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Town of Jindřichův Hradec

The town of Jindřichův Hradec is located in a countryside that gradually turns from the ponds of the Třeboňská pánev into the hilly horizons of the Křemešnická vrchovina and the Czech Canada. It is a town with rich history, located near the Austrian border, between Bohemia and Moravia. A geographical attraction is that the fifteenth meridian goes right through the centre of the town.

Municipal coat of arms Flag of the town
Municipal coat of arms Flag of the town

Municipal Office of Jindřichův Hradec

Klášterská 135/2 e-mail: meu@jh.cz
377 01 Jindřichův Hradec www.jh.cz
Cadastral area: 74,27 km²
Number of inhabitants: 22 441 (11.12.2009)
Geographic latitude: 49° 9' N
Geographic longitude: 15°00' E

The oldest part of the town with the castle is reflected in the waters of two ponds called the Vajgar and the Malý Vajgar (Small Vajgar), which are fed with water from the Hamerský brook and from the left tributary stream of the Nežárka River, which flows through the city and through the local region.
In 1961, the historical centre of the town was declared a historical monument centre. The historical centre includes a unique and well-preserved castle complex and its subsequent serf town. The town of Jindřichův Hradec has developed thanks to the wealth of its owners, who often held the highest political and social positions in the country. The campus of the Castle (the second largest after Prague Castle and Český Krumlov) speaks about the power of the Hradec Lords. The town of Jindřichuv Hradec used to be a very important trading and clothing centre and in the mid-17th century, it was the second largest city in Bohemia, right after Prague!
Since 1994, Jindřichův Hradec is considered a town with universities. For example, the Faculty of Management of the Prague University of Economy is located here.

In addition to the architectural monuments, the citizens of Jindřichův Hradec can boast about several other unique monuments:

During the year and especially during the tourist season (May-October) you can visit not only the castle and many museums, but also a number of concerts, festivals and exhibitions.