ŠPILBERK CASTLE AND BRNO CITY MUSEUM LABYRINTH UNDER THE VEGETABLE MARKET MINTMASTER’S CELLAR MITROVSKÝ VILLA BRNO OBSERVATORY AND PLANETARIUM RICHARD ADAM GALLERY CONGRESS CENTRE BRNO Brno is the second largest city of the Czech Republic and with its nearly 400,000 citizens it is also a significant social, cultural and economic centre of South Moravia. Thanks to its ideal location and wide range of gastronomic services and accommodation, the city is a popular destination ideal for trade fairs and congresses as well as for the organisation of company and private events. Brno lies in a strategic position within Central Europe. Important Central European metropolises are situated within a 120-200 km radius: Prague, Vienna and Bratislava. The international Brno Airport serves regular fligts. There are several universities, the most important justice authorities and the city is known as a centre of science, research and innovation. Brno Exhibition Hall with its 80-year tradition is a place where various international trade fairs, exhibitions and congresses are held. Brno's numerous theatres, galleries and museums, palaces, churches and monasteries, zoo and two botanical gardens, astronomical observatory or a pearl of modern architecture - the Tugendhat Villa, registered in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage - offer many additional opportunities for programmes of social and cultural events. Cultural events, festivals and significant sport events (e.g. World Motorcycle Championship - Grand Prix Brno) are held in the city on a yearly basis.