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
100 let ČR, 130 let Klubu českých turistů

100 let ČR, 130 let Klubu českých turistů

Date of the event:
25.3.2017 - 28.10.2018
Venue:
Česká republika
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
Brno Bienal

Brno Bienal

Contemporary graphic design and visual communication.
Date of the event:
10.5.2018 - 26.8.2018
Venue:
Brno
Summer in Centrum, Brno

Summer in Centrum, Brno

Date of the event:
1.6.2018 - 31.8.2018
Venue:
Moravské náměstí – park, Brno
Festival Uprostřed, Brno

Festival Uprostřed, Brno

Date of the event:
1.6.2018 - 30.9.2018
Venue:
Brno - střed
Kinematograf bratří Čadíků

Kinematograf bratří Čadíků

Date of the event:
16.6.2018 - 15.9.2018
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
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:
11.8.2018 - 18.8.2018
Venue:
Brno
International music festival Špilberk

International music festival Špilberk

Date of the event:
14.8.2018 - 24.8.2018
Venue:
Castle Špilberk, Brno
Hradozámecká noc

Hradozámecká noc

Date of the event:
25.8.2018 18:00
Venue:
Památky zapojené do Hradozámecké noci
Mariánské léto, Brno

Mariánské léto, Brno

Date of the event:
25.8.2018 10:00
Venue:
Mariánské údolí, Brno - Líšeň
Mezinárodní folklorní festival Brno

Mezinárodní folklorní festival Brno

Folklore festival
Date of the event:
30.8.2018 - 2.9.2018
Venue:
Brno
Letní baLetní kokteil, Špilberk

Letní baLetní kokteil, Špilberk

Date of the event:
31.8.2018 - 3.9.2018
Venue:
Hrad Špilberk, Špilberk 210/1, Brno
Burger Festival Brno

Burger Festival Brno

Street food festival
Date of the event:
7.9.2018 - 9.9.2018
Venue:
Galerie Vaňkovka, Ve Vaňkovce 1, 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:
8.9.2018 - 16.9.2018
Venue:
Czech Republik
Noc vědců - 100 let české vědy

Noc vědců - 100 let české vědy

Date of the event:
5.10.2018
Venue:
Česká republika
Janáček Brno

Janáček Brno

Music and Theater Festival
Date of the event:
23.11.2018 - 8.12.2018
Venue:
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.