Kleť (1,084 metres/3,556 ft) is the highest peak of the Blanský les nature reserve. It is located 6 km from Český Krumlov. There are lots of ways to get there - by foot, bike or cable car. The hike to the top is compensated by a view of the Alps, the Lipno dam and the power plant Temelín when the sky is clear. You can also pay a visit to the observatory.
The Mountain of the Cross rises above the historical centre of Český Krumlov. The eight-nave chapel of Our Lady Dolorous and the Holy Cross was built on top in 1710. There are two entrances to the chapel, one leads through the main northern portal decorated with a voluta shield and the side western portal leads through a double-shoulder staircase. The tent-like roof is topped with a double ...
The ruins of the Dívčí Kámen castle rise above the meeting point of Křemežský stream and the Vltava river near the Třísov village, 9 km north of Český Krumlov. A fortified community was settled there during the older and middle Bronze Age, but the majority of the settlement was ruined during the construction of the castle, only the north wall remained.
The early Gothic castle Rosenberg is located nearby Český Krumlov.
Holašovice, part of the Jankov municipality, is a village 15 km (9 miles) west of České Budějovice. It is unique for its beautiful 18th and 19th century South Bohemian Folk Baroque style architecture. The buildings remain remarkably preserved. Holašovice was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1998.
The royal castle in Hluboká nad Vltavou was built in the 13 th century. It is most famous for its fairytale Windsor style chateau surrounded by an English park. IThe castle was rebuilt in Romantic Neo-Gothic style by Jan Adolf and Eleanora from Schwarzenberg in the middle of the 19 th century. The zoo near the chateau is a perfect place for children.
The village of Kájov is one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in the Czech Republic. It is located 4 km (2,5 miles) west of Český Krumlov. The village has a long and interesting history and is shrouded in countless legends and myths. The local parish is an important historical landmark with the Pilgrimage church of the Virgin Mary being the biggest attraction.
The whole atmosphere is completed by beautiful nature. It is not by an accident that Český Krumlov is often called "the pearl of the South Bohemia". The historical centre was thanks to its uniqueness written into the list of the UNESCO World heritage Site in 1992 as the first in the Czech republic.
The Boubínský forest, a part of the Šumava foothill, is a National Nature Reserve nearby Včelná under Boubín and Horní Vltavice in the Prachatice district. This area is about 45 km away from Český Krumlov, si it is ideal for an all-day-long trip with family. The area was declamed a National Nature Reserve in 1858, which makes it the third oldest Czech Nature Reservation. The expanse is ...
The village of Dobrá Voda lies near to Novohradské hory (mountains). It is mostly famous for The Church of Our Lady of Sorrow, a beautiful Baroque building designed by the famous architect K.I.Dientzenhofer in the 18.th century.
Novohradské hory (mountains) is a mountain range on the boarder of Austria and Czech Republic. The village Dobrá Voda is mostly famous for The Church of Our Lady of Sorrow, a beautiful Baroque building designed by the famous architect K.I.Dientzenhofer in the 18 th century.
The Pilgrimage church of the Virgin Mary in Kájov, located 4 km west of Český Krumlov, is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Czech Republic. The Gothic building lies on a hill above Kájov, along with the smaller Church of The Death of the Virgin.
The Cistercian monastery in Vyšší Brod is one of the most interesting monuments in South Bohemia. It was built in the13th century by Vok of Rosenberg. The church located inside the monastery has been recently open to the public. You can also visit the chapel of St.Anne and the library with its collection of over 7 000 books.
Lipno nad Vltavou is a little town right by the Lipno water dam. It has plenty of rental places and shops with sports equipment for recreation in the area. Bikes, boats, surfboards, paddle boats - they have it all and more! The biking trail is very popular even for roller blading. They also have an excellent bike park.
České Budějovice is the center of the South Bohemian Region. It resides on the horse-drawn railroad line, which connected České Budějovice to Linz and Gmünd. The city is a political and commercial capital, with many museums, interesting architecture, breweries and delicious restaurants.
The Cistercian monastery in Zlatá Koruna is one of the most beautiful monasteries in South Bohemia. The 13th century building is located deep in the valley of the Vltava river. Parts of the historical monastery are open to the public. The tour takes you to the little convent, the chapel of Guardian Angels, the convent with cloister and is concluded in the monumental Church of the Ascension.
The idea of connecting the Vltava and Danube rivers originated in the 14 th century, but it wasn't realized until the 18 th century. One of the reasons for building the canalwas the scarcity of wood and its escalating price. The large areas of the abandoned forest on the South Bohemian borders with Germany were perfect for the cause, hence the Schwarzenberg Canal was found...
The historical town of Třeboň is located in a beautiful area full of ponds and forests. It is famous for the stunning Renaissance and Baroque buildings, relaxing spas and a plethora of cultural events. The architecture of the historical centre reflects the era of the fish pond farming industry that developed there in the 16 th century.