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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Kultura Brno - GO TO BRNO

Kultura Brno - GO TO BRNO

Date of the event:
1.1.2022 - 31.12.2022
Venue:
Brno
Vlakem na výlet

Vlakem na výlet

Date of the event:
1.1.2022 - 31.12.2022
Venue:
Čechy a Morava

Program brněnských kin, Brno

Date of the event:
1.1.2022 - 31.12.2022
Venue:
Brno
Do sports with us

Do sports with us

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
European Researchers’ Night

European Researchers’ Night

Date of the event:
30.9.2022 17:00
Venue:
Česká republika
Burger Festival, Brno

Burger Festival, Brno

Street food festival
Date of the event:
30.9.2022 - 2.10.2022
Venue:
Galerie Vaňkovka, Ve Vaňkovce 462/1, Brno - Trnitá
Velké ceny Bohumila Staši, Brno

Velké ceny Bohumila Staši, Brno

Date of the event:
30.9.2022 - 2.10.2022
Venue:
Automotodrom Brno, Masarykův okruh 201, Ostrovačice
Den architektury

Den architektury

Date of the event:
30.9.2022 - 9.10.2022
Venue:
Čechy, Morava, Slovensko
MSV - The International Engineering Fair, Brno

MSV - The International Engineering Fair, Brno

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:
4.10.2022 - 7.10.2022
Venue:
BVV Brno, Výstaviště 405/1, Brno
Utubering, Brno

Utubering, Brno

Date of the event:
15.10.2022 10:30
Venue:
BVV Brno, Výstaviště 405/1, Brno
Janáček Brno

Janáček Brno

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

GO + REGIONTOUR

Date of the event:
3.11.2022 - 6.11.2022
Venue:
BVV, Výstaviště 405/1, Brno
European theatre night

European theatre night

Date of the event:
19.11.2022
Venue:
Česká republika
Napoleon v Brně

Napoleon v Brně

Date of the event:
19.11.2022 - 20.11.2022
Venue:
Moravského náměstí, Brno
Moravian Autumn, Brno

Moravian Autumn, Brno

Brno International Music Festival Moravian Autumn - (Bienale)
Date of the event:
1.10.2023 - 22.10.2023
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.