Clarion Congress Hotel Ceske Budejovice
Prazska trida 2306/14
Ceske Budejovice, 37004
Phone: (420) 389 102111
Fax: (420) 389 102333
Located in České Budějovice, Cerna Vez or the Black Tower is an observation tower. Standing tall at 72.29 meters, it was historically used as a fire and watch tower. The viewing deck in the tower is 46 meters above the ground and can be reached by climbing the 225 steps that lead to it. Standing next to the St. Nicholas Cathedral, it offers superb views of the city and the forests beyond.
Adore the beautiful architecture of the Church of St Nicholas in České Budějovice (Budweis). The church was built in the 12th Century soon after the city was founded, and since then resembles a piece of marvelous Gothic architecture. However, the building caught fire and therefore was re-built, this time in an eclectic Baroque style. Just next to this church is the Black Tower that offers beautiful views of the city. Call the tourism center to know more about the church.
Náměstí Přemysla Otakara II is known for being the one of the largest squares in the Czech Republic. The square is named after the Czech king and has its inception traced back in the 13th century. The Square is ornamented with a checkered floor, the famous Samson fountain and surrounded by beautiful arcade houses. Amongst these pristine structures that look like doll houses, is the Renaissance 1555 town hall with baroque elements. The square makes a spectacular sight especially at night when the place is lit up.
One of the many breweries in the county, visiting the Budejovicky Budvar is a great way to spend your day here. The place is where the brewing of the very famous Budvar takes place. The place hosts tours everyday in the afternoon, which can be taken without any reservation. There is a small tasting room to sample the produce after you are done touring the area. To know more about the place, check the website.
First built by the Kings of Bohemia somewhere in the 13th-century, the Státní zámek Hluboká is a fine example of English construction. After changing hands from aristocrats to the government, the Hluboká nad Vltavo today stands as an important monument, visited by numerous tourists. Open to the public the castle interiors are special and contain murals, rich paintings , portraits, neo gothic furniture, and elegant decor. Tours to the castle are also conducted, which provide visitors with insightful knowledge about the rich history of the Hluboká nad Vltavo. For more information please call ahead or log on to the website.
Holašovice offers visitors a chance to experience what a traditional Czech village comprised of. This well-preserved site features medieval ground planning combined with a distinct style of Baroque architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries known as South Bohemian Folk Baroque. Visitors can visit the village and see the type of rural planning and architecture specific to the region, from the way the barns were built, materials used, religious buildings and more. A number of tours are available from the tourism office to visit the UNESCO sites in the Czech Republic.
Pivovar Eggenberg stands as a landmark in the history of Český Krumlov as beer making here is as old as the city itself. The Eggenbergs took over the brewing business in the year 1662 and they have been an established brand ever since. The government later took charge and it came to be a state owned property but with the same brand name as mentioned above. As time passed by the brewery was equipped with better machinery and processes, thereby keeping it up to date. It continues to make beer and is one of the most popular brands in the country. Tours of the brewery are available in languages such as German, Czech, English and other languages.
Pivovarská Zahrada Eggenberg was set up with the efforts of the widowed Anna of Roggendorf in the 1500’s. This garden was planted with flowers and exotic spices and also housed an aviary and a fishpond. Pivovarská Zahrada Eggenberg later became a part of the estate of Petr Vok of Rosenberg and now is a heritage site along with the Pivovar Eggenberg. Many important buildings such as the mansion were built around the garden thereby off setting the beauty with the architectural marvels.
The State Castle Cesky Krumlov is the second largest castle in the Czech Republic. Construction of the castle began in the 14th Century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Castle features gardens and a Baroque theater, which is only used three times a year so as to maintain its state of preservation. The gardens also are home to the Revolving Theatre.
A popular tourist attraction, Cesky Krumlov is a must visit for all those with historical interest. This ancient town is said to have established in the year 1253. Cesky Krumlov is now preserved as a UNESCO heritage site and a leisurely walk on its cobbled pavements, gives you a small peek into the life of medieval times. If you want to extend your weekend trip over here, there are several accommodations where you can stay over. This place is also the site of the famous Český Krumlov International Music Festival. To know more on the place, or buy tickets for a visit, check the website.
Located in the tranquil surroundings of Rožmberk nad Vltavou, this 13th-century castle is steeped in history. Reflecting Gothic and Renaissance characteristics, it has seen a string of owners since it was opened to public in the 19th Century. The Upper Castle as well as the Lower Castle are well-maintained and full of historical artifacts, priceless paintings and furniture. It is known for the legend of the White Lady is Perchta von Rosenberg, the spirit of one of its inhabitants that seems to appear occasionally. The castle's rooms are regular venues for exhibitions.