The City of Brno
The city of Brno, the second biggest city of the Czech Republic, with 370,000 inhabitants, is situated in Central Europe. Within a radius of 75 – 125 miles of Brno, you can find important European cities: Prague, Vienna and Bratislava. From the international airport of Brno there are regular flights to several cities.
Brno is the center of Moravia and a starting point, if you want to experience the nature and cultural beauties of South Moravia. North of Brno there is the natural reserve of Moravian Karst, and to the South there are vineyards. The city is surrounded by beautiful mixed forests, which offer many tourist and bike routes.
In Brno there are many important monuments that bear witness to its rich history. Once it was a trading settlement, which originated 800 years ago where the rivers Svratka and Svitava meet. In the 20th century, its appearance was renovated thanks to the buildings in the functionalist style. The most important monument of the modern architecture is the Villa Tugendhat – a UNESCO monument.
Today, Brno is the home to universities and the most relevant justice bodies. There are many different cultural activities also also theaters, museums, galleries, cinemas, and clubs. The exhibition center, which has an 80-year long tradition and where many trade fairs, exhibition centers and congresses take place, is of special importance to Brno, Every year, cultural events and festivals are celebrated in the city (for example the firework competition Ignis Brunensis), as well as important sports events (Grand Prix of Motorcycles). In Brno there are modern shopping and entertainment centers.