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Monuments and destinations around Třeboň

Stráž nad Nežárkou

Distance from Třeboň: 13 km NE | GPS:49°4'7.42"N, 14°54'35"E
Stráž nad Nežárkou, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
The famous Czech singer Emmy Destinn (Ema Destinová) lived here in her own castle from 1914 to 1930. Today the castle is part of a permanent public exhibition focusing on the life of this world famous singer. The present owner decided to “dedicate the castle to music” – the Emmy Destinn Society (Stráž Emy Destinnové) organizes concerts here all year round. Near Třeboň, at the Nová Řeka (15 km from Třeboň towards Stříbřec), there is a monument near the forest dedicated to Emmy Destinn. This is a spot where she enjoyed relaxing with her favourite activity – fishing.

Chlum u Třeboně

Distance from Třeboň: 16 km E | GPS: 48°57‘36.89“N, 14°55‘55.821“E
Chlum u Třeboně, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
Today, this is a recreational municipality on the banks of the Hejtman fishpond. The dominant feature is the Baroque pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie) dating from 1745. The local chateau gained its present appearance in 1901-1902 under the successot to the Austo-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand d´Este, who enjoyed living here and left from here on his fateful journay to Sarajevo in 1914. The poet František Hrubín also lived and wrote in Chlum.

Borovany

Distance from Třeboň: 17 km SW | GPS: 48°53‘54.964“N, 14°38‘32.165“E
Borovany, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
This is a small picturesque town with several significant and interesting structural monuments. The former Augustinian monastery was established in 1455 and this late Gothic facility is bordered by the Baroque chateau dating from 1763-1767, which was the original seat of the principals at the monastery.

Jemčina castle

Distance from Třeboň: 18 km NE | GPS: 49°5'48"N, 14°51'17.069"E
Zámek Jemčina
In 1748, Prince Černín began building a small castle near the Nežárka river on the architectural design of A. Lurago, one of the most important builders of the Baroque. Jemčina and the adjoining park were famous for its animal chases and hunts. A military rocket base was placed in the park in the 20th century, resulting in the castle and park being slightly damaged. The magical castle meadow with the hundred-year-old oak trees, however, remained untouched. Even today, horses run through it, bred here from the time of its greatest glory. The castle has recently undergone reconstruction by its new owner and is accessible to the public. The fresco paintings of the well-preserved chapel of St. John of Nepomuk (Jan Nepomucký) make it the most valuable part of the castle.

Exotic animal park - Dvorec u Borovan

Distance from Třeboň: 20 km SW | GPS: 48°52'23.468"N, 14°39'17.32"E
Exotic Animal Park - Dvorec u Borovan, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
On first impression, this appears to be a regular countryside structure with a fence running along the forest, but inside it holds an unexpected surprise with an exotic experience, especially for children. Lions, tigers and snakes are bred here in an open area: Exotic Animal Park near Borovany (Park exotických zvířat u Borovan).

Trocnov

Distance from Třeboň: 20 km SW | GPS: 48°53‘35.599“N, 14°36‘5.92“E
Trocnov, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
This involves the precinct of a defunct medieval village, from which the Hussite general Jan Žižka of Trocnov came. The former gamekeeper´s house with a small historical display can be visited and there is a circuit walk with the remains of two original farmsteads and a monument at the apparent place of Žižka´s birth.

Trhové Sviny and Svatá Trojice

Distance from Třeboň: 25 km SWS | GPS: 48°50‘25.598“N, 14°38‘12.705“E
The Baroque Church of the Holy Trinity, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
The town gets its name from the pig markets. Whereas no trace has remained of the local castle, which was the seat of one of the branches of the House of Vítkovec as early as the 13th century, the architecturally unique Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie) has been preserved. Its later Gothic transformation took place in 1485 and was still underway a quarter of a century later. The stone tower with barbicans on the western side bears witness to the fact that the cathedral could also be used as a refuge for the citizens at times of threat. The Baroque Church of the Holy Trinity (kostel svaté Trojice) dating from 1708 - 1710 is situated to the south of the city. it has been interestingly designed and effectively integrated into the landscape. The nearby Bušek´s Iron-Mill (Buškův hamr) dating from 1836 is a unique functioning technical monument with a display of metal working technology, which is vell worth a visit.

Jindřichův Hradec

Distance from Třeboň: 27 km NE | GPS: 49°8‘31.54“N, 15°0‘2.911“E
Jindřichův Hradec Chateau, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
This town with its ancient historical centre was once one of the largest towns in Bohemia. The local castle, which was established in the first half of the 13th century, was built on the site of an earlier fortress. Its fate has been connected with the well-known houses of the Lords of Hradec, Slavat and Černín. The chateau and the preserved sections of its battlemenrs bear witness to its complicated structural development, but also to the sumptuousness of this seat of the Renaissance aristocrats. Several sightseeing trails lead to the Gothic palace, the Renaissance palace, the Black Kitchen and other areas. The castle tower and the small chateau garden with its rondel are also open to the public. The Nežárecká Gate (Nežárecká brána) stands near the chateau and the town museum is situated above it (the best known display is of Krýza´s nativity scene, the largest mechanical folk nativity scene in the world). The Jesuit Hostel dating from 1595-1605 and the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene (kostel sv. Máří Magdaleny) are situated opposite the museum. The tower of the Church of Saint John the Baptist (kostel sv. jana Křtitele) dating from the 13th and 14th centuries towers over the town´s roofs (the tower is open to the public). A geopraphical curiosity is the fact that the 15th meridian line is marked on the paving next to the church.

České Budějovice

Distance from Třeboň: 27 km W | GPS: 48°58‘28.089“N, 14°28‘27.627“E
České Budějovice, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
České Budějovice is an administrative, economic and cultural centre of southern Bohemia. The town, with a hundred thousand inhabitants, lying in the České Budějovice basin serves as a base for regional authorities, the University of South Bohemia established in 1990 and a number of secondary schools. Local engineering and food industries are very famous, especially production of beer, office aids and school items. It is also the seat of a bishop and there are many scientific institutes there, as well as the South Bohemian Theatre or the chamber philharmonic orchestra. You can also see a planetarium, galleries, libraries,..

Hluboká nad Vltavou

Distance from Třeboň: 34 km W | GPS: 49°3‘4.32“N, 14°26‘28.61“E
Hluboká nad Vltavou Chateau, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
This romantic château near České Budějovice is probably one of the most sought out monuments in South Bohemia. The original royal castle dating from the 13th century has undergone many renovations of which the last took place in 1845 - 1871 and thus gave the château its appearance as the sumptuous neo-gothic seat of the House of Schwarzenberg. The Ohrada hunting lodge stands not far from Hluboká on the banks of the Munický fishpond. The lodge was built in 1708 - 1721 for Adam František of Schwarzenberg. Today it houses a richly equipped hunting museum. The lodge also has a small zoological garden especially oriented toward Šumava fauna (an ideal trip destination for families with children).

Červená Lhota

Distance from Třeboň: 45 km NE | GPS: 49°14'47.419"N, 14°53'6.809"E
Červená Lhota Chateau, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
This romantic castle surrounded by water is well-known from its appearance in Czech fairy tale films, where Červená Lhota offers typical fairy tale-like scenery. Formerly a Gothic fortress, it received its final neo-Renaissance appearance in the 19th century. A tour of the castle interiors or a boat ride around the castle is a memorable experience.

Český Krumlov

Distance from Třeboň: 51 km SW | GPS: 48°48‘39.269“N, 14°18‘54.747“E
Český Krumlov, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
This is one of the best-preserved historical towns in Bohemia and it has been entered into the UNESCO world cultural heritage list. The local castle was the seat of the House of Vítkovec from the time it was established and it especially served the most significant branch of this family, the lords of Rožmberk. In 1602, the Emperor Rudolf II purchased Krumlov. Thereafter, it belonged to the House of Eggenberg and finally to the House of Schwarzenberg.