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Brno[ (Brünn) is a major city of the Moravia region. It is the largest city in South Moravia, the second largest city in the Czech Republic.
Špilberk Castle, was originally a royal castle, but in the 17th century it was converted to a fortress and feared prison.
Freiherr Franz von der Trenck (Barun Franjo Trenk), leader of irregular corps of Slavonic pandurs was also jailed and died here.
The Brno Exhibition Centre (Brněnské výstaviště, BVV) is the city's premier attraction for international business visitors.
Villa Tugendhat, an example of functionalistic architecture designed by Mies van der Rohe, was built in the late 1920s.
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Brno, located on the Petrov hill, was built during the 14th and 15th centuries.
On the battlefield Austerlitz (Slavkov u Brna) French army commanded by Napoleon, decisively defeated a Russo-Austrian army in year 1805.
Most of the interesting places in the city center are within 10 minutes walk from the freedom Square (Náměstí Svobody).
Capuchin Monastery (Kapucínský klášter) is known by Baroque statues and a mummified monks exhibition in an underground tomb.
Ignis Brunensis, an international fireworks competition, held in June, attracts more than 1,000,000 spectators each year.
The portal the Old City hall, designed by Anton Pilgram, with the Brno Dragon (Brněnský drak) suspended beneath.