WFC 2013

04 April 2013

The second largest city in the Czech Republic with its renowned but hardly comprehensible dialect is a traditional centre of professional sports. Apart from the extraleague ice-hockey team of Kometa, Brno is also the home of the thirteen-time women's basketball champions from the district of Žabovřesky, as well as of the Tango futsal team. So it's not surprising that Brno is one of the host cities of the Women's World Floorball Championship. Sport simply feels at home in Brno. But what to do when your team are enjoying their rest in the busy championship schedule?


Already when arriving in Brno you can notice its two dominant features. The Petrov Cathedral, a spiritual centre where religious fans can go pray for their favorite players' best performances, and the eye-catching Špilberk castle with dreaded casemates. „Špilas“, as it is nicknamed by the locals, boasts dense atmosphere that can be envied even by the famous Fort Boyard. The fans would surely like the idea of seeing the rival opponents spend a day or two locked in the prison cells instead of playing their games. When talking about Brno's architectural symbols we must not forget to mention the recently renovated functionalistic Tugendhat villa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


Brno is a well-known university city. You can find here as many as fourteen universities! No wonder then that Brno has a busy night life. Although, unlike the famous Stodolní street in Ostrava, bars and dance clubs are rather spread around the city, they are all conveniently accessible from the city centre or by public transport. For many years, floorball players have been visiting the Two Faces club, located just a few steps from Petrov with a wonderful night view of Brno.  

The very good system of night lines of public transport is very much appreciated by the young and fun-loving people. Night buses typically leave from the main train station every hour to all corners of Brno and adjacent areas, so one doesn't need to worry about not getting to one's own bed after a long night. 

The city centre includes many cafés and since Brno lies in the centre of South Moravia, you can also find here many wine bars offering the region's best products. Náměstí Svobody (Liberty Square), Brno's central square, features a unique stone clock, a tall black clock in the shape of a cartridge case. Every day at 11:00 a.m. it releases a small ball and if you're lucky enough to catch it, you can bring it home as a souvenir from Brno. Actually, the clock was designed to mark the 365th anniversary of Brno's successful defence against the Swedish siege during the Thirty Year's War. 

The question is, how the defence of the Czech team will resist, should it face the multiple world champions from Sweden in Brno...

Skupina ČEZ
Ostrava - City of sport

Moravskoslezský kraj
Konica Minolta

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