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
Zrušení kulturních akcí kvůli epidemii koronaviru COVID-19

Zrušení kulturních akcí kvůli epidemii koronaviru COVID-19

Measures adopted by the Czech Government against the coronavirus
Date of the event:
5.10.2020 - 12.12.2020
Venue:
Česká republika
Do sports with us

Do sports with us

Date of the event:
1.1.2020 - 1.1.2021
Venue:
Bohemia and Moravia
Jazz & Etno Brno

Jazz & Etno Brno

Date of the event:
10.9.2020 - 8.12.2020
Venue:
Stará Pekárna, Štefánikova 8, Brno
JAZZFESTBRNO

JAZZFESTBRNO

Jazz Festival
Date of the event:
13.9.2020 - 30.5.2021
Venue:
Brno
Groove Brno

Groove 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:
16.10.2020 - 15.12.2020
Venue:
METRO MUSIC BAR + SONO Music Club, Brno
Advent na Moraváku, Brno

Advent na Moraváku, Brno

Date of the event:
27.11.2020 - 23.12.2020
Venue:
Moravské náměstí, Brno
Brno Christmas

Brno Christmas

Date of the event:
27.11.2020 - 3.1.2021
Venue:
náměstí Svobody, Zelný trh, Moravské a Dominikánské náměstí, Brno
Czechia sings Christmas carols

Czechia sings Christmas carols

Date of the event:
9.12.2020 18:00
Venue:
Czech Republik
Animefest, Brno

Animefest, Brno

Date of the event:
21.5.2021 - 23.5.2021
Venue:
BVV, Výstaviště 405/1, Brno
ObrFest, Brno

ObrFest, Brno

Date of the event:
18.6.2021 - 19.6.2021
Venue:
fotbalové hřiště, Borky 40, Brno - Maloměřice
MSV - The International Engineering Fair

MSV - The International Engineering Fair

The leading industrial trade fair in Central Europe with annual participation reaching more than 1500 exhibitors and 75000 visitors from 59 countries worldwide. More than a third of the exhibitors are from abroad.
Date of the event:
13.9.2021 - 17.9.2021
Venue:
Veletrhy Brno, 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.