Reconciliation March

For the fourteenth time, we will follow the footsteps of more than twenty thousand German-speaking inhabitants of Brno who were driven towards the Austrian border in 1945. At least 1 700 of them perished along the way and in the following days and weeks. Since 2015 we have been symbolically walking in the opposite direction of the historical march. The reconciliation march will take place on 12th September 2020. 

This year’s march will be a unique experience and opportunity for unique meetings. The event will be attended by many dozens of witnesses and public figures from all three countries.

Course of the event:

8:30 am / Brno, Mendelovo náměstí/ Departure of the first busses from the stop next to the Starobrno brewery

9 am / Departure of further buses to Pohořelice

9:30 am / Pohořelice /Opening speech and prayer for the victims, setting off

noon / Ledce (10 km)

2-2:30 pm / Rajhrad (17 km)/ Information and lunch at the crossroad Masarykova-Štefánikova in the town center

4:30 pm / Modřice (24 km)/ Information and food at Náměstí Svobody

5 pm / Brno, Gymnasium Vídeňská (30 km) / Information and food, music performance (the procession arrives at about 5:45 pm)

6:30 pm / Garden of the Augustinian Abbey at Mendelovo náměstí (32 km) /Ceremonial Speeches, greetings from the ambassadors of both neighboring countries

7 pm/ Commemoration, lighting of candles at the memorial stone to those expelled from Brno

8-10 pm/ Concert

During the event, special buses commute along the route, allowing to join or leave the March at several stations.