Welcome to the bridesmaid of the Czech Republic, where dumplings, beer, gypsies and a whole lotta cabbage sit amongst historical churches and rowdy beer halls. Though Prague is still the nation's ‘Prom Queen', Brno - the republic's second largest city - is currently nipping at the heels of the capital and earning the reputation of being a simultaneously relaxed and mental, inexpensive and totally ‘upferit' town with a tonne to offer today's discerning hen party. We love Brno because it is a compact, young, vibrant university town full of friendly students and you can often get fed and watered for under a fiver. But we think the best bit is that Brno is yet to be assaulted by the tsunami of tourists that mark so many cities, so you should expect to receive a warm and hearty welcome from the locals.
Beer is brewed with national pride and during your stay it is your duty to sample the local brew, ‘Starobrno', which in many places comes in at just under a quid for a bottle. For those who are substantially more adventurous there's Slivovice, a spirit derived from plums that will topple even the most hardened drinkers. The only way to drink it is ice cold and in (alarmingly large) shot glasses. Taking shots is almost a national sport and the local student populace will be more than happy to demonstrate how to drink the Czech way. So get out there and enjoy, Na Zdravi! Cheers, Czech style.
This truly is the land of the carb, so forget the diet for a weekend. Nothing complements a finely brewed carb-loaded Pilsner than a carb-loaded dumpling made of bread or potato. Soups usually start any Czech meal and the most popular varieties are potato, garlic, chicken or dill and this is usually followed by a serve of pork or beef and sauerkraut, an interesting cabbage concoction. A Czech side dish is basically a homage to the potato: boiled, roasted, mashed, fried or in a dumpling or a salad.
Out on the Town:
When night falls Brno really shines. Brno's got the largest student population in the country and as we all know where there's a student a beer hall won't be far away. Whether you're after a full on Euro disco experience or simply up for making like a local and sinking a few local ales Brno has every corner of nightlife sorted. Freedom Square sits in the heart of the city and is a good base for hitting the many discos, pubs and bars.
Brno is jam packed with awesome things to do during the day, with excellent karting tracks, brewery tours, quads and some of the best shooting anywhere in Eastern Europe.
The Czech climate is temperate, with cool but sunny summers and cold, cloudy, humid winters. December - March the mercury sits slightly below zero while June through to August the sun is out and around 18 degrees.
Czech Republic Koruny. £1 = 43 CZK
GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from end of March to end of October)
How much can my quid stretch?
If you're buying beer, food and coffee your quid will stretch to the max. Luckily for you and your group you've chosen Brno which doesn't suffer too much from the often rip off prices of Prague. Wine is by far the most expensive way to get drunk
What Do Chillisauce Do For You?
Essentially we provide a one stop shop for sorting out everything for your Brno Hen Weekend. We live, eat and breathe hen dos and after years of fine tuning, we know how to make the perfect hen weekend. Obviously you could have a crack at organising it yourself, however that does have its risks. As with any tourist hot spot there are plenty of sharks who will be happy to relieve tourists from their hard earned cash! By booking with Chillisauce you rule out having to worry about these sorts of things. So have a look through the enclosed ideas and give us a call - we're more than happy to answer any of your questions and look forward to organising you a top weekend!