České Budějovice is home to the largest square-shaped square in the Czech Republic, which is also one of the largest in Central Europe. It bears the name of the founder of the city, the Bohemian King Přemysl Otakar II who founded the city in 1265. The dominant feature of the square is the Baroque Samson Fountain, the largest of its kind in the Czech Republic.
The current appearance of the most famous building on Náměstí Přemysla Otakara II. is the result of renovation in 1730. Its facade is richly decorated and the attic gables are home to larger-than-life statues of the four virtues - wisdom, prudence, courage and honesty.
This tower, which stands 72 m in height, is a popular tourist attraction which is open to the public during high season and provides a view of the whole city and its surrounding areas. 225 steps lead to the gallery at a height of 46 m above ground level. Near the tower is the Church of St. Nicholas dating back to the 17th century, built in the Baroque style.
A charming and quiet place full of history, where you can find the oldest buildings in the city, e.g. the Dominican Monastery with the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary dating back to 1265 - the oldest monument in the city, as well as the so-called White Tower adjacent to the monastery on the other side and the architecturally remarkable building of the former armoury and salt store.
Come and have a look at the story of beer in Budějovice. You will see how many years of tradition are combined with modern technology, how Budweiser Budvar beer is born, the quality of which is praised by customers the world over. Surrounded by the aroma of Moravian malt and Saaz hops, you will gain an insight into the secret of production of the world famous Budweiser Budvar lager. The tour includes a tasting session of Budweiser Budvar pale lager right in the lager cellar (only for visitors over the age of 18).