Kryt Denis

Kryt CO

Useful Information

Location: Husova/Nadrazni, Brno.
(49.190040, 16.608495)
Open: All year Sun 13, 14, 15, 16.
Online booking required.
Fee: Adults CZK 180, Children (6-14) CZK 90, Children (0-5) free. Students (-26) CZK 90, Seniors (65+) CZK 90.
Classification: SubterraneaWorld War II Bunkers SubterraneaSecret Bunker
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=900 m.
Guided tours:  
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Address: Kryt Denis, Husova, 602 00 Brno
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WWII created as an air raid shelter.
1946 to 1955 transformed into an atomic bunker.


Kryt Denis (Bunker Denis) is a World War II air raid shelter for the inhabitants of Brno city center which was 900 m long and big enough for 3,000 people. It is located under Petrov, the hill on which the Katedrála svatých Petra a Pavla (St. Peter and Paul Cathedral) stands. It was named after (Denis's orchard), a small park on the hill. The military denomination was Kryt CO (Bunker CO). The bunker covers an area of 85 m by 60 m and consists of a series of parallel tunnels connected by perpendicular corridors. The bunker has several entrances and a number of emergency exits, a necessity for air raid shelters, as any entrance could be covered by the debris of a bombed building or even be destroyed by a direct hit. After the excavation, the corridors were covered by a brick lining. The tunnels have a total length of some 900 m.