In the valley of the meandering Vltava River lays the old city of Cesky Krumlov, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1992. The old town centre has been made car free, but is surrounded by several car parks. The picturesque historical town is accessible over bridges and through narrow streets. The most prominent building on the market square is the town hall in Renaissance style and nearby is the large 15th century St-Vitus church. A stroll through the old cobble-stoned streets inevitably leads to the foot of the castle, dating back to 1235, with over 300 rooms and 5 courtyards. The illuminated town makes for an enchanting evening walk. From the centre you can visit the graphite mine (Grafitovy dul) on foot.
The immense Premysl Otakar II Square, one of the largest squares in Europe, builds the city centre of Ceské Budejovice, which was founded in 1265. Around the square there are numerous sights, such as the Baroque town hall (1727-1730) and the Black Tower. On all four sides the square has arcades with small shops. You drive through industrial neighbourhoods to get into the centre. The city is also home to the famous Budweiser brewery.
The lake has had a large share in the making of the South-Bohemian landscape. `Lipenská prehradní nádrz’ dates back to 1959 when a dam was constructed across the Vltava. The lake, which is 45 km long and at some points 10 km wide, is an excellent place for rowing, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, surfing, swimming and fishing.
In the nearby area there are plenty of other sights which are highly worth seeing. For more information and ideas you can always visit our reception.