- What you will see
Town Český Krumlov
One of the most picturesque towns in Europe. It is a part of the World Heritage List of UNESCO, with its magnificent castle above the Vltava river, medieval town square and the Renaissance and Baroque architecture. A Prague of South Bohemia, just on a smaller scale.
The level of preservation of the original peasant Baroque style was recognized by UNESCO by including Holašovice in the World Cultural Heritage List. Holašovice and Český Krumlov are the only two South Bohemian monuments which are included in this list. The Holašovice village is the most representative and the most well-preserved example of traditional folk building design and its current appearance documents the appearance of a typical South Bohemian village from the first half of the 19th century. However, it is not an open-air museum, but a normal village with permanently inhabited buildings.
Monastery Zlatá Koruna
A picturesque Cistercian monastery of Zlatá Koruna is situated on a rocky promontory surrounded by the Vltava River from three sides, just 10 minutes away from Český Krumlov. It is one of the most valuable complexes of Gothic architecture in Central Europe. The monastery buildings are mostly medieval, some of their parts were modified in the Baroque style.
Chateau Hluboká nad Vltavou
One of the most popular castles of the Czech Republic, originally a royal castle, became after many alterations the property of the House of Schwarzenberg in 1661. The current appearance of the chateau area, including the park and the surrounding countryside, was inspired by the travels of Prince Jan Adolf II. Schwarzenberg to Great Britain. The main source of inspiration to the rebuilding of the former Baroque chateau was the Windsor royal chateau.
Town České Budějovice
The historic centre of the town consists of a square with the biggest fountain in the Czech Republic with 17 meters of diameter. The town was founded more than 750 years ago by king Přemysl Otakar II. as a symbol of his power in South Bohemia. České Budějovice is also a cradle to the Budweiser Budvar brewery.