|the German name for České Budějovice|
city, southern Czech Republic. It is a regional cultural and industrial centre lying amid lakes at the confluence of the Vltava (Moldau) and Malse rivers. Founded and fortified in 1265 by the Bohemian king Otakar II, the city is rich in medieval architecture and has one of the largest arcaded town squares in Europe, with the Baroque Samson's Fountain in the middle. The Museum of South Bohemia features natural science, archaeology, arts, and history of the region
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