New edition of USE-IT Brno map

The new edition of USE-IT Brno maps is here and it also includes the Löw-Beer Villa as a part of a section devoted to Jewish heritage. The map mentions a short history of the Villa and its connection to Villa Tugendhat, points out free entry to the garden.

USE-IT maps are non-commercial, made by young locals. They are always free and up-to-date. Nowadays, these maps provide information for young travellers in almost 40 European cities – and one of them is Brno.

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Exhibition about the conversion of the Löw-Beer factory

From September 30 to November 1, 2020, the Celnice Gallery hosts an exhibition of works by students of the Faculty of Architecture at Brno University of Technology, which deal with the functional transformation of the former Löw-Beer textile factory in Brněnec. The Löw-Beer family owned this factory until 1938.

In the same year, most family members were forced to leave their homes before the Nazi threat, many of them unfortunately died in concentration camps. The grandson of the original owners, Daniel Löw-Beer, founded the Archa Endowment Fund in 2018, which provides grants and supports projects for the conversion of the factory in Brněnec.

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The best of Brno on a single tourist card

Since this year, the Löw-Beer Villa in Brno is involved in the BRNOPAS tourist card project, which provides its owners a number of discounts or free admissions to interesting places in Brno and its surroundings. The card can be purchased from one to three days, for adults or children under 15 years of age, and may include a public transport ticket.

With the BRNOPAS card, you get a 25% discount in the Löw-Beer villa to enter the permanent  exhibition The World of the Brno Bourgeoisie Around the Löw-Beers and the Tugendhats, children have free admission. The card also offers benefits in other famous Brno villas: Tugendhat, Stiassni and Jurkovič.

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Explore technical facilities of the Löw-Beer Villa

This tourist season brings something new again – from 13th April 2018, we offer a guided tour of the technical backgrounds of the Löw-Beer Villa. Let's explore up to now inaccessible premises like the attic with glass skylight or the basement with a heat exchanger.

The tour also includes 3D video screenedin the staircase hall, which show you an excellent animation of of how the original heating and cooling system was operated. This remarkable system of hot air heating was designed for the Villa by the architect Alexander Neumann (1861–1947).

Neumann gained his practical experience in the atelier of renowned duo of architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. They specialized in representative theatre and spa buildings, which often required innovative technical solutions.

In the early years of the 20th century, Neumann built a villa in Brno on Drobného 22 (today called Löw-Beer Villa) in the Art Nouveau style for the factory owner Moriz Fuhrmann. Neumann‘s specific schooling during the time he spent working on the projects for spa and theatre buildings also found use in the interior of Fuhrmann’s villa.

The system of hot air heating sadly was not restored during the renovation of the villa in the years 2013–2014. However, some of the original elements have been preserved and you shall be able to see them during the tour (ornamental grilles, skylight, calorifier chamber etc.).

The guided tours of the technical backgrounds will be held regularly from Friday to Sunday at 10:30, 12:30 and 15:30.

Tours are in Czech language but foreign visitors get a written commentary in English.

Please notice that this tour is not barrier-free.

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