South Bohemia is one of the largest and most popular tourist areas in the Czech Republic. The diverse landscape has many faces. We can find here the romantic Šumava foothills, an area of fishponds, or deep forests. It is one of the most environmentally clean regions in the Czech Republic. The charming rural folk architecture is combined here with historical monuments and traditions. The region has been used for recreational purposes for a many years now. If you want to enjoy a pleasant holiday, South Bohemia is the ideal place.
State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov, a UNESCO monument, is an important tourist site. It is open to the public from April to October and during the course of the season, the chateau exhibitions are visited by more than 300,000 visitors. An exterior tour of the chateau complex allows you to familiarise yourself with the impressive architecture of this important court residence of the 16th – 18th century and with the rare Renaissance and Baroque frescoes on the buildings around the five chateau courtyards. The highest accessible point is the lookout gallery of the chateau tower at a height of 35 m, the lowest accessible point is the Wenceslas Cellars hidden 12 m below the courtyard.
Throughout the whole of the season, the chateau comes alive with a varied cultural, social and conference programme.
Eggenberg Brewery would like to invite you to take a tour behind the scenes of its brewing operations and to provide you with information about the secret of production of this amber nectar. You can try out traditional delicacies from South Bohemia in the stylish restaurant.
Are interested to find out how graphite is mined? Would you like to gain an insight into mining work? If you visit Český Krumlov, you can take advantage of the options offered to you by the Graphite Mine and take a look into the attractive underground area of the facility.
A unique exhibition of torture and instruments of torture is located in the newly renovated cellars under the Town Hall on Náměstí Svornosti in Český Krumlov. Around 100 exhibits and tens of period engravings are on display over an area of 400 m2.
By implementing the Egon Schiele Art Centre project, Egon Schiele returned to Český Krumlov in 1993. Apart from year-round exhibitions of drawings and watercolours and a documentary exhibition of the life and works of this artist, you can also see furniture which Schiele designed for himself, his death mask and the only Schiele statue.
One of the most popular chateaux in our country, Chateau Hluboká rises above the northern edge of the Budějovice fishpond basin, on a steep promontory above the River Vltava. A chateau park designed in the English style spreads our near the chateau. Collections of the Aleš South Bohemian Gallery are nowadays installed in what was originally the riding hall with exposed rafters.
Ohrada Hunting Chateau is a Baroque chateau 2 km from Hluboká nad Vltavou, which is home to the Museum of Forest Management, Game Management and Fishing, one of the oldest museums in the Czech Republic.
Ohrada ZOO in Hluboká nad Vltavou is located very near to Ohrada Hunting Chateau, in the typical environment of South Bohemia, on the banks of Munický Fishpond with an avenue of old oak trees and view of Chateau Hluboká. The smallest Czech ZOO in terms of area is also one of the oldest.
The Aleš South Bohemian Gallery is an art history museum of the South Bohemian Region, which is one of the five largest institutions of its kind in the Czech Republic. The gallery is home to permanent exhibitions of the Gothic art of South Bohemia and Dutch painting of the 16th – 18th century.
Chateau Třeboň, which is located southeast of the town centre, is a superb example of Renaissance architecture and one of the most important monuments for the town.
The tomb of the Schwarzenbergs is one of the architecturally most remarkable monument buildings in South Bohemia. It is located in the park by Svět Fishpond in Třeboň.
The Regent Brewery was founded in Třeboň in 1379. The current complex of buildings in the brewery is unobtrusively incorporated into the historical centre of the town of Třeboň. Modern techniques and computer-controlled technology are used for production, using tried and tested classic recipes and high quality ingredients such as water drawn from the deep bores of artesian wells, the world famous Czech hops and high quality malted barley from Haná
The natural centre of the town of Třeboň is Masarykovo náměstí, made up of town houses with arcades and Renaissance and Baroque gables, most of which has been declared a national cultural monument. The most important architectural monument is the Town Hall dating back to the 16th century. The stone Renaissance fountain situated in the centre of the square lends this place a pleasant, elegant atmosphere.
The Castle and Chateau in Jindřichův Hradec is without a doubt one of the largest monument complexes in the Czech Republic. You are welcomed in the third courtyard by regal arcades and gardens, which are home to the Rondel, one of the most charming Renaissance buildings in the Czech Republic. The Castle and Chateau in Jindřichův Hradec offers three tour routes divided according to individual building phases and a visit to the lookout point in the Black Tower. The rooms of the castle and chateau are often enlivened by theatre performances, concerts and other events which make it an important cultural and social centre even today.
The Museum of the Jindřichův Hradec region holds in its collections over 50,000 items, which represent more than 100,000 collection items of exceptional historical, artistic and documentary value.
Two local railways with a rail gauge of only 760 mm but remarkable length of 79 km have been an inherent part of the local atmosphere of the Jindřichův Hradec region for more than a century. Both lines, Jindřichův Hradec - Nová Bystřice and Jindřichův Hradec - Obrataň, serve their original purpose to this very day, everyday passenger and freight transportation. They are however also an important technical monument and one of the most frequently visited tourist attractions in the region. A trip on a hundred-year-old historical steam train into the charming corners of Bohemian Canada is not only a unique trip into the past, but also an experience which just cannot be missed.
Guide: EUR 110/per group/whole-day trip or EUR 65/per group/half-day trip
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