České Budějovice is a city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic
Ceske Budejovice is located in the valley of the Vltava River, at its confluence with the Malše.
České Budějovice is the largest city in the region and its political and commercial capital, the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of České Budějovice, of the University of South Bohemia, and of the Academy of Sciences. It is famous for the Budweiser Budvar Brewery.
The city was founded in 1265 by King Ottokar II of Bohemia, who granted its municipal charter in 1265. The siting and planning of the city were carried out by the king’s knight Hirzo. The settlers were coming from the Bohemian Forest and Upper Austria.
The estimated population of Ceske Budejovice is 93,984.
České Budějovice is a low-lying city spread mostly across a plain, making it nearly flat in the inner parts with hillier areas in the eastern suburbs. The lowest point lies at 375 meters above sea level and the highest point at 452 meters.
The city is also one of the major settings in the novel “The Good Soldier Švejk” by Jaroslav Hašek.
České Budějovice is twinned with Linz, Austria; Lorient, France; Nitra, Slovakia; Passau, Germany & Suhl, Germany.
The city was a terminal for one of Europe’s first horse-drawn tramways, opened in 1827 between České Budějovice and Linz, Austria.
České Budějovice has a cooler and wet inland version of a humid continental climate with an average annual temperature of 8.3 °C /46.9 °F.