Strakonice

Strakonice is a town in the South Bohemian Region.  Strakonice can be found on the confluence of the gold-bearing Otava River and the Volyňka River.

In the past Strakonice was a town founded by a feudal lord and its history is thus linked to the House of Bavors, who were replaced by the Knights of Malta in the early 15th century.

Since the 19th century Strakonice was a main production site for fez hats and it also became an industrial center known for its motorbikes and hand guns.

Strakonice is also well known for a brewery called: DUDÁK – Měšťanský pivovar Strakonice, a.s., located nearby the castle. The Strakonice Burghers’ Brewery is the last brewery in the Czech Republic to still be owned by a town. The tradition of beer brewing has been linked to the rich history of the Otava River region since 1649.