Brno isn’t only monuments, culture, and food. It’s a city with nature merely a stone’s throw away. Instead of having to travel dozens of kilometres for a trip, you can just hop on public transit.
There’s a lot of natural beauty in the area right around Brno. You can find some along educational trails (ETs) that ensure you won’t miss out on anything interesting. In addition to info panels, you’ll find other amenities along your walk, such as benches, gazebos, climbing walls for kids, and forest wells.
The ETs near Brno will show you truly amazing things. Under the Brno hill of Hády, for example, you’ll find an enchanting limestone pond. The wooded hills of the Holedná Forest Enclosure among Kohoutovice, Bystrc, and Žebětín offer a unique chance to meet wild animals. Several trails lead through the enclosure, and you might find mouflon, follow deer, and red deer roaming freely. Brno has natural riches it can be proud of compared to the rest of the world. Near Kamenný vrch is a meadow that every spring is covered in a purple carpet of greater pasque flowers. Because it has many thousands of clusters of these flowers, Kamenný vrch has become a world leader in them.
A very specific ET follows the footsteps of Leoš Janáček to acquaint you with this globally recognized composer at 18 locations in Brno.
Another specific ET is the Školní naučná stezka ZŠ Tuháčkova (Tuháčkova Primary School ET). You can visit the history of Brno’s Komárov and the local environment via a short walk through the grounds of the Tuháčkova 25 Primary School.
Parts of tour
NS Akátky (Akátky ET)
The 20-ha Akátky forest park between Židenice and Vinohrady with a mixed deciduous and coniferous forest.
NS obora Holedná – myslivecká a interaktivní (Holedná Forest Enclosure ET – hunting and interactive)
There are two circuits that let you get to know a popular weekend hiking destination for Brno residents – the forest enclosure in Holedná among Kohoutovice, Bystrc, and Žebětín.
NS Kamenný vrch (Kamenný vrch ET)
Like a purple sea of blossoming greater pasque flowers looks every spring, the 15-ha Kamenný Vrch Nature Reserve.
NS Hády a Udolí Říčky (Hády Hill and Říčky Valley ET)
Extensive trail with substantial elevation gains mapping nature and old castles to the north-east of Brno
NS Hádecké lomy (Hády Quarries ET)
This trail with eight stations presents the southern slope of Hády hill as a natural pearl with many protected plants and animals.
NS Ekostezka Lesná (Lesná Ecological Trail)
Circular ET begins at the Lesná tram terminus.
Lesní NS U jezírka Soběšice (Forest ET By Soběšice Pond)
Circle around the Jezírko ecocentre
Lesní NS Po stopách Sýkorky Mokrá Hora (Forest ET In the Tracks of a Tit in Mokrá Hora)
Introducing kids and adults to the rich Mokrá Hora forest with its animals and plants.
Stezka zdraví Lelekovice (Lelekovice Health Trail)
After the Svratka and Svitava, the Ponávka is Brno’s third, forgotten river. The 9-kilometre Health Trail runs against its current from Mokrá Hora.
Medlánecká NS Brno (Medlánky ET Brno)
10 stations along a 5-kilometre trail to learn interesting things in Medlánky
NS Brněnská přehrada, jak ji neznáte (Brno Reservoir As You’ve Never Seen It ET)
A trail with six ecologically focused stations runs against the Svratka’s current along the left bank of the Brno Reservoir.
NS Jelení žlíbek u Brněnské přehrady (Deer Glen by the Brno Reservoir ET)
Setting out from Kozí horka by the Brno Reservoir, you can walk into the picturesque region of the Podkomorské Forests
NS Hrad Veveří (Hrad Veveří ET)
Six info panels with maps supplemented by historical information
NS Údolí Kohoutovického potoka (Kohoutovice Stream Valley ET)
Short ET with three info panels starts
Brněnská NS lesnická – Lesy města Brna (Brno Forest ET – Lesy města Brna)
It leads from Kamenná čtvrt to the west along the Svratka
NS Stezka zdraví Žebětín (Žebětín Health Trail)
Walk leads through part of the Podkomorské Forests to the east of the Masarykův okruh (Masaryk Circuit).
NS Bohunice (Bohunice ET)
11 stations introduces the environment, history, and local curiosities of Bohunice
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