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The Essential Guide to Brno

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Exploring the Best of Brno: Your Guide to Top Sites, Restaurants, Nightlife, and More. From Cultural Experiences to Outdoor Adventures, We'll Help You Make the Most of Your Time in the City.

Welcome to Brno! If you're planning to move to Brno, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Brno has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Brno.

Brno, the second-largest city in the Czech Republic, is a vibrant and historic city with a plethora of attractions for both tourists and locals. One of the most iconic landmarks is the Špilberk Castle, a former royal castle and fortress that now serves as a museum with stunning views of the city. The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul is another must-see, with its impressive Gothic architecture and panoramic views from the tower. For those interested in modernist architecture, Villa Tugendhat, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a masterpiece of functionalist design.

The Old Town Hall, with its legendary dragon and wheel, is a charming place to explore, while the Capuchin Crypt and Monastery offers a more macabre attraction, housing the mummified remains of monks and nobles. The Brno Ossuary, the second-largest ossuary in Europe, is another intriguing site. For science enthusiasts, the Brno Observatory and Planetarium offers fascinating exhibits and shows. The city is also home to several beautiful parks, including Lužánky Park, the oldest public park in the country, and the stunning botanical gardens at the University of Masaryk.

Brno's restaurant and nightlife scene is diverse and vibrant, offering everything from traditional Czech cuisine to international fare. One of the most popular restaurants is Pavillon, known for its exquisite dishes and elegant Art Nouveau setting. For traditional Czech food, Starobrno Brewery offers hearty meals and locally brewed beer. Borgo Agnese is another top-rated restaurant, serving Mediterranean cuisine in a stylish setting. For a unique dining experience, the Super Panda Circus is a must-visit, offering creative cocktails and small plates in a whimsical, circus-themed atmosphere.

The nightlife in Brno is lively, with a range of bars, clubs, and music venues. Bar, který neexistuje (The Bar That Doesn't Exist) is a popular spot, known for its innovative cocktails and trendy vibe. For beer lovers, Pegas Brno is a traditional Czech pub with its own microbrewery. If you're into live music, head to Metro Music Bar, one of the best music clubs in the city. For a more relaxed evening, Skog Urban Hub offers a cozy atmosphere with great coffee, drinks, and food.

Recreational activities in Brno are varied, catering to different interests. For nature lovers, the Moravian Karst, a protected nature reserve just north of Brno, offers stunning landscapes, underground caves, and hiking trails. The Brno Dam, a large lake with a beach and boat rentals, is a popular spot for swimming, sailing, and picnicking. The city's parks, such as Lužánky Park and Denis Gardens, are perfect for leisurely walks, jogging, or relaxing.

For sports enthusiasts, the Masaryk Circuit, a motor racing circuit, hosts several international races, including the MotoGP. The city also has several sports centers, such as the DRFG Arena, which hosts ice hockey games, and the Za Lužánkami Stadium, home to the local football team. For those interested in culture, the National Theatre Brno offers a range of performances, from opera to ballet to drama. The city also hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the Brno International Music Festival and the Theatre World Brno festival.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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