Brno

Its population (about 400,000) and size make it the second largest city in the Czech Republic, located at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers. Brno is the natural center of southern Moravia and the capital of the South Moravia Region. MORE ...

Brno - emblem of the cityIt is the center of commerce and industry on a European scale as well and also serves as the seat of the supreme authorities of the Czech justice system – the Constitutional and Supreme Court of the Czech Republic are both located here. It's connected with the world via the Brno International Airport. The city boasts 11 faculties in 26 universities and colleges.

So much for the data. We, however, are interested in how life is here, and whether Brno is worth visiting. When we take a closer look, we see that the city has a very advantageous location – it's surrounded and protected on three sides by hills, while only the sunny southern side opens up towards the fertile lowlands of South Moravia. This must have already been well known by people in prehistoric times, since evidence of the first settlement of this location goes back 700,000 years (shown by the discovery of a hand-hewn stone on Red Hill). Today's Brno, however, is not merely a city of monuments and reminders of the (mostly) Gothic and Baroque, nor of simply historical and modern architectural treasures (one of the three most famous functionalist villas in the world is located here), but most of all, it's a great place to live. The proof of this is the local inhabitants themselves – warm people with a specific and unmistakable sense of humor. They even have their own specific slang. In short, people who are able to make fun of themselves.

And even though (as you'll soon discover in this guide) there's a lot to see in Brno, each sight more interesting than the next, you can still pass through the historic center in a few hours. So you'll be left with plenty of time to be simply enjoy yourself. And you can be sure that there are plenty of ways how..

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GO TO BRNO

GO TO BRNO

Venue:
Brno
Do sports with us

Do sports with us

Date of the event:
1.1.2020 - 1.1.2021
Venue:
Bohemia and Moravia
Vlakem na výlet

Vlakem na výlet

Date of the event:
26.5.2020 - 10.10.2020
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Léto na Biskupském dvoře, Brno

Léto na Biskupském dvoře, Brno

Date of the event:
5.6.2020 - 31.8.2020
Venue:
Biskupský dvůr, Muzejní 298/1, Brno
Uprostřed Festival, Brno

Uprostřed Festival, Brno

Date of the event:
1.7.2020 - 31.8.2020
Venue:
centrum Brno
Das Sommerkino, Praha - Brno

Das Sommerkino, Praha - Brno

Date of the event:
2.7.2020 - 27.8.2020
Venue:
Containall + Kinoloď + Klubovna, Praha - Letní kino, Brno střed
Meeting Brno

Meeting Brno

Date of the event:
20.7.2020 - 14.9.2020
Venue:
Brno
Ochutnávky malých pivovarů a pivních pochutin na Zelném trhu, Brno

Ochutnávky malých pivovarů a pivních pochutin na Zelném trhu, Brno

Date of the event:
24.7.2020 - 26.7.2020
Venue:
Zelný trh, Brno
Bohemia Jazz Fest

Bohemia Jazz Fest

Date of the event:
27.7.2020 - 1.8.2020
Venue:
Praha - Plzeň - Liberec - Domažlice - České Budějovice - Brno
Beer Festival, Brno

Beer Festival, Brno

Date of the event:
5.8.2020 - 8.8.2020
Venue:
Náměstí Svobody, Brno
Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, Brno

Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, Brno

Since 1965 the Masaryk Ring has been the traditional host of the most prestigious motorcycle championship in the world – the Road Bike Grand Prix.
Date of the event:
7.8.2020 - 9.8.2020
Venue:
Brno Circuit, Masarykův okruh 201, Ostrovačice
1000 mil Československých, Praha - Bratislava - Praha

1000 mil Československých, Praha - Bratislava - Praha

Date of the event:
12.8.2020 - 15.8.2020
Venue:
Competition of historic vehicles for real sportsmen
Hradozámecká noc

Hradozámecká noc

Date of the event:
29.8.2020 - 30.8.2020
Venue:
Památky zapojené do Hradozámecké noci
European Heritage Days (EHD)

European Heritage Days (EHD)

Special days, when the public can visit most interesting historical heritage buildings and town-areas, including those that under normal circumstances are only partially accessible or completely inaccessible.
Date of the event:
5.9.2020 - 20.9.2020
Venue:
Czech Republik
JAZZFESTBRNO

JAZZFESTBRNO

Jazz Festival
Date of the event:
13.9.2020 - 30.5.2021
Venue:
Brno
90s EXPLOSION, Brno

90s EXPLOSION, Brno

Date of the event:
18.9.2020 16:00
Venue:
Za Lužánkami, Brno
Den architektury

Den architektury

Date of the event:
19.9.2020 - 7.10.2020
Venue:
Čechy, Morava, Slovensko
Lucky Cruisers Weekend, Pasohlávky

Lucky Cruisers Weekend, Pasohlávky

American Car Shows, Art, Music, Finest Food
Date of the event:
25.9.2020 - 27.9.2020
Venue:
Autokemp Merkur, Pasohlávky
Janáček Brno

Janáček Brno

Music and Theater Festival
Date of the event:
28.9.2020 - 16.10.2020
Venue:
Brno
Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival
Date of the event:
10.10.2020 - 14.11.2020
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Life!, Brno

Life!, Brno

Date of the event:
6.11.2020 - 8.11.2020
Venue:
BVV - Brněnské výstaviště, Výstaviště 1, Brno
SVATOMARTINSKÝ KOŠT, Brno

SVATOMARTINSKÝ KOŠT, Brno

Date of the event:
11.11.2020 11:00
Venue:
náměstí Svobody, Brno
Napoleon v Brně

Napoleon v Brně

Date of the event:
21.11.2020 16:30
Venue:
Moravského náměstí, Brno
Sokolnice 1805

Sokolnice 1805

Date of the event:
29.11.2020 10:00
Venue:
Zámek, Sokolnice
Animefest, Brno

Animefest, Brno

Date of the event:
21.5.2021 - 23.5.2021
Venue:
BVV, Výstaviště 405/1, Brno
ObrFest, Brno

ObrFest, Brno

Date of the event:
18.6.2021 - 19.6.2021
Venue:
fotbalové hřiště, Borky 40, Brno - Maloměřice

Brno

Brno - pocket guide with maps

Brno on the map

The Cathedral of St. Paul and Peter Paul during the popular fi reworks festival – Ignis Brunensis
An aerial view of Špilberk shows its massive fortifi cations.
The Cistercian monastery was founded in 1323 by the Czech and Polish Queen Elisabeth Richeza.
View from the tower of the Old Town Hall on Špilberk Castle and the Church of St. Michael
Spring stroll in the park under Špilberk
At the Brno Exhibition Center, a special tour takes place every month for those interested in the history and development of the Center.