Spilberk Castle and Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul
Recieved on: 31 Dec, 2012
Distance: 1,537 km ( 955 miles )
Travel time: 24 days
" This is a typical view, which sees every foreigner
who comes to the city for the first time our. "
Thank you Jana!
This is what I learned this time:
Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul is a national cultural monument
and the most important architectural monument in Brno.
Traditionally, the bells of the Cathedral toll midday at 11 o'clock in the morning instead of at 12 o'clock. According to the legend, during theThirty Years' War, the invading Swedes laid siege to the city of Brno but had promised that the attack would be halted if they had not succeed in taking the city by midday on August the 15th. When the battle was underway some shrewd citizens decided to ring the bells an hour early, fooling the Swedes who broke off the siege and left empty-handed. Brno was the only city to repel the Swedes during this war.
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