Best Things To Do in Brno, Czech Republic

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PLACES TO SEE

  • Freedom Square: It's an odd shape for a square – more like an “A” really, and you'll often find it’s full of cultural exhibits or shows. It's reasonably nice to look at too. Mostly a pedestrian area and the best of the attractions of Brno are within 10 minutes walk of the square.
  • Old Town Hall: Interesting building with a lopsided tower. Features the Brno Dragon and wheel – symbols of the city.
  • Spillberk Castle: It used to be a fortress, and then it was a prison. So you can see where people used to be tortured, or spend time checking out the museum instead. Entry Fee: 120 CZK
  • Petrov Cathedral: It's the dominant church of the Brno skyline and it's worth a look round, particularly for the crypt.
  • Tugendhat Villa: A classic bauhaus villa on the UNESCO world heritage list – it's not open until mid 2012, as it's currently undergoing reconstruction.
  • Moravian Museum: Founded in 1817 by Francis I, Brno main museum is the second largest in the Czech Republic. Millions of objects exhibited, on view from Tuesday to Saturday. Entry Fee: 130 CZK
  • Capuchin Monastery: Famous for its Baroque statues and mummified monks, spend some time in the church for fascinating insights into Czech culture. Entry Fee: 60 CZK
  • Brno Zoo: A pleasant zoo that is home to hundreds of interesting animals, entry fee: 100 CZK.
  • Pubs and Nightlife: The same's pretty much true for nights out, there are plenty of pubs in the city and as with all Czech towns beer is a local speciality.

THINGS TO DO 

  • Shopping: Brno isn't particularly noted for its amazing shopping, and the town offers much of a muchness compared to other cities in the country and region.
  • Vankovka Gallery: a huge shopping centre that was built out of the renovation of many old buildings.

Below we have a list of things to do in Brno and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Brno getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Brno with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Brno

Here is the list of things to do in Brno and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Old Town Hall

    4.6 (2639 Votes)
    Old Town Hall

    Architecture

    This Town Hall, built in the 13th century, holds a greater sway on the imagination of Brno’s citizens than one would expect. A number of myths and tales surround it that the townspeople are only too glad to romanticise over – and the evidence of these legends can be seen with your own eyes. For example, consider the wheel in the town hall passage; Jiri Burk the wheelmaker put it the...Read more
  2. Capuchin Church And Crypt

    Church, Religious Site

    Almost like all other places with the word Capuchin in their names – this place houses a crypt. Unlike the one in Vienna, in which crypt are housed some of Europe’s most historically important people, or the one in Rome, in which is housed innumerable remains only decorated in macabre patterns, this place houses mummified monks, which has it’s own form of glamour, we suppose. ...Read more
  3. Tugendhat Villa

    4.6 (2033 Votes)
    Tugendhat Villa

    Architecture , Heritage Building, Unesco Site

    The Villa has a bit of a dramatic history. It was commissioned by Fritz Tugendhat for him and his wife to live in on land that had been gifted to him by his in-laws as a wedding present. When completed, the building was a masterpiece of revolutionary new modernist architecture – one of the first of it’s kind in Europe. Unfortunately, Tudhenhat enjoyed his place for only 8 years befo...Read more
  4. Spilberk Castle

    4.6 (1940 Votes)
    Spilberk Castle

    Museum, Castle

    Castle, fortress, prison – this building has played many roles for Brno for much of Brno’s history. Built in Baroque style, it was completed by King Ottokar of Bohemia. The townspeople took it over in 1560, and fortified it to great effect – it was a major defence against the Swedes in the 30 Years War. It’s use as a prison also gained prominence – becoming the hol...Read more
  5. St. James's Church And Ossuary

    Church, Religious Site

    This austere looking church doesn’t look at first glance like anything special. It was built in the 15th century. But when you get close to the building, on the south side of the clock tower to the west of the building, that’s when you see a small stone figure that the locals know as the Shameless: it’s a man baring his buttocks at the cathedral. Though no one is sure why this...Read more
  6. Punkva Caves And Macocha Abyss

    Outdoors, Cave, Geological Formation, Trail

    25 km north of Brno lies an unexpected bit of natural beauty. Over aeons, the subterranean river Punkva has carved out an enchanting system of caves that are now popular among casual visitors and experienced technical spelunkers alike. Once at the large parking spot (it’s easy enough to find), you have the option of taking a bus or electric train to the Punkva Cave Brno entrance or walk t...Read more
  7. Cathedral Of St. Peter And St. Paul

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    The bells of this beautiful and old cathedral chime at 11, not 12, perhaps the only church to do in the world. The legend goes that during the 30 years war, the Swedish invaders promised to let up their siege of the city if they failed to capture it by noon – so some cunning citizen chimed the bell an hour early on the 15th of August, successfully fooling the aggressors into withdrawing. ...Read more
  8. Zoo Brno

    4.2 (429 Votes)
    Zoo Brno

    Zoo

    Tour routes of more than 7 km in length over an area of 65 hectares takes you through this rather unexpected pleasure. Many hundreds of animals covering birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibian and fish reside here. If you want  a look at their complete bestiary, go tot eh zoo website. Plans of r the zoo began in 1935, but it was slow to get off the ground, as it was hard to get land for the pu...Read more
  9. Brno Technical Museum

    4.6 (230 Votes)
    Brno Technical Museum

    Museum, Educational Site

    Tinkerers and inventors will find a sort of heaven here. Scientific instruments, aircrafts, fire engines, steam engines, jet engines (Russian), sewing kits, old dentist equipment, helicopters, household devices, science experiments – almost every mechanical and technical innovation that made a significant impact on the progress of humanity is represented in this unique museum. While the i...Read more
  10. Freedom Square

    Walking Area, Square, Architecture

    This square is where Brno comes in to meet. What kind of fun you have here really depends on the season, and the best of them all is Christmas, when the season’s markets light up the place with an irreplaceable magic. It’s made entirely for pedestrians and that’s a good thing; the many shops, bars, restaurants and boutiques around the place are just begging to be checked out. ...Read more
  11. Mendel Museum

    4.5 (366 Votes)
    Mendel Museum

    Museum, Garden, Green House

    Mendel, if you didn’t know, is widely regarded as the father of genetics – he demonstrated what have become famously known as Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance. He used to work here and so the museum aims to promote his legacy and make his science and the methods of his science accessible to the public; these include his work on bees and meteorology. In the gardens here, you’...Read more
  12. Underground Labyrinth

    Off Beaten Path, Brewery, Workshop

    The ossuary under the St. James church isn’t the only mysterious doorway into Brno’s past – there is virtually a labyrinth running under Brno, a system of underground cellars and corridors under the city’s historical centre. The original purpose of these was to store consumables, to process alcohol and beer storage, but that use expanded to include jail cells and an alch...Read more
  13. Apartments Brno No 1

    4.8 (38 Votes)
    Apartments Brno No 1
    Krizkovsheho 33 - + 420 777 479 379 Pleasant hotel apartments which come with a decent amount of space and a bottle of wine included in the charge.
  14. Petrov Cathedral
    It's the dominant church of the Brno skyline and it's worth a look round, particularly for the crypt.  
  15. Moravian Museum
    Founded in 1817 by Francis I, Brno main museum is the second largest in the Czech Republic. Millions of objects exhibited, on view from Tuesday to Saturday. Entry Fee: 130 CZK