Join Don Sparling for a discovery walk through Brno. Photo: Brno Expat Centre
How many people nowadays – the citizens of Brno included – know much about the city’s Ringstrasse – the boulevard and the buildings and parks lining it that circle the city’s historical centre?
Yet it’s one of the great triumphs of nineteenth-century civic planning in Central Europe, and continues to define the city’s urban space today. It’s also a witness to the long history of fruitful tension between Czechs and German-speakers and a challenge to the city’s current planners. During Don’s Autumn walk, we’ll touch briefly on the Ringstrasse concept as such, and then cover a good part of the boulevard on foot. Who organized the planting of a million trees and shrubs in Brno? How is the Red Church unique? Why is Brno’s Ringstrasse more complete than its model, Vienna? Join our very own Don Sparling on another edition of his amazing discovery walks, and see the city through new eyes!