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Hotel Cernice

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Cernice 3
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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We are sure that the recently opened hotel in former Duke of Schwarzenberg estate, close to the gem of the region - Ceský Krumlov, is the right place for a peaceful holiday you’ll remember a long time after.

Relax by playing golf on the 9-hole public course attached to the hotel, take one of our bikes and ride down some of the local cycling routes or get a raft to fight all weirs down the river. At the end of the day you may calm down angling fresh water fish in our own pond nearby.

Hotel Cernice is also ready to meet special requirements of companies that organize meetings, lectures or relaxing weekends for their employees. Our training & lecturing room is fully at their disposal.

Cernice History

The very first historically mentioned building in the Cernice area was an old guard castle, whose troops patrolled the narrow border of the land of one of the Slavonic tribes , the Dudlebs. In the course of time, more and more wooden houses had been built and the village was growing continuously. Around the village church, which was founded in the second half of the 10th century by father of the second bishop of Prague, a farmstead appeared and in the beginning of the 14th century Cernice came under the custody of the monastery in Zlata Koruna (Golden Crown) . Side by side with this Cistercian monastery Cernice went through the days of its fascinating fame, power and glory as well as the days of savage and violent attacks of both local and foreign enemies. Immediately after his coronation, the emperor Joseph II. proclaimed the Cistercian order to be "extremely unuseful and unprosperous" a started to fight unforgiving for its dissolution. Although the last abbot tried hard to convince the emperor of the importance and working ability of his monks, he did not succeeded. It was by no means important that he founded cloister schools and taught his students in a modern and progressive way that J.A.Komensky had recommended and even tried to manufacture useful goods within the cloister grounds. In the year 1785 the entire cloister property, incl. the Cernice village, had been auctioned for 213 000 golden coins. Thanks to the new owner, prince Johann von Schwarzenberg, the former cloister farmstead did not disappeared but had been changed into a county farmhouse.

Hotel Restaurant Cernice was opened right in one of the buildings of the former Schwarzenberg estate. In the 19th century a village school was established in one of its parts. Local chronicles mention another important dweller of the house No.3, Mr. Karel Hrdina, the first translator of the ancient and throughout famous Kosmas chronicle.