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Information about Brno in Czech Republic?

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1. Posted by Jake_ (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hello,

I'm considering to study one semester in Brno, Czech Republic, but I dont really know a lot about the city. Therefore, I wonder if there's someone out there who could give some information (basically about everything).

/Jake

2. Posted by trainjump (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Brno is a really great city. I lived there for about 4 months myself. I was just beginning to learn the language at that time, but I learned more than that. Anyway, I believe it is the second largest city in the Czech Republic. It is set in the wonderful part of the country known as Moravia (Morava) and is very close to many interesting locations for day excursions (such as castles, ruins, and chateaus). The city itself has a fortified structure on the hill and also a large cathedral. The main square is quite close to the conveniant tram stops which are right in front of the main train station. I visited the university in Brno only once, but it seemed to have a very nice atmosphere. The Czech people are wonderful and I highly recommend a stay anywhere in their country. That's all I can think of to say right now. If you have any more specific questions let me know and I'll see what I can do.

3. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 10y

I passed through there briefly at the start of the year and if your going to go, make sure you go in the warmer months. My memories of Brno are all of being very very cold. If you have the chance to study in Czech I would definately say do it. The Czech people are some of the friendliest people in Europe.

4. Posted by trainjump (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Yes, it can get pretty cold, but if you DO happen to be there in December, they set up a very nice little Christmas village on the town square. They have booths selling all kinds of things, and I remember they even had a medieval black smith dressed in period clothing banging out little items made of iron on his forge. It was neat.

Definately learn some Czech if you can. There are many useful resources on the internet to help you. Když mluviš Česky, mužeš rozumit co lidi řikaji!

Good luck with that.

5. Posted by Jake_ (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Thanks for the information. Brno seems to be a nice city but I haven’t decided anything yet. Does anyone of you happen to know more about the university (Masaryk) and the nightlife in Brno?

6. Posted by trainjump (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

I'm sure you've already been to this site
http://www.muni.cz/
That's the university page.

Still can't help you much with the night life, but for day tripping you might check out this site:

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[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please... ]