About Brno

  • 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.
  • Brno is the capital of the South Moravian Region which has almost 1.1 million inhabitants and it is also the second-largest city in the Czech Republic. Brno lies in the central part of Europe and is situated at the crossroads between four capital cities – Prague, Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest. Thanks to its strategic position, Brno has excellent accessibility, including an international airport.
  • Brno is a dynamically developing centre of industry, trade, science, information technology, research and innovation – with business incubators and scientific centres of excellence. As a matter of fact, Brno is a student city with more than 86,000 students at 14 universities containing 34 faculties and three university campuses.
  • The most visited sights of the city include Špilberk castle and fortress and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul on Petrov hill, two medieval buildings that dominate the cityscape and are often depicted as its traditional symbols. The other large preserved castle near the city is Veveří Castle by the Brno Dam Lake. This castle is the site of a number of legends, as are many other places in Brno. Another architectural monument of Brno is the functionalist Villa Tugendhat which has been included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. One of the natural sights nearby is the Moravian Karst.

What to visit

Mintmaster's cellar
The ossuary of St. James' church
Capuchin crypt
Underground "Labyrint pod Zelným trhem"
Guided city tours
Spilberk Castle
Villa Tugendhat
Veveří Castle
The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul (Petrov)
The MENDELIANUM, an interactive museum and centre of J. G. Mendel
Brno Reservoir
Relax in wellness centres and spas such as Infinit or 4comfort



Spilberk Castle

Vegetable Market

Petrov (Photos by Pavel Gabzdyl)


Czech Collection of Microorganisms
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

ECCO 2017

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