies van der Rohe in Brno. The reconstruction in the past gave really authentic appearance to the house.
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