HOMEPAGE

About CZ
 
Facts about the Czech Republic

 

South-Bohemian Region

 
photo:  (czechtourism.cz)
 

This region is distinguished by its picturesque landscape and nature. It is located in the south of our country and its beauty surprises every visitor.

 
The South Bohemian Region is distinguished by its strong cultural and natural assets. Our predecessors left numerous beautiful ancient towns, majestic Gothic churches, romantic Renaissance chateaus, monasteries and abundant vernacular architecture here. This is also a region with abundant natural ponds, pine forests and extensive peat land.

This region is located on the borders with Austria and Germany. Its area makes it the second largest region in the Czech Republic, while the population density is the lowest here. The regional capital is České Budějovice (map). There are 623 municipalities in the South Bohemian Region, with 53 of these being towns. Within the terms of the economy the primary sector plays a major role here – agriculture, forestry and fishpond management. The South Bohemian Region’s employment in the agricultural sector has attained second place on a nationwide scale. Fishpond management is a long-term tradition in this region.

Of the abundant cultural heritage in South Bohemia, particularly due to valuable monuments and comprehensive town reservations, the town of Český Krumlov (map) and the architecturally unique municipality of Holašovice (map) have been registered as UNESCO world heritage sites. Sites of interest for tourists also include reservoirs Orlík (map), Lipno (map) and undoubtedly include the Šumava Mountains with plenty of hiking and cycle trails. In the winter the mountains, which offer skiing opportunities for visitors, are the region’s main attraction. We must also mention the spa industry in this region – the towns of Třeboň (map) and Bechyně (map).

You can find more information here.

 


 
Author: Ivana Jenerálová
 
Added: 18.05.2010
 
 
 

Related articles

 
Famous historical figures
 
 

Emil Zátopek

The Czech sporting elite includes numerous famous personalities whose achievements during the Olympic...

 
 
Famous historical figures
 
 

Tomáš Baťa

Tomáš Baťa, a Czechoslovak born in Zlín (the region of Moravia), is considered to be one of the world...

 
 
Facts about the Czech Republic
 
 

The Metro of Prague

The Prague Metro (known as “Pražské metro” in Czech) is an immensely popular means of...

 
 
Politics
 
 

Czech Republic Political System

Legislative, executive and judicial power in the Czech Republic

 
Most favourite

History of Czech fine art

What happened in the realm of fine art at the very beginning of the Czech…

Climate

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country located in moderate geographical…

The most significant current discoveries

During the last decade, Czech science has made many revolutionary discoveries…

Czech language

The Czech language belongs to the group of West Slavic languages. From another…