- Eszter Saródy
Tips for trips
Updated: Dec 10, 2022
Starting from Krumlov, you can discover a whole range of monuments and natural sights worth stopping.
While we all want to see as much as we can, it is sometimes worth slowing down and visiting in depth the area of our choice. Hidden treasures, not so popular sight only reveal themselves to the one willing to give his/her time.
A church soon to be a 1000 years old
The church of Boletice was hidden in a military zone established after WWII near Krumlov, the villagers had to leave and time stopped.
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7 kilometres from Cesky Krumlov is the cistercian monastery which up to today has kept the elements of gothic architecture. It was active until 1785 later served economical purposes until the start of the restorations in 1905.
A tour of one hour takes you through the locals of the monastery with a guide tours for groups from 5 people. You can also visit individually the impressive library of the monastery and the exhibition.
Castle of Rožmberk
The castle built by the powerful Vítkovec family in the 13th century is one of the oldest in South Bohemia. Later the Rožmberk family moved to cesky Krumlov from here and the castle went in the hands of the Buquoys.
The city which was founded in 1265 to countervail Krumlov and the Rožmberk family has today more than 100 thousand inhabitants. Hussites, Prussians and the Habsburgs have among others attacked it during its eventful history.
Contrary to Cesky Krumlov, České Budějovice is plain, so the structure of this city is conform to the usual middle-age colonisation type, all the sights are within walking distance around the huge main square.
As a uniquely well preserved and typical south bohemian baroque styled village, Holašovice was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998. All of its buildings have their origins back to the Middle Ages.