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

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
Das Sommerkino, Praha - Brno

Das Sommerkino, Praha - Brno

Date of the event:
3.6.2019 - 29.8.2019
Venue:
Containall + Kinoloď + Klubovna, Praha - Letní kino, Brno střed
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
Kinematograf bratří Čadíků

Kinematograf bratří Čadíků

Date of the event:
19.6.2019 - 6.9.2019
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Uprostřed Festival, Brno

Uprostřed Festival, Brno

Date of the event:
21.6.2019 - 31.8.2019
Venue:
Brno - střed
International music festival Špilberk

International music festival Špilberk

Date of the event:
14.8.2019 - 22.8.2019
Venue:
Castle Špilberk, Brno
Mezinárodní folklorní festival, Brno

Mezinárodní folklorní festival, Brno

Folklore festival
Date of the event:
29.8.2019 - 1.9.2019
Venue:
Brno
Letní baLetní koktejl, Brno

Letní baLetní koktejl, Brno

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

Hradozámecká noc

Date of the event:
31.8.2019 - 1.9.2019
Venue:
Památky zapojené do Hradozámecké noci
Burger Festival, Brno

Burger Festival, Brno

Street food festival
Date of the event:
6.9.2019 - 8.9.2019
Venue:
Galerie Vaňkovka, Ve Vaňkovce 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
Masaryk Racing Days, Brno

Masaryk Racing Days, Brno

Date of the event:
7.9.2019 - 8.9.2019
Venue:
Masraykův okruh, 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
European Researchers’ Night

European Researchers’ Night

Date of the event:
27.9.2019
Venue:
Česká republika
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
Festival of Democracy

Festival of Democracy

Associated Program of the Forum 2000 Conference
Date of the event:
13.10.2019 - 15.10.2019
Venue:
Praha a další města
Week of Science and Technology - Czech Academy of Sciences

Week of Science and Technology - Czech Academy of Sciences

The most extensive science festival in the Czech Republic. It takes place every year in November
Date of the event:
11.11.2019 - 17.11.2019
Venue:
Czech Academy of Sciences
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.