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Cruise services on the Brno Dam

The idea of using a dam surface on the river Svratka in Kníničky for the recreational boat traffic had its origin in the 1930´s, before the dam was completed. Shipping service started on 5th May in 1946 on the route Bystrc – Kozí horka – Sokolské koupaliště – Osada – Rokle – Obora – Zouvalka – Veveří Castle and back. This route was extended to Mečkov and Veverská Bítýška in 1948–1949. The electric propulsion is typical for the boat traffic on the Brno Reservoir. This fact is very important for ecology because it is an effective measure against pollution of water tanks for petroleum products in Brno and contributes to clean air and reduce noise in the recreational area of Brno. There are six electric boats in the boat park. The boating season, from April to October, there is provided regular scheduled services from Brno-Bystrc to Veverská Bítýška. The total distance is less than 10 km long and it takes about 70 minutes. During the cruise you can see the entire lake, a narrow rocky gorge, Veveří castle and a lot of water birds. Shipping has become an integral and popular part of the recreational use of dams for residents and visitors to the city of Brno.


Cruise services on the Brno Dam
Přístavní 40
635 00 Brno Bystrc

+420 546 210 045 (during the summer season, informations about tickets and prices),
+420 546 210 080 (boat rental)



Tourist attractions in a destination

  • Veveří Castle
  • Trail

Additional services in the port Bystrc

  • Souvenir shop
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets (wheelchair, changing table)
  • Parking
  • Mini Golf
  • Accommodation

Special services and events

  • Mobile ticket (cruise + ZOO entrance or cruise + entrance to Veveří Castle)
  • Boat rental for firm or private events
  • Wedding on a boat
  • Fireworks festival
  • Festivals in Veveří Castle
  • International Regatta (rowing races)

Opening hours

Shipping season – April to October


See –

Our tips for trips

  • Hiking and biking trails (Podkomorské lesy, údolí Bílého potoka)
  • Veveří Castle
  • ZOO Brno
  • Brno Automotodrom
  • Castle Špilberk
  • KASKÁDA golf resort
  • Boat rental
  • Jaroš Mill – Mill Crafts Museum

Trip without barriers

Wheelchair access is in the main port, on boats, and at some stops.