Hluboká nad Vltavou Castle is one of the most sought-after Czech castles. It is situated on the northern edge of the Budějovice pond basin. Looking at the white Neo-Gothic castle, which dominates the surrounding area, reminds us of the English landscape. The Czech fairy-tale film called “The Proud Princess”, which has become a traditional part of Czech Christmas celebrations, was shot in the castle.
In 1661, the originally royal castle became (after a number of changes) a property of the Schwarzenberg family. Surrounding the Castle, there are farms and game enclosures. Two kilometers southwest of the Castle, the second largest pond of the Czech Republic– Bezdrev – is situated. Nowadays, you can also visit the Aleš South Bohemian Gallery, the ZOO Hluboká, the Sport and Leisure Areal Hluboká nad Vltavou, or the summer water-park in the near vicinity of the castle.
How to get there?
Several bus lines run from the bus station in České Budějovice. The second possibility is to use public transport (line No. 4); however, in this case the driving time is longer. Hluboká nad Vltavou has two railway stops, but both are not suitable for transport to the Castle because of the distance (the frequency of train connection is also not ideal). Besides conventional kinds of transport, it is also possible to use a motorboat – we are sure that cruising through the city and its surroundings can certainly be an exciting opportunity to explore the landscape. If you are rather a sporty type, then we recommend using a cycle path and/or an in-line trail for reaching the Castle (during your trip, you can relax in the newly built facilities for visitors in České Vrbné).