České Budějovice is the center of the South Bohemian Region. It resides on the horse-drawn railroad line, which connected České Budějovice to Linz and Gmünd. The city is a political and commercial capital, with many museums, interesting architecture, breweries and delicious restaurants.
České Budějovice is the administrative and cultural center of the South Bohemian Region with almost 100 000 inhabitants. It was founded in the 13th century as a royal city. It resides on the meeting point of the Vltava and Malše rivers. The horse-drawn railroad line, which connected České Budějovice to Linz and Gmünd, is the Europe's oldest railroad and was mainly used for transporting salt from the Austrian Salzkammergut to the Czech republic. České Budějovice is a political and commercial capital, it accommodates the University of South Bohemia and many museums. The city centre preserves interesting architecture from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Beer-lovers will appreciate České Budějovice's breweries, namely the Budweiser Budvar Brewery and the Budweiser citizens brewery. The city is surrounded by beautiful nature, places like the Vrbné Ponds and nature reserves Kaliště and Vrbenská tůň are a must-see. You can also go check out all of the eight memorial trees that grow in the region. And if you are more of a culture-loving person, there's the Hluboká nad Vltavou Castle just 15 km (9,3 miles) away. České Budějovice is located 26 km (16 miles) north of Český Krumlov and can be reached by bus, train or car.