Petrov: a Worldwide Symbol of Brno and Why Its Bells Ring an Hour Ahead

The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul is probably the first thing you will notice upon your arrival to Brno. The city of Brno is full of beautiful churches, 45 to be precise, but the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul stands out from the rest and embodies one of the symbols of the town. If you’ve heard of Brno, chances are you’ve also heard of “Petrov”. This impressive monument was built on the Petrov hill from which it gets its nickname. No matter where you stand in Brno, the cathedral is looking down on you and has been doing so since the 11th and 12th centuries.

Put Netflix on Hold and Enjoy a Summer Open-Air Cinema in Brno

Summer is a great time to get off our couch to enjoy an open-air movie session during a refreshing evening. You can find several open-air cinemas screening at various places throughout the city of Brno. Pick the film genre that suits you best from a vast selection: Comedy, romance, action, horror, adventure, fantasy, or documentary. And no need to speak Czech to go! Spend an unforgettable evening alone or with your partner or friends in one of the fabulous open-air cinemas in the city.

5 Spots to Cool Down in Brno during Summer

Summer is already here and with it comes high temperatures. At this time of the year, we are all seeking cool and shade. Are you running out of ideas about what you can do during summer in Brno to hide from the heat? To help you cope with these high temperatures, here is a list of 5 places where you can cool down and relax in Brno and its surroundings.

Tomivo Gelato: Fancy a Scoop of Artisanal Ice Cream Made with Fresh Ingredients?

The tropical temperatures have been hitting full force in recent days in the Czech Republic. But with a scoop of ice cream like this, it’s easier to handle the heat, don’t you think? If you’re wondering where to go in Olomouc for this cold treat, make sure you go to Ztracená Street, where you’ll find a relatively new ice cream parlor called Tomivo Gelato in the vicinity of Horní náměstí. And you won’t regret your visit! 

3 Interesting Facts about Czech Culture

As a European citizen, you have probably noticed there is little difference between Czech culture and other European countries and maybe even non-European countries. However, these are the little details that make Czech culture so unique. Have you seen the impressive number of dogs in the streets or the famous socks in sandals the locals wear basically any season of the year? In this article, I share my experience as a French expat in the Czech Republic. Let’s dive into these particular Czech traditions together! 

Protect Yourself: Subscribe to Insurance for Expats when Moving to Czechia

Have you thought about getting insurance before relocating to the Czech Republic? If not, then add it to your to-do list! Insurance isn’t usually something you have on your mind until you really need it. Or, in other words, before it’s too late. In fact, Comprehensive Health Insurance is mandatory for foreigners coming to the Czech Republic to receive a visa. Additionally, you can subscribe to liability insurance to cover health, property, or financial damage you may encounter during your time in the country.

In Need of Expat Services in Ostrava or Other Cities? We Can Help!

Wherever in the Czech Republic or even the Slovak Republic you are, we are here for you! While our offices are currently located in Prague, Brno, Olomouc, Pilsen & Hradec Králové, our services are available throughout all of the Czech Republic and also in Slovakia.

Becoming Unstoppable: Keep Going and You Will Find A Way

Life throws us many challenges to the point where living can sometimes feel like a Sysiphian boulder we are rolling up a hill for eternity. But the truth is different. Often, all that’s staying in our way is ourselves. What’s important is that we don’t back down from a challenge and that we don’t give up. If you persevere and focus on finding new ways of succeeding, you will, ultimately, find your way up. And that’s exactly what we did last spring when COVID-19 hit Czechia. 

Beautiful Industrial Style Apartments in Brno with No Commission

Looking for a sophisticated place to live in Brno? We found the perfect gem for you! These 24 new and fully-furnished apartments are a real piece of heaven, located close to the city center, at the edge of Cejl. Besides, it’s a practical and gorgeous-looking interior and you will have everything you may need at your fingertips. The building is less than a 5 min walk to several public transports stops, Vlněna Business Center is only a 15-minute walk away, and there are food stores all around. The cherry on top: there is no commission to be paid for these 1-bedroom flats!

Janáček Theater: Online Premiere of a New Production of Verdi’s Famous Opera Nabucco

Do you miss your evenings at the theater? Luckily, this is gonna change! Janáček Theater has decided to make the premiere of their latest production of Verdi’s Famous Opera Nabucco available online. And since our collaboration with the National Theatre Brno, we are inviting you to this performance which will be available for viewing for 28 hours – between 19 May at 7:00 p.m. to 20 May at 11:00 p.m. The opera is a new adaptation starring the amazing world-renowned soloists Dalibor Jenis, Csilla Boross, and Enrico Casari.