Today Brno is only 2,5 hours far from Prague by bus or 2 hours by car (220 kilometers is the distance between Prague and Brno). Brno lies in the central part of Europe and within its two hundred-kilometer radius there are other important European capitals: Prague, Vienna and Bratislava as well. You can book flight to the international airport in Brno, which serves regular flights.
Today Brno has several universities and important judiciary institutions. Brno has the seat of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, Supreme Court, and Supreme Prosecutor's Office.
The most important example of modern architecture in Brno is the Tugendhat Villa – a historic site inscribed on the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List.
Mahen Theatre in Brno was the first building in the world to use Edison's electric lamps.
Last update: 2011-07-10