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Tišnov


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12.6.
Tuesday

LES TRAVERSÉES BAROQUES

ETIENNE MEYER / artistic leader

 
22.6.
Friday

EN.DRU

NASTY 

 

Tišnov lies at the south-eastern edge of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, in the valley of the River Svratka under the majestic Mount Květnice. The town is located 20 km from Brno. It has an area of 1,716 ha and it had 8423 inhabitants as of 1.12.2009. It is the gateway to the attractive landscape of the Svratka Highlands.

 

The first written mention of the town dates from 1233 and it is associated with the fate of the Porta Coeli Cistercian Convent, established by the Czech Queen Constance. The general development of the town was interrupted in the past by wartime events, especially during the Hussite Wars and the period of the Thirty Years War. Destructive fires also caused huge amounts of damage. Tišnov became a town in 1788 after the establishment of a regulated municipal authority. The railway which connected Tišnov with Brno in 1885 and then with Žďár nad Sázavou and Prague twenty years later was of great significance for the modern stage of the town’s economic and social development. In 1850, Tišnov became the seat of the District Court and first became a political district in 1855–1868 and then from 1896, with an interruption during the period of the Second World War, through to the administrative reforms in 1960. The town has been a municipality with extended jurisdiction since 1.1.2003.

 

The dominant historical features of the town are the Church of St. Wenceslas with its characteristic tower and the town hall. The parish church is an originally gothic building which received its final appearance in 1838–1841 after baroque renovations. The town hall on the Peace Square (náměstí Míru) was built in a romanticising historical style in 1905–1906 on the site of the original baroque town hall building. The sgraffito decorations on it depict events from the town’s history. They are the work of Jano Kőhler.

 

Further attractive monuments include the baroque houses in the historical centre and the Marian column on Comenius Square (Komenského náměstí). Of the modern buildings, several of the art nouveau villas and the functionalist building of the Komerční banka are especially worthy of attention. The centre of the current cultural life is the Jambor Centre (Jamborův dům) in Brněnská Street with a permanent gallery of paintings by the painter of Vysočina and honorary citizen of Tišnov, Josef Jambor, and an exhibition hall for short-term exhibitions, with which the newly built town library dating from 2005 forms a visual unit.

 

The social and sports activities of the current inhabitants and visitors to the town are served by the “sokolovna” with its adjoining modern sports hall, the building of the town cultural centre in Mlýnská Street, the cinema, the summer cinema, the outdoor swimming pool, the tennis courts, including the inflatable hall and the football ground at Ostrovec, the automobile club, the shooting range, the skateboard park and so on. The sports facilities at both primary schools and the activities of the Children and Young Person’s Home also play an important role. The attractive landscape in the immediate vicinity of the town is dominated by a brick lookout tower which has stood on the site of an original wooden lookout tower dating from the 1920s on the Klucanina hill since 2003. Mount Květnice, which lies opposite this hill, is a significant mineralogical and botanical locality with numerous beautiful areas, especially the unique Royal Cave (Králova jeskyně) which is not usually accessible to the public. The attention of mineral collectors from all over the world regularly falls on Tišnov twice a year during the period of the spring and autumn international mineral exchanges. In 2010, the spring exchange has been set for 30.4.-2.5. and the autumn exchange will be held in the period of 5.-7.11. The Town of Tišnov is one of the venues for the Concentus Moraviae music festival, within the framework of which concerts by leading domestic and international performers enrich the cultural life of the town in the summer months. Further traditions include the June Music Festivities and the Saint Wenceslas Feast at the end of September.

 

More information on Tišnov and events:

www.tisnov.cz

www.tisnov.info

www.mekstisnov.cz

 

Tišnov Tourist Information Centre’s website:

www.tisnovsko.com

 

Radnice

Radnice

Tišnov s horou Květnice v pozadí

Tišnov s horou Květnice v pozadí

Klášter Porta coeli

Klášter Porta coeli

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Radnice

Müllerův dům

Müllerův dům

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Rozhledna

 

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