There are lots of interesting places and attractions to visit in the vicinity.


1)Sezimovo Ústí - a town of about 7300 citizens, divided into two parts by the international route E55. The lower part is the historical “old town”, called Sezimovo Ústí I.  The  upper, more modern part, is called Sezimovo Ústí II. In the first part there lived Master Jan Hus, and there is the villa of President Eduard Beneš, where he lived with his family. Both he and his wife are also buried there. The newer part was built for workers of Tomáš Baťa, who decided to build his factory there.


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Historical sights and attractions of Tábor - are best enjoyed by starting your tour in Žižka´s square. Firstly go to Hussite museum, where you can see the history of this town, and of  the  Czech reformation and Hussite traditions. From there you can go down to into the medieval underground, which was created by linking the cellars of many of the town houses.  The crooked streets of old town take you to the remains of Tábor´s old castle (called Kotnov) and to the great outer stone walls. A longer tour will take you along the wooded bank of the river Lužnice, past the garnet rocks, to the beautiful Jordán lake and it's impressive dam. This was built in 1492 to provide a water reservoir for the town but in nowadays it is mostly used for recreation. North-west from the historical centre, overlooking the town from it's hill-top location, are the impressive buildings of the baroque shrine and monastery at Klokoty - known as a place of pilgrimage. From here you can walk down through Holeček park, following in the footsteps of the earlier pilgrims.

Once you have taken your fill of historical sightseeing, you can visit the other attractions in Tábor: The museum of chocolate and marzipan, Housa´s mill (with it's impressive armoury of film-props, and other attractions), The museum of Lego, the “Bogeymen and Elves” house, the museum of puppetry, and the exhibition of Tábor´s treasure (a museum of medieval coinage).



3)Kozí Hrádek- it is the most memorable castle in the Tábor area. Even from the surviving sources it is not known when it was built. The oldest records are from the year 1377, when it was owned by Vlček from Kozího. Later it was owned by the Lords of Hardeka and Jindřicha from Hradec. In 1406 Vilém from Újezd became the owner, but after 2 years he died and so it became the property of his sons Ctibor and Jan. Its greatest importance came when Master Jan Hus,  the most important figure in the Czech reform movement, stayed here..

 

Surrounding trips include: Chýnov´s caves, the castle at Červená Lhota, the town of Bechyně, the  remains of Dobronice (near Bechyně), the Čertovo břemeno and Javorová rock formations near Jistebnice, the observation point at Kovářka (near Mladá Vožice), the nature trail through the Borkovice  marshland, the remains of the castles of Příběnice and Příběničky, and the castle of Šelemberk (also near to Mladá Vožice).

 

 


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