Start the tour at Kapucínské Square
, where you will have a wonderful view of the towers of the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral (Petrov)
. The more adventurous among you may also take a look into the Capuchin Tomb. The nearby Vegetable Market
will captivate your senses with its innumerable colours and tastes of local fruits, vegetables and flowers. You will see the majestic Parnas Fountain and the Reduta Theatre, the oldest theatre building in Central Europe. Below the Vegetable Market there is a mysterious underground labyrinth. On the way to the Svobody Square you will pass the Old Town Hall
, which is steeped in many myths and legends. Do not forget to take a picture of the Brno Dragon. At Svobody Square
you will have a chance to marvel at the beautiful palaces (House of the Lords of Lipá, Klein Palace) along with the bronze fountain with verses of a local poet, the square’s plague column and the unusual astronomical clock. Continue to Jakubské Square
with the Church of St. Jacob. There is an impressive ossuary
of souls long gone in the church’s basement, while above ground it seethes with the joys of life. With its well-known and highly regarded restaurants, this small square is full of people – a good place to enjoy some refreshment. We then head towards the New City Hall
. If you want to venture underground once again, go see the Mint Master’s Cellar
where you can have a keepsake coin minted. Now prepare for a few minutes of uphill walking through Šilingrovo Square to the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral
(which is often called Petrov). Enjoy the breathtaking view from one of its towers or from the nearby “Denisovy sady”
Park. If you still have some energy left, a great next location to visit is the Špilberk Castle
, where you can take a walk on top of its fortifications, visit one of the exhibitions at the Brno City Museum or just sit down and relax in the outside seating of one of the local cafés. Here you can enjoy the views of the city with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.
Brno is connected to Prague by the D1 motorway as well as by railway. Apart from car, you can therefore use public transportation – several buses and trains operated by various companies leave for Brno every hour. There are also regular flights to Brno from certain European cities (London, Moscow, Eindhoven).