Písek is located right on the favorite tourist route between Prague and Český Krumlov, at the northern border of the south bohemian country. The most attractive historic thing in Písek is probably the oldest stone bridge in the middle Europe. It spans the Otava river.
The dominant feature of Písek is the Dean church birth of Mary with a 72 m high tower, which is available to visitors. Prácheň museum is located in royal castle built in early gothic style with a Knight hall still in good condition. On your walk on the parade along the Otava river and the city walls you can visit the hydroelectric power plant, the Museum of illuminating or get to the place where the Putim Gate used to be. You will get to the center to the Alšovo or Big Square through the Leoš Janáček or Fráňa Šrámek streets. At the squares you will find more sightseeing. The Information center is located at one of the courtyards behind the city hall built in the baroque style.
At the eastern side of the town there are Písek mountains with great conditions for walks, hiking or bicycle trips. Písek is an ideal starting point for one-day trips, e.g. to Orlík dam, Zvíkov castle, Orlík castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou castle, forts in Kestřany, the monastery in Milevsko or picturesque south bohemian villages. Písek offers a various selection of the cultural life, Šrámek’s theatrical Písek, the City celebration, film and folklore festivals belong to it unconditionally.
Cipískoviště has been one of the biggest actions in the past couple of years, thanks to which visitors can look forward to sculptures made of sand at the Otava river bank before the summer break.
We hope that you enjoy your time spent in Písek and that you will always like to come back.
Turist information center
The tourist information center is located on the premises of the Malt house. The information center provides visitors with the upcoming cultural, sports or social actions. You can also get a lot of promotional leaflets; buy souvenirs, books, etc.
More informations on www.icpisek.cz