With about 100,000 inhabitant České Budějovice is the largest city in South Bohemia. The German name for the city is Budweis.
České Budějovice has a beautiful market square, the Náměstí Premysla Otakara II, that is surrounded by beautiful restored houses with arcades. The large square has a length and width of 133 meters. In the middle you will find the elegant Samson fountain which was build in the 18th century. The Baroque city hall originates from 1731. It is abundantly decorated with statues and reliefs.
The St. Nicolas church was build during the 17th century in the Baroque style at the same burnt place where before a Gothic church had been.
Just like in Český Krumlov
, the monuments of České Budějovice are also under protection. This is because of the numerous late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses, the arcades and the remains of a Gothic fortification. A visible symbol of the previous wealth of the city is the Černá Věž, the black tower. This is a 72 meters high bell- and watch-tower from the year 1577. Interesting is also the Czech part of the former (horse)railway from České Budějovice to Linz in Austria.
The city is a major traffic and industrial centre. For example there is the well known Budvar brewery. The beer from this brewery is known all over the world. Already in the 16th century, Ferdinand I let his court be supplied with this beer.
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