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
Brno Bienal

Brno Bienal

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

ZUŠ Open

Date of the event:
22.5.2022 - 29.5.2022
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Divadelní svět Brno

Divadelní svět Brno

Theatre Festival
Date of the event:
24.5.2022 - 29.5.2022
Venue:
Brno
Open House Brno

Open House Brno

Date of the event:
28.5.2022 - 29.5.2022
Venue:
Brno
Léto na Biskupském dvoře, Brno

Léto na Biskupském dvoře, Brno

Date of the event:
28.5.2022 - 30.8.2022
Venue:
Biskupský dvůr, Muzejní 298/1, Brno
On Bike for Children

On Bike for Children

Date of the event:
1.6.2022 - 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
1000 mil Československých, Praha - Bratislava - Praha

1000 mil Československých, Praha - Bratislava - Praha

Competition of historic vehicles for real sportsmen
Date of the event:
15.6.2022 - 18.6.2022
Venue:
Praha - Bratislava - Praha

Brno Brass Fest

Date of the event:
17.6.2022 - 20.6.2022
Venue:
Brno
Emil Open - letní evropské hry handicapované mládeže, Brno

Emil Open - letní evropské hry handicapované mládeže, Brno

Date of the event:
22.6.2022 - 26.6.2022
Venue:
Brno
Bystrcké hody, Brno - Bystrc

Bystrcké hody, Brno - Bystrc

Date of the event:
25.6.2022 14:00
Venue:
Společenské centrum, Odbojářská 2, Brno - Bystrc
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
Bohemia Jazz Fest

Bohemia Jazz Fest

Date of the event:
11.7.2022 - 19.7.2022
Venue:
Praha - Plzeň - Liberec - Hluboká nad Vltavou - Domažlice - 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:
16.7.2022 - 9.8.2022
Venue:
Hrad Špilberk, Špilberk 210/1, 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
TrutnOFF BrnoON, Brno

TrutnOFF BrnoON, Brno

Open Air Music Festival - a well known and cultic meeting
Date of the event:
18.8.2022 - 21.8.2022
Venue:
Na Střelnici, Pisárecká 480/11, Brno
Castle Bonfire Night

Castle Bonfire Night

Castle Bonfire Night is an annual celebration organized by the National Heritage Institute. Its goal is to present our heritage sites in a new light, at an unusual time of day and with special events.
Date of the event:
27.8.2022 - 28.8.2022
Venue:
Památky zapojené do Hradozámecké noci, Čechy a Morava
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
Slavnosti vína, Brno

Slavnosti vína, Brno

Date of the event:
16.9.2022 - 22.9.2022
Venue:
náměstí Svobody 96, Brno
90s EXPLOSION, Brno

90s EXPLOSION, Brno

Date of the event:
17.9.2022 16:00
Venue:
Za Lužánkami, Brno
Zažít město jinak

Zažít město jinak

Date of the event:
17.9.2022
Venue:
Čechy a Morava
Sokolnice 1945

Sokolnice 1945

Date of the event:
24.9.2022 10:00
Venue:
Zámek, Sokolnice
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
Napoleon v Brně

Napoleon v Brně

Date of the event:
19.11.2022 - 20.11.2022
Venue:
Moravského náměstí, 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.