{Travel} Weekend Getaway to Brno

Weekend getaway to Brno was both scary and exciting. I had to wake up really early since my flight was at 7:30 and honestly as much as I wanted to make use of my day off from work I also value my sleep but one must do what one must.

 
99% of my getaways this year will be with Wizz Air as they offer affordable (cheaper) flights than providers and fly to a lot of Eastern European destinations that you wouldn’t normally consider as a getaway places except for Prague, Bucharest and Budapest.

I had made a decision last year to ensure 2016 is a year I travelled more than ever before. I am blessed with a good paying job with some nice benefits and then on top I have this blog which has become a source of travel income and opportunities. When I was booking my trip to Praha (Prague) with my friend I decided to check out other places I could visit and Brno jumped at me, now it’s not a place I had heard of or even knew where it was but I checked it and found me a £15 return ticket as you must know by now my spontaneous self bought the ticket without a second thought and only later I learned it was in Czech Republic same as Praha.

Spilberk Castel Brno

Spilberk Castle roof

Brno Spilberk Castle

Spilberk Castle grounds

I always book airport transfer so upon arrival in Brno my driver was waiting, he drove me to my hotel which was less than 30 minutes from airport. Brno is second largest city in Czech Republic but the airport was smaller than Kaunas, Lithuania which is basically saying its small. Because I arrived early I couldn’t check out the hotel had strict checking in time policy so I went for a wander around the city.

I quickly familiarized myself with the transport system. I had taken a bus to the castle then walked back to the hotel with my google maps. Then to explore the rest of the town I took the tram to Nove Sady which is basically near the town centre, from there I was able to walk to the Capuchin Crypt & church though both were closed when I arrived I would have loved to see the mummies. To the left of the church you can see St. Peter and St Paul’s cathedral and before that you walk into bishop’s court which is a beautiful enclosure. To the right of bishop’s court is the cabbage market (also called the vegetable market) though done for the day when I got there, it supplies fresh fruits and vegetables. I walked around then returned to the cabbage market and to its left you can walk an alley way that takes you to the old town hall which has beautiful small towers with the middle one slightly bent it is thought the architect did that on purpose.

Brno Bishop's Courtyard

Brno Bishop’s Courtyard

Brno

Pathway to Bishop’s Courtyard



From the old town hall turn right at end of alley and walk further into the town centre where you will find the phallic clock which if I am honest looks out-of-place and nothing like a clock but more like a huge bullet or something not to be mentioned on the blog (😂😂📷).

Brno Phallic clock

Phallic clock

 

Brno

Brno Old Town Hall

 

Brno Palace

Brno Palace

 

Brno

St Peter and St Paul Cathedral Brno

 

Brno cabbage market

Cabbage Market

I was able to see quite a bit in the 4 hours that I explored Brno and I think you can certainly do it in a few hours. Should you get a chance definitely add Brno to your list of places to visit in Eastern Europe.

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  1. Renata
    November 13, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I live near Brno and I’ve never seen it so empty! It’s crazy to see something I know so well from another perspective 🙂

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