In Photos: Brno Marks 150 Years of Public Transport

The place on Moravské náměstí where the first horse-drawn tram started running 150 years ago was marked with a memorial tram stop last Saturday. Photos: Manuele Siciliano.

Brno, Aug 19 (BD) – The series of events “Public Transport Nostalgia” celebrating this anniversary started in April.  On the last day of August, a street party with two festive parades of historic and current public transport vehicles will take place.

The first horse-drawn tram left Moravské náměstí on August 17, 1869, and Brno thus happened to be the first city with public transport in the Czech lands, and third after Vienna and Budapest in Austro-Hungarian empire.

Photo gallery: The memorial tram stop was revealed last Saturday. Credit: Manuele Siciliano.

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The celebrations are held under the auspices of Brno’s mayor. “It is undoubtedly one of Brno’s biggest and most important anniversaries this year. It is a reminder not only of the huge technical developments that have been made, but also the generations of people who have helped with the development and operation of Brno’s public transport,” said Mayor of Brno Markéta Vaňková. (Read more in our previous article “Brno’s Public Transport to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary with Numerous Events in 2019”.)

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