To enjoy the original taste of Brno, try the local beer - Starobrno or non-alcoholic Kofola (similar to coke). Both taste best when served in draught form.
One of Napoleon's greatest victories took place few kilometers east of Brno. The Battle of Austerlitz is often regarded as tactical masterpiece.
Gregor Mendel, the father of modern genetics, conducted all his studies in Brno. Even born in the area of today's Czech republic he was from a German speaking family.
The Automotodrom Brno - Masaryk circuit is a popular venue for annual Grand Prix of the Czech Republic of motorbikes.
Spilberk Castle was not only a military fortrest but a prison for political oponents. During the Austro-Hungarian empire it gained it's reputation as 'Prison of Nations'.
Ignis Brunensis, an international fireworks competition, is held each June. The show attracts more than 200,000 spectators regularly.