Brno's Old Town:
Visitors will want to stay near or in Brno's Old Town. This area is contained enough to walk without taking public transportation, and there is lots to see and do. Churches, government buildings, palaces, castles, parks, and museums await Brno's guests. In addition, the Capuchin Monastery's catacombs
are open to those who aren't squeamish.
, a long-time defense lookout for Brno, now holds the Brno City Museum. The Baroque-style castle's fortifications are testaments to its role in Austro-Hungarian military efforts. Many famous prisoners have been held at Spilberk over the centuries. The prisons at Spilberk were used even during WWII by Germans to hold Czech nationals.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site
was built by Mies van der Rohe and has been completely refurbished since its construction in the 1930's. The architecture, a masterpiece of Functionalism, is complemented by furniture original to the house. Even the landscaping was integral to the villa's design. Visitors will be delighted with the harmonious balance of elements at Tugendhat.
Festivals and Events in Brno:
Brno is host to trade fairs throughout the year. In addition, the Janacek Music Festival is held in June, and the Brno International Music Festival is held later in the fall - September and October. In September, Brno holds a wine festival to celebrate the wines of Moravia. The Motorcycle Grand Prix is held in August.
Brno was the birthplace of Milan Kundera, who wrote The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Gregor Mendel, the father of modern genetics, was also born there in 1822. Brno, while it still contains much of its old-world charm, has, since the 18th century, been a forward-looking city that has embraced modern technologies.
Hotels in Brno:
Whatever your room and amenity requirements, you'll be able to find them in Brno. Brno has both budget hotels and 5-star luxury hotels that will cater to your every need.Compare Prices
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Getting to Brno:
If you want to bypass Prague on your visit to Brno, you can fly directly there: Compare Prices
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Trains from from the center of Prague from Brno, and bus is also an option. However, because international travelers will likely fly into the Prague airport, it may be most convenient to use a connecting flight from Prague directly to Brno.