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South Moravia

Without exaggeration, the Southern Moravia region represents the crossroads of Europe. Since time immemorial, routes travelling from east to west and from north to south have intersected here. The region remains attractive today with its position in the southeast corner of the Czech Republic. In addition to historic sights and natural beauty, some protected by UNESCO, visitors are attracted by the cordiality and hospitality of its inhabitants, who are proud of living in Southern Moravia. Judge for yourself whether their pride is justified.

The South Moravian Region lies in the southeast of the Czech Republic on the borders with Austria and Slovakia. The region is home to the Czech Republic’s second largest city Brno (www.brno.cz), an important judiciary city, a university town and a Central European trade fair centre with a long tradition in the organisation of trade fairs, which attract more than a million people from all over the world each year (www.bvv.cz).

The region enjoys excellent transport links and a strategic position on the intersection of trans-European long-distance road and rail routes which are important arteries connecting the west of Europe with the east, and the north with the south. Tuřany Airport in Brno (which handled almost half a million passengers in 2008) is the second largest airport in the Czech Republic, with direct flights every day to London and Prague, and more than 20 charter flights in the summer (www.airport-brno.cz).