The area above Brno is dominated by the magnificent Hrad Spilberk or Spielberg Castle, the history of which is fascinating. It is now also home to the Brno City Museum. The complex is in several... more
If you are walking round the centre of Brno, and I strongly recommend you do, you will sooner or later come upon the Stara Radnice, or Old Town Hall if you prefer. It is a magnificent edifice and... more
Many major world cities have very famous squares. Think Trafalgar Square, Times Square, Tianamen Square etc. and not to be outdone Brno has an absolute beauty. It is the Namesti Svobody (Freedom... more
If you've got an afternoon to kill, the Minigolf Stadion on Kounicova is eighteen holes of endearingly low-fi, concrete themed fun. At 40czk for an adult it's a bargain time-frittering activity, and... more
Take the boat trip from Bystrc to the other end of Brno Lake and back. It's takes a couple of hours and if the weather is sunny you can get a decent tan in one day!
It's very relaxing!
(In the pic... more
Zelny trh (Cabbage or Vegetable market) is called the square in the center of Brno. It has been here since 13. century and always served as a market, currently for vegetable, fruit and flowers only.... more
History of aviation, plastic modeling, cutlery, historic vehicles, mechanical music, culture of the blind, water and steam engines, ironmastery, crafts, "experimentarium"... Fun for all the family! :) more
Capuchin monks have long been associated with Brno and they still have an impressive church here, as shown in the main picture. Interesting as it is, most visitors are probably more interested in the... more
what about Vienna ??
There is an EC-Train (EC71) departing at 07:43, arr.VIE South-Station at 9:28,
then take the "D"-tram, 4 stops only ,to the famous Vienna-Ringstrasse, 5 minutes from the... more
The former augustyn monastery dates back to 1665 and was built in Baroque style.
Today it is used for the "Moravia Gallery" / Mährische Gallerie and the best part of its architecture is certainly the... more
This my favorite place and I visit it every year at least once. You can even take your dog along if you keep him/her on a leash and clean the droppings :)
There is also a "children zoo" - with goats,... more
This is the innercourt of the new townhall of Brno / Brünn.
You may walk inside freely and without restrictions and it is also worth to take a look.
All 4 corners of the court have giant dragons on... more
In a city with more than it's fair share of fine buildings, the Mahen Theatre, to give it it's Anglicised name, does stand out. I am no expert on architecture but hopefully the photo will give you an... more
Near to the River Svitava is an interesting stonecarved column, the origin of which is unknown. However, the legend is that it comemorates the place where Zderad of Svabanice was murdered in 1091. The... more