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Tips for trips - further afield of České Budějovice

Like the České Budějovice town itself, is attractive for visitors and the entire South of Bohemia region.

Trips further afield of České Budějovice

Český Krumlov

Distance from České Budějovice: 25 km S | GPS: 48°48'38.365"N, 14°18'54.079"E
Český Krumlov - the local castle and chateau compound is the second largest in the Czech Republic, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
This ancient town lying on the Vltava River is sometimes called the “pearl of centuries“. The local castle and chateau with a Renaissance cylindrical tower is the second largest in the Czech Republic (the first being the Prague Castle). The historic town centre, which is surrounded by the Vltava, has preserved its medieval character to this day. The chateau premises also include an 11-hectare Baroque-Rococo garden. Courtyard V contains a world rarity - a perfectly preserved Baroque chateau theatre. Especially in summer the town comes alive with a number of festivals and cultural events, the Český Krumlov International Music Festival being the most important. In 1992 the town was inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.

Třeboň

Distance from České Budějovice: 23 km E | GPS: 49°0'14.150"N, 14°46'15.369"E
Třeboň - A spa town situated 22 km east of České Budějovice on the bank of a pond called Svět, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
A spa town situated 22 km east of České Budějovice on the bank of a pond called Svět. Its greatest sight is a Renaissance chateau, which is among the largest chateau compounds in Bohemia. It was here that Petr Vok of Rožmberk died in 1611. The Golden Channel, a unique technical work by local fish farmers, flows through the town and feeds a part of the Pond System of Třeboň with water from the Lužnice River. Close to Třeboň, in Domanín on the bank of the Svět, we can see the New-Gothic burial chamber of the Schwarzenberg family.

Lipno

Distance from České Budějovice: 48 km SSW | GPS: 48°38'32.957"N, 14°13'10.444"E
Lipno Lake, with a range of the Austrian Alps in the background, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
The largest water surface in the Czech Republic was formed by the construction of a dam near the village of Lipno nad Vltavou in 1952-1959. It has an area of 4,650 hectares and is 48 km long. This “sea of South Bohemia“ became a popular destination of fishermen, holidaymakers and water sports enthusiasts. Lipno has remained popular, also thanks to the construction of new holiday facilities, especially in the village of Lipno nad Vltavou near the dam. The local modern ski centre offers year-round active entertainment, and when the weather is favourable, people can use the skating track on the frozen surface of the lake. And Lipno is not far from another large ski centre called Hochficht (Austria).

Římov

Distance from České Budějovice: 19 km S | GPS: 48°51'23.929"N, 14°29'20.150"E
Římov, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
A significant pilgrimage site situated on the Malše River, about 15 km south of České Budějovice. In the second half of the 17th century a pilgrimage chapel was built in Římov and 25 small Chapels of the Way of the Cross were built in its vicinity about 5 km away. Their location within the landscape reminds us of the way of the cross in Jerusalem.

Vodňany

Distance from České Budějovice: 30 km NW | GPS: 49°8'52.152"N, 14°10'32.642"E
Vodňany - the Church of the Birth of Our Lady, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
A little further from České Budějovice is Vodňany, a town with a long tradition of fish farming and fishing. The Secondary School of Fishing was established here in 1920. The most significant sight is the decanal Church of the Birth of Our Lady, the first mention of which dates back to the early 14th century. Its interior was decorated according to drawings by Mikoláš Aleš.

Kratochvíle

Distance from České Budějovice: 22 km NW | GPS: 49°3'30.553"N, 14°10'3.166"E
Kratochvíle Chateau, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
A Renaissance chateau near Netolice, which is very valuable in terms of architecture. Vilém of Rožmberk (1535-1592) had it built in the manner of Italian villas at the end of the 16th century. The hunting chateau is surrounded with a garden designed in Renaissance style. There are fascinating alder pillars, whose purpose is to reinforce the foundations of the chateau due to the swampy terrain.

Prachatice

Distance from České Budějovice: 45 km W | GPS: 49°0'46.149"N, 13°59'50.187"E
The picturesque town of Prachatice, the Renaissance Pearl of South Bohemia, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
Prachatice - full of history and the beauties of the Šumava. The picturesque town of Prachatice, which is sometimes called the “Renaissance Pearl of South Bohemia“, is a 45-minute drive away from České Budějovice. The town situated in the foothills of the Šumava boasts unique preserved burgher houses dating back to the 16th century and beautiful countryside. Among attractive trip destinations is the majestic Libín mountain with a watchtower and a tourist chalet and romantic ruins of castles called Hus and Helfenburg. Sports enthusiasts can visit the Libín Rope Park, one of the largest in Europe.

MITROWICZ CHATEAU

A picturesque chateau in Koloděje nad Lužnicí that has undergone a complicated and attentive reconstruction and has been opened to the general public since 2015.

The chateau is famous for its unique murals that decorate the entire fi rst representative fl oor. The renaissance part of the chateau dates back to 1565 and was founded by Sir Adam Čabelický from Soutice. Between 1737 and 1741, František Karel Wratislav with his wife Marie Anna, maiden name Kinsky, built an extension to the residential part and an annex to the Chapel of St. Anne, which gave the chateau its current baroque looks.

During high season, the location off ers costumed tours in the interior of the chateau, comedian theatre shows, traditional fencing fi ghts, stylish snack bar and picnic hampers that you can enjoy at the herb garden with views of the countryside, or in the restored chateau park with 8,500 new plants and 50 newly planted trees.

Chateu Mitrowicz

Current information on activities and contact information:
Koloděje nad Lužnicí
Tel.: 728 353 133
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