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Ceske Budejovice Background Information
Ceske Budejovice, or Budejice, is more simply known as Budweis in
German and English; although some might even say 'Czechsky Bud'.
Ceske Budejovice - Main Square
Founded in 1265 by King Premysl Otakar II (at the confluence of the
rivers Vltava and Malse), Ceske Budejovice is the largest city in South Bohemia and a
great central location from which to discover the countryside of enchanting rivers,
fishponds, and forests; with marked hiking paths and cycle routes.
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Where to Stay in Ceske Budejovice
Located on Ceske Budejovice's historical Premysl Otakar II Square,
opposite the town Hall, a group of houses have been joined together and lovingly restored
to form the Grand Hotel Zvon. Quality dining in the Gourmet Symphony Restaurant and a
traditional Pilsner Restaurant downstairs make this 'the' place to stay in Ceske
Budejovice. Breakfast (included in the price) is served in the Cafe Mozart.
If you can secure a tale by the window in the Gourmet Symphony
Restaurant, you'll have a super view of the square.
Zvon: Nam Pr Otakara II 28.
The Executive rooms have been renovated to a very high standard, with free cable Internet
access, and have a fabulous view of the historical square. There are also cheaper
Business and Standard categories, but you don't get the view.
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What to See in Ceske Budejovice
When in the South Bohemian metropolis of Ceske Budejovice you should
start your sightseeing off at the historic square; lined with Renaissance and Baroque
houses and dominated by the 72m high Black Tower in one corner. The square's central point
is the Samson Fountain, with sculptures by Josef Dietrich; depicting Samson wrestling with
Although the entire historic core is lined with visible remnants of
Ceske Budejovice's medieval fortifications, the oldest structure in Ceske Budejovice is
the Dominican monastery; located on Piarist Square (Piaristicke namesti). You may also
like to visit the preserved reminders of the former horse-drawn railway that ran from
Ceske Budejovice to Linz and the museum devoted to this former mode of transportation.
Official Ceske Budejovice Tourist Information
Budejovice Tourist Information Centre is located on Premysl Otakar II Square; inside
the town hall.
Martin and Marketa, two siblings who decided to create a website about the city where they
were both born Budweis (or Ceske Budejovice).
A view of the historical square, from the Town Hall.
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What to do Around Ceske Budejovice
Journey through the beautiful south Bohemian countryside interwoven
with little villages and romantic ponds.
Vist Hluboka Castle
(Hluboka nad Vlatvou), rebuilt in the spirit of the romantic English Gothic style, based
on the royal Windsor Castle, and admire the magnificent collections of furniture,
tapestries, porcelain, paintings and historical weapons.
Visit Holasovice, a typical
village in the rural Baroque style which is on the UNESCO heritage list.
Also close to Ceske Budejovice is the UNESCO heritage site of Cesky
Krumlov; a small historical town with castle.
Cesky Krumlov Day Tour from Prague.
If you love castles, you won't want to miss Cesky Krumlov's World Heritage-listed castle,
the second largest after Prague's.
Called 'the Pearl of the Renaissance', the State Castle
of Cesky Krumlov is one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe.
If it's natural scenery you're after, then head for the Nove Hrady
mountains, the marshes and fishponds of Trebon or even the thickly forested Smava
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Getting To and Around Ceske Budejovice
Ceske Budejovice by Road
Ceske Budejovice is at the Plzen to Vienna (Wien) and Linz (Austria)
to Prague (Praha) crossroads. The road from Ceske Budejovice, through Jindrichuv Hradec,
also connects with the Prague to Brno/Bratislava motorway.
Ceske Budejovice by Bus
During the week, Ceske Budejovice bus station handles some 300 buses
from 23 transport companies. On Saturdays and Sundays the number is reduced to about 80 or
International bus lines link Ceske Budejovice with France, Italy,
Austria, Slovakia, Germany and Ukraine.
The major company providing bus services within the Ceske Budejovice region.
The bus station is located at ikova trida 1519/32.
Ceske Budejovice by Rail
Ceske Budejovice railway station is to the east of the historical
Ceske Budejovice by Air
Although Ceske Budejovice does have a regional airport (for
ultralight, small and medium-sized aircraft), the nearest international airports are Linz
(100km), Prague (150km) and Vienna (200km).
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