Brno City Guide

Safety

Brno is relatively safe city; crimes of violence are very seldom.  Bellow we list some of our recommendations:

Try to avoid the main train station after dark as it attracts a number of homeless people, the usual caution applies.

In the very center you may come across beggars. Although they seldom cause any problems (rude gestures, offensive shouting), it is recommended not to give them any money.

If you travel by car don’t keep luggage and valuables visible in your car and try remove the CD player – even if it is a rented car. If staying in a hotel, don’t leave valuables (including your passport) in unattended hotel rooms, instead use hotel safe or even better not take them for your trip, unless you have to.

Another problem for tourists might be pick-pocketing at some crowed areas or in public transport (be aware of the gypsies).  In some cases they might use children to distract you or convince you to hand something over, in other cases they might take matters into their own hands.

Finally, be careful when crossing the street. The law in Brno is to stop for pedestrians as soon as they step into the street, but many drivers don’t and accidents do occur. Be sure that vehicles are truly going to stop before you attempt to cross a street.

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