SUNDAY COFFEE WITH JEB



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Seniors Enjoy Historic Brno In The Czech Republic

512px-Logo_Brno.svgSo why are we going for a visit to the Czech Republic?  Because yours truly is half Czech and he has been to Prague and loved it. Now he needs to go check out (no pun intended) another great Czech city. So grab your coffee, my senior friends and let’s go to Brno.

Brno is the second largest city in the southeastern part of the Czech Republic with a population of 380,000, making it the largest Moravian city, and the historical capital city of the Margraviate of Moravia.

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I enjoy etymology and I learned that the origin of the name Brno is disputed. It may come from Old Czech brnie ‘muddy, swampy.’ Alternative derivations are from a Slavic verb brniti (to armor or to fortify), so take your pick. I liked them both.

Seniors Enjoy Czech Ambiance

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Senior visitors will discover and experience in this Moravian town Brno’s vibrant, authentic Czech ambiance

Art Nouveau, Empire and Neoclassical buildings stand in the bar and restaurant packed Old City Center. Leafy parks abound. And Czech wines…Brno is the gateway to the fertile vineyards in South Morovia.

Being a great fan of Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, I think that I would make it a point to visit The Macocha Abyss, also known as the Macocha Gorge It is a gigantic sinkhole in the Moravian Karst cave system located just north of Brno.

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It  is the #1 tourist attraction in the area. At 138 m in depth, it is the biggest gorge of its kind in the Czech Republic and Central Europe. After that, I’d head off for a visit to the interior of The Cathedral of St.Peter and St.Paul, located on the Petrov hill in the center of the city. This national cultural monument is one of the most important pieces of architecture in South Moravia.

Seniors Also Enjoy Czech Festival

Knowing a bit about architecture, being a guide at Frank Lloyd’s Taliesin West in Arizona this senior would also want to visit Villa Tugendhat.

This historical building in the wealthy neighborhood of Černá Pole is one of the pioneering prototypes of modern architecture in Europe, and was designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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Each August, a huge summertime city celebration called Brno Day, commemorates a major historical event: the defense of Brno against the Swedish army during the Thirty Years War.

Brno blends rich history with modernity and innovation. The Moravian capital is a city of universities, a business hub, a city of galleries, museums, cafés, clubs and festivals.

Enjoy Brno. -jeb

1 comment to “SUNDAY COFFEE WITH JEB”

  1. Helena says:

    Fell welcome to BRNO – I run a friendly web page in English, please check it at http://www.BRNOguide.webs.com

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