Located in the charming Moravian Region, at the confluence of the rivers Svratka and Svitava, Brno is the second-largest city in the Czech Republic. It only takes a train or bus ride of 2.5 hours (205 km) to reach Prague and 1.5 hours (147 km) to get to Vienna.
Although not as renowned as Prague, Brno holds a special place in the hearts of its inhabitants as the best place to reside, as is the case with any city that people love and take pride in.
Anyway, Brno used to be a temporary capital of Czechoslovakia from 1948 to 1960 while Prague was under Soviet occupation. After that period, however, the capital was moved back. Despite the occasional proposals to designate Brno as the official capital, it never came to fruition, and the title remained with Prague.
Fact #2. Locals affectionately refer to Brno as the "Second Paris"