Called ‘Prigl’ by the locals, previously Knínice dam
Part of the Podkomorské lesy nature park
Pedestrian and cyclist bridge to Veveří Castle
An ideal place for sports, relaxation, and recreation
This body of water was built in 1936–1940 and covers an area of 250 hectares. In the past, it served as a water reservoir as well as a source of electric power. Lined by vast woods along both sides, the reservoir is suitable for swimming and water sports as well as for hiking and cycling. In winter, the frozen lake makes an ideal location for skiers and skaters alike.
Veveří Castle, which towers on a cliff above the water, is a popular destination and the Brno Zoo is another attraction located not far from the dam.
The Brno Public Transport Authority operates several boats that travel between the wharf in Bystrc and Veverská Bítýška.
The area around the water has numerous summer houses, guesthouses, hotels, restaurants, and cosy pubs, and the water itself is lined with beaches featuring children’s playgrounds and sports areas and offering boat, paddle boat, and paddleboard rentals.
One of Brno’s largest annual events, the Ignis Brunensis fireworks competition, takes place here in May and June, with fireworks launched from a floating dock on the water.
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The Brno Zoo: serving the public for over 60 years
One of the oldest castles in Moravia and the entire country
Hop a boat across the reservoir
Operated in summer by the Brno Public Transport Authority
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