A TRAIL THROUGH “MORAVIAN MANCHESTER”
A trail with twelve stops surveys the history, personages and places linked with the phenomenon of the ‘Moravian Manchester’. It offers a unique look at almost three centuries, when Brno was at the helm of the global textile industry. In the background of this extraordinary success, however, there are specific human stories, which will be introduced by the author of the trail, writer Kateřina Tučková.
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The trail only works on mobile phones and tablets.
1 | Brno: Moravian Manchester
Náměstí Svobody 84/15
Here once lived J. L. Köffiller, founder of the first Brno textile manufactory (1767)
2 | Freemasons
3 | Offermann House
4 | Jewish textile entrepreneurs
5 | The Tugendhat and Kohn factory
6 | The Löw-Beer villa
7 | Gebrüder Schoeller textile factory
8 | The Textile School
9 | Union house
10 | Textile workers’ home
11 | Museum of Applied Arts
12 | Vlněna and Mosilana
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
A SMART PHONE
To navigate through the trail, you will need a smart phone or tablet with an Internet connection.
You don’t have to download any application; the trail is on a website. However, you need to connect to the Internet, either via Wi-Fi or mobile networks.
The trail is 4 km long, so good shoes for a city walk might be useful.
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The ‘Moravian Manchester’ trail was created for the Meeting Brno festival, based on a book by Kateřina Tučková titled The Factory – The Story of the Textile Barons from the Moravian Manchester, published by the Host Publishing House and accompanying an exhibition, Brno: the Moravian Manchester, presented by the Moravian Gallery in Brno in 2014.