City of Brno
Brno (map) is the heart of Moravia and its cultural hub; it’s home to many institutions related to Moravian history and culture. It was founded around the year 1000; and since the 14th century, the city served as the capital of Moravia.
The city flourished mainly during the 19th century. Today’s Brno is a mixture of many different architecture styles, there are many beautiful places. But still, it’s a home to great culture, and countless beautiful buildings, the city has the third largest historic preservation zone in the country. The biggest one is in Prague (map), the second largest is in Olomouc (map).
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The most interesting places in Brno includes the Brno Underground, a labyrinth of underground cellars which includes the second biggest ossuary in Europe (after the Catacombs of Paris). There are three castles, Špilberk (former royal castle, map), Veveří castle (map), and the Líšeň Castle (map). The Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady (map) in the Old Brno District. The Moravian Museum (the biggest museum in Moravia and the second biggest in the country, map), Lužánky Park (map) which is the oldest public park in the country, Denis Gardens (map), and various historical squares, churches, palaces, and other interesting buildings.
Veveri street (Ulice Veveří, map). This street is a group of outstanding Art Nouveau buildings called Tivoli (tram stop Konečného náměstí, map), and a number of baroque and other beautiful historical buildings. Nearby, is one of three botanical gardens in Brno. The street goes from the historical center and leads to the north.
From the north, Brno is surrounded by hills and very pleasant nature, probably the most notable place is the Moravian Karst.
Avoid the main train station after dark as it attracts a number of unsavory characters, the usual caution applies. Also keep a keen eye out when using Automated Teller Machines in the immediate area for similar reasons. The area is also known be actively visited by pick-pockets.
Olomouc (map): a fine historic university town, with an impressive Plague Column (1½ hour trip). Telč is one of the prettiest towns in the Czech Republic (2 hours trip)
IDOS | Seznam – Both sites cover all Czech trains, buses and city transport and many train and bus lines abroad.
IDS JMK – Integrated transport system of the region.
DPMB.cz – Public transport of the city.
+ Public transport in Brno (gotobrno.cz)
BUS > Good service is offered by Eurolines and RegioJet. Cheap tickets from Poland are offered by FlixBus.
RAIL > Brno is an important stop on the Prague–Vienna and Prague–Bratislava–Budapest railway line; all IC, EC and Railjet trains stop here. For some trains originating in Prague, it is a terminal stop.
The railway system of the Czech Republic is relatively fast, reliable and very dense. Most trains are operated by the state company Czech Railways (České Dráhy – ČD) + LEO Express • RegioJet. *Rail travel in Czech Republic
AIRPORTS > Václav Havel Airport – about 10 km west of the centre of Prague.
WATERWAYS > Korn Ferry • River Boats Prague
Mapy.cz – is a good source for cycling information – switch the map (via Změnit mapu – Turistická) to see cycling routes in violet color.