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Visit Brno

As well as art galleries, medieval landmarks and lively bars, this large Czech city is also a gateway to the rolling countryside of South Moravia.

Visit Brno to experience Moravia’s easygoing charm. Explore a city decorated with architecturally impressive monuments, atmospheric bars, galleries, glorious parks and museums. Established as a stronghold in the 11th century, today Brno is the Czech Republic’s second-largest city and capital of the Moravia region.

Admire architectural masterpieces of Brno’s Old Town, centering on Náměstí Svobody square, such as the 14th-century Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and the Old Town Hall. Spot mummified corpses in the Capuchin Monastery’s eerie crypt. See spooky bone collections of plague and war victims in the ossuary of the Church of St. James.

Mingle with locals at colorful food displays at Zelný trh (Cabbage Market). Look for Parnassus Fountain, symbolizing the empires of Babylonia, Greece and Persia. Join a guided tour of underground tunnels, previously used as hideouts, storehouses and torture chambers.

Learn about local history at the excellent Moravian Museum. Browse exhibits of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and the Brno House of Arts. Outside the city center, find the Mendel Museum of Masaryk University, Museum of Romani Culture and Technical Museum of Brno. Walk or catch a tram to the hilltop Špilberk Castle and functionalist-style Villa Tugendhat.

Visit Brno’s parks and gardens on sunny days. Relax on the open lawns of Park Lužánky, see and smell the botanical displays at Botanicka Zahrada and view the exotic wildlife at Zoo Brno. Take a boat ride along underground rivers to the vast caves at Macocha Abyss. Watch motor-racing events and try go-karting at Brno Circuit.

Enjoy a night out at the Old Town’s bars and restaurants, many with outdoor terraces overlooking grand squares. Sample locally brewed Starobrno beer and wine produced in the vineyards of South Moravia. Watch ballet, opera and philharmonic performances at the Mahen Theatre and Reduta Theatre.

Brno is a 3-hour train journey from Prague. Get around the main sights comfortably on foot or by buses and trams. Enjoy the Czech Republic’s enchantment without Prague’s large crowds.

Top hotels in Brno

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Barceló Brno Palace
Barceló Brno Palace
5 out of 5
CL Šilingrovo námestí 2/265, Brno
NZ$141
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

This family-friendly Brno hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of New Town Hall, Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Katedrala sv Petra ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (706 reviews)

"Very beautiful hotel. Great location near the cathedral and walking distance to downtown. Friendly, helpful staff and nice spa, gym and sauna."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2020

Barceló Brno Palace
Grandezza Hotel Luxury Palace
Grandezza Hotel Luxury Palace
5 out of 5
Zelný trh 314/2, Brno
NZ$125
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

Located in Brno-střed, this luxury hotel is steps away from Zelný trh Underground Labyrinth and Old Town Hall. Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Katedrala ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (425 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel, conveniently located, friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020

Grandezza Hotel Luxury Palace
COSMOPOLITAN BOBYCENTRUM
COSMOPOLITAN BOBYCENTRUM
4 out of 5
Sportovni 2a, Brno
NZ$59
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13

Situated in Brno, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Luzanky Park and Villa Tugendhat. Masaryk University and Brno National Theatre are also within 2 miles ...

4.1/5Very Good! (164 reviews)

"Great breakfast, pleasant staff but the bathroom door and its ceiling are in really bad condition which scores this hotel down in terms of stars. Other than that the hotel is nice, room big and the food in the hotel very delicious."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2019

COSMOPOLITAN BOBYCENTRUM

Popular things to do in Brno

Spilberk Castle
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Spilberk Castle

4/5(1 review)

Peek inside casemates and spooky dungeons, admire art exhibits and enjoy sweeping views of Brno’s Old Town at this hilltop 13th-century fortress.

Villa Tugendhat
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Villa Tugendhat

Join a guided tour of this functionalist masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was the former residence of wealthy Czech industrialist families.

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
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Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul

An icon of the Brno skyline, this 18th-century hilltop Gothic cathedral is one of the most important religious landmarks in town. 

Top activities in Brno

History, Functionalism & Legends: Themed Walking Tours
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History, Functionalism & Legends: Themed Walking Tours

NZ$53

Whether you’re into architecture, history, or just want to hear fun stories about the Brno's legends—this flexible walking excursion is perfect for you. Put on your walking shoes and let the exciting exploration begin. Pick your favorite theme and set out on a tour to see the city.

3-Course Dinner at Queen Elizabeth Wine Cellar & Restaurant
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3-Course Dinner at Queen Elizabeth Wine Cellar & Restaurant

NZ$49

Enjoy an exquisite 3-course dinner in a venue that's bursting with fascinating history. Founded around the same time as the Cistercian monastery in 1323, Queen Elizabeth Wine Cellar & Restaurant offers an old-world romantic ambiance that can't be matched.

Vacation Photographer in Brno
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Vacation Photographer in Brno

NZ$66

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

10-Z Bunker Entrance Ticket in Brno
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10-Z Bunker Entrance Ticket in Brno

NZ$9

Visit: 10-Z bunker Brno, Husova street, Brno 602 00 Czech Republic At the entrance, you will receive a map of the labyrinth and your goal is to find your way out. On the way you will learn the stories of people affiliated with the fallout shelter in images and on projectors.

Escape Box - Mobile Escape Game
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Escape Box - Mobile Escape Game

NZ$51

This program does not require any special spaces. It can therefore take place on any large enough indoor or outdoor space in Brno. If the rooms are not equipped with tables, we can bring our own. It also does not require any preparation before.

Day Trip from Brno to Prague
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Day Trip from Brno to Prague

NZ$107

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Prague, Prague, Bohemia The creation of Prague is tied to a legend which says that Libuše, Czech duchess and prophetess, came out on a cliff high above the Vltava river and foretold: “I see a great city whose glory will touch the stars.

Reviews of Brno

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May 14, 2019

Fairly quiet with minimal tourists, not a lot to see and do there, a couple of good local bars and eateries. A day trip there would be enough, but avoid eFi Hotel!