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Brno - A Moravian Renaissance

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A September 2001 trip to Brno by Empress Kikettmo

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Quote: The Czech Republic's second city is casting aside its sleepy, provincial ways. Brno, the Moravian capital, has long had a reputation of lagging behind Prague and Vienna in culture and commerce. But now, Brno is blossoming and shedding its image as a backwater town.

Brno - A Moravian Renaissance

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Overview

Spilberk Castle Photo, Brno, Czech Republic
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Brno's streets bustle with people, even on weekends, and local shops and restaurants are welcoming them. The city is busy renovating its run-down buildings and rediscovering its once-thriving arts scene. And the city is, unlike the Bohemian capital, Prague, almost entirely free of tourists. Visitors will find it easy to navigate Brno's compact, traffic-free Old Town, enclosed by a ring road fashioned after Vienna's Ringstrasse. Most of the city's historic buildings and monuments lie within this ringroad and sightseeing is not the tiring experience that it can be in Prague. While Brno cannot boast as many historic monuments and buildings as Prague, there are a number of gems. ...Read More

Hotel Pegas

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There are two features that make the Hotel Pegas one of the prime places to stay in Brno.

The first is its location: it slaps slap-bang in the middle of the city.

The second is that it lies above the only micro-brewery in the city. The brewery offers three traditional beers - each brewed without the help of any chemical ingredients.

It is not the cheapest in town - the hostels definitely beat it on price, but it a great place to impress the parents. There are 3 singles, 8 doubles and 3 suites to choose from. Rooms at the front have a better view, but can get a little noisy at night.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 18, 2002

Hotel Pegas
Jakubska 4 Brno
Brno, Czech Republic
(54) 221-0104

Boby Centrum

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Attraction

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It's difficult to describe the Boby Centrum -yes, it is a club but it is also Football Club, luxury hotel, restaurant, fitness centre and skateboard park. As far as the club goes do not expect the height of sophistication here. In fact, this is a shiny example of post-communist kitsch. The East embracing the West - and ending up wide of the mark. Scantily clad girls gyrate to Euro-house in steel cages with burly be-suited heavies watching on. It is in fact, four levels of pure cheese. BUT, don't let this put you off - this is a cultural experience. You won't be the only foreigner, but you will be the only visitor from the West. The huge entertainment complex is purported to come ...Read More

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Boby Centrum
Sportovni 2a
Brno, Czech Republic

Desert

Attraction

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This has become the drinking dive for the few English speakers in town. For many this would be the best reason to avoid this place.

But Brno isn't Prague

Czechs do go here. And the ex-pats normally only fill one table. They are united on two counts: thier love of beer and their love of Brno

Join them for a few and listen to their tales of debauchery and woe. It is a great place to start or end an evening, or just to pop in to find out what's going on.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 18, 2002

Desert
Spitalska 12
Brno, Czech Republic

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This article appeared as a feature in the Prague Post (29.09.01) titled 'Moravian Renaissance'. Brno is blossoming and shedding its image as a backwater town The Czech Republic's second city is casting aside its sleepy, provincial ways. Brno, the Moravian capital, has long had a reputation of lagging behind Prague and Vienna in culture and commerce. But now, the streets bustle with people, even on weekends, and local shops and restaurants are welcoming them. The city is busy renovating its run-down buildings and rediscovering its once-thriving arts scene. Visitors will find it easy to navigate Brno's compact, traffic-free Old Town, enclosed by a ring road fashioned after Vienn...Read More