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Ceske Budejovice

Czech Republic
Ceske Budejovice
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How to Reach

By Air

The closest major airport is Linz Airport (LNZ / LOWL).This airport has international and domestic flights from Linz, Austria and is about 86 km from the center of Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.Another major airport is Prague Ruzyne Airport (PRG / LKPR), which has international and domestic flights from Prague, Czech Republic and is 125 km from Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.

By Train

Trains connect from Prague to Ceske Budejovice every hour.The trip from Prague takes 2h 42 min.For two people it costs 320 Kc (Aug 2010), which includes the small groups discount.If travelling alone it is apparently 213 Kc.

By Bus

Buses leave frequently from "Na Knizeci" and "Roztyly" bus stations in Prague and cost about 150 Kc (as of June 2010).The trip takes approximately two and a half to three hours.There is also the Yellow Bus line offered by Student Agency, which takes just 2 hours, 20 minutes for a similar price.The bus hub in Ceske Budejovice is at the "Mercury Centrum", a two-story shopping mall with the bus station on the roof, located just outside the city center.

Key places to visit
Pivovar Budyjovicky Budvar, The Erratic Boulder, Premysl Otakar II Square, Cesky Krumlov Castle


Places to Visit

Pivovar Budyjovicky Budvar

Take a tour of the city's largest brewery and home of "Budweiser" brand beer sold in most of Europe.Call in several days in advance to schedule a tour, or if that's not possible, tours for visitors without reservations take place each day at 2PM.Price of admission is 100 Kc/person, and visitors age 18 or over are also able to visit their beer tasting cellar. Incidentally, this is not the same as the "Budweiser" beer sold in the United States and Canada; due to trademark disputes over the name with US-based Anheuser-Busch, this is sold in the Americas under the "Budvar" or "Czechvar" names.

The Erratic Boulder

Is not far from the Samson’s fountain, marked with a cross.In the past, there was an execution scaffold here, and to this days legend says that anybody who crosses the Erratic Boulder after ten p.m. will not find his way home and will wander the city until the morning.

Premysl Otakar II Square

The immense square in the middle of the city. Historical landmarks here include St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Black Tower, Samson's Fountain and the distinct yellow-colored Vcela can climb the tower near the old town square and admire the view from the top.

Cesky Krumlov Castle

Is unusually large for a town of Krumlov's size; within the Czech Republic it is second in extent only to the Hradcany castle complex of Prague.Inside its grounds are a large garden, an extensive bridge over a deep gap in the rock upon which the castle is built, and the castle itself, which in turn consists of many defined parts dating from different periods of time.After the garden was not adequately maintained during the second half of the 20th century, the site was included in the 1996 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund. With financial support from American Express the garden's central fountain was documented and reconstructed, and is functional today.

Right Time to Visit

September - December
February - June


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