Sights in Czech Budweis

The old town preserves interesting architecture from Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century period. This includes buildings around the large town square (Přemysl Otakar II. Square), the old town hall with murals and bronze gargoyles, and the town tower “Black Tower” which is a well-known from 16th century.

In the new town the Belle Epoque Austro-Hungarian train station is notable. The most valuable historical building in České Budějovice is Dominican convent with Gothic church Presentation of Virgin Mary on Piaristic square which is the most valuable historical building of Czech Budweis (from May to October the church is open to the public). The horse-drawn railroad line connecting České Budějovice to Linz was the oldest public line in continental Europe (after the line St.Etienne-Andrexieux in France), constructed from 1824 to 1832; mere traces of the line can be seen south of the city center.

The city is also one of the major settings in the novel “The Good Soldier Švejk” by Jaroslav Hašek.

The ruins of the home castle of the Czech national hero Jan Žižka, Trocnov, are located some ten kilometres southeast from the town. A bit further away (approximately 30km), the enchanting town of Český Krumlov is another compulsory stop for the visitor of South Bohemia. In 1992, it was added to UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

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Prof.Dr.Bernd Hallier from the European Retail Academy hold his 4th Workshop about International Retail at the South Bohemian University of Budweis. We are his students in 2009!

The course was to improve our English skills by conversation, presentation and internet-research with the contents of International Retail, Cultural Awareness, Environmental Retail Management, City Marketing , the e-learning-projects EuCoCo and EUREMA – and last but not least Personal Character Building.

During the Workshop we created an own idea : “Discover the Heart of Europe” should be used also for an Annual Summer Student Event with sports, music and (student-) beauties. This would be our contribution for the University, for the tourism of the City of Budweis and for the economic development of the region.More about our idea you will find at “Our Project”.

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The University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

The University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice is a public educational institution. Its scope includes educational, scientific, research, innovative, artistic and other creative activities. The tuition is based on BSc., MSc. And Ph.D. study programmes in various branches comprising Economics, Humanities Pedagogy, Natural Sciences, Theology, Fine Arts, Social and Health Studies, as well as Agriculture.

The University of South Bohemia was established in 1991. Apart from the newly established faculties (i.e. the Faculty of Biological Sciences, the Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Health and Social Studies), the initial basis for its formation were the two oldes faculties in South Bohemia the Pedagogical Faculty (founded in 1948) and the Faculty of Agriculture (founded in 1960). In 1996, the university structure adopted the Research Institute of Fish Farming and Hydrobiology located in Vodňany, and in 2002 the Institute of Physical Biology located in Nové Hrady. Since then two other faculties have been established the Philosophical Faculty in 2006 and the Faculty of Economics in January 2007.

The Faculty of Economics offers qualifications in the branches like Business Management, Managementd and Economy of an Enterprise, Mathematical Modelling in Economics, Accounting and Financial Management of an Enterprise, Structural Strageties of the European Union and Rural Areas Evelopment, all of them in the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral study programmes. The mission of this faculty consists in creating and developing conditions for innovation, transfer and capitalization of knowledge based on the mutual cooperation of tutors, students, representatives of the entrepreneurial sector and statutory bodies in the Czech Republic and abroad.

University South Bohemia student population is around 11 000. Nearly 1.000 employees work here. The university provides accommodation for about 40% of its students.

The international educational and research cooperation of the University of South Bohemia and foreign institutions is geographically varied, it comprises the neighbouring countries of Austria and Germany, other Europeas countries, and also America, Asia, Africa and Australia. Some research projects are carried out in polar areas of the Arctic and the Antarctic.

The University of South Bohemia is engaged in numerous programmes of international cooperation in education within the Lifelong Learning Programme, such as Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, the Cross-Section Programme and Jean Monet.

Sights in Budweis

The old town preserves interesting architecture from Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century period. This includes buildings around the large town square (Přemysl Otakar II. Square), the old town hall with murals and bronze gargoyles, and the town tower “Black Tower” which is a well-known from 16th century.

In the new town the Belle Epoque Austro-Hungarian train station is notable. The most valuable historical building in České Budějovice is Dominican convent with Gothic church Presentation of Virgin Mary on Piaristic square which is the most valuable historical building of Czech Budweis (from May to October the church is open to the public). The horse-drawn railroad line connecting České Budějovice to Linz was the oldest public line in continental Europe (after the line St.Etienne-Andrexieux in France), constructed from 1824 to 1832; mere traces of the line can be seen south of the city center. The city is also one of the major settings in the novel “The Good Soldier Švejk” by Jaroslav Hašek.

The ruins of the home castle of the Czech national hero Jan Žižka, Trocnov, are located some ten kilometres southeast from the town. A bit further away (approximately 30km), the enchanting town of Český Krumlov is another compulsory stop for the visitor of South Bohemia. In 1992, it was added to UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Budweis history

České Budějovice was founded in 1265 on the confluence of the Vltava and Malše rivers by King Přemysl Otakar II.  The city has a chessboard layout. The 13th-century Dominican monastery with the Cloister Church of the Sacrifice of the Virgin Mary features important Gothic frescoes, which were discovered only recently. Not far from here, the Renaissance-era Butchers’ Shops (Masné krámy) provide a perfect opportunity for sampling the renowned local cuisine. Another highlight of the city’s skyline is the 72-meter Black Tower, which offers breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings. The square-shaped central plaza is home to one of the largest fountains in the country, the Samson fountain.

Between 1825 and 1832, the first European horse-drawn railway was built between České Budějovice and Linz, Austria. You can learn many an interesting fact about the railway if you visit the South Bohemian Museum, located in a watchman’s house on Mánesova street. An important thoroughfare is the pedestrian zone on Lanna street (Lannova třída), which provides numerous shopping and dining opportunities. Taking the road to Prague, you will soon arrive at the Budvar brewery; here you can not only sample the famous brew (the Budweiser name is derived from the German name for České Budějovice), but also tour the brewery itself.

České Budějovice is the seat of the South Bohemian regional administration and has a university.

Source: http://www.c-budejovice.cz/en

Culture

The culture life in Budweis is very variety. You can visit here cinemas, theatre, museum and exhibitons. There are many libraries too, where people study and cultivate them.

In Budweis there is a multicinema called Cinestar with eight halls and in every hall you can see an other film. The Budweiser Theatre is very visited, there are productions almost every day. In summer the actors from the Budweiser Theatre play in the theatre in Český Krumlov, where is trommel amphitheatre.

Then you can visit a museum. Every months there is an exhibition of variety motives , for example motive such as The second World War.

In Budweis there is an exhibition place too. There take place the actions such as Carnival of Beer, exhibitions for agriculture, musical festivals and many other.

In our town there are many culture houses too. In these houses take part concerts, graduation balls and variety parties.

Fitness in Budweis

We have a fitness centers in the city too..We can mention the Factory Pro in IGY centrum. In this center you can use pool, aerobic, aqua aerobic, squash, spinnig, cardio zone and solarium.

You can avail discounts for students, seniors and children. The prices you can find on the website

http://www.factorypro.cz