Brno

This is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, located near the border with Austria, about 210km west of Prague. The city`s skyline is dominated by the Spilberk Castle, where an early-Gothic palace with two chapels is still standing. Later on, the castle was converted into a Baroque fortress, and in the 19th century, it became known as the infamous “Jail of Nations”. Unfortunately Brno is not as attractive for tourists as Prague, but on the other hand you will find prices much lower compared to the capital. Recently Brno has been served by a few low-cost airlines flying to Brno Airport.

Brno

The capital of Moravia and the second city of the Republic, Brno is famous for its Motorcycle Grand Prix and trade fairs, but it is also a lively cultural centre with a major university and several theatres (including the Reduta, where Mozart conducted his own compositions in 1767) and some …

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The British have discovered Moravia: What is it like in Brno?

“Smaller than Prague, but also very rich in historical monuments.” That is how the British newspaper The Guardian defines Brno. It describes the ways in which Brno is better than Prague, and remembers to mention the well-known rivalry among the citizens of Prague and Brno. Why should Prague be the …

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Slavkov U Brna (Austerlitz)

The Battle of Austerlitz (Bitva u Slavkova), also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, was one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s greatest victories, effectively destroying the Third Coalition against the French Empire. On December 2, 1805, a French army of 68,000 troops commanded by Emperor Napoleon I, decisively defeated a …

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