Since I am grounded in Brno for several more weeks I will try to write about interesting, in my opinion, places around. If you haven’t been, you’ve probably heard of most of them, so it’s just a reminder how beautiful Brno might be. But in case someone didn’t know the spot I will be writing about, then it’s my pleasure to introduce it to you…
Let’s start with Kravi Hora, where we’ve been on a walk yesterday. Kravi Hora in English literally means Cow’s Mountain. It’s a rather small park nearby city centre beloved by teenagers, mums with strollers, couples in love, joggers and kids of course. A spot on grass or bench, pathways, jogging routes- from 400 m to 5 km, playgrounds, a football field and a baseball field are what people come for.
WHAT EXACTLY’S THERE?
What’s more Kravi Hora is a place for a famous Planetarium (1954) and swimming pool (1975). Observatory and Planetarium in Kravi Hora is open daily: Monday: 7.30 – 15.00, Tuesday: 7.30 – 15.00, Wednesday till Friday: 7.30 – 20.00, Saturday: 9.00 – 20.00, Sunday: 9.00 – 16.30 but it also depends on the current program. You can reserve and buy your ticket online at: www.hvezdarna.cz/program. Ticket prices vary from 80 kc to 125 kc.
The planetarium offers not only observing a night sky and different thematic projections, but also entertaining and interactive exhibitions. No wonder it’s visited by more than 100 000 people yearly. Most performances in the Digitarium are projected in English, but in case you are interested in a commented tour on an Observation Point, you should gather a group of ten people and reserve it prior by calling +420 541 321 287 (on weekdays from 7.30 A.M to 3.30 P.M, except the holidays) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kravi Hora outdoor swimming pool stands out. It’s the only one in Brno with such a beautiful view on Spilberk castle, Petrov or the city itself. The indoor swimming pool doesn’t seem to be that bad as well-it’s open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. It’s not the cheapest in the town (70 kc/80 kc per hour), but in case you work or live nearby it’s a good option.
To sum up, Kravi Hora is a nice place to go for a stroll after work, visit Planetarium or do some sport. It’s easily accessible. In less than 10 minutes you can get from Ceska tram stop to Namesti Miru using tram no. 4, you can also take tram no. 12 and get off at Rybkova stop-but then you have some “climbing” to do before you get to the park. You will get from the back side-at the baseball field.