Just 212 steps down to enter the labyrinth’s winding passages
The passageways in the Labyrinth under the Vegetable Market lead to unique and mysterious places, including medieval cellars hidden six to eight metres below ground. Visitors learn how food, wine, and beer were once stored and how this underground space used to be lit, and also see a collection of archaeological findings. The tour also visits an alchemist’s laboratory and recalls the doctors, pharmacists, and physicists who lived in Brno and made the city famous throughout Europe. An old wine cellar and a period tavern are reminders of the local tradition of winemaking. Replicas of a pillory and a cage of fools, both of which were located at the town marketplace in the 17th century, evoke the darker side of life a few centuries ago. The tour also introduces some of the punishments that awaited dishonest craftsmen, traders, and merchants.
In the beginning of the early 13th century, the Vegetable Market was known as Horní trh (the Upper Market). It has always been a busy place where people could buy fresh food. The cellars that were gradually built under the houses on the square served as storage spaces for their owners and local merchants. They also functioned as shelters during wartime. The cellars remained mysterious for a very long time, but explorations in the past decade revealed the whole of the labyrinth, which underwent complex structural changes connecting the passageways in 2009. Thus, the unique system of ancient cellars and passages, collectively known as the Labyrinth Under the Vegetable Market, became available to the public eye.
Zelný trh 21
658 78 Brno
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00 – 18:00
Tours offered every 60 minutes (weekends between June and September every 30 minutes)
|Students, seniors||CZK 80|
|Children under 15||CZK 80|
|Children under 6||free|
|Family package 2+2||CZK 380|
|- plus any child under 15||CZK 60|
|Senior pass||10 % discount|
|Family pass||5 % discount|
|Groups (at least 20 people)||10 % discount|
|Use of cameras||free|
|Press admission (upon presentation of press identification)||free|
Debit cards accepted
Buy tickets to two underground landmarks and get 10 % off!
If you buy tickets to two of the three underground landmarks (the labyrinth underneath the Vegetable Market, the Mint Master’s Cellar, the ossuary in the Church of St. James) at the same time, you will get 10 % off the total price.
Underground for an even better price?
Admission for all of the Brno Underground in one day: full price CZK 320, reduced price CZK 170, family ticket CZK 700.
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