Czech Republic is a popular European destination… perhaps not as popular as France or Italy, but still popular in its own right. Yet, most visitors to the country don’t stray too far from the capital city of Prague. Although Prague has stolen my heart, and would probably be one of my top 5 must-visit destinations, there is definitely more to Czech Republic than Prague. In the southern part of the country, in the region known as Moravia you’ll find the Czech Republic’s second largest city, Brno, which is definitely worth a visit, as well.
During our last trip to Europe, we rented a car and drove across Germany, Austria, Poland and Czech Republic. Since we were traveling with a toddler, which makes any trip exponentially more challenging, we decided not to spend more than a couple of hours in the car at a time. For this reason, we decided to stay a night in the little known town of Brno.
Why Brno, Czech Republic is worth visiting
Smaller / Less Crowded:
Pretty / Charming:
Just outside of Brno, Czech Republic there is quite a bit to do for adventure and nature lovers. This region of the country has beautiful golden fields and rolling hills. An amazing attraction just outside of Brno is the Macocha Karst, known mostly for the beautiful Macocha Abyss. Although the attraction is family friendly, there is a bit of hiking and a boat ride that kids will need to sit still on. Our toddler was not old enough yet to sit still on a boat ride, so we missed out on this amazing day trip. It is definitely on our list for when she gets just a little older, though.
Lots of things to do in Brno:
So is Brno, Czech Republic worth visiting?
In our experience, Brno is definitely worth spending a day or two. There is enough to do in and around the city for a great weekend trip. Since it’s relatively close to Prague, Vienna, and Bratislava, you can easily visit Brno on a trip to any of those wonderful cities, as well.
Have you been to Brno, Czech Republic? What is the best little-known town you’ve visited?