Peter Paul Rubens, Head of Medusa, 1618. Photo: Moravian Gallery in Brno

Even these days there are still several ways to enjoy art. The first one is the online collections that museums and galleries offer. So from the comfort of your own home you can admire, for example, the digitized painting Head of Medusa, which returned to the Moravian Gallery in Brno this March.

The second option is virtual tours prepared for exhibitions, videos or interactive map applications. Pay a visit to the online video tour of the Temple of Stone exhibition, which is located in the premises of former water reservoirs and which was opened to the public in June last year. The third way to address your creativity lurks inside packages with ideas and imaginative activities that will turn you into an artist. These creative bags are offered, for example, by Brno House of Arts. The fourth possibility is to see art live in a public space. Take a walk to the House of Arts, which now proudly boasts a monstrous outdoor Oil on House installation, made out of 50,000 used plastic bottles.

Signature jewellery is what I really like, says Jonas Novak from Gold Atelier

Signature jewellery is what I really like, says Jonas Novak from Gold Atelier

English-friendly veterinary clinic in Kralovo Pole

The Fuschia building in Kralovo Pole was built in 1936 by Bohuslav Fuchs, the legendary architect probably most responsible for the look of Brno’s inter-war period. The Fuschia building was for a long time the main administrative HQ for the company ALPA, famous across Europe for their alcohol based medicines.


Ryanair’s regular connection from Brno to London has resumed on June 4th with flights operating twice per week, on Sunday and Friday. From July, further flights have been added, as well as the connection from Brno to Milan Bergamo.

Anne Johnson wins Brno Writing Contest

Anne Johnson, a longtime force in local cultural life and a loyal supporter of the Brno Expat Centre, wins this year’s edition of the Brno Short Story Writing Contest. Congratulations, dear Anne!

Brno Legends – a colouring book published by BEC

A dragon once terrorized this city. The Swedish army attacked it. The buildings have their own stories. And famous people have experienced many legendary events. If you know where to look, Brno still has the symbols related to its history.