The South Bohemia Region
5-DAY TOURISTIC PROGRAMME
The town of Slavonice lies at the bottom of the region in an area called the Czech Canada. In the past, the town was located on the postal route between Prague and Vienna. Slavonice is listed on the UNESCO list of monuments. You will be amazed by the romantic Renaissance houses with sgraffitos, oriel windows and other elements distinctive for that period. The city has also a broad complex of underground tunnels.
Český Krumlov is also at the UNESCO list. You can walk through the historical centre, climb up to the Chateau Tower or visit the Church of Saint Vitus with the tomb of the Rožmberk family. You can rest at many of the taverns and visit the traditional shops. You can walk through the five-storey bridge to the Upper Castle. Many festivals take place here throughout the year.
The Hluboká nad Vltavou Chateau
People visit Hluboká nad Vltavou mainly for its beautiful neo-Gothic Chateau which was the mansion of Schwarzenberg family till The World War II when it was occupied by gestapo. You can visit the Chateau inside or rest in adjoining gardens.
The Charming village of Holašovice is also listed on the UNESCO world heritage list. The village is proud of their 17 baroque farms with barns and stables, the blacksmith´s, taverns and the Chapel of Saint John of Nepomuk. In the village the same number of buildings is preserved there from the beginning. Today most of the houses are inhabited and there are many cultural events during a year. You can visit the rural farm number 6 where you can see a village life in thel 1st half of the 20th century. You can also get a view of the city from the Holašovice Stonehedge.
You can travel to Jindřichův Hradec by a narrow-gauge railway. The Renaissance chateau Jindřichův Hradec lies near the Vajgar Pond. You can take a look at the Neoclassical and Baroque rooms, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, and the black kitchen in the Black Tower. In addition to the chateau, you can also visit the town centre with its remarkable houses, a Baroque statue of the Holy Trinity and the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. You should also stop at the Museum featuring the worlds’ biggest nativity scene.
The Lipno Dam is the largest dam in the Czech Republic. You can do sports such as swimming, windsurfing, sailing, boating, yachting, riding a water scooter or go cycling or inline skating around the lake. You will end your day with a glass of wine in one of the beautiful marinas.
You can enjoy a unique treetop view from the special trail constructed in the countryside of Šumava . The trail is 24 metres high. You can climb up to the look-out tower at the height of 40 metres from which you can then slide down on the longest toboggan in the Czech Republic. You can even take an evening tour in the summer months.
Cistercian Monastery in Vyšší Brod
You can´t miss the spiritual centre of Bohemia – the Cistercian Monastery in Vyšší Brod. You can admire the special early Baroque altarpiece which can be changed 4 times a year.
The Šumava National Park is made of many natural treasures. You can go hiking to the Boubín primeval forest where the trees are 400 years old or you can climb up the Plechý Hill, the highest peak in Šumava (1378 m). You can make a trail circuit around Plechý Hill and Plešné Lake which is called the “Spirit of the Primaeval Forest“.
One of many particularities you can encounter there is the man-made Schwarzenberg canal which was built in 1791 for the transportation of wood from the mountains. The canal is 90 km long and has many locks, dykes, sluices and gates. You can go by bike to the nearest Lake Plešné which is 8 km away.
You can climb 200 metres to the English tower of the Rožmberk Castle. This medieval castle is situated in a picturesque countryside of Southern Bohemia.
The city Písek offers its visitors not only the oldest bridge in the Czech Republic, also called the Deer Bridge, but many other sights. Písek was the first city with public street lighting. You can admire the city´s Baroque Town Hall, Prácheňské Museum with the exhibition of gold mining gold or visit various exhibitions, concerts and workshops at the Malt House cultural centre.
The Czech crown jewels were stored at the Zvíkov Castle when the Karlštejn Castle was under construction. The walls of the castle are three meters thick.