Trips South Bohemia
South Bohemia offers an inexhaustible source of inspiration for weekend trips and family holidays. Their cultural heritage as well as the diversity and picturesqueness of the landscape are exceptional.
While wandering through South Bohemian nature, you can discover treasures such as the Chýnovská Cave with remarkable limestone formations, the ancient Boubín Forest, the largest Šumava waterfall Bílá strž or the source of the Vltava. The rich water element is represented by hundreds of ponds in the Třeboň region (including Rožmberk, which is the largest in the world), paddlers by the popular river and the Lipno and Orlík reservoirs, ideal for swimming.
The Šumava National Park is a great attraction for all tourists. Popular sports and recreation centers include, for example, Železná ruda, Zadov and Lipno. Hiking and cycling trails lead to charming mountain settlements (Kvilda, Modrava, Filipova huť ...), between peat bogs with wooden footbridges and islands (Chalupská slať, Tříjezerní slať, Cikánská slať ...) and to the original glacial lakes (Černé, Čertovo, Plešné, Prášilské ...).
For views, you can ascend to mountains such as Špičák, Pancíř and Třístoličník or to a number of lookout towers. The U Jakuba lookout tower rises above Czech Canada, the Hýlačka lookout tower above the town of Tábor, and the Prince's Chair or the Treetop Trail on the Kramolín hill offers a panoramic view of the Šumava Mountains.
The wealth of South Bohemia also lies in the number of castles and chateaux. Tips for a trip include the well-known Červená Lhota, romantic Hluboká and Orlík, the Blatná chateau surrounded by a fallow deer park, the Kratochvíle summer house, Dačice, Vimperk and the Mitrowicz chateau, which has been open in recent years.
The most interesting castles include Zvíkov and Rožmberk with a beautiful location above the river, Kašperk, Nové Hrady, extensive ruins of castles Helfenburk, Landštejn, Choustník and Kunžvart and smaller ones such as Dívčí kámen, Kozí hrádek or Pořešín. The peaceful atmosphere is hidden behind the walls of the monasteries Zlatá Koruna, Milevsko and Vyšší Brod.
Charming folk architecture (the village of Holašovice is on the UNESCO List) and colorful arcades and decorated gables in historic towns such as Český Krumlov, Tábor, Slavonice or Bechyně are also inseparable from South Bohemia. Among the technical monuments worth mentioning are, for example, the ancient stone bridge in Písek, the Stádlecký chain bridge in the Empire style or a functional hydroelectric power plant on the river Vydra, Čeňkova pila.
Families with children will enjoy a trip to the ZOO Hluboká nad Vltavou, ZOO Tábor or the crocodile ZOO Protivín, fun in the Zeměráj adventure park, in the largest shrub labyrinth Obludiště Dolní pěna, in one of the rope parks or aquapark by the Lipno dam.