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10 July 2024

17:30 - 20:00
Arnold Villa, Drobného 26

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Join us in July for a leisurely after-work picnic! Our July events are usually a pleasant opportunity to meet other expats at a time when Brno runs at a calmer, holiday pace.

And as usual, we’re offering you something more: another beautiful historic Brno villa with its garden opened to the public recently and this is an opportunity to explore it and learn more about one of the finest Brno districts. At 17:30, we will hear a short introduction and a peak inside the interior, inspiring you to a full-scale visit anytime later.

The Arnold villa, built by one of Brno’s notable 19th century ‘developers’, was one of the first three villas located on the sunny slope of Černá Pole, then still outisde the city, overlooking its skyline. Its last inhabitant was Cecílie Hože, the aunt of Grete Tugendhat and sister of Alfred Löw-Beer, then her neighbours. Now, the villa is dedicated as a Dialogue Centre focused on bringing people together.

As for the picnic, the usual applies, i.e. bring a blanket to sit on and whatever you’d like to eat or drink and share with others. However, if you’d rather enjoy some goodies prepared locally, the Cecílie Café in the villa will be open for us as well. One part of the garden also includes playground facilities for children.

How to get there: you can either walk through Lužánky park or take bus no. 67 (bus stop is Schodová) and use the lower entrance at Drobného 26 or take the tram no. 9 or 11 to Tomanova and then use the top entrance by Lužova street.


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