Most of you have probably heard of the place I’m about to describe, however for all those who haven’t it will be my pleasure to share my experience. Brno not only entices its architecture, numerous museums or cozy cafés but also its nature. Only in the heart of the city, there’re several green areas like Luzanky, Denisove gardens or Spilberk gardens. There’re even more at the outskirts of the city. Such places may be Klajdovka and Brno Reservoir (Prehrada).
Another place worth considering is definitely Marianske Udoli … This seems to be an ideal spot to relax and forget about the city’s turmoil especially if you don’t have the whole day to cover long distances or can’t afford pricey tours
It is not directly in the city centre, however it’s reachable by public transportation. It takes about 30 minutes from the main station to get there or about 15 to 20 minutes by car depending on your location. If you choose the first option take tram no. 8 from the main station (Hlavni Nadrazi) in directions to Lisen, take the Jirova stop and change to bus number 55 and step out at the very last stop (Marianske Udoli). The ticket you need to purchase costs 25 kc and is valid for an hour.
TAKE A WALK
In Marianske Udoli there’re various hiking paths to choose from, several kilometers of enjoyable walk, beautiful destinations, perfect places for a picnic, or an alternative option to meet your friends in one of the restaurants or pubs nearby.
We followed the blue path leading to restaurant Muchova Bouda, which was about 4 kilometers from the parking place at Marianske Udoli. We passed by reservoirs, went along the crook Ricka and step into the forest.
But if you want to go extreme, there’s an 8-kilometer long blue path leading to Ochozska cave or a 16-kilometer red path directing to Kalecnik and then several kilometers further to Rousinov, a surrounding city.
Marianske Udoli must be quite a popular place among Brno’s inhabitants as there’re a lot of people wandering around. The good news is that no one is disturbing anyone.
For some time already Brno citizens can enjoy 1-kilometre long bobsleigh track at Kadlcuv Mlyn. Every time I take a ride I’m pretty terrified, but it’s mixed with excitement and thrill. It’s safe for families with kids thanks to automatic electromagnetic brakes.