Brno Mini Guide
Brno is located in the Moravia region of the Czech Republic and about 400,000 people live in this large city. It is the second biggest city in the Czech Republic in terms of population and has been around for more than 1,000 years.
The main international airport at Brno is Brno Turany which has a number of routes with low cost carriers such as Ryanair and Smartwings. There are regular flights between Brno and major European city airports such as London Stansted
in Russia and Barcelona
in Spain. Brno is a long drive away from the other nearest international airport which is 200 kilometres away in the capital Prague
. There is a domestic flight between the two Czech Republic cities.
It is possible to hire Rhino rental cars from either Brno or Prague Airport to be picked up on arrival. If you want to make a one way journey between these two cities with your rental car enquire about the possibility of using different pick up and drop off points for the vehicle. To get there by road from Bratislava, Prague or Ostrava take the D1 highway. You should also be aware that all cars in the Czech Republic require a toll sticker. Inquire with your Rhino car hire representatives upon arrival if you want to know more about this.
Walking around the city of Brno you will see some interesting sights. They include the Petrov Cathedral which is tall enough to be seen from most anywhere in Brno, the Spilberk castle which was more recently used as a prison and the freedom square (Namesti Svobody) which is where many cultural events are held.
Racing enthusiasts should be aware the Brno is on the Grand Prix circuit while there are also quite a few festivals held there which are fun to attend. Try the fireworks competition known as Ignis Brunensis that is reflected beautifully in the lake around which it is held annually. Brno also has Central Europe's largest trade fair and exhibition site where many interesting things are displayed including exhibitions ranging from wine and beer to defence and security technology. For more information on things to see and do in Brno, or to obtain street maps, visit the two tourist information offices located at Radnická Street and Nádražní Street. There are quite a few good hotels in Brno of varying degrees of comfort so you won’t have trouble finding somewhere to stay.