Tugendhat Villa, Brno
About Tugendhat Villa, Brno
Tugendhat Villa, Brno - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Crnopolní 45, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Ticket Price: 350 CZK
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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The Villa has a bit of a dramatic history. It was commissioned by Fritz Tugendhat for him and his wife to live in on land that had been gifted to him by his in-laws as a wedding present. When completed, the building was a masterpiece of revolutionary new modernist architecture – one of the first of it’s kind in Europe. Unfortunately, Tudhenhat enjoyed his place for only 8 years before the Munich Agreement dissolved Czechoslovakia in 1938, causing the family to flee the country. They never returned. The Nazis used it during the war… and the Soviets after – a time when it underwent quite a lot of damage and theft. It further came into prominence in when the documents to divide the land into Slovakia and the Czech Republic were signed here. In 1994, the house was opened as a museum and in 2001, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also played a prominent role in the movies as the villains’ lair in Hannibal Rising.
Tugendhat Villa Information
- Tickets will have to be booked online.
- You may pay less if you want to see less. Excluding technical facilities will cost CZK 300
- Tickets often sell out quickly, it’s advisable to book a month in advance if you plan to visit.
- High heeled shoes not allowed.
How To reach Tugendhat Villa by Public Transport
- Buses on Lesnicka and Drobneho.
Restaurants Near Tugendhat Villa
- Restaurante Na Chate
- Ceska Pic S.r.o
- The Cat Cafe
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The villa is apparently wonderful. But man, you have to reserve months in advance, otherwise it's only a quick walk through the garden and an informative visit to the souvenir shop and information center. But the open air coffee shop down the street makes up for it.
Wonderful building, in my opinion it must be interesting even for non-architects, but I see that some people apparently hate modern architecture and fail to understand how innovative this building was 90 years ago. If you are that kind of person, then just skip it. The tickets are quite expensive but okay that is understandable. I am willing to pay the price when the building is in such a good condition (reborn from a very dilapidated state). I dislike the 300,- extra fee for making photos. That's too much and I saw that many people couldn't resist, made photos, and had to pay afterwards. I know that my photos would not have been special among the millions of photos made by other people, so I didn't pay the extra fee. 300,- just for a few photos is not a fair deal.
Quite an amazing place architecturally and a lot of history here too. It's definitely worth trying to visit. I've only give four stars, though, because of how hard it is to get a ticket to go inside. The tours book out so far in advance that you have to make a reservation about three months before you visit. That is pretty hard to do for foreign tourists who probably don't know so early which day they will be in Brno.
The Onyx wall is definitely an inspiration to me. I wonder whether it originlly was considered to be backlit. Also rather interesting is the Cesca Chair which combines the virtues of the cantilever chair with those of the Thonet coffee house chair.
Only went into the garden but it was peaceful and you can see a few big Rooms from here