Trip Tip: Weekend in Ceske Budejovice
Dreaming about vacation but you’re stuck in the city due to work? Utilize the weekends at the fullest and explore the Czech Republic, while escaping from the four walls of your flat and the boiling hot city center.
Ceske Budejovice is just four hours away from Brno. It is the largest city of South Bohemia and an exceptionally beautiful place to explore. The picturesque historic city center, majestic central square and good beer are the combination that makes Ceske Budejovice the perfect destination for your weekend.
The city has plenty fascinating historical monuments such as Black Tower, the fabulous Palace Vcela, colorful Baroque Terraced Houses and more. Exploring the city can be the best fun activity, as in the historic city center you can find captivating things at every corner.
Do you like beer? The city is home of the famous Budweiser brewery. You can enjoy the good beer and have a tour in the brewery; learn about the historic background of the Budweiser brewery, discover the secrets behind their delicious beer and have the ultimate beer experience. You can find more abou the brewery and tours here.
A castle from fairy-tale
A few minutes away from the city, there is located one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic – Hluboká nad Vltavou, a fairy-tale-like Gothic castle. The castle is surrounded by mesmerizing gardens and is close to the river. A visit there will not have you disappointed.
Šumava National Park – Bohemian paradise
Want to get more active? Šumava National Park is located one hour away from Ceske Budejovice. The park is perfect for camping, hiking and cycling. Exploring the rich flora and the glacier lakes is a must for outdoor lovers.
The national park is crossed by three rivers Vltava, Otava and Vydra so rafting and water sports fans can enjoy some thrill there. To reach the park a car is needed. Find more information about the Šumava National Park here.
How to get to Ceske Budejovice? The train connection to the city is pretty good with more than five trains departing every day. No prior booking is required, just head to the train station and get you tickets directly from the ticket booth or buy them online through the Czech Railways website. As for accommodation, in the city many airbnbs can be found along with many quality hotels.
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