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Underground in Znojmo

Historical Underground in Znojmo was developed in the 14th century and ranks among the largest labyrinths in Central Europe. Ventilation shafts, smoke-flues and wells of the intricate underground system of tunnels are still admired by its visitors. The tunnel is estimated to be about 27 kilometres long and constructed through more than four floors under the historical centre of the city of Znojmo.

The Subterranean Complex’s original purpose was a cellar for agricultural products and wine. Such storage was an integral part of each house. In wartimes tunnels served as indivisible strategic part of the city fort system. However, the fact that there are no plans of tunnels in the city archives is very surprising. Extremely intricate system in both horizontal and vertical directions supports the premise of its usage during wartimes.

Dewatering system was violated by gradual siltation of the underground area after the Second World War. It was caused by the removal of ruins of which the most visible impact was demonstrated by the city communication accidents at the beginning of the 60s. Therefore a far reaching research and sanitation was begun in 1963. The Subterranean Complex’s main aim is to serve its visitors nowadays. A visitor tour that is estimated to be 800 metres long starts at the Slepičí trh and ends in the Obroková street.

The route was extended in 2009 by the exposition “Mysterious Underground” that includes alchemist laboratory, alive rocks, bats, elves or dungeons and is accompanied by special audiovisual light show.

Since October 2013 are available another parts of the underground labyrint. Especially for those who like adventure and little bit of adrenalin. These routes are intended for people who don't mind a little water, mud, climbing on iron steps, replacing short ladders, walking bent and sometimes on all fours and a little bit of effort. It's surely worth a try.
 

Contact

Underground in Znojmo is administered by
Znojemská Beseda, Masarykovo náměstí 449/22, 669 02 Znojmo (postal and invoicing address)

Entrance and Ticket office: Slepičí trh 2

Phone/Fax - Underuground Cash desk No.: +420 515 221 342
Adrenaline Tours booking: +420 608 204 535


E-mail: podzemi@znojemskabeseda.cz

Web: www.znojemskabeseda.cz/podzemi

Adrenaline Tours booking: www.podzemiznojmo.cz

Attractions in the trip destination

  • The largest labyrinth in Central Europe

Other services

  • Postcards and souvenirs
  • Refreshment
  • Wine tasting
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts
  • Theatre performances

Special offers and events

  • Various theme tours (Underground with Hostan, Underground with a fairy tale, Halloween trail of courage, Easter egg hunt etc.)

Opening hours

October – April:
Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
May, June, September
daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
July and August
daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tours start according to a timetable that can be found at the ticket office. 

 

Open on Easter 2018

30. 3. – 1. 4.               10:00 – 17:00

2. 4.                            13:00 – 16:00

Lunchbreak 12:30  – 13:15

Last tour 1 h bevor closing time

On Saturday the 31 March will be given  no classic tours because of  performance for children. 

Tours

Classical Tour - explores the underground tunnels and the guide’s commentary explains their inception and history and it also includes the exposition “Mysterious Underground” with alchemist laboratory, alive rocks, bats, elves or dungeons and is accompanied by special audiovisual light show.

Tours are only possible with a guide. Audioguides are available in Czech, German, English, Italian, Polish and Russian. For „smart“ phone: audioguide „Underground tour“F Google play (Android) and App Store (iPhone).
 
Information in English and particularly in German can be obtained at the reception desk.
 
The tour takes about 60 minutes.
Last admission 1 hour before the closing time.
Minimum group size is 2 adults.


Adrenaline Tours - are divided into 3 trails, based on their difficulty:

Tour 1 blu - Difficulty low, duration approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes, entry is allowed to a maximum of 10 visitors + 1 guide in one group. Children younger than 12 are not allowed to enter, children 12 to 15 are allowed to enter only if accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian because of the difficulty, minors aged 15 to 18 are allowed to enter only if accompanied by an adult.

Tour 2 red - Difficulty medium-difficult, duration approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes, entry is allowed to a maximum of 8 visitors + 1 guide in one group. Children younger than 15 are not allowed to enter, minors aged 15 to 18 are allowed to enter only if accompanied by an adult.

Tour 3 black - Difficulty highly difficult, duration approx. 2 hour and 30 minutes, entry is allowed to a maximum of 5 visitors + 1 guide in one group. Children younger than 15 are not allowed to enter, minors aged 15 to 18 are allowed to enter only if accompanied by an adult.


Minimum group size is 2 adults.

Every visitor will receive the following items to borrow from the operator - safety helmet with the headlamp attached to a helmet, overcoat and high rubber rain boots.
The operator is not responsible for soiling or damage of visitors' clothes.

Reservations of the adrenalin tours can be made on the reservation portal at www.podzemiznojmo.cz no later than 2 hours before the tour commencement. Adrenaline tour reservation can also be made by phone with a guide at: +420-608-204-535, or from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the underground's cashier's desk at: +420-515-221-342. The reservation must be claimed no later than 15 minutes before the tour starts; the reservation will expire with no refund.
 

Prices - Classical Tour

All year
Adults 95,- CZK
Concessions - children 6-15 years, students to 26 years, persioners, visitor with disabilities-adults and their accompaniment, senior card holders 55,- CZK
Family ticket (1 adult and maximum of 2 children) 115,- CZK 
Family tciket (2 adults and maximum of 3 children) 210,- CZK 
Elementary school: Groups over 10 children (6-15 years) 45,- CZK

Cost-free admission for
  • Children up to 6 years 
  • Disabled children and their accompaniment (1 adult)
  • Guide accompanying a group of more than 20 visitors
  • Guide accompanying elementary shool groups of more than 10 children (6-15 years), 2 adults - guides in case of more than 25 children
  • journalist card holders
  • Research workers at the Institute of History with ID  

Prices - Adrenaline Tours

Tour 1 blue                                  110,- CZK
Trasse 2 red 130,- CZK
Trasse 3 black 200,- CZK

No discount applicable on these tour.


 

Tips for trips in the surrounding area

  • Town Hall Tower and Vlkova Tower
  • The area of Znjomo Castle and Rotunda of St. Catharine with a view terrace
  • St. Wenceslaw Chapel with a view gallery
  • Exposition of the Southmoravian Museum in the Minorite Monastery and Znojmo House of Arts
  • The Loucký Closter with a wine museum and a swimming bath
  • Museum of Great Moravia
  • Ride in a tourist train


Barrier-free Access

The ground floor of the building at Slepičí trh 2 is accessible by wheelchair. Both refreshment and ticket office with postcards and souvenirs for sale can be found here. Entrance to the atrium where all the concerts and theatre performances take place is also barrier-free.