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Brno was ranked as 10th best non-capital city in Europe by The Times and 2nd Best city to visit in Europe in 2022 by Time Out. Read on to make sure you don't get lost, know where to lay your head, where to go for dinner or how to use your free time. In short, explore brno.

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Transportation
Brno's location is strategic, with Vienna and Bratislava airports 1.5 hours away and Prague airport 2.5 hours away. All airports are easily accessible by train or bus. Brno is a relatively small city so the short distances enable great accessibility.
Inter-city transport
Travel to and from Brno is easy by plane, train, or bus. There are regular flights to London from the Brno Tuřany Airport (which is connected to the centre by bus line number 76). Trains departing from the Main Station (Hlavní nádraží) connect Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Berlin and Ostrava. Regular buses leave from the Zvonařka and by the hotel Grand stations and connect Brno with a number of cities across Europe.
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TRAINS AND BUSES
Public transportation
Public transport in Brno and the rest of the South Moravian Region is provided by the South Moravian Integrated Public Transport System. Tickets are valid for any form of public transport, but you should consider how long you want to travel and in which zones. But if you’re travelling through the city, a ticket for zones 100 and 101 is probably all you’ll need. You can buy tickets from any of the yellow ticket vending machines located at various stops throughout the city, or you can purchase them at information centres, stations, and newsagents. You can also pay contactless in the vehicles.
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Brno by car and taxi
If you need to get around Brno by car, avoid rush hour traffic (7 to 8 am, 3 to 5 pm). Most hotels provide their own parking spaces, beside them there are several paid parking structures in the center. Outside of these,parking in the city is regulated according to a zone system. There are also several taxi services in Brno, which charge around 30 CZK/km, plus a starting rate of around 60 CZK. You can also use global services such as Uber or Liftago.
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Brno on foot and bike
Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, yet relatively small. The distances are short and most of the major sights are easily accessible on foot or by bicycle. Recently, tourists coming to Brno have taken a liking to bikesharing. You can use the services of companies such as Rekola, Nextbike, Bolt, Lime, Yoyoway or re.volt. Brno might not be the most bicycle-friendly city, but it is catching up with the times. Recently, bicycles have been allowed to enter pedestrian zones in the city centre and a network of new bike paths lets you cycle around the city quite comfortably.
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AccomModation
Brno offers a wide range of accommodation options that can satisfy travellers with backpacks and celebrities with gilded suitcases. Including celebrities of science and research. Here are some suggestions for great places to stay.
Passage
Built in 1928 as a metropolitan palace, designed by thefamous architect Bohuslav Fuchs. It was completely reconstructed in 2020 andoffers more than a hundred design rooms, a first-class restaurant, and an extensivecongress center. The unique art installations will fascinate you already on thefacade and further on inside the hotel.
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International
Located right in the city center, inspired by the style of Brazilianarchitect Oscar Niemeyer it was built in 1962 as one of the first modernbuildings in then Czechoslovakia. Nowadays, it´s one of the most important andbest-preserved Brussels Style“ buildings in the Czech Republic. It offers morethan 230 rooms, wellness with a swimming pool, sauna, and fitness.
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Continental
Opened in 1964 withvestibule ranked as one of the most beautifulBrussels Style interiors in the Czech Republic. Recognized by its 51-meterheight, triangle profile, and a sculpture by Olbram Zoubek located in front ofthe hotel. Since 2009 it has been designated a cultural monument, and with renovationin 2018, it offers 214 rooms.
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Orea Congress
Opened in 1979 next tothe Exhibition Centre, recently renovated in the brutalist style. As one of thelargest, it hosted many famous guests, including Prince Charles and PrincessDiana. It´s still considered one of the largest and most modern congresscenters in the region, offering 730 beds in 369 rooms.

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explore brno
Brno has hundreds of historical sights, including one designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and eight monuments listed among the national cultural heritage of the Czech Republic. Most of the main sights are situated in the historical centre. The city has the third largest historic preservation zone in the Czech Republic.
Top destinations
You should definitely visit the two dominant hills in thecity centre. On Petrov Hill, you can admire the Cathedral of St Peter and Paul, and at the top of Špilberk Hill, you’ll find the city’s famous castle, with a museum and casemates. Don´t miss the Old Town Hall with the fabled dragon of Brno in its passageway and a lookout tower. The Brno underground promises unforgettable experiences as well, including the second-largest ossuary in Europe.
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Beer, wine and coffee
The Czechs have been consuming the most beer per person per year, so it´s no surprise there are around 40 breweries in Brno region and hundreds of unique places to enjoy our liquid gold. If you prefer wine, though, this is the right place for you to be as well: 95% of Czech vineyards are located in South Moravia, where the conditions are ideal for growing grapes. And let's not forget the coffee, since Brno is heaven for coffee and café enthusiast. So don't forget to visit one of the famous pubs, bars or cafes!
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Architecture
Brno boasts many famous architectural jewels. Whether it´s two Art Nouveau villas which are among the top works of their kind in the world (Jurkovič House and the Löw-Beet Villa) or several already legendary functionalist buildings: the Stiassni Villa, the Avion Hotel, the restored Zeman Café, and, of course, the Tugendhat Villa, which was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2001. Apart from the four villas, Brno is well known for its take on early 20th-century functionalism and has one of the most impressive collections of buildings in that style.
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Surroundings
There are lots of interesting places to go just outside Brno as well. Unique natural structures, interesting monuments, memorials in areas where history was made. Whether it´s a Moravian Karst with its caves and Macocha gorge, Slavkov, that gave its name to the famous Battle of the Three Emperors or the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its unique mix of Baroque, Neoclassical, and neo-Gothic architecture.
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