Brno is the heart of South Moravia and the capital of the region. You will fall in love with the city thanks to its cosmopolitan atmosphere and friendly citizens. The city offers a wide selection of entertainment and experiences to suit the taste of every visitor. Don’t forget to try the amazing traditional cuisine, beer and wine. Come discover the charm of Brno!
- Brno is the capital of the South Moravian Region which has almost 1.1 million inhabitants.
- Dominant sights of the city include Špilberk castle and fortress and St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral on Petrov Hill.
- Brno is the second-largest city in the Czech Republic, with a population of almost 400,000. Another 150,000 commute regularly to Brno for work, school, or entertainment.
- Strategically located in Central Europe, Brno has excellent accessibility, including an international airport.
- Brno is at the crossroads between four capital cities –Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, and Budapest.
- The seat of Czech justice is located in Brno.
- Brno is a traditional centre of industry and trade. The city is home to many Czech and international business companies.
- Thanks to its ideal position in the centre of Europe and a large number of accommodation facilities, Brno is a sought-after destination for trade fair and congress tourism as well as business events.
- Brno has a large exhibition centre hosting many local and international shows and other activities every year.
- Brno is a dynamically developing centre of industry, trade, science, information technology, research, and innovation, with business incubators and scientific centres of excellence.
- Brno is a university city with more than 86,000 students at 14 universities containing 34 faculties and three university campuses.
- Brno is an important cultural and social centre with numerous unique events that help to increase the attractiveness of this destination for international tourism.
- Brno is the seat of two important state institutions, the oldest museums in the Czech Republic: Moravian Regional Museum and Moravian Gallery.
- Brno is the city of Leoš Janáček and Gregor Johann Mendel.
- One of the most famous Functionalist residential villas in the world is located in Brno: Tugendhat Villa (inscribed on the list of UNESCO heritage sites since 2001).
- Another six UNESCO sites are situated within 100km of Brno.
- Brno features a vast range of sport and leisure activities.
- Brno is proud to have one of the best-equipped observatories in the world.
- Brno offers year-round tours of an extensive and unique network of underground passages: the Labyrinth under the Cabbage Market, the Mintmaster’s Cellar, and the Ossuary under St. James Church.
- Brno has a remarkable clock that shows the time in a unusual configuration; every day at 11 a.m. one lucky person can catch a glass marble that drops from it.
- If you are in Brno at night, you will find that it is easy to get around.