Water supply was provided by wells in front of more or less each house. The wooden constructions which were used to pump up the water are typical. The heavy wooden beam was pulled down, then let go and its weight would operate the pump. The present ones are mostly reconstructions, in order to complete the picture.more
The farm houses are all lined up along the ring street, their gables facing the meadow and street. The space between them is usually closed by a high wall with a large arched gate, big enough for farm carts. Behind the wall there is a surprisingly large courtyard with the economy buildings, stables and barns, in the back. The gates are mostly kept...more
That's what they call the style - a rural, simplified version of the elaborate baroque architecture one finds in cities, abbeys and palaces. Houses like these can be found elsewhere in Bohemia, too, but Holašovice is a rare example of a whole village which has been preserved more or less completely in this style. The curved gables are typical...more
Holašovice is tiny, and there is not much more to do than "walking the round" along the ring street around the meadow, and look at the pretty facades. One house has been turned into a small museum about rural life, so if it is open you can visit it, and there are two pubs/restaurants. That's about it. The walk is a must when you are there, though....more
Holasovice's ground plan is easy to understand: Around a meadow in the centre, hte farm houses are lined up along the only street which leads around the meadow. I assume that this meadow was in former times used as common pasture for all villagers' farm animals. A line of ttrees has been planted by the street on the edge of the meadow. In the...more
Sounds funny but it's possible. Besides a farmhouse that the owner opens as a small museum for 30Kc you could try asking some local people if it's possible that they can show you the inside of their houses. Don't worry, behind the wall is a big yard. Many older age people here do speak and understand German. It helps us a lot. Luckily our chauffeur...more
We almost missed Holasovice because I didn't expect there's no bus from Ceske Budejovice running there on Sunday. There's only two busses on Saturday and a bit more on weekdays.
You can buy the ticket directly with the bus driver, check on the digital display in the hall to see how often the bus leaves. The lady behind the counter will be able to help you if you write down the name of Holasovice and the time you want to go there.
Taxi is another possibility, but first make sure you find one.