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Ansel Adams .

Brno Dam

The Brno dam with the total area equalling to 252 ha and length 10 km is the major recreation area of Brno. Regrettably the poor quality of the water does not encourage swimming from mid-July but the banks are attractive in all seasons. They are the most beautiful when viewed from the pleasure steamboats that cruise the dam. You can board the steamboat and get off at any of the eleven stops [Brno-Bystrc, Kozí Horka (Goat's Hill), Sokolské koupaliště (Sokol Pool), U Kotvy (At the Anchor), Osada (Colony), Rokle (Gorge), Cyklistická (For Cyclists), Hrad Veveří (Veveří Castle), Mečkov, Skály (Rocks) and Veverská Bítýška] situated alternatively on bothsides of the dam. The first part of the cruise offers views of the grassy shores of the dam and numbers of recreation facilities; the second part is rock-bound and gradually in front of your eyes a beautiful view will open up.

The Brno dam is can be reached from the tram terminal Přístaviště by trams Nos. 1, 3 and 11.

Since 2004 exist a special transport ticket that is valid for the Brno ZOO and trams.