The South Bohemian Region is in the southernmost part of the Czech Republic, consisting of part of Bohemia and a small part of southwestern Moravia. Its capital is České Budějovice.
The region is dominated by beautiful natural attractions, such as the Šumava National Park, the Bohemian Forest, Plechý Mountain, and Orlik Dam.
Lovers of history should visit Písek, the capital of the archaic district of Prácheňsko, with its medieval and Gothic buildings. Písek is most famous for an Early Gothic stone bridge spanning the river.
Sitting in a valley where the Vltava and Malše Rivers meet, České Budějovice is the capital of the South Bohemian Region.
In the old town are medieval and Baroque buildings, particularly around the town square. These include the imposing Černá věž, or Black Tower, and the old town hall with its murals and bronze gargoyles. Some places of interest in the new town section are the Dominican Convent with its Gothic Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary on Piaristic Square and the Belle Epoque Austro-Hungarian train station.
Next to nearby Plzeň, České Budějovice is also noted for its beer, serving as the royal brewery for the Holy Roman Emperor in medieval times.