Brno – a city in the middle of Europe
10.2.2017 / EMF EURO Team
The baton of organizing the European Minifootball Championship was taken over from Hungary by the heart of Central Europe - the Czech Republic. Its second largest city Brno will host the rendezvous of 32 teams from 9th to 17th June 2017.
The independent Czech Republic was established on 1st January 1993, it has an area of
78 866 square kilometers and currently it has more than 10.5 million inhabitants. Nearly four hundred thousands of them live in Brno, which is the second largest town of the Czech Republic due to its size and population. It is located at the confluence of the Svratka and Svitava rivers.
The landmarks of the city include Špilberk Castle, which rises majestically on the hill of the same name. It was established in the middle of the 13th century by a Czech King Přemysl Otakar II. Although it was besieged several times, it was never conquered. The second most important dominant of the center is the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, which is simply called Petrov. Its origins date back to the turn of the 11th and 12th centuries and it became the Czech national cultural monument. Both towers are 84 meters high, the interior of the cathedral and the interior furnishings are mostly baroque. You can also visit and relax in Lužánky Park, the oldest public park in the Czech Republic, which opened back in 1786.
Brno is famous for several large festivals, the largest of which is Brno - a city in the middle of Europe, which takes place at the turn of May and June. It also involves the largest international competition of fireworks shows in Central Europe Ignis Brunensis, which mainly the Brno dam has hosted regularly since 1998. From June to September, you can enjoy the Brno Summer of Culture, which includes a theater Summer Shakespeare festival, and is ended by an International Folklore Festival. Lovers of good food, delicious drinks and first-class delicacies can visit the traditional Špilberk Food Festival which is held in June, where chefs of the most famous restaurants of the South Moravian region show off their art.
Brno is situated in the heart of Southern Moravia, which is famous among other things, for a number of picturesque wine regions. A large amount of cellars and vineyards offers great places to visit especially in summer. The capital city of Prague with a beautiful historical center, which is located approximately 200 km Brno, is a slightly farther tip for a trip. The Austrian capital Vienna is only 130 kilometers from Brno.