Attractions

Top Choice Architecture in Brno

Vila Tugendhat

Brno had a reputation in the 1920s as a centre for modern architecture in the Bauhaus style. Arguably the finest example is this family villa, designed by modern master Mies van der Rohe for Greta and Fritz Tugendha…
Church in Brno

Church of St James

This austere 15th-century church contains a baroque pulpit with reliefs of Christ dating from 1525. But the biggest draw is a small stone figure known as the 'Nehaňba' (The Shameless): above the 1st-floor window on …
Historic Building in Brno

Old Town Hall

No visit to Brno would be complete without a peek inside the city's medieval Old Town Hall, parts of which date back to the 13th century. The tourist office is here, plus oddities including a crocodile hanging from …
Cemetery in Brno

Capuchin Monastery

One of the city's leading attractions is this ghoulish cellar crypt that holds the mummified remains of several city noblemen from the 18th century. Apparently the dry, well-ventilated crypt has the natural ability …
Tunnels in Brno

Labyrinth under the Cabbage Market

In recent years, the city has opened several sections of extensive underground tunnels to the general public. This tour takes around 40 minutes to explore several cellars situated 6m to 8m below the Cabbage Market, …
Castle in Brno

Špilberk Castle

Brno's spooky hilltop castle is considered the city's most important landmark. Its history stretches back to the 13th century, when it was home to Moravian margraves and later a fortress. Under the Habsburgs in the …
Church in Brno

Cathedral of Sts Peter & Paul

This 14th-century cathedral atop Petrov Hill was originally built on the site of a pagan temple to Venus, and has been reconstructed many times since. The highly decorated 11m-high main altar with figures of Sts Pet…
Museum in Brno

Moravian Museum

This natural history and ethnographic museum holds some six million pieces and is the country's second-largest. Exhibits straddle the intellectual gulf between extinct life and the medieval village. In a courtyard n…
Catacomb in Brno

Ossuary at St James

This ghoulish 20-minute tour through the former burial grounds and crypts below the Church of St James displays the collected bones and remains of some 50,000 people who perished from wars, famines and plagues over …
Zoo in Brno

City Zoological Garden

Brno's City Zoological Garden on the outskirts of town, about 5km northwest of the centre, occupies a lovely setting and has a wide variety of animals. The website has photos and descriptions in English of all the a…