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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Do sports with us

Do sports with us

Date of the event:
1.1.2024 - 1.1.2025
Venue:
Bohemia and Moravia
JAZZFESTBRNO, Brno

JAZZFESTBRNO, Brno

Jazz Festival
Date of the event:
31.1.2024 - 2.6.2024
Venue:
Brno
Groove Brno, Brno

Groove Brno, Brno

International jazz festival runs since 2008, regurarly held on Brno venues during October – November. Each year has its own theme (e.g. Big band golden era come back, Jazz through all generations, Jazz architects or Jazz voices – as last year).
Date of the event:
15.2.2024 - 24.10.2024
Venue:
Metro Music Bar, Poštovská 6 + Sono Centrum, Veveří 113, Brno
One World

One World

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Date of the event:
19.3.2024 - 20.4.2024
Venue:
Prague
SETKÁNÍ / ENCOUNTER - Mezinárodní festival divadelních škol, Brno

SETKÁNÍ / ENCOUNTER - Mezinárodní festival divadelních škol, Brno

The International Festival of Theatre Schools
Date of the event:
16.4.2024 - 20.4.2024
Venue:
JAMU a Moravské náměstí, Brno
Pivní festival, Brno

Pivní festival, Brno

Date of the event:
19.4.2024 - 20.4.2024
Venue:
Zelný trh, Brno
Veveří - Eichorn 1945 – Druhá světová válka, Veveří

Veveří - Eichorn 1945 – Druhá světová válka, Veveří

Date of the event:
20.4.2024 10:00
Venue:
Státní hrad Veveří, Veverská Bítýška
Mezinárodní den památek a sídel - Brány památek dokořán

Mezinárodní den památek a sídel - Brány památek dokořán

Date of the event:
20.4.2024 - 28.4.2024
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Bonjour Brno - Festival francouzské kultury, Brno

Bonjour Brno - Festival francouzské kultury, Brno

Date of the event:
29.4.2024 - 8.5.2024
Venue:
Brno
Ochutnávky malých pivovarů na Zelném trhu, Brno

Ochutnávky malých pivovarů na Zelném trhu, Brno

Date of the event:
3.5.2024 - 4.5.2024
Venue:
Zelný trh, Brno
Brněnský Majáles, Brno

Brněnský Majáles, Brno

Date of the event:
11.5.2024
Venue:
BVV, Výstaviště 1, Brno
Studentský Majáles, Brno

Studentský Majáles, Brno

Date of the event:
17.5.2024 15:30
Venue:
Areál Hněvkovského, Komárov, Brno
Divadelní svět Brno

Divadelní svět Brno

Theatre Festival
Date of the event:
17.5.2024 - 28.5.2024
Venue:
Brno
Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival
Date of the event:
17.5.2024 - 15.6.2024
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
ZUŠ Open

ZUŠ Open

Date of the event:
23.5.2024 - 9.6.2024
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Animefest, Brno

Animefest, Brno

Date of the event:
24.5.2024 - 26.5.2024
Venue:
BVV, Výstaviště 405/1, Brno
Long Night of Churches

Long Night of Churches

Annual religious and cultural festival. The main idea is that visitors can see sights (churches or chapels) without obligation and for free, and meet believers among many denominations.
Date of the event:
7.6.2024
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Open Garden & Squares Weekend

Open Garden & Squares Weekend

Date of the event:
8.6.2024 - 9.6.2024
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
1000 mil Československých, Praha - Bratislava - Praha

1000 mil Československých, Praha - Bratislava - Praha

Competition of historic vehicles for real sportsmen
Date of the event:
12.6.2024 - 15.6.2024
Venue:
Praha - Bratislava - Praha
Janáček Brno

Janáček Brno

Music and Theater Festival
Date of the event:
1.11.2024 - 24.11.2024
Venue:
Brno

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.