Country’s biggest outdoor swimming pool – the Brno Riviéra – has opened for the public.
Its capacity is 8000 people and the fee is the same as last year – 200 CZK for the adults, 100 CZK for the kids all day.
The Brno Riviera is formed by a 390-meter-long cascade of three pools in an artificial riverbed dug in a former branch of the Svratka River.
The first part is a wide wading pool only 40 centimeters deep, with a capacity of around 650 children. The middle part is suitable for non-swimmers and holds up to 800 people. The third part is designed for around 700 swimmers and can be divided into six 50-meter-long swimming lanes.
In the recent past, the outdoor paddling pool got richer for numerous water attractions: fountains and tree-shaped showers.
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The youngest visitors will enjoy a playground, a trampoline, and swingball. The Riviera offers courts for beach volleyball, petanque, and skittles as well as ping-pong tables, and visitors may use deck chairs and beach umbrellas available on the grass.
You can play badminton, as well. All equipment is available on-site for loan.
The centre is equipped with comfortable changing rooms with spacious lockers. Wi-Fi connection is available.
Brno Riviéra won the 2014 Swimming Area of the Year in the TOP AQUA facilities competition.
Czech customs officers found five undocumented foreigners claiming to have come from Afghanistan in a North Macedonian lorry during a regular check of lorries in Brno-Slatina on Thursday.
The North Macedonian lorry driver said he had not known about the foreigners hiding inside. “Customs authority officers were checking a North Macedonian lorry transporting car parts to the Czech Republic from Poland this afternoon.
The security seal of the cargo space was in order at first sight and corresponded to the documents, but a closer look revealed that it had probably been broken and repaired carefully,” South Moravian Customs Authority spokeswoman Lada Temnakova said.
Germany has reported an increase in the number of illegal migrants entering the country from the Czech Republic. According to data released by the German Interior Ministry the police intercepted over 3,900 illegal migrants trying to cross the border from the Czech Republic between January and November 2018, an increase of 10.8 percent as compared to the previous year.
According to the Czech Interior Ministry the statistics are misleading, due to the fact that the numbers include persons who had already been granted asylum in Germany and who failed to produce proof of this after making a brief trip across the border. Interior Minister Jan Hamáček told journalists the increase in the given period was by 19 persons, rather than close to 400, as the German statistics suggest.
Passengers traveling by public transportation in Brno can now make a positive experience from ticket inspection.
In April, the transport sector released a new program for users of prepaid online tickets. For every successful ticket inspection, people gain points, which they can then make use of while paying a fine or in a competition for free yearly passes.
The new system should reward loyal customers and change the view of passengers who only perceive ticket inspection as negative. “We want to motivate the travelers to buy electronic tickets, which is more comfortable for most users”, the spokesperson for the transport sector, Hana Tomaštíková, introduces.
Nearly fifty-five thousand passengers are now buying their tickets online. However, although people need to wait in line for the classic paper tickets, it’s still the more favorable one with more than sixty-eight thousand people still using it.
If the chance of winning attracts people to buy tickets electronically, is still not a certain solution, according to the economist Lukáš Kovanda. “It might have some influence, but I wouldn’t overestimate it. Most of the time we expect more from these measures than is realistic”, he explains.
Magda Bařinková travels around Brno using the electronic tickets. “I appreciate the effort rewarding honest travelers, but I think this method is a little unfair. Someone might not get checked by the ticket inspector in an entire year while someone else might get checked three times a month. The whole system is based on coincidences, which I don’t find celebratory”, she says.
The points are added to the users internet account BrnoID. The maximum amount of points that can be added to the bank account is fifty points, that can then be used to in a potential fifty crown fine payment in the situation that the passenger has a non-functioning or non-activated card. Additionally, the points are automatically considered in the competition for the free yearly passes. Every six months the transport sector draws out three winners, the first one is planned for October.