The Brno Cemeteries will stay open until late hours for the approaching day of the Memorial of the Deceased, also called Dusicky, which is November 2 (All Saints Day). Photo: Soběšice cemetery

Brno, Oct 30 (BD) – From October 28 to November 5, the opening hours of the Central Cemetery (Ústřední hřbitov) and Židenice Cemetery are from 7 am to 7 pm. The opening hours of other Brno cemeteries are from 7 to 9 pm.

These days, Brno cemeteries will be closely monitored by the Brno Municipal Police to prevent theft.

“The inspections will be very intense and will involve 200 police officers. For example, at the Central Cemetery, the patrols will work non-stop. Night-time check-ups will include dog handlers and night vision binoculars, ” Jakub Ghanem, spokesman of the Municipal Police in Brno, said.

From November 6, the opening hours at all Brno cemeteries are from 7 am to 5 pm.

Famous Brno cemeteries and their history

The construction of Brno Central Cemetery was planned and designed by Alois Prastorfer. The currently biggest Brno cemetery opened its gates in 1883. The Brno Central Cemetery covers an area of 56 hectares.

Brno cemeteries on map. Source: Google Maps

Famous people such as composer Leoš Janáček; geneticist and monk Johann Gregor Mendel; phenomenal musician, composer and conductor Vitězslava Kapralová; and poet, writer and editor Jiří Mahen are resting in Brno.

The Židenice Cemetery was founded in 1886 on today’s Balbín Street and soon became the second largest cemetery in Brno after the Central Cemetery (82,110 m2). The special feature of this cemetery is that it is divided by Údolíček Street.

The Komín Cemetery is the oldest and youngest burial site in Brno. From 1324, Komín had a separate cemetery at the newly established Church of St. Vavřinec (St. Lawrence). After the construction of a housing estate in the 1970s, the cemetery in Komín was closed down and transformed into a park. The cemetery in Komín was again reopened in 1999.

The inhabitants of Řečkovice originally buried their deceased around the Church of St. Vavřinec in today’s Palacký Square. In 1844 this cemetery was shut and moved about 300 meters to the original castle garden.

This cemetery was used until 1866, when a new cemetery, which is still in operation, was established near the castle.

In 1866 a cholera epidemic broke out, and the Schindler family from the castle did not want the victims of the epidemic buried virtually under their windows. That’s why the Schindlers donated the land to a new burial ground near the present-day Úlehle Street.

The cemetery was enlarged several times, most recently in 2001.

List of Brno cemeteries

Ústřední hřbitov (Brno Central Cemetery) (website)
Address: Vídeňská 96, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

Jehnice (website)
Address: Havláskova, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

Komín (website)
Address: Chaloupky, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

Královo Pole (website)
Address: Myslínova, Kostelní zmola, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

Líšeň (website)
Address: Šimáčkova, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

Řečkovice (website)
Address: Úlehle, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

Slatina (website)
Address: Matlachova, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

Soběšice (website)
Address: Mokrohorská, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

Tuřany (website)
Address: Dvorecká, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

Žebětín (website)
Address: Dlážděná, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

Židenice (website)
Address: Komprdova, Brno
Tel.: 543 212 762
E-mail: info@hrbitovybrno.cz

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