Brno Tourism

The city was founded about a thousand years ago. For many centuries Brno served as the cultural and political capital of Moravia and it still serves as the cultural one. Some of its earliest erections were the chapel that was rebuilt to the Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul and the Spilberk Castle. It’s seen various conflicts over the centuries, the most famous of which was the Thirty Years War – Brno was the only Moravian city to successfully defend itself.

Its main attractions are the Tugendhat Villa, the Punkva Caves and Macocha Abyss, Spillberk Castle and the Ossuary. The people are all quite friendly.There are about 90000 students in this city of about 400,000. This brings a high cultural demand, one that Brno fulfils with the Moravian Gallery, Moravian Museum, National Theatre Brno, and Brno City Theatre and the Brno Racing Circuit. Make sure to try our the Czech cuisine – it’s pork and potato rich!The best way to check out the city is to head over to Freedom Square as it is also known and then walk to all your preferred destinations.

The many cultures that came through here have all left their mark on the city – it’s place of beautiful architecture of many distinct influences. It’s surprisingly unfrequented by tourists despite its very prominent attractions.

Essential travel information and Brno tips for your visit

  • 10% tip for service is expected.
  • Carry cash for payment
  • Be emotionally reserved in public.
  • Open gifts when received
  • Arrive on time, remove shoes outside residence
  • Refuse second helpings the first time around; wait till they insist.
  • Don’t expect people to smile at you all the time.
  • Don’t reward bad service. This means lateness, improper behaviour etc.
  • Don’t be informal with strangers
  • Don’t discuss business unless invited to.
  • Don’t use first names unless you’re close friends.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Brno

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  • Know the pollution level of Brno before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 44.32 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 39.19 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.22 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.45 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30.41 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.76 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 26.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.84 (Low)
  • How safe is Brno for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Brno.

    • Burglary and Theft 17.45 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.7 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.84 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 22.4 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.56 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.88 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.29 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.01 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70.83 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21.09 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.49 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.49 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Brno is 163.34 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 74.26 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.17 (High)
    • Pollution Index 45.2 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.71 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.23 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 75.91 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.99 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 73.22 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Brno

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.8 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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