Introducing České Budějovice
As the birthplace of one of Europe’s finest brews, in České Budějovice they take their beer very, very seriously. The town’s original brewery supplied the Holy Roman Emperor back in the 13th century, and now the town’s namesake Budvar lager (the original and authentic Budweiser) goes head to frothy head with Pilsner Urquell, from Plzeň to the west.
The town’s main square is one of the largest in Europe; elegant arcades radiate to streets filled with lively bars – the ideal spot to sample the town’s amber gold. Near the river, urban order is abandoned and the austere lines of the main square dissolve in a charming labyrinth of narrow lanes and winding alleys. The town’s industrial suburbs now sprawl across the plains of South Bohemia, but its historical heart retains the laid-back appeal of the simple brewing town it used to be.
České Budějovice destination guides
Overnight Cesky Krumlov Trip from Prague
Get to know the postcard-perfect Czech town of Cesky Krumlov on an overnight trip from Prague. Your trip includes guided walking tours around Cesky Krumlov’s castle and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, as well as a visit to the city of Ceske Budejovice.