Ceské Budejovice is located in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, at the confluence of the Vltava and Malše rivers. It is perhaps best-known as the birthplace of the Budweiser beer -- a pale lager which has been brewed here since the thirteenth 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 and the 16th-century Black Tower, which affords great views of the town from a height of 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.