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My name is Lenka, and I am a professor. I love living in Brno because it´s a city of students, music, cafés and wine. It´s big enough to choose your cultural program and small enough to have everything within walking distance--vverybody knows each other, too. Nature is more/less
You have to go to
Vila Tugendhat - a UNESCO monument in functionalistic style, built in the 1930s, massively reconstructed a few years ago. It´s a unique house with the most modern equipment for that time - all made of steel and glass, air conditioned, with an automatic window opening system and the famous onyx wall, through which the sun shines and colours the stone with different colours every hour of the day.
Here's one fun activity you can do
Travel on a night bus. Brno has a unique system of hourly night buses called "rozjezd." They're always crowded with people having a continuation of their "fiesta" on the road. The night drivers are rough guys, making a race with each journey. Taking a night bus is a ride you'll never forget it.
Don't forget to check out one of my favorite places
There's a new fountain in front of the Opera House. It has a shape of an arch with a veil of water falling down. The stream of water is programmed to form a different picture and lettering, and it´s illuminated in different colours. Around the fountain there are benches and small tables and grass to lay on. The space is alive with people watching the spectacle of water, chatting, sunbathing, enjoying themselves. It's like a refreshing oasis in the center of the city day and night.
Enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant
This is clear for me: Nekonečno (Eternity) http://www.nekonecnorestaurant.cz/ It´s a restaurant in the building of the municipal theatre (Městské divadlo). It offers a lot of traditional Czech meals and international cuisine. There's also and a large selection of different beers from small Czech brewaries. In the summer, there's nothing better than sitting on a terrace with a grape wine "roof" above you and a glass of local white wine in your hand.
Here's a doable bucket list for you to do in one day
1. The castle and fortress Špilberk
2. The cathedral Petrov (it´s possible to climb one of the towers to have the best view of the city)
3. The Capuchin Crypt with mummies of the monks
4. The old town hall (the oldest building in the city, it has a tourist information centre)
5. The Main Square, with its special phallus-shaped clock.
6. The e vegetable market (Zelný trh) - the entrance to the underground tour.
7. St. James Church and square, with the second biggest ossuaries in Europe - you can have a lunch or a drink in one of dozens of cafés, bistros and pubs around this place.
8. A walk in Lužánky Park.
9. For a night out, you can go to a concert at one of the music clubs (Stará pekárna, Metro music bar, Fléda) or sample Moravian wines in any "vinotéka".
My extra insider tip for you is
The best time to visit Brno is in September. It´s the warmest city in the country, so it´s still hot to swim or take a steamboat trip on the Prygl Lake (Brněnská přehrada) in the north of the city or have a beer outside. But the most special thing is the season of "burčák" = lightly fermented fresh wine juice. You will love it. You can buy it everywhere from mid-September to mid-October. And don´t forget to visit one of the vintage festivals, with traditional music, dance, dress and wine tasting! In May there's a fireworks festival, also worth seeing!
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