With a skyline dominated by the imposing Špilberk Castle and the soaring twin-spires of Peter and Paul Cathedral, Brno has an attractive and historic city centre, easily negotiated on foot. The name, Brno, might sound like a crossword anagram, but the Czech Republic’s second largest city and capital of Moravia is a vibrant yet traditional place. Brno has stunning architecture, great museums, a creepy crypt, a gorgeous lake – just a tram ride away – and an exciting, beer-filled bar scene without the heaving crowds.
||1 Czech crown or koruna (Kč or CZK) = 100 hellers or haléřů
||European emergency line: 112
Fire service: 150
Municipal police: 156
||Právo, Kam v Brně, Brnensky denik, Lidové Noviny, Mladá fronta Dnes
||Shops and banks from: 09.00-17.00 on weekdays. Most banks are closed on Saturdays. Museums: 10.00-18.00 and usually closed on Mondays.
Radnická 8, 602 00 Brno.
October to March: Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00, Saturday 09.00-17.00, Sunday 09.00-15.00. April to September: Monday-Friday 08.30-18.00, Saturday-Sunday and public holidays 09.00-17.30.
+420 542 211 090