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Villa Tugendhat, Brno

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Villa Tugendhat testifies to the birth of modern housing and the tragic fate of its residents. This World Heritage Site and its period furnishings were designed in the 1920s by modern architect Mies van der Rohe as an example of the International style. During World War II, the Gestapo confiscated the villa from its owners, a Jewish trading family. After the war, it was appropriated by the Czechoslovak state. Set on a slope, the threes-story building, which looks like a single-story structure from the street, offers a broad view over the town's historical center. Look for the elegant onyx wall in the living area of the middle floor; it changes color depending on lighting. The story of the villa and its residents inspired writer Simon Mawer's highly acclaimed novel "The Glass Room." To visit Villa Tugendhat and get the most from your holiday in Brno, create itinerary details personal to you using our Brno holiday planner.
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  • An important architectural monument of Brno wonderfully restored with a very pleasant průvodcovským staff, Onyx wall is is something that can be seen only here. The beauty of the modern age there's something timeless.
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  • I love modern architecture especially houses, so I was dying to see the house. We didn't know that there is a very long waiting list approx 2 months to view inside, until we got there. I was so disapp...  read more »
  • This is a modernist house designed by Mies van der Rohe in the early 20c. It has had an eventful history - it was occupied by senior German officers in WW2, was badly damaged at the end of the war and...  read more »
  • Amazing architecture. Definitely a great sighseeing for any travelers visiting Brno.
  • Most beautiful house I ever seen. I wish we spent a little more time on architectural aspects but learning the context was interesting though.
  • The building itself is amazing, fantastic architecture, beautifully restored. On the other hand, the staff is very rude, unfriendly. The guided tours are poorly organised and has a limited capacity of 15 people (tours start every hour). You need to book well in advance to get in. The alternative is to visit the garden for a cheaper price, and you get a pretty good overall outside view of this amazing building.
  • If you permit to enter without reservation . You'll much more gain. And everyone will love your city.
  • Wonderful villa. The tour is very good (at the time of writing you need to book well in advance). The only problem was the guide - she failed to smile the whole time and seemed put out by any questions we asked.
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