You have the most important...
You have the most important things you can do in Ceske Budejovice:
afternoon: you first step have to be directed to the Black Tower - a former belfry in Gothic- Renesance style. From its gallery you can see a mainly part of the south Bohemia region, including the bourdering mountains Sumava and Novohraske hoy. It´s really a magnicifent view! It´s openig daily from 10 to 18 and the price it´s only 10 CZK (summer of 2000)
Climate in Ceske Budejovice
Rainy season: There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 – 17°C ( 45 - 62°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 45°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 20 – 22°C ( 68 - 72°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 5 – 18°C ( 41 - 64°F); min: 0 - 8°C ( 32 – 47°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 2°C ( 34 - 36°F); min: -3 - -1°C ( 27 - 30°F )
The entrance tower
The entrance tower is still used today as the only entrance, with the ticket-office and souvenir-shop.
Some parts of the castle may be visited by GUIDED tours only ( like the church ), while the castle itself may be entered also on your own.
These guided tours are in Chech language only, but foreigners get in advance a leaflet
with great explanations, that may be read before the tour.
It is a pity I do not understand ANY Chechian...
...as the lady said something about Fotografia at the beginning - I am sure she was telling us, it is NO problem to take pics... :)
( as there were also NO signs telling me the contrary )
Listen to the Church Bells Ring
There's a nice very quiet courtyard outside of this church perfect for sitting down with a book and waiting for the church bells to ring out a hymn in the late afternoon.
The church itself is also worth visiting, with a lovely interior and stained glass windows, but without the fanfare surrounding other "historic" churches. Just be careful to go in the right entrance-- I accidentally ended up in the adjoining school on my first try!
Namesti Premysl Otakar II Square
Namesti Premysl Otakar II Square in town center is the largest square in the Czech Republic. Most of the buildings are Renaissance style but there are a few important examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture.