A pretty town with nice beer.

Ceske Budejovice is a pretty town with nice beer.

Ceske Budejovice is often overshadowed by Prague and Cesky Krumlov. Two cities that are very pretty, but also crawling with tourists. But don’t get it wrong. The town is actually very attractive. It has a lovely old town center. It’s not a big city. But big enough to have the facilities that a traveler like me is asking for. The town has around 100 000 inhabitants, so you can easily get around the center of town by foot or bicycle.

And it’s the home of a very famous beer.

Ceske Budejovice has several breweries. But the most famous brewery is the one that produces the Budweiser beer. This is the the American Budweiser. But the original Czech version. The American version is just a copy. But the American brewery had a good marketing company. and they were also up against some very weak competition in America, so the American Budweiser became the most famous Budweiser. But the Czech Budweiser is still way better. And they have refused all attempts by the American Budweiser to buy up the Czech Budweiser. But do not just drink Budweiser beer when you are in Ceske Budejovice. The town has a lot of bars and cafes selling beer from small local producers. And the quality is very high.

The original Budweiser beer.

The original Budweiser beer.

Where to stay in Ceske Budejovice?

I stayed at a place called Residence U Cerne Veze. This was a really nice place. Not the cheapest place in town, but the apartments they have there are stunning. And the facilities were very good, with excellent wifi and an apartment that was spotless clean. And it’s located right in the historical center of town.

U Cerne Veze has very nice apartments in the center of Ceske Budejovice.

U Cerne Veze has very nice apartments in the center of Ceske Budejovice.

So if you are going overland from Prague to Cesky Krumlov. Or just traveling around the Czech Republic. Then give Ceske Budejovice a go. I came back to the town for a second visit, when I was in the Czech Republic recently. It’s a very pretty town. And it has a lot of beer history to it. Both past and present 🙂

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