Jindřichův Hradec
Informační centrum, Panská ul., 337 01 Jindřichův Hradec
Tel. +420 384 363 546

   The beginning of the town dates back to the end of the 12th century. The town came into existence as a market colony near the border between Bohemia and Moravia. A member of the Vítkovec lineage, Jindřich (Henry), built a Romanesque castle called Hradec, whose owners later called themselves the Lords of Hradec. The coat of arms showed a golden rose with blue background. Dominating Jindřichův Hradec is the tall church tower called Assumption of Mary from the beginning of the 15th century. The Church's corner intersects with the 15th meridian. In the building of the former Jezuit seminary, one can now find the Regional Museum with its mechanical Bethlehem "Krýzov's crib". The state castle is, with its size, the third largest in the Czech Republic and offers three exhibit routes. Below the castle area by the river Nežárka, picturesque Koželuhy houses are preserved.