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
Czechoslovakia to celebrate 100th anniversary in 2018

Czechoslovakia to celebrate 100th anniversary in 2018

The main theme of the season
Date of the event:
1.1.2018 - 31.12.2018
Venue:
National Heritage Institute
Celebrate Czech and Slovak century

Celebrate Czech and Slovak century

Let's celebrate our 100 years together!
Date of the event:
1.1.2018 - 31.12.2018
Venue:
Czech Republic
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:
31.3.2018 - 22.12.2018
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Jazz Brno

Jazz Brno

Date of the event:
10.9.2018 - 18.12.2018
Venue:
Stará Pekárna, Štefánikova 8, Brno
Etno Brno

Etno Brno

World music festival
Date of the event:
12.9.2018 - 18.12.2018
Venue:
Stará Pekárna, Štefánikova 8, Brno
Brno Christmas

Brno Christmas

Date of the event:
23.11.2018 - 28.12.2018
Venue:
Brno
December Design Days, Brno

December Design Days, Brno

Date of the event:
4.12.2018 - 23.12.2018
Venue:
náměstí Svobody, Brno
GO + REGIONTOUR

GO + REGIONTOUR

Date of the event:
17.1.2019 - 20.1.2019
Venue:
BVV, Výstaviště 405/1, Brno
JAZZFESTBRNO

JAZZFESTBRNO

Jazz Festival
Date of the event:
13.3.2019 - 30.4.2019
Venue:
Brno
Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby, Brno

Velikonoční festival duchovní hudby, Brno

Date of the event:
14.4.2019 - 28.4.2019
Venue:
Brno
Dance Brno

Dance Brno

Date of the event:
3.5.2019 - 24.6.2019
Venue:
Reduta, Mahenovo divadlo a Výstaviště - pavilon F, Brno
Slavnosti chřestu a vína, Ivančice

Slavnosti chřestu a vína, Ivančice

Date of the event:
17.5.2019 - 19.5.2019
Venue:
Ivančice
Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival
Date of the event:
17.5.2019 - 8.6.2019
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Divadelní svět Brno

Divadelní svět Brno

Theatre Festival
Date of the event:
23.5.2019 - 28.5.2019
Venue:
Brno
Noc kostelů

Noc kostelů

Date of the event:
24.5.2019
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Fireworks festival IGNIS BRUNENSIS

Fireworks festival IGNIS BRUNENSIS

Fireworks festival accompanied by music STAROBRNO IGNIS BRUNENSIS
Date of the event:
24.5.2019 - 16.6.2019
Venue:
Brno
Slavnosti Pernštejnského panství, Nedvědice

Slavnosti Pernštejnského panství, Nedvědice

Date of the event:
5.7.2019 - 7.7.2019
Venue:
hrad Pernštejn, Nedvědice
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
Maraton hudby, Brno

Maraton hudby, Brno

Multigenre Music Festival
Date of the event:
9.8.2019 - 11.8.2019
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

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.