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Brno

Country
Czech Republic
State
Brnensky
City
Brno
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Brno is served by Czech Airlines (codeshared by Air France, KLM, Alitalia, Aeroflot), Ryanair, Atlant Soyuz,Smart Wings and Wizz Air from Brno-Turany Airport.

By Train

Brno hlavni nadrazi (main station) lies on the main rail route connecting Prague with Vienna and Budapest. Regular rail services operate along this section including the fast Supercity Pendolino tilting trains.

By Bus

Public transport infrastructure as of April 2010 consists of 13 tram lines, 13 trolleybus lines, 37 day bus lines, 11 night bus lines, and 1 ferry route. Service is provided mainly by Dopravni Podnik Mesta Brna (Brno City Transportation Company). A planned light rail line, which should run underground through the city centre, should lessen the congestion on the surface.

Key places to visit
Freedom Square, Spilberk Castle, Villa Tugendhat, Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Brno Exhibition Centre, Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Augustinian monastery, National Theatre


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Places to Visit

Freedom Square

Forms the heart of the city. It's shaped into big reversed "A".Many cultural events take place here and there are always a lot of people here.It is closed for most cars and trams running through the middle. Also most of the interesting places in the city center are within 10 minutes walk from the Square.

Spilberk Castle

Is an old castle on the hilltop in Brno, Southern Moravia. It began to be built as early as the first half of the 13th century by the Premyslid kings and complete by King Premyslid Otakar of Bohemia.From a major royal castle established around the mid-13th century, and the seat of the Moravian margraves in the mid-14th century, it was gradually turned into a huge baroque fortress considered the heaviest prison in the Austro-Hungarian empire, and then into barracks.This prison had always been part of the Spilberk fortress.

Villa Tugendhat

Is considered a masterpiece, designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Built between the years 1928-1930 in Brno, in today's Czech Republic, for Fritz Tugendhat and his wife Greta, the villa soon became an icon of modern architecture.The cost of building the villa was very high due to the unusual construction method, the luxurious materials, very modern technology of heating, ventilation, etc. It is also quite large for a family house, a fact which may escape casual visitors since the elegant simplicity of the rooms used by the family is compensated by a very large space occupied by various utility rooms.

Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul

The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Brno is located on the Petrov hill in Brno-Center.It is a national cultural monument and one of the most important architectural monuments of South Moravia.The interior is mostly Baroque, while the impressive 84m high towers were built between 1904 and 1905 by architect August Kirstein in the Gothic Revival style.

Brno Exhibition Centre

Is the city's premier attraction for international business visitors.Annually, over one million visitors attend over 40 professional trade fairs and business conferences held here.The exhibition and convention industry contributes heavily to the region’s economy.Thanks to its excellent infrastructure and modern facilities, the Brno Exhibition Centre has a prominent position in the region.Among other events the Czech Summit 2007, summit of the presidents of the Central and South-Eastern European states, and the 2009 EU Meeting of agricultural ministers under the Czech EU presidency were held here. The Rolling Stones chose the Brno Exhibition Centre for the 2007 A Bigger Bang European Tour.

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