Hill Kleť
Kleť, at 1084 m above sea level, is the highest mountain of Blanský Forest in the northwest part of South Bohemia. A document from 1624 states that there was "an abundance of deer, bears, boars, lynxes, wolves, wild cats, foxes, rabbits, grouse and song birds."
Rožmberk castle is located about 20 km south of Český Krumlov, with a commanding view above the Vltava river.
Pilgrimage church of the Virgin Mary - Kájov
Pilgrimage church of the Virgin Mary - the original church structure is from the late 13th century. The church was destroyed during the Hussite wars in 1422 and 1469, when the militia destroyed a school as well. Today's church was built in late Gothic style from 1471 to 1488. In 1670 the physician Ondřej Volkshofer from Krumlov commissioned an altar to be built. The Kájov pilgrimage church is located 4 km to the north of Český Krumlov
The Dívčí Kámen castle ruins are located near Třísov village 9 km to the north-east of Český Krumlov. The ruins of the castle are situated on a high rocky promontory above the Vltava river and the Křemežský stream.
Hluboká nad Vltavou was originally built as a castle but went through several reconstructions. The first written record of the castle was in 1290, when Záviš of Falknštejn was executed beneath its fortifications for alleged high treason. Hluboká belonged to the Schwarzenberg Dynasty from 1661. At first, they had the manor rebuilt into the Baroque style, and in the 19th century, they rebuilt the castle in Romantic, Neo-Gothic style in the spirit of Windsor Castle in England. Today, the former riding hall contains the Aleš’s South Bohemian Gallery featuring exhibitions of Gothic paintings and sculptures and exhibitions of Dutch and Flemish artists from the 17th and 18th centuries. It also features special exhibitions in the main hall. Here you will also find an extraordinary exhibition of armory.
The Hluboka nad Vltavou Zoo lies near a town called Hluboka nad Vltavou, next to a Hunting lodge. Types of animals and birds: 121 mammals of 32 varieties, 585 birds of 122 varieties, 143 reptiles of 18 varieties, 5 Amphibians of 2 varieties, 34 types of fish of 15 varieties, 21 invertebrates of 4 varieties. Specialities: fauna in the Czech Republic.
The idea of connecting the Vltava river with the Dunaj river, which flow into different seas, came about in the middle of the 14th century, during the reign of emperor Charles IV. At that time there was a shortage of timber inland, and prices for timber began to soar. The border regions of South Bohemia had massive sections of virgin forests, and this initiated the construction of the Schwarzenberg canal, one of the most unusual water constructions of its time. The project was finished in the 18th century, enabling the floating of timber from the Šumava region to its place of transport in Vienna.