This sedate old town was founded in 1265 by King Otokar II Přemysl as a base from which to attack his enemies, the unruly Vítkovec clan. During the Hussite Wars the mainly German population remained royalist and stoutly defended the Catholic cause. Commercially, the 16th century was a golden age …Read More »
Ceske Budejovice is situated 140 km south of Prague and was founded in the 13th century by Otakar II. The town’s medieval square is probably the largest of its type in the world and is framed by beautiful Renaissance and baroque houses. Beer has been brewed here since the 16th century and the town gives its name to the well-known Budvar (Budweiser) beer. For a nice pint, visit Masné Krámy, which houses the town’s most popular beer hall. For a great view climb the Black Tower.