Labyrinth Under the Vegetable Market

Labyrinth Under the Vegetable Market

Labyrinth Under the Vegetable Market
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
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There and back again
Toronto, Canada117 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Walking through the labyrinth was spooky and cool experience! But they force you to pay extra for a tour and it is not in any other language than Czech… which doesn’t make sense as it is a tourist event and the world language is English. The cost was way to high for me to stand there listening to a language I could not understand. They wanted a large fee for an English audio guide and if not gave you paper to read in a very dark cellar. Terrible organization!

Tour 1/5
Tunnels 4/5
Price 1/5
Written November 18, 2021
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Cala Larrinaga
1 contribution
Jan 2022
A must in Brno! For such a low price, especially for students, we were expecting a short tour and not much accommodation in regards to the language. However, since it was only us at that specific time, Mark (I hope I'm writing it right) was so kind as to do the whole hour tour in English!

Not only was the Labyrinth truly interesting, with all the different sections and pathways, but he explained so many details about the town in itself, and the legends surrounding it. And he made it entertaining (:
Written January 30, 2022
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1962globetrotter
Lutterworth, UK289 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit here. It's well organised and there is an audio guide in several languages you can follow ic unable to speak Czech. They have laid out the tunnels and chambers to cover different themes and details about everyday life. Worth the visit, just get there in plenty of time or pop in to pre-book the say before as it looks like it gets fairly busy and you may get turned away, as you are not allowed down without a guide. Discount for over 60s - we forgot to ask and found out too late
Written July 30, 2020
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Rai J
Wisbech, UK18 contributions
Aug 2020
A guided tour of bygone times when the tunnels beneath the Vegetable market were used for storing fruit/veg, wine a drinking establishment, also an apothecary and a variety of torture chambers and equipment. Staged really well with atmospheric lighting and some really interesting ancient objects to peruse. For English guide please hire the audio device which is very simple to use. Please also be aware that there are several stony steps to walk up and down between each tunnel as you make your way down to the depths and back up again, but none too difficult for able bodied. Plus there is a short section of tunnel deep in the bowels which is quite wet underfoot so you might want to wear appropriate shoes. An enjoyable and thought provoking experience!
Written August 29, 2020
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Reece
Isle of Man, UK6 contributions
Aug 2020
A very intersting visit beneath the cabbage market. Very clean and cool. A number of exhibits throughout the tunnels. We joined a guided tour but the whole commentary was in Czech. We were given sheets of notes in English to keep upto speed with whats going on. We enjoyed the visit but it only lasts around 40 minutes.
Written August 11, 2020
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diver8264
Prague, Czech Republic231 contributions
Oct 2020
More extensive than we expected, and the labyrinth is on many levels (lowest 11 metres where there is some standing water to walk through) Our guide was entertaining and knowledgeable, and had no problem switching to English when necessary.
The printed guide is 13 pages long, and as others have mentioned impossible to read in reduced light, but the live guide is more than enough.
Worth 40 minutes of your time.
Written October 12, 2020
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Clo_175
Maldon, UK58 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I fully recommend you visit if you get the time. It is a guided tour that’s very interesting and informative. It’s suited to all ages but so note there are plenty of steps so may not be too well suited to anyone that tires easily or struggles with stairs.
Written February 17, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK165,935 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a chance to go under the cabbage market square and explore what used to be a specialised storage space for the market holders. The guide is really only there to take you down into the tunnels and guide you through. You’re actually given an audio guide for information about the different parts of the tunnels, how each section was used etc. At each station in the tunnels, the guide lets you know which number on the audio guide to use. There even used to be a tavern underground.

Apart from the guide being clearly bored by his job, I found the tour quite interesting simply because I’d never come across such a use. If you’ve never been down tunnels and unused to the dark, then I think you’re in for a double treat.
Written October 17, 2019
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chimayred
Durham, NH2,307 contributions
Aug 2021
guided tours in Czech with English handbooks. Small admission fee. Very interesting history and artifacts. Glad we did it.
Written September 5, 2021
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Petra B
Brno, Czech Republic147 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Brno is old town and first memory of Brno is from 9. century. During time everything was changed, buildings are bigger and streets change their way. Memory of it are old cellars. In old Brno there are as 11 floors of cellars in underground. If you want have image of it, you can visit Brno underground under Zelný trh. There are three parts which have been open to the public. During your walking through the labyrinth of old tunnels you can see replica of vegetable cellar, meat cellar, distillery or torture chamber. It is pleasant entertainment. Petra
Written August 23, 2017
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