Hluboká nad Vltavou
Hluboká nad Vltavou (know just as "Hluboká") is a town in South Bohemia region, with around 5,000 inhabitants. Although known mainly for its beautiful château, it offers much more to the visitor.
By busThere are numerous local buses from České Budějovice. They all leave from the main bus station in České Budějovice. Just be sure to choose the right bus station in Hluboká, as there are many of them in the town.
By trainThere are two railway stations in Hluboká, both of which are a little inconveniently located. More useful is probably Hluboká nad Vltavou Zámostí station|alt=, located 2 km from the castle by walking. The other station, is a bit further. Both station see a lots of regional trains from České Budějovice, but long distance trains do not stop here, so you will have to change a train at České Budějovice if going from further away. You can travel between these station, as one is on the railway to Pilsen and the other on the railway to Prague.
By bikeIt is only 11 km when biking from České Budějovice. The route follows Vltava river, so it is easy for everyone. If done as a day trip from České Budějovice, bike is probably the best option.
By carThere are many roads to Hluboká, but it is difficult to park there. All the parking lots in the town are paid. The cheapest parking lot near Penny Market costs 50 Kč per day.
By boatThere is a regular boat service from České Budějovice. It leaves from Lannova Loděnice in České Budějovice, and has two stops in Hluboká - and . Humry is a bit further from the chateau and it takes 30 minutes more before the boat gets there, but you will see the chateau from the boat if you go all the way to Hamry. The ticket for the boat cost 150 Kč and it takes 90 minutes from České Budějovice to Kuki. The boat goes only from Friday to Sunday, detailed timetable is here
Even tough there are not that many people living in Hluboká, it is quite large. That said, there are not many other options to get around than walking. From one side to another (from zoo to the château), it is 2.5 km walking. If you do not want to walk, you can use the same bus as is used to get in, as there are three bus stations.
Church of Saint John of NepomukTown's main church, also build in Neo̠-Gothic Style.
Sport and relax areal HlubokáA large free-time areal offering numerous attractions, such as net center, trampolines, baseball field, fishing and much more. Attractions are paid separately.
SwimThere are numerous ponds around Hluboká in which you can swim or even yacht. Most important of them is Bezdrev
Penny MarketBiggest supermarket in town. You can buy some food here if you want to save money on restaurants. Also the parking lot is one of the cheapest in town
Hluboká breweryA small local brewery. In addition to beer, they offer good food.