The old medieval town from the 14th century Hussite times.
The medieval underground passages , totalling around 14km in length , originating in the linking of the extensive two and three storey cellars of the townhouses above. The temperature underground varies around 10 degrees C/ 50 degrees F all year.
Overlooking the River Vltava , there is the monumental structure of the romantic Hluboka Castle. The Castle was built around the middle of the 13th century and later purchased by the Schwarzenberk family, it was rebuilt several times. The latest modification in the Romantic style of the so-called Winsdor Gothic carried out between 1839 and 1871 transformed Hluboka into a representative residence of the Schwarzenberks. Representative interiors contain rare collections of Flemish tapestries, weapons, furniture and paintings. This is the most beautiful castle in the Czech Republic.
Holasovice - historical village
The first written document of its existence dates back to 1263. There were 20 estates in the village that gained the appearance of South-Bohemian folk Baroque as we know it today between 1840 and 1880 . The impressive urban complex of the village with a spacious rectangular village square is lined with a cosistent line of houses creating an impressive architectonic work of a unified concept.
overnight in Ceske Budejovice
Ceske Budejovice and Budweiser brewery
Ceske Budejovice, the regional capital of South Bohemia, was founded in 1265 by the Czech King Premysl Otakar II. The town is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Vltava and Malse in open country. In the centre of the town there is a magnificent square, one of the largest in Europe. Perhaps the best known enterprises here are the Budvar brewery and the KOH-I-NOOR pencil factory. It is possible to tour the Budvar ( Budweiser ) brewery and taste the original Budvar-Budweiser ( 12% proof ) in some of the local pubs. During the tour you will hear about the process for beer production which uses the excellent local water drawn from the artesian wells more than 300 m deep, you will see how the fresh mash and wort originate and how the full taste and smell of the beer develops with a characteristic for long-lasting foam using original Budvar yeast .
Besides the premium lager, Budvar produces three other kinds of lighter and alcohol-free beer with a speciality of extra strong beer namely Bud that is 16% proof . Budvar has about 250 trademarks registred in more than 80 countries .
UNESCO NUMBER ONE IN EUROPE
Cesky Krumlov is situated on the River Vltava with the ancient town center on one bank and the castle ground on the other bank. The landmark of the panorama of the town is Cesky Krumlov Castle which consists of two parts: the Lower castle with a round tower (built in the 13th century) and the Upper castle, built in the 14th century. The castle was expanded several times. Later, the owners made some Baroque modifications: the chapel was rebuilt, masquerade hall decorated and a new manor theatre built. After Prague Castle, it is the second most outstanding castle in the Czech Republic. The magnificent interiors of the castle are open to the public (historical interiors--two sight-seeing routes). The castle´s viewing tower and exhibition rooms are also open to the public. You can also see the Museum of the famous painter Egon Schiele in the town.
overnight in Cesky Krumlov
The town Trebon lies in the heart of Trebon basin, this rolling countryside, with its thick forests and innumerable ponds and lakes, forms a special environment of its own. The building of artificial creeks and ponds spread out over several periods has given the Trebon area a unique form, for which it has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The town dates back to the 12th century. The 16th and the 17th centuries saw the greatest years of prosperity for the town, particularly during the period of the Lords of Rozmberks and the noble family Schwarzenbergs, their Neo-Gothic Tomb is a three-stote building and it is possible to see if booked in advance.
The castle Trebon was built in the years 1562-1611, the Rozmberks as well as the Schwarzenbergs rooms are all open to the public. There is also the archive of the region in one part of the castle, the oldest document dates from 1184.
Rare, well-preserved town walls with bastions and four town gates, the Zlata stoka (the Golden Canal, long 45,5 km ) and the Svet Pond ( the Pond World ) were part of very unique defensive system, built in the 16th century.
The Trebon Fisheries is the largest producer of fish in The Czech Republic. The enterprise has at its disposal 6,876 hectars of fish ponds. The largest pond at Rozmberk is 658 ha.
The Spa is based on a basic natural resource of mud and peat . Rehabilitation and therapy is aimed at the treatment of limbs. The Trebon Brewery was established in 1379 , the production of the beer Bohemia Regent is possible to see after booking ahead.
The castle and the Schwarzenbergs tomb are open from April till October from Tuesday till Sunday . During winter time booking ahead is necessary. The spa - relaxing bath and massage are available - booking ahead ( 1-2 weeks) is necessary. The brewery is open to the public - booking ahead is necessary.
Originally a small castle dating from the late 12th century , gradually expanded into a large complex. The castle flourished especially in the 16th century .
What you can see there – Adam´s building – original Renaissance premises with so-called green rooms.
The medieval castle – the oldest part of the castle, unique wall paintings featuring the legend of st. George ( 1337) , a painting of Jindrichuv Hradec Madonna ( around 1460) , the black kitchen.
The visit culminates in a garden surrounded with rich stucco decorations from the 16th century.
A Romantic little water chateau , built on the site of a Gothic keep.
After a dam was erected on the local stream and the surrounding valley was flooded , the keep´s defence potential increased considerably .
In the 16th century it was rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau . Other modifications followed in the 19th century , the chateau´s musical history is linked to the activities of Karl Ditters of Dittersdorf.
The chateau was used in many movies.
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