Tábor earned its place in Czech history in the 15th century as home to the most radical wing of the Hussite movement. These days, there aren't many radicals left, but Tábor makes for a convenient lunch-and-a-stroll stopover on the trip south towards České Budějovice and Český Krumlov. The most interesting sights here are Hussite-related: there's a museum of Hussite history on the town's pretty main square, and some centuries-old underground passages have been opened to the public.
With a steep hillside dropping off into dense woodland on three sides of the old town, Tábor’s natural defences are as formidable today as they would have been when the Hussites first set up shop here some 600 years ago. But while the town’s picture-postcard appeal is blatantly apparent, Tábor is no fossil. With a youthful joie de vivre permeating its streets, it remains as vibrant as it is venerable.