About the city
With a population of almost 400,000, Brno is large enough to offer all the amenities of a major European city, but small enough to retain an intimate, friendly atmosphere. The city’s rich cultural attractions include theatre, opera and ballet performances, concerts by symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, showings of the latest international films and film classics, and exhibitions at a wide variety of museums and galleries. The hundreds of local restaurants, bars, cafés and club cover a range from the cosy to the spectacular.
Sports facilities abound, while the surrounding countryside, reached within minutes by public transport, offers ideal terrain for hiking and biking during much of the year and cross-country skiing in winter. All of these opportunities are widely enjoyed by the students.
Thanks to its central location, Brno is also the ideal home base for exploring Central Europe. Most of the region’s great historical cities-Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow, Wroclaw, Munich-are within easy reach of Brno by train or coach. Masaryk University organises weekend trips for international students to these cities as well as to destinations within the Czech Republic.
A wealth of information about the city of Brno can be found on its official website: www.brno.cz.