Jindřichův Hradec

Czechia

Jindřichův Hradec is a town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has approximately 21,500 inhabitants and is the capital of the Jindřichův Hradec District.

Sights

The town castle and palace is the third largest in the country after those in Prague and Český Krumlov. It covers 3 hectares (7.4 acres) and contains 320 rooms. More than 10,000 works of art and a similar number of books may be found there.

The district museum, which is in a Renaissance building that was once the Jesuit seminary appeared in the town in 1882 and is one of the oldest regional museums in Bohemia. The most well-known item in the museum is the Kryza, the largest mechanical Christmas manger scene in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • Preserved Jewish Cemetery (dates back from 15th century)
  • The Church of Ascension
  • The Chapel of Saint Mary Magdalene
  • The Church of Saint John the Baptist with the nearby building that once housed minorite monks and was later an infirmary
  • The Church of the Most Holy Trinity
  • The Church of Saint Catherine
  • The Church of Saint James
  • The Church of Saint Wenceslas
  • Houses in the marketplace (Friendensplatz) with the pristine Gothic town hall

Notable people

Contact

Jindřichův Hradec
email
podatelna@jh.cz
address
Klášterská 135 / II, 377 01 Jindřichův Hradec
phone
+420 384 351 111