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
Railway Nostalgic Journeys

Railway Nostalgic Journeys

Do not hesitate to go to railway nostalgia and travel with railway historic vehicles that you will not see in normal operation...
Date of the event:
30.3.2019 - 15.12.2019
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Dance Brno

Dance Brno

Date of the event:
3.5.2019 - 24.6.2019
Venue:
Národní divadlo, Brno
Léto na Biskupském dvoře, Brno

Léto na Biskupském dvoře, Brno

Date of the event:
14.6.2019 - 6.9.2019
Venue:
Biskupský dvůr, Muzejní 298/1, Brno
MENDELU Fest, Brno

MENDELU Fest, Brno

Mendel University
Date of the event:
15.6.2019 - 4.12.2019
Venue:
Brno
Mariánské léto, Brno

Mariánské léto, Brno

Date of the event:
21.6.2019 10:00
Venue:
Mariánské údolí, Brno - Líšeň
Uprostřed Festival, Brno

Uprostřed Festival, Brno

Date of the event:
21.6.2019 - 31.8.2019
Venue:
Brno - střed
Bystrcké hody

Bystrcké hody

Date of the event:
22.6.2019 - 23.6.2019
Venue:
náměstí 28. dubna, Brno - Bystrc
Vaňkovka Fest, Brno

Vaňkovka Fest, Brno

Date of the event:
26.6.2019 - 28.7.2019
Venue:
Galerie Vaňkovka, Ve Vaňkovce 1, Brno
Slavnosti Pernštejnského panství, Nedvědice

Slavnosti Pernštejnského panství, Nedvědice

Date of the event:
5.7.2019 - 7.7.2019
Venue:
hrad Pernštejn, Nedvědice
Bohemia Jazz Fest

Bohemia Jazz Fest

Date of the event:
8.7.2019 - 15.7.2019
Venue:
Praha - Plzeň - Liberec - Domažlice - Tábor - Brno
Letní scéna Divadla Bolka Polívky - Mikulov, Brno, Slavkov

Letní scéna Divadla Bolka Polívky - Mikulov, Brno, Slavkov

Date of the event:
10.7.2019 - 8.8.2019
Venue:
Mikulov, Brno, Slavkov
Slavkov Open, Slavkov u Brna

Slavkov Open, Slavkov u Brna

Date of the event:
12.7.2019 - 13.7.2019
Venue:
Zámecká zahrada, Slavkov u Brna
Summer Shakespeare Festival, Brno

Summer Shakespeare Festival, Brno

Summer Shakespeare Festival introducing on the open-air productions of William Shakespeare is the biggest and oldest festival of this kind in Europe.
Date of the event:
17.7.2019 - 11.8.2019
Venue:
Hrad Špilberk, Špilberk 210/1, Brno
Mistrovství ČR mužů a žen v atletice, Brno

Mistrovství ČR mužů a žen v atletice, Brno

Date of the event:
26.7.2019 - 27.7.2019
Venue:
Sportovní Stadion VUT, Technická 3013/14, Brno - Královo Pole
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:
2.8.2019 - 4.8.2019
Venue:
Brno Circuit, Masarykův okruh 201, Ostrovačice
Moravské hrady - Veveří

Moravské hrady - Veveří

Date of the event:
9.8.2019 - 10.8.2019
Venue:
Státní hrad Veveří, Veverská Bítýška
Maraton hudby, Brno

Maraton hudby, Brno

Multigenre Music Festival
Date of the event:
9.8.2019 - 11.8.2019
Venue:
Brno
Vavřinecké hody, Brno - Komín

Vavřinecké hody, Brno - Komín

Date of the event:
10.8.2019 - 11.8.2019
Venue:
Brno - Komín
International music festival Špilberk

International music festival Špilberk

Date of the event:
14.8.2019 - 22.8.2019
Venue:
Castle Špilberk, Brno
Day of Brno

Day of Brno

Brno will commemorate anniversary of the most famous chapter from the history of the city as well as the heroism of the people of Brno during the siege of the city by the Swedes during the Thirty Years' War in 1645
Date of the event:
15.8.2019 - 17.8.2019
Venue:
Brno
Létofest, Brno

Létofest, Brno

Date of the event:
16.8.2019 - 17.8.2019
Venue:
BVV - Brněnské výstaviště, Výstaviště 1, Brno
Letní baLetní koktei, Brno

Letní baLetní koktei, Brno

Date of the event:
30.8.2019 - 2.9.2019
Venue:
Biskupský dvůr, Muzejní 298/1, Brno
Den Starobrna

Den Starobrna

Music Beer Festival
Date of the event:
7.9.2019 12:00
Venue:
Pivovar Starobrno, Hlinky 160/12, Brno
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:
7.9.2019 - 15.9.2019
Venue:
Czech Republik
Jazz Brno

Jazz Brno

Date of the event:
2.10.2019 - 17.12.2019
Venue:
Stará Pekárna, Štefánikova 8, Brno
Moravian Autumn

Moravian Autumn

Brno International Music Festival Moravian Autumn - (Bienale)
Date of the event:
4.10.2019 - 16.10.2019
Venue:
Brno
Brno 16

Brno 16

International short film festival
Date of the event:
9.10.2019 - 12.10.2019
Venue:
Kino Art a Galerie TIC, Brno
Napoleon v Brně

Napoleon v Brně

Date of the event:
16.11.2019 17:00
Venue:
Moravského náměstí, Brno
Sokolnice 1805

Sokolnice 1805

Date of the event:
1.12.2019 10:00
Venue:
Zámek, Sokolnice

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.