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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Exhibition & tours

I. Permanent exhibition The World of the Brno Bourgeoisie Around the Löw-Beers and the Tugendhats

The museum’s new permanent exhibition The World of the Brno Bourgeoisie Around the Löw-Beers and the Tugendhats combines elements of architectural history with the lifestyle of the bourgeoisie in Brno during the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century. The exhibition occupies 10 rooms on the first and second floors of the villa. Because the original furniture was not preserved the villa is not, however, designated a historic building of Art Nouveau architecture. 

The prologue to the exhibition is dedicated to Brno’s rapid growth during the second half of the 19th century as a result of the abolition of the city’s walls and the advent of industrialisation. Visitors will also learn about genealogical information on the Löw-Beer family, the development of the residential colony in Černá Pole and the history of the villa itself. Finally the exhibition examines Brno’s textile industry, of which Jewish businessmen enjoyed a significant share, and looks at how the Löw-Beer family assumed a prominent position among them. Read more.


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II. Technical facilities guided tour

Beginning April 13, 2018, every Saturday and Sunday 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM

New guided tour will introduce previously inaccessible technical facilities and present preserved parts of unique air heating and cooling system to the visitors. This system was not restored during the renovation of the villa, however certain elements were preserved and are part of the tour (regulatory valves, skylight etc.).

A video projection will be shown at the beginning of the tour. Function of each system - air heating, gas hearth, heating of the skylight, ventilation - is presented with 3D model of the villa. Tour continues through elegant service staircase up to the attic with glass skylight. Read more.


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