Brno City Guide

01 May

Old Town Hall

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One of the must-see places in Brno is the city’s medieval Old Town Hall, located between Zelený Trh and Náměstí Svobody. Before you peek inside this 13thcentury hall, pay attention at the entrance to the Gothic portal made by Anton Pilgram in 1510, and notice the crooked middle turret. According to legend, this has a […]

17 Jun

Things to do

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Normally, whenever the words “Brno” and “special events” are uttered within the same sentence, “trade fair” is usually the phrase that follows. Lots of fairs hosted in the BW exhibition area of Brno are top-class showcases of industrial machinery, technology and even pampered pets. A word of warning regarding these fairs: Hotels generally hike up […]

17 Jun

Brno in the Evening

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Whilst it might not have the energy of Prague, Brno still offers plenty of things to do at night-time. An established cultural program characterises Brno evenings, with a local theatre and symphony providing top-notch entertainment. Visit www.brno.cz to discover what is happening at the bigger venues, or go to Centrum (the Tourist Information office) to […]

05 Dec

Safety

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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 […]

05 Dec

Festivals

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The biggest festival held in Brno the fireworks festival Ignis Brunensis, this Latin name means “the Flame of Brno”; it’s part of a festival with a bold name “Brno – City in the Centre of Europe”. Ignis Brunensis is the biggest show of its kind held in Central Europe, this event usually attracts one or […]

05 Dec

The Theatre At Mahen

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This theatre was constructed from 1881 to 1882 at the former location of Brno’s city walls. The Architectural design of this building combines the styles of the Neo-Baroque, Neo-Classicism and Neo-Renaissance eras. Hermann Hellner and Ferdinand Fellner were amongst the 1st architectural designers of this theatre. The building’s entrance is adorned with the Corinthian and […]

05 Dec

The Summer Pavilion At Mitrovskych

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A Freeman named Antonín Arnošt Mitrovský built this Villa at the finish of the eighteenth century adjacent to the Augustinian cloister, in the flamboyant, fashionable baroque style of Louis The Sixteenth. It functioned as an outdoor gambling venue for the Mitrovský Counts. A plethora of activities used to occur in this Villa (1 of its’ […]

05 Dec

Tugendhat Villa

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Another building of importance, the 1930 Tugendhat Villa the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is situated in the čemá Pole surburbs. Its’ striking white villa is ground-breaking for its’ bold designs of ‘free floating’ space. The main aspect of the building is the fact that it was created by covering a steel frame […]

05 Dec

Museum of Janáček

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Most of the compositions of Leoš Janáček were done in Brno, and his home is currently the museum of Janáček. To get to it from Náměstí Svobody, you take Rašinova northwards, then go across Kounicova, to its’ museum. Past the town centre are the fair-grounds. In 1928, Výstaviště initially laid this out. These grounds hosted […]

05 Dec

The Hill Of Špilberk

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The Moravian Gallery‘s two branches are located on Husova, close to Špilberk. The museum of modern art, situated at Husova eighteen in Pražákův palác, has splendid cubist pictures by Antonín Procházka and Emil Filla. It is also worth going to see for the pictures by Jan Zrzavý. Near to the palace is the Applied Arts […]