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Antique Doors In Budweis
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In 1265 Bohemian King Přemysl Otakar II chose the confluence of the large South Bohemian Rivers Vltava and Malše (Moldau and Maltsch) to found the city of České Budějovice to strengthen his position of power in South Bohemia. Thanks to the king’s favour and good position for long-distance trading routes, České Budějovice soon came to flourish economically so that two beautiful churches were completed and solid fortified walls erected around the city by the turn of the 14th century. During the turbulent times of the 15th century, the Catholic city of České Budějovice became a strong place of support against the Hussite movement. Commander Jan Žižka recognized only too well how strong the city’s fortifications were and did not even attempt to invade it.
Over the centuries České Budějovice, home of the famous Budweiser Beer, grew into a true economic and cultural capital of South Bohemia, but heavy, hundreds of years old wooden doors still open to cozy, restful interiors in old burghers' houses in quiet streets.
June 29th, 2012
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