Brno, the largest city in Moravia and second largest city in the Czech Republic by population and area was founded about 1000 years ago, and since 14th century the city served as the capital of Moravia. Moravia’s cultural hub, Brno is home to many institutions related to Moravian history and culture. It also represents the administrative center of the South Moravian Region. The city is located in beautiful natural environment between South Moravian vineyards and the Moravian Karst. The city flourished mainly during the 19th century, and today Brno’s a mixture of many different architectural styles and is the second largest historic preservation zone in the country. Brno Exhibition Centre ranks among the largest exhibition centres in Europe. The complex opened in 1928 and established the tradition of large exhibitions and trade fairs held in Brno. Brno hosts motorbike and other races on the Masaryk Circuit. Another cultural tradition is international fireworks competition Ignis Brunensis that usually attracts thousands of daily visitors.
The nearest airport is Brno- Turany International Airport.