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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Date of the event:
27.12.2021 - 26.6.2022
Venue:
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Date of the event:
1.1.2022 - 31.12.2022
Venue:
Brno

Program brněnských kin, Brno

Date of the event:
1.1.2022 - 31.12.2022
Venue:
Brno
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Date of the event:
1.1.2022 - 1.1.2023
Venue:
Bohemia and Moravia
JAZZFESTBRNO

JAZZFESTBRNO

Jazz Festival
Date of the event:
16.1.2022 - 4.11.2022
Venue:
Brno
Vinařství roku, Brno

Vinařství roku, Brno

Date of the event:
27.1.2022
Venue:
Hvězdárna a planetárium, Brno
Olympijský festival 2022, Brno

Olympijský festival 2022, Brno

Date of the event:
4.2.2022 - 20.2.2022
Venue:
areál Nové Zbrojovky, Lazaretní, Brno - Židenice
Festival chutí, Brno

Festival chutí, Brno

Date of the event:
15.2.2022 - 17.2.2022
Venue:
BVV - Brněnské výstaviště, Výstaviště 1, Brno
MOTOSALON, Brno

MOTOSALON, Brno

International Fair for Motorcycles, ATVs, Accessories and Clothing
Date of the event:
3.3.2022 - 6.3.2022
Venue:
BVV - Brněnské výstaviště, Výstaviště 1, Brno
One World

One World

International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Date of the event:
21.3.2022 - 3.4.2022
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
SETKÁNÍ / ENCOUNTER, Brno

SETKÁNÍ / ENCOUNTER, Brno

The International Festival of Theatre Schools
Date of the event:
29.3.2022 - 2.4.2022
Venue:
JAMU a Moravské náměstí, Brno
Mezinárodní den památek a sídel - Brány památek dokořán

Mezinárodní den památek a sídel - Brány památek dokořán

Date of the event:
1.4.2022 - 30.4.2022
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Brno Bienal

Brno Bienal

Contemporary graphic design and visual communication.
Date of the event:
1.5.2022 - 31.5.2022
Venue:
Brno
Utubering, Brno

Utubering, Brno

Date of the event:
7.5.2022 10:30
Venue:
BVV, Výstaviště 1, Brno
Brněnský Majáles

Brněnský Majáles

Date of the event:
7.5.2022
Venue:
BVV, Výstaviště 1, Brno
Tmavomodrý festival, Brno

Tmavomodrý festival, Brno

Date of the event:
12.5.2022 - 14.5.2022
Venue:
Brno
Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival
Date of the event:
20.5.2022 - 11.6.2022
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
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:
10.6.2022 - 12.6.2022
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Open Garden & Squares Weekend

Open Garden & Squares Weekend

Date of the event:
11.6.2022 - 12.6.2022
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Fireworks festival IGNIS BRUNENSIS

Fireworks festival IGNIS BRUNENSIS

Fireworks festival accompanied by music STAROBRNO IGNIS BRUNENSIS
Date of the event:
25.6.2022 - 23.7.2022
Venue:
Brno
Pop Messe, Brno

Pop Messe, Brno

Date of the event:
29.7.2022 - 30.7.2022
Venue:
Stadion Za Lužánkami, Brno
Hradycz.cz - Veveří

Hradycz.cz - Veveří

Date of the event:
12.8.2022 - 13.8.2022
Venue:
Státní hrad Veveří, Veverská Bítýška
European Heritage Days (EHD)

European Heritage Days (EHD)

Dny evropského dědictví (European Heritage Days - EHD) každoročně v měsíci září otevírají nejširší veřejnosti brány nejzajímavějších památek, budov, objektů a prostor, včetně těch, které jsou jinak zčásti nebo zcela nepřístupné.
Date of the event:
10.9.2022 - 18.9.2022
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
90s EXPLOSION, Brno

90s EXPLOSION, Brno

Date of the event:
17.9.2022 16:00
Venue:
Za Lužánkami, Brno
Janáček Brno

Janáček Brno

Music and Theater Festival
Date of the event:
2.11.2022 - 20.11.2022
Venue:
Brno
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GO + REGIONTOUR

Date of the event:
3.11.2022 - 6.11.2022
Venue:
BVV, Výstaviště 405/1, 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.