Experience in Brno, Czech Republic by Michaela
What is it like to live in Brno? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?
Brno is one of the best places to live in. The city is small, full of students, full of green areas, historical places, pubs, clubs, restaurants, art cinemas, galleries. There is always something to do and discover. The coffee culture of Brno is the best. And a beer for 1€? What else. Brno is in the middle of Europe, has bus and railway station in the city center and also its own airport. You can travel anywhere in Europe for quite a small amount of money.
What is the student lifestyle like in Brno?
There are many possibilities. You can go out and party almost every day in a week. There are nightclubs for every one. The places where you can attend small concerts or enjoy great techno rave. There are many cultural events for students, cheap cinemas, small cheap restaurants... Everything you need as a student.
How much does it cost to live in Brno?
Brno is one of the cheapest cities in Europe. Rent for a room in the city centre is around 100€, in a university cantine you can have lunch for about 2€, street food is around 3€, beer 1€...
Is it difficult to find accommodation in Brno? Is there any advice you can give?
Finding accommodation in Brno is easy. You can choose dormitories or a shared flat with other students in the city centre. Accommodation is cheap and there are many Facebook pages where people share their notice almost everyday. They are also in English.
What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?
There are many opportunities in Brno. From local cuisine, which is full of meat and grease to international cuisine such as indian or vietnamese places. There is a big vegan and vegetarian movement in Brno and you can find many restaurants where they make fresh, healthy and affordable food.
What places would you recommend visiting in Brno?
I recommend going to Špilberk castle, Lužánky park, Villa Tugendhat, Kraví Hora Park, Petrov, National Theatre, Botanic garden, TIC gallery, Kino scala, Kino art, Moravská galerie, FAIT gallery, and Praha v Brně.
Is it good to eat out in Brno? Can you tell us your favourite spots?
My favourite Cafe/restaurants are the following: Mezzanine, Podnebí, Morgal, Mitte, Punkt, Limbo, Tři ocásci, Fresh freaks, GO, Falafel bar, Vegalite.
Is the nightlife good in Brno? Where is good to go?
I recommend going to Kabinet múz, 4 pokoje, Vibe, Exit, Fléda, and Cafe Loundry.
What advice would you give future students heading to Brno?
Enjoy it as much as you can!
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