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The conference town of České Budějovice (the South Bohemian capital) is a University town located 150 km south of the capital city of Prague. The town was founded by the Bohemian King, Přemysl Otakar II, the King of Iron and Gold, in 1265 on the confluence of Vltava and Malše Rivers. In the close proximity of the conference town there are the town of Český Krumlov (UNESCO heritage, one of the most beautiful towns in Central Europe), Hluboká Castle, ZOO Ohrada, Třeboň pond system (Biosphere reserve) or Šumava Mountains (National Park). České Budějovice (Budweis) is also a town of the world famous Budweiser Beer (original). 

Top attraction in České Budějovice

Přemysl Otakar II. square (náměstí Přemysla Otakara II.) with Black Tower (Černá věž), Town Hall (Radnice) and Samson's Fountain (Samsonova kašna)

The Přemysl Otakar II Square is the central public space of the historical center of České Budějovice, currently named after the founder of the city, Czech King Přemysl Otakar II. With an area of 1.7 hectares, it is one of the largest squares in the country, and the largest square-shaped town square in the Czech Republic.

The Black Tower (Černá věž) is one of the dominants of České Budějovice. You can find it right next to the Přemysl Otakar II Square. It was completed in 1577 and server as a watch tower and belfry. 

Samson fountain is a baroque fountain standing in the Přemysl Otakar II Square. 

The Cathedral of St. Nicholas is the main church of the Diocese of České Budějovice. The foundation stone of the parish church for the royal city of České Budějovice was laid around 1265, shortly after the founding of the city. 

Budweiser Brewery (Budejovicky Budvar)

The Czech brew was originally manufactured at this site, which is open to the public for tastings and tours

The Museum of South Bohemia

The Museum of South Bohemia has its main exhibition in a building built in historicist Neo-Renaissance style in 1899-1901. It was opened to the public in 1903.

Piaristické Square

The Piaristické Square is located in the historic center of České Budějovice on the site of a former cemetery. 

Solnice Brewery and restaurant. The new brewery in the very centre of České Budějovice got its name from the gothic building of Salt House (Solnice), which was built in 1531 as urban granary. Afterwards, weapons and salt were stored there. The building underwent a major reconstruction to be open in March 2019 as the Solnice restaurant. Beer from the brewery of the same name in Hroznova Street is transported to the restaurant by a unique underground beer pipeline.

Piaristický Monastery

This Dominican monastery with the church of the Sacrifice of the Virgin Mary is the oldest church in České Budějovice.

Horse-drawn Railway (Koněspřežky) Museum

The horse-drawn railway museum depicts the history of the České Budějovice - Linz horse-drawn railway. The whole exhibition is housed in a former gatehouse of the horse-drawn railway. It is one of the smallest museums in the Czech Republic.

Vrbenské ponds Nature Reserve (Part Trail across the dam vrbenské ponds) 

Nature reserve with 193 bird species, of which 80 species nest here. The area is listed in Natura 2000.

Kněžínek Brewery

Small brewery Kněžínek, as well as the entire complex RKC Nové Dvory was founded in 2012. Since then it has become a popular destination for hiking and cycling. With its large capacity and pleasant environment it became a frequent venue for weddings, family celebrations, corporate events of various kinds or venue for concerts and other events. 

Hluboká nad Vltavou

The town of Hluboká nad Vltavou is situated not far from České Budějovice and can be easily reached by car, bus, train, cycling trail and boat. You will surely make it, as it is just some 12 km away.

The town of Hluboká nad Vltavou is dominated by a beautiful chateau with an extensive park perfect for relaxing romantic strolls under the treetops. In the castle areal you can visit Aleš South Bohemian Gallery - the only art museum in the South Bohemian region. The town under the castle has a high street with a church and several restaurants. The Hluboká microbrewery is right next to the church. Families with children will certainly enjoy a visit to south Bohemia's largest zoo with over 300 animal species, and a sports and relaxation ground with a special outdoor children's world, a high-rope park and much more. Sporting enthusiasts will like the wide range of sports grounds (golf, miniature golf, tennis, football, beach volleyball, ice hockey, workout park, and more). The town's surroundings are crisscrossed by popular cycling trails. 

Other attraction in the region

Sport fans can visit Kleť mountain that can be reached by car or train. Wonderful place full of fun and adventure is Lipno reservoir that is close to Bohemian forest area with a national park. If you like historical buildings you can visit town of Český Krumlov or Třeboň.

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