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The bell tower of St. Nicholas Cathedral was under construction from 1550-1577. At a height of 232 feet, it offers sweeping views of the Bohemian Forest and the Alps.
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
+420 386 352 508
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All reviews great view worth the climb viewing platform great climb well worth the effort entry fee eye view the main square south bohemia stairs bells surroundings town clock landmark meters guard
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Together with the main square it is a landmark of the capital of the South Bohemia. It is visitable with a view from the balustrade to the city. Very close is the church of the St. Nicolas.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Václav V
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Stunning views of the city. The central square with a fountain looks quite different. Inside is a touch of history. Be ready for a long climb up the steep steps. Payment at the top in front of the observation deck. Strong impressions, I recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VitaG43
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Dominant structure in Ceske Budejovice, it was initially a bell tower for the nearby church, later on serving as a guard tower. The guard actually lived there with his family, ducks, rabbits and a goat, and if he spotted a fire, he would sound a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

As I'm from České Budějovice I have to climb this tower at least 4 times in a year. I love taking my friends up to it and showing the town from above. The views are beautiful and my friends have many possibilities to learn about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Very cheap entrance ticket at the top of the tower. Steep climb of 225 steps but worth it. Helpful staff.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

The tower provides a good reference point. The railway station and Shopping mall is 13 minutes walk heading East. Staring with Kanovnicka st and then Lannova street.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mick R
Reviewed 17 June 2018

The Black Tower is something of a must-do in this town, as, not only giving fabulous views over the city, it is also fascinating to see from the inside - the stairs, the way the bells are hung, the clock mechanism etc. 72 metres to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 929KevinP
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This tower is an icon of the city. You need to be physically fit and steady on your feet to climb the 200+ stairs, but in doing so, you really get the feel for the nearly 500 years of history through which this tower has...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Pamandfamtravels
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We were there at night so we can’t tell you any thing from the inside because it was closed. Still the tower at night is something special so do the visit twiceday and night.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Malcolmle
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The construction of the tower started in 1549 by the architect Hans Spatz and was completed after almost 28 years. In the past, the Black Tower served as a bell tower and watchtower, from which the arrival of enemies or the outbreak of fire was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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