Ceské Budejovice, located in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, at the confluence of the Vltava and Malše rivers. Best known as the birthplace of the Budweiser beer; a pale lager, which has been brewed here since the 13th century and inspired similar lagers such as the popular American brand of the same name. Premysl Otakar II Square, at over 200,000 square feet in size, is one of the largest town squares in the country outside of Prague. Just off the square, you will find St. Nicholas Cathedral, a 16th-century Black Tower, which affords great views of the town from over 230 feet. A ten-minute car ride from town, you will find the royal castle built for the King of Bohemia Otakar II, Hluboká Castle, which is considered one of the most breathtaking castles in the country. Holasovice is a well-preserved example of a traditional central European village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where a large number of outstanding 18th and 19th century vernacular buildings in a "South Bohemian folk Baroque" style.