Brno, the Czech Republic‘s second largest city, has a population of nearly 405,000 people. It lies in the central part of Europe and within its two hundred-kilometre radius there are other important European capitals: Prague, Vienna and Bratislava. The international airport in Brno serves regular flights.
Brno is the metropolis of Moravia and an important tourist centre for all who want to explore the natural and cultural beauties of the South-Moravian region.
To the north of Brno there is the protected area of the Moravian Karst (Moravský kras) and to the south stretch the Moravian vineyards with their typical wine cellars. The city is surrounded by beautiful mixed forests, which offer many opportunities for tourism and cycling. Brno has a rich scientific and art tradition. Let us remind Gregor Mendel, worked and founded genetics while living in Brno, famous architect Adolf Loos was born and lived in Brno, mathematcian and logician Kurt Gödel was born and lived in Brno, composer Leoš Janáček etc.
Brno prides itself on many notable historic sites that show evidence of its rich cultural history. Once established as a settlement of merchants eight centuries ago on the junctions of the rivers Svratka and Svitava, it withstood the pressure of both the Hussite and Swedish besiegement, witnessed Napoleon‘s military expedition to Slavkov, bore the cruel consequences of the Austrian defeat at the Battle of the Three Emperors, became an industrial centre of the Habsburg monarchy called "the Austrian Manchester" and, in the twentieth century, gained a character of a modern city thanks to the construction of new buildings in the functionalist style. The most important example of modern architecture in Brno is The Tugendhat Villa – a historic site inscribed on the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List.
Today Brno is a seat of six public universities with 27 faculties with the number of students exceeding 80.000.Brno houses important judiciary institutions such as The Constitutional Court, The Highest Court, The Highest Administrative Court and The Highest Prosecutors Office. It offers many possibilities for cultural enjoyment in its numerous theatres, museums, cinemas and clubs.
The City of Brno regularly holds various cultural events, festivals (e.g. “Brno – City in the Centre of Europe” associated with a fireworks competition "Ignis Brunensis") as well as some notable sporting events (Brno Grand Prix of road motorcycles). Brno is also a city of modern shopping and entertainment centres. Due to its ideal location in the centre of Europe and wide range of accommodation in the South Moravian region, the city of Brno is a popular destination for meetings and incentive travel as well as for corporate events. It meets all of the key requirements – safety, easy accessibility and a wide selection of attractive spaces.