Ceske Budejovice Travel Guide
The main square
Good base for sights in southern Bohemia
In a nutshell
A nice place to catch your breath between Prague and Vienna!
Czech brewers of Budweiser
České Budějovice Brewery for Budweiser. Fresch beer early in the morning at the factory.9-24 Agosto 2006: Budapeste, Praga, Ceske Budejovice, Ceske Krumlov, Viena, Salzburg, Cracovia (Krakau), Auschwitz.
The Black Tower was built by the Germans who lived here as a guard and bell tower in the mid 1500s, paid for with silver and salt. You can climb the tower for a view over the city if you're willing to climb the 225 stairs to get there, this was one tower that we didn't...
Ceske Budejovice's main square, namesti Premysla Otakara II, is probably the loveliest main square we saw on this trip, lined with beautiful ornate buildings in a rainbow of colors, anchored by the Sampson fountain. It's named after the founder of Ceske Budejovice, King...
Daytrip to Hluboka Nad Vltavou
We finished up in Cesky Krumlov earlier than I expected so we asked what was nearby that we could see and they suggested the Hluboka Chateau just a few miles north of Ceske Budejovice. This was my favorite of the four castles/chateau that we visited, the sumptuously...
Daytrip to Cesky Krumlov
If you are down in southern Bohemia, Cesky Krumlov is not to be missed. We had a car so we drove there, there are several daily buses if you don't. I think it was only around 20-25 km between the two, we were surprised at how quickly we got there. Most of the city is...
Climb Černá vĕž (the black tower)
Černá vĕž (the black tower) stands beside chrám svatého Mikuláše (Saint Nicolas cathedral) and is 72 meters high. After a long walk upstairs you can watch the entire city from the walkway.Here you can see that námĕstí Přemysla Otakara II (Otakara II...
Radnice ( city hall )
The radnice, which houses the city and regional government offices, dominates the vast and impressive central city square. This enormous structure is easily the largest building in the city. The architecture of the radnice, which was completed in 1730, is a combination of...
The Black Tower and Katedrala ( cathedral ) sv. Nicholas, occupy one of the corners of Ceske Budejovice's immense city square. The tower functioned both as a guard tower and as the bell tower of the cathedral. Construction of the tower began in 1552, and was completed more...
Renaissance architecture in old town.
Old town Ceske Budejovice has many well preserved ancient buildings, especially adjacent to the incredibly large central square, and along the streets leading to the square. The building shown at the right of the photo is a good example of Renaissance architecture of the...
Medieval castle guarding the river passage
The medieval castle shown on the left of the photo is the original part of the city of Ceske Budejovice. Stare mesto ( old town ) is nearly surrounded by two branches of the river. The river was lined with mortered rocks about 500 years ago, to protect the structures on the...
Residence U Cerne Veze
1 Review and 19 Opinions The apartment #333 is comfortable, clean and well constructed. The place has a kitchen, we made...
Gran Hotel Zvon
1 Review and 27 Opinions Three ancient buildings were assembled to form the Hotel ,with his history going back to the 16th...
Restaurant Pavlac: Czech food near the square
Our hotel recommended Restaurant Pavlac as the best place to eat near the center, it was fully booked on Friday but we did get in on Saturday, there were a lot of free tables that night.My waitress originally brought me the wrong dish, it was in the top left hand corner of...
Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant: Czech food on the square
We couldn't get into either of our first two choices, Ceske Budejovice doesn't have a lot of restaurants and even less that come recommended. We circled the square looking for another option, the 1st place we popped into had no one at all in it which wasn't an encouraging...
Budejovice Train and Bus Station. Trip to Krumlov.
Train station is about 500km from city centre down Lannova Street. The bus station is opposite train station to left on top of shopping centre up escalators. Buses to Ceske Krumlov go from here. Unless you are a train buff, bus is best way to Krumlov. Train arrives along way...
Well, we figured out the regular bus to get to the Budweis brewery. It's bus 2 and it costs 12 czech coins for 1 adults 1 way, about .50 euro. You need exact change to buy the pass from the machine in front of the bus stop but if you do not have exact change you will not get...
We found parking right on the main square for both nights, during the day you have to pay but it was free by the time we arrived. On the sidewalk you'll find a box to pay for parking, you have to select an amount of time and then print out a receipt to put on your dashboard....
Budvar vs. Budweiser
I'm not exactly a beer expert, in fact I rarely drink the stuff, so this is just what I've read. Budvar beer, who's original German name was Budweiser, apparently bears no resemblence to the beer sold under the Budweiser label in the US, the American version said to be far...
Make restaurant reservations
We were in Ceske Budejovice on a Friday and Saturday night right on the edge of tourist season and the 1st night we couldn't get into either of the restaurants recommended by our hotel and the 2nd night we still couldn't get into Masne Kramy but we did get into the other...
The people who write warning tips on this site are either American or illiterate, more than likely both, don't listen to them, jsou blbecky. Gypsies (gipsies if you like) are harmless and you won't even notice them if you keep your eyes on the gorgeous Czech girls all around...
My favorite building in Ceske Budejovice was across the street from Masny Kramy, on the corner of Krajinska and Hroznova Streets, the Komercni banka palace built during 1912-1913 in the Art Nouveau style. I believe it's still a bank but we didn't try to go in, the reference...
The Tourist office is Great
Go to the tourist office if you need help with anything. They have a huge book full of accomodation to pick from. And they speak and they will call the place for you for around a dollar. It's right on the square.
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