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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Do sports with us

Do sports with us

Date of the event:
1.1.2021 - 1.1.2022
Venue:
Bohemia and Moravia
JAZZFESTBRNO

JAZZFESTBRNO

Jazz Festival
Date of the event:
22.4.2021 - 16.12.2021
Venue:
Brno
Vlakem na výlet

Vlakem na výlet

Date of the event:
1.5.2021 - 11.9.2021
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Gustav Brom 100, Brno

Gustav Brom 100, Brno

Date of the event:
22.5.2021 - 30.9.2021
Venue:
TIC Brno, Radnická, Brno
Léto na Biskupském dvoře, Brno

Léto na Biskupském dvoře, Brno

Date of the event:
29.5.2021 - 29.8.2021
Venue:
Biskupský dvůr, Muzejní 298/1, Brno
Putování ke cti sv. Ludmily z Velehradu na Tetín

Putování ke cti sv. Ludmily z Velehradu na Tetín

Date of the event:
9.6.2021 - 18.9.2021
Venue:
Velehrad - Tišnov - Sázava - Tetín
Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival

Museum Night Festival
Date of the event:
18.6.2021 - 19.9.2021
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Fireworks festival IGNIS BRUNENSIS

Fireworks festival IGNIS BRUNENSIS

Fireworks festival accompanied by music STAROBRNO IGNIS BRUNENSIS
Date of the event:
26.6.2021 - 11.9.2021
Venue:
Brno
Uprostřed Festival, Brno

Uprostřed Festival, Brno

Date of the event:
30.6.2021 - 31.8.2021
Venue:
centrum Brno
Letní scéna Divadla Bolka Polívky - Brno, Mikulov, Slavkov

Letní scéna Divadla Bolka Polívky - Brno, Mikulov, Slavkov

Date of the event:
12.7.2021 - 15.8.2021
Venue:
Brno, Mikulov, Slavkov
Bohemia Jazz Fest

Bohemia Jazz Fest

Date of the event:
15.7.2021 - 27.7.2021
Venue:
Liberec - Praha - Domažlice - Plzeň - Brno
Summer Shakespeare Festival, Brno

Summer Shakespeare Festival, Brno

Summer Shakespeare Festival introducing on the open-air productions of William Shakespeare is the biggest and oldest festival of this kind in Europe.
Date of the event:
17.7.2021 - 11.8.2021
Venue:
Hrad Špilberk, Špilberk 210/1, Brno
Olympijský festival Brno

Olympijský festival Brno

Date of the event:
23.7.2021 - 8.8.2021
Venue:
SKP Kometa, Brno
Bohemia Jazz Fest, Brno

Bohemia Jazz Fest, Brno

Date of the event:
26.7.2021 - 27.7.2021
Venue:
náměstí Svobody, Brno
Fulldome Festival Brno

Fulldome Festival Brno

Date of the event:
27.7.2021 - 30.7.2021
Venue:
Hvězdárna a planetárium, Kraví hora 2, Brno
Brasil Fest Brno

Brasil Fest Brno

Date of the event:
30.7.2021 - 1.8.2021
Venue:
hrad Špilberk, Brno
Hradozámecká noc

Hradozámecká noc

Date of the event:
31.7.2021 - 1.8.2021
Venue:
Památky zapojené do Hradozámecké noci
Brněnská muzejní noc

Brněnská muzejní noc

Date of the event:
7.8.2021 18:00
Venue:
Brno
1000 mil Československých, Praha - Bratislava - Praha

1000 mil Československých, Praha - Bratislava - Praha

Competition of historic vehicles for real sportsmen
Date of the event:
11.8.2021 - 14.8.2021
Venue:
Praha - Brno - Bratislava - Praha
Maraton hudby, Brno

Maraton hudby, Brno

Multigenre Music Festival
Date of the event:
12.8.2021 - 15.8.2021
Venue:
Brno
Létofest, Brno

Létofest, Brno

Date of the event:
10.9.2021 - 11.9.2021
Venue:
Stadion Za Lužánkami, Brno
Slavnosti piva F. O. Poupěte, Brno

Slavnosti piva F. O. Poupěte, Brno

Date of the event:
10.9.2021 - 11.9.2021
Venue:
Šilingrovo nám., 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:
10.9.2021 - 19.9.2021
Venue:
Czech Republik
Monster Meeting, Brno

Monster Meeting, Brno

Date of the event:
17.9.2021 15:30
Venue:
Brno
Serial Killer, Brno

Serial Killer, Brno

Date of the event:
21.9.2021 - 26.9.2021
Venue:
Univerzitní kino Scala + Divadlo Bolka Polívky, Brno
Literature Nights

Literature Nights

Date of the event:
22.9.2021
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Janáček Brno

Janáček Brno

Music and Theater Festival
Date of the event:
28.9.2021 - 30.11.2021
Venue:
Brno
Den architektury

Den architektury

Date of the event:
29.9.2021 - 4.10.2021
Venue:
Čechy, Morava, Slovensko
Moravian Autumn, Brno

Moravian Autumn, Brno

Brno International Music Festival Moravian Autumn - (Bienale)
Date of the event:
1.10.2021 - 17.10.2021
Venue:
Brno
Das Filmfest, Praha - Brno

Das Filmfest, Praha - Brno

Date of the event:
20.10.2021 - 26.10.2021
Venue:
Containall + Kinoloď + Klubovna, Praha - Letní kino, Brno střed
Outdoor Films

Outdoor Films

Date of the event:
22.10.2021 - 11.12.2021
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
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:
8.11.2021 - 12.11.2021
Venue:
Veletrhy Brno, Výstaviště 405/1, Brno
Brno Bienal

Brno Bienal

Contemporary graphic design and visual communication.
Date of the event:
1.5.2022 - 31.5.2022
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.