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Black Tower (Cerna vez)

Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
+420 386 352 508
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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.
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

When we are in Europe we like to climb anything we can find. You get a little exercise and usually some awesome views. Cerna vez gave us both. We stumbled apon it while looking for something else. The small entry fee was well worth it....More

Thank cardinal5
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We are in our late and mid sixties and had no trouble climbing the 230 steps to the top. The viewing platform gives great views all over this very interesting city, with info boards on each side pointing out important features. Well worth the effort...More

Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Every town in central Europe seems to have a black tower to look out for the marauding armies which were everywhere. This one has a neat history, designed by an Italian who knew all about towers. The view from the top is worth the climb...More

1  Thank EdwardLakin
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Black Tower is a typical medieval building, from where it is possible to VIGILAR the town and surroundings. It is located close to the Přemysla Otokara II Square and you can go up to the top and enjoy with excellent views of the square, the...More

1  Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 17 July 2017

When you approch the city center, there is one bit tower, this is the Black Tower. Unfortunately we are a little bit old to climb to the tower, but it was told that the view is fantastic. We just admired the 16. century tower.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Black Tower is situated just next to the main square. It's definitely worth visiting as you get the best view all over the city. It's also a nice experience climbing it, however you have to be very careful as in some places the stairs...More

Thank Hana K
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Can't say much about it except it is centrally located on the old town square in Budvar (Budweis). Did not go in, door was closed and not marked with tourist information. Beautiful though.

Thank usedsgm
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Quite a regular thing to do here in Czech cities, climb a tower to get a nice view and learn a bit about the city's history. But this tower provides a really great view of the southbohemian pearl.

Thank Jakub Z
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

By far the best place to see the entire town with couple stops on the way up, so that you can check the history of the tower, old bells etc.

Thank Vlada J
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting landmark. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with small children or mobility issues. The stairs are very steep and even worse when wet. Everything is in good condition it is just very steep. View from top is amazing and well...More

Thank Jennifer P
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