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Why do business in Brno

Why invest in Brno?

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic (since 2004, a member state of the European Union) and the centre of the South Moravian Region. It has a population of almost 400,000 inhabitants and thanks to its advanced employment opportunities, great transport links, a wide range of education at all levels and a rich range of cultural activities and recreation,  approximately 150,000 people commute for work, study, sightseeing or entertainment in the city.

  • A metropolis of the South Moravian Region, which has nearly 1.1 million residents.
  • A strategic geographic location within Central Europe, with excellent transport links, including an international airport.
  • A modern, dynamic and rapidly growing centre of industry, commerce, science, information technology, research and innovation, with business incubators and centres of excellence in science.
  • An important centre of international trade fairs and exhibitions, annually visited by nearly one million visitors.
  • A city of universities with more than 86,000 students at 14 universities and with 3 university campuses. Business environment – major global companies and property developers, investor care system.
  • Support infrastructure for entrepreneurship in science, research and innovation.
  • Educated, skilled and flexible workforce.
  • High quality of life – cultural and sports activities, important historical monuments, including the Villa Tugendhat – a UNESCO sight, functionalist architecture ("international style"), shopping centres and leisure time services, beautiful natural environment.



Enhanced transport infrastructure allows entrepreneurs and investors to take advantage of the strategic location of Brno and the entire region. Brno is a major transportation hub lying on the routes connecting four capitals – Prague, Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest. Thanks to the sophisticated integrated transport system of the South Moravian Region, Brno is also accessible for almost all the inhabitants of the region by train and bus. Transport in the city and its surroundings. The city's sophisticated public transport system includes several dozen tram, trolleybus and bus routes serving the entire city 24 hours a day. It carries more than 300 million passengers a year.


Car traffic.

The city is located at the  intersection of motorways D1 (E50) and D2 (E65), connecting it with the  capital cities of Prague and Bratislava. International road network also connects it to the cities of Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and other major European cities.


Train service.

Brno is part of the upgraded rail corridors of the core TEN-T network connecting the Czech Republic with all neighbouring countries. Within the newly proposed shape of the  trans-European network, it is an important traffic junction at the  intersection of two European corridors (Baltic-Adriatic and Hamburg-Lefkosia).


Air transport.

The Brno-Tuřany International Airport handles regular flights to the metropolises of London, Moscow and Eindhoven with connecting flights to destinations throughout the world. The airport annually handles more than 500,000 passengers, with more than 20,000 takeoffs and landings. The advantage of the airport is its proximity and easy access to the city centre (about 15 minutes by car).


Quality of life.

Brno, lying between wooded Czech-Moravian highlands and fertile South Moravian lowlands with vineyards, provides its residents and visitors a high quality and attractive natural environment for living, business and recreation. The  city is a unique cultural centre of the whole region. There are permanent theatre companies, opera, ballet and music ensembles, a  philharmonic orchestra, and you can also visit a number of museums, galleries and libraries, a modernized observatory and planetarium or a  zoo and a botanical garden. More than 20 cultural and theatre festivals take place in the city each year. These include the Theatre World Brno, the Festival of Fun Brno – a City in the Centre of Europe with the Ignis Brunensis fireworks show, the Špilberk International Music Festival and more. Brno has a unique functionalist ("international style") architecture including the iconic Villa Tugendhat, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Modern architecture is mapped by a web project titled Brno Architecture Manual. Historical features of the city are the Špilberk Castle together with the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. A new tourist attraction is a complex of underground corridors and cellars underneath the centre of the city and unique medieval charnel house below the church of St. James. Brno is also an important centre for team sports, especially hockey, football, basketball, volleyball and others. In sports clubs and physical education unions are associated almost 100,000 actively sporting members, who are served by numerous cycling trails, sports and fitness centres, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, multipurpose halls, playgrounds, gyms, ice rinks and the Brno Dam. New golf resorts have been built in the nearby towns of Slavkov (Austerlitz) and Jinačovice. The Brno Circuit hosts annual racing competitions of the World Road Bike Championship (MotoGP).
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