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1. PLZEŇ /duration cca 5 hours by car - 55 miles SW of Prague/

Plzeň (more familiar in the German form Pilsen), the largest city in Bohemia after Prague and an important industrial and economic centre / brewery established 1842, Škoda works 1869). The town founded by King Wenceslas II in 1295. Situated at the junction of the the trade routes from Regensburg, Nuremberg and Saxony to Prague, the town soon prospered. Pilsen also gave the Czech lands their first printed books, the 1468 Trojan Chronicles. Town’s real boom was brought by industry, thanks to Emil Škoda, who in 1859 began a complex of factories that became the most important munition works in Austria - Hungary. If you are an American, or speak English, being in Plzeň in May is quite an experience. May 6 th 1945 marks when General S. Patton‘s 3rd Army Corps 5th Division was forced to halt his advance after liberating the area, thanks to Allied agreement to stop. Anxious to capitalize on its beer heritage, and always happy to celebrate, Plzeň has started its own OCTOBERFEST, called Pivní slavnosti.

In Plzeň, near of monument of liberation of US Army is second largest synagogue in Europe, operating again. There is option combined visit of town with a excursion in brewery Pilsen Urquel /see Special trips and excursions/.

2. PÍSEK /duration cca 5 hours by car - 67 miles S of Prague/

The name is inspired from panning for gold in river sand, is first mentioned in a document issued by Wenceslas I in 1243. The stone bridge, main attraction of this town, is oldest preserved stone bridge in Czech Republic nowadays, is a national cultural heritage monument and true jewel of the town. The historical centre is unique example of well preserved middleage and Renaissance civic architecture monuments.

3. Jindřichův Hradec /duration 9 hours by car - 96 miles SE of Prague/

This beautiful towns is located on the very southern end of the Czech - Moravian Highlands, near the border of Austria /for that reason is a option visit this town on the way to Vienna - see European chauffeur driven tours for more detailes/. The walls of this town stand out over the Vajgar pond, one of the oldest manmade bodies of water in the country. The monumental chateaux complex, the oldest walled town, and extensive medieval outer town, together form an impressive panorama. The castle /chateaux complex in Jindřichův Hradec is the third largest in the Czech Republic, after Prague Castle and Český Krumlov.


Region: Southern Bohemia
Altitude: 385 m / 1263 ft
Population: 95,000

České Budějovice, (German name Budweis), the old town surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens, has many handsome old buildings, mostly dating from Renaissance and Baroque periods. The first horse - drawn railway in Europe, between České Budějovice and Linz in Austria, began to operate in 1828. In the centre of the old town is Přemysl Otacar II square, surrounded by charming Renaissance and Baroque houses and belong to most grandiose historical Renaissance squares in Europe.

The town has expanded greatly since Second World War and now has variety of industry in the newer districts, including engineering, enamel production, woodworking and paper products (Hardtmuth’s Koh-i-noor pencils have been made here since 1874) and foodstuffs. The town is also noted for its beer - Budwar (the original Budweiser beer) and Samson - which has been brewed here since 1894.

Region: Southern Moravia
Altitude: 201 m / 659 ft
Population: 29,000

From its beginning Kroměříž was held by the bishops (from 1107) and archbishops (from 1778) of Olomouc, who after the town was burned down by the Swedes in 1643 rebuilt it as their magnificent summer residence. In 1848 - 1849 the Austrian Parliament (with the participation of Czech politicians) met in the Archbishop’s Palace and gave the Habsburg monarchy a new constitution. For its beauty is Kroměříž called "Florence of Moravia". The Baroque Archbishop’s Palace, built by Bishop Liechtenstein - Castelcorno in 1664 - 1695 on the site of an earlier castle and restored after a fire in 1752. The palace, richly appointed and decorated with frescoes, contains a fine library (some 40,000 volumes, including valuable early medieval manuscripts) and archives, with a number of documents almost a thousand years old and a collection of coins and medals. Its great glory, however, its the picture gallery, the finest in the country after the National Gallery in Prague. In main concert hall of the Baroque Archbishop’s Palace wer also shot some scenes of famous Miloš Forman’s film "AMADEUS" in 1983.

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