Incredible underground labyrinth under Vegetable market (What’s Up Brno)
Come with us to a mysterious large maze of underground tunnels, corridors, and storage rooms, known as the “Labyrinth under Zelný trh”!
Brno, Mar 9 (BD) – Discover a unique system of medieval corridors, cellars, underground wells, and storage rooms hidden some 7 metres below ground.
To evoke a proper medieval atmosphere, Brno’s Labyrinth features storage rooms with wine barrels as a reminder of the local tradition of winemaking, replicas of a pillory and a ‘cage of fools’, and a complete alchemy lab.
Originally, the individual cellars served their owners mainly as storage for food and beer and were not connected.
The city’s website Podzemi.brno.cz claims that the biggest cellar is some 23 metres long with a height varying from 3.5 to 4 metres. The deepest point of the network is 13 metres under the surface.
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About ten years ago, the cellars underwent a complete renovation in order to open them to the public. They were connected into a single network of cellars and corridors; hence the name “labyrinth”.
The guided tours of the labyrinth start every hour and a half and are available in foreign languages with an audio guide. The entrance to the labyrinth is in a building in the lower part of Zelný trh, at number 21.
Currently, the Labyrinth under Zelný trh is home to a popular “escape game” that is also available to English speakers (the instructions are written in English).
Fans of underground walks can also visit Brno’s ossuary underneath the Church of St. James (at Jakubské náměstí), “the Mint Master’s Cellar” (at Dominikánské náměstí), or join a guided tour of utility tunnels through the project “Brno Technical Underground” (Brněnské technické podzemí), whose meeting point is at Zelný trh .