No, It’s Definitely a Dragon

How Brno mashed up its city legend with a taxidermy crocodile.

Imagine a map of the city of Brno. Today, it’s a mix of industry, university, and tourism which reminds my British roots of Manchester. But, for the story I have to tell you, the map you need is much older. Imagine a pirate map like the ones we used to make by splodging tea bags onto paper and singeing the corners. A map like that is only appropriate when you have to go back 400 years.

Right in the middle of the map, there’s the Old Town of Brno. There are a lot of spires here, between the…