Brno is well known for its architecture, culture, and cuisine, but there’s also no shortage of sports centres, as the locals recognize that there’s a sound mind in a sound body.
In Brno, you can enjoy sports on your own without needing any kind of membership, for example in the city’s parks, forests, and bicycle paths. Alternately, you can visit official sports centres and play sports there yourself or support your favourite teams.
Of all the parks in Brno, Lužánky is the most popular one for athletes. You can take a pretty good jog there or stretch your muscles at its outdoor workout station. The park is also a favourite among yoga and juggling enthusiasts.
For many tourists coming to Brno, the Brno Circuit, also known as the Masaryk Circuit, is the best-known sports venue. Every year, thousands of fans of powerful engines arrive for the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic. Another popular destination is the Brno reservoir, ideal for swimming and water sports in summer and for skating and cross-country skiing in winter.
The centre located at Cow Hill (Kraví hora) features indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a beautiful view of Špilberk Castle, and is another great place to have a swim. You can also visit the popular Riviéra outdoor swimming pool, the Brno-South (Brno-jih) natural outdoor swimming pool, the Zábrdovice spa, and the Lužánky city swimming pool (the city’s largest indoor pool).
Many other places offer a variety of opportunities to enjoy sports in Brno. Fans of ice hockey regularly flock to the DRFG Arena to support the local team, HC Kometa Brno; football fans meet at the stadium at Srbská Street to watch FC Zbrojovka Brno play. Local volleyball, basketball, and baseball teams compete in the Czech first league competitions. Brno has a number of climbing walls, and you can also learn fencing, take ballet lessons, and play minigolf, tennis, volleyball, handball, floorball, indoor football, and much more.
Parts of tour
Masaryk Circuit (Masarykův okruh)
Circuit for car and motorbike races.
The biggest multi-purpose hall in Brno, opened in 1982.
Cow’s Hill (Kraví hora) Sport and Recreation Centre
The centre is located in the quiet area of Cow’s Hill
Lužánky City Swimming Pool (Městský plavecký stadion Lužánky)
The only fifty-metre swimming pool in Brno.
Riviera Outdoor Swimming Area (Koupaliště Riviéra)
Outdoor swimming pool located in a beautiful landscape
Kohoutovice Water Park (Aquapark Kohoutovice)
A water park with lots of attractions and ways to enjoy
Zábrdovice Swimming Area (Koupaliště Zábrdovice)
The municipal spa building was designed by Bohuslav Fuchs
Brno-jih Natural Swimming Pool (Přírodní koupací biotop Brno-jih)
The first natural outdoor swimming pool in Brno.
Vodova City Hall (Městská hala Vodova)
This hall at Vodova Street houses sports and cultural events year round.
City Baseball Stadium (Městský baseballový stadion)
Baseball matches close to the Svratka River.
Srbská City Football Stadium (Městský fotbalový stadion Srbská)
Stadium at which the Czech First League football matches are played in Brno.
VUT Brno Sports Activities Centre (Centrum sportovních aktivit VUT Brno)
Sporting on Palacký Hill (Palackého vrch).
Sports and recreational facilities at Hněvkovského Street (Sportovně-rekreační areál Hněvkovského)
Sports premises offering a wide range of outdoor sports options.
Stadion Gymnasium and Community Centre (Sokolovna a společenské centrum Stadion)
A gymnasium with the biggest hall in Brno.