Best Day Trips & Sightseeing From Brno
Best Day trips from Brno
Brno, a ghastly understated capital city in Czech Republic, has for many years had a dull rep, thanks to the popular local movie ‘Boredom in Brno’. However, with tens of thousands of students reappraising the city’s image with vibrant club scenes and lively cafes, Brno can easily rival Prague in terms of offerings. Known for its modernist buildings, we bet the travellers haven’t seen an atmosphere as authentic and lively as Brno’s. Surprisingly, the Moravian capital has yet to be discovered by mass tourism, meaning that prices and crowds are both minimal and manageable. So as you traverse through Brno, spare a day or two for these equally charming day tours that can be taken from this city. Check out these best day trips from Brno:
1. Moravian Karst and Caves
The Moravian Karst is an eminent landscape reserve to the north of Brno. Located by the eastern part of the Czech Republic, the town of Blansko is stationed close to the main city. Refreshing air and stunning caverns that make this place famous, make it to the top position for the best day trip from Brno. The Karst area is spread throughout a stretch of 100 square kilometers and has multitudes of caves and gorges, four of which are open to the public for self-guided tours. For ones with an adventurous streak, a number of less-traveled caverns can be visited with a qualified guide. You’d be at a great loss on missing the boat tour along an underground river. The Macocha Abyss is also of good importance with numerous excellent walking trails. Located at an easy 30-minute distance from Brno, the most convenient mode of travel for a day tour from Brno is by train.
Znojmo, a historic town centre with beautiful churches engulfed by medieval city walls, has preserved its Renaissance appearance and authentic charm. Abounding with crooked lanes, romantic views and picturesque nooks and corners to much interest of travelers, it is also the centre of a well-known wine region, offering a great chance to sample some local produce. Apart from the much tempting wine tasting, Wine tourists can also visit the Modré sklepy (Blue Cellars) complex in Nový Šaldorf, where the cellar lane is amongst the most picturesque in the Znojmo region. You can also pay a humble visit at the nearby region of Slup to see the popular and historic water mill. Other attractive destinations are the Vranov nad Dyjí Chateau, and the famous Bítov Castle. Another dominant feature of the town is the Church of St. Nicholas boasting the likes of the original Baroque pulpit in the shape of the globe. For history enthusiasts, the town is home to some breathtaking medieval architecture marvels, including the Gothic Church of St. Nicholas, the tower of the City Hall, and nearby Znojmo Castle, which today serves as a museum and gallery. Hardly an hour away from Brno, set out on the exciting day trip to Znojmo via bus, train, or private taxis.
78 kilometers northeast of Brno, Olomouc is one of the larger cities in the Czech Republic that has some really beautiful, old architecture dating from the 10th century, as well as an active arts and cultural scene that include the Moravian Theatre, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, and numerous museums and galleries. The reminiscent central streets are sprinkled with beautiful churches that are flocked ceaselessly by Catholics. The main square is one of the country’s most eminent and beautiful, encircled by numerous historic buildings and sanctified by a UNESCO-protected trinity column. Other than that, the city is a religious metropolis and historical capital city of Moravia,located on the Morava River,. Being an hour ride far for a day excursion from Brno, we suggest you go there by train.The bus ride, however, shall take around 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Olomouc.