Urban conservation area. Budweis was founded in 1265 by Czech King Přemysl Otakar II. at the confluence of two rivers – Vltava and Malše. So far, the regular ground plan of the city center has been preserved, with the remains of the Gothic fortifications with several castle towers and bastions. The square is 133x133 meters and is dominated by the Baroque Samson Fountain with allegorical statues. In addition to the fountain, there is a Baroque, originally Renaissance, town hall with chimes and other historic houses with arcades. Next to the northeast corner of the square rises the cathedral church of st. Nicholas and 72 m high Black Tower. Almost the oldest building in the metropolis is the Church of the Sacrifice of Our Lady on Piarist Square, near the Dominican monastery, also from the 13th century. Also known is the Renaissance restaurant Masné krámy with its Empire gable. Other historical buildings include the Episcopal Residence, the Empire South Bohemian Theater and the Neo-Renaissance South Bohemian Museum.
Here begins the beautiful system of the South Bohemian pond system built in the XVI century by the regent of the Rosenberg estates Jakub Krčín of Jelčany and Sedlčany.
Hluboká nad Vltavou
A monumental romantic chateau with unique furnishings and art collections. A romantic change from 1841-1871 in the style of English Windsor Gothic brought a sharp change. Hluboká has retained this form to this day.
A unique set of so-called rustic baroque buildings. One of the best preserved and most impressive examples of unique South Bohemian architecture from the second half of the 19th century. Since 1998 a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The second largest chateau in the Czech Republic (after Prague Castle), dominating the northern part of the urban conservation area. Renaissance, baroque and rococo interiors, lapidary with baroque sculptures and baroque castle theater. Natural amphitheater with revolving auditorium in the castle garden. Český Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kleť u Českého Krumlova
The highest peak of Blanský les 1083 m above sea level. It houses an ancient stone lookout tower, an observatory and a television transmitter. You can reach the summit by a chair lift.
Cistercian monastery founded in 1259 by Mr. Vok of Rožmberk. Baroque library with 70,000 volumes and rare incunabula. The Gothic panel painting of the Madonna and Child is of utmost importance in art history. Exhibition of the Postal Museum.