Jindrichuv Hradec Medieval Town & Castle

Castle is Closed in Winter

Order Tour Code: C SS2
Tour availability: Tour available in summer season Tour available in winter season

Come and see with us the charming 15th century town and the third largest castle complex in CR. The guide will explain you the famous legend about “the White Lady”. The castle is closed in winter.
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

We recommend a combination with seeing Telc medieval town and castle , Velke Popovice brewery , Trebon castle and medieval town, Hluboka castle , Brewery Budweiser Budvar and Ceske Budejovice town, Holasovice village protected by UNESCO or Tabor - a Hussite medieval town and Klokoty monastery pilgrimage Catholic site .


Come and see with us the charming 15th century town and castle that gradually expanded into the third largest castle complex in CR. The guide will explain you the famous legend about "the White Lady" of Jindrichuv Hradec. It is possible to see there the world largest creche that covers around 60 m² and contains 1389 figures of humans and animals, of which 133 are moveable, it is about 100 years old.


This picturesque town of approximately 23 000 inhabitants lies in South East Bohemia by the River Nezarka, 55 km to the north east of Ceske Budejovice and 25 km north of the border with Austria. It sits at an altitude of 478 metres above sea level. The centre of the town is home to the Vajgar recreation pond. Jindrichuv Hradec is a prominent Czech monument that is also able to boast some outstanding countryside.
History
Jindrich I - Henry was the oldest son of Vitek of Prcice, founder of the line of lords of Hradec. He owned the Jindrichuv Hradec estate as of 1220. Indeed it is from this year that we find the oldest written report of Hradec. Jindrich built a Gothic castle on the site of a fortified settlement and so a town developed from the original craft-trade settlement at the foot of the castle in the middle of the 13th century. The town took its name after Jindrich himself. The emblem of the town to this day consists of a golden rose on a blue background, complemented by two royal lions and the initial W with a crown (the privilege of King Vladislav II). The lions and W were added in the year 1483. Possession of the town changed hands between three feudal families down the ages: the Lords of Hradec until 1604, then the Slavats until 1693, and finally the Cernin family.

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Originally a small castle dating from the late 12th century , gradually expanded into a large complex.
The castle flourished especially in the 16th century .
In the oldest part of the castle you can see the unique wall paintings.
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.

S from Prague – 2hours

Trips :
1)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 – 7-8 hour round trip

Trips combinations :
2)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Orlik castle S4 - 8hour round trip
3)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Konopiste castle SE1 – 8hour round trip
4)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Ceske Budejovice town and brewery SS5 – 8hour round trip
5)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Hluboka castle SS3 – 8hour round trip
6)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Cervena Lhota castle SS6 – 8hour round trip
7)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Karlstejn castle SW1 - 9hour round trip
8)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Telc SEE1 - 10hour round trip
9)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 - 10hour round trip
10)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Cesky Krumlov town and castle SS1 – 11hour round trip
11)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Ceske Budejovice town and brewery SS5 + Cesky Krumlov town SS1 - 12hour round trip
12)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Hluboka castle SS3 + Cesky Krumlov town SS1 - 12hour round trip
13)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Hluboka castle SS3 + Karlstejn castle SW1 - 12hour round trip
14)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Hluboka castle SS3 + Ceske Budejovice town and brewery SS5 - 12hour round trip
15)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Hluboka castle SS3 + Konopiste castle SE1 - 12hour round trip
16)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Konopiste castle SE1 + Cesky Krumlov SS1 - 12hour round trip
17)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Hluboka castle SS3 + Cervena Lhota SS6 - 12hour round trip
18)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Cervena Lhota SS6 + Konopiste castle SE1 - 12hour round trip
19)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Hluboka castle SS3 + Orlik castle S4 - 12hour round trip
20)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Orlik castle S4 + Konopiste castle SE1 - 12hour round trip
21)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 + Telc SEE1 - 12hour round trip
22)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Trebon town and castle SS4 + Hluboka SS3 - 12hour round trip
23)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Trebon town and castle SS4 + Ceske Budejovice town and brewery SS5 - 12hour round trip
24)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Trebon town and castle SS4 + Cervena Lhota SS6 - 12hour round trip
25)Jindrichuv Hradec SS2 + Trebon town and castle SS4 + Cesky Krumlov SS1 - 13hour round trip


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