If you're driving, leave Prague by Highway D1 and turn off at the E55 exit (signs BENESOV, CESK&EACUTE; BUDEJOVICE). Hwy. E55 runs straight into the city of Tábor. It's a 1-hour drive. Once you're in Tábor, parking can be a problem. Try to snag a paid spot along the street as you approach the center.
Tábor is about 90 minutes by express train from Prague or close to an hour from Ceské Budejovice. The train station has a baggage check, and you can get to the center of town by taking bus no. 11, 14, or 31. From Prague, the fare is 210Kc first class, 134Kc second class.
The bus trip to Tábor lasts about 1 1/2 hours from Prague and costs 84Kc. To get to the center, it's about a 20-minute walk; go through the park and then bear right at its farthest corner to walk along trída 9. kvetna into town.
Next to the Hussite Museum, Infocentrum mesta Tábor, Zizkovo nám. 2, 390 01, Tábor (tel. 381-486-230; fax 381-486-239; www.tabor.cz), is stocked with information of all types: from maps, film, and postcards to advice about lodging, restaurants, and the best place for ice cream. The center's staff has volumes of pamphlets, phone numbers, and good advice. It's open May to September, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm; and October to April, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.
In September, the Táborská Setkání (Tábor Meeting) takes place. Each year, representatives from towns worldwide named after Mount Tábor congregate for some medieval fun -- parades, music, and jousting. The 4-day event even reenacts the historic battle of Tábor, with brilliantly clad warriors fighting one another "to the death."
For more details on the Tábor Meeting and summer cultural events, see www.tabor.cz, or contact Infocentrum mesta Tábor.
Staré mesto (Old Town) is situated around Zizkovo námestí, site of the town church and the Hussite Museum. Medieval walls surround the entire Old Town core. The Kotnov Castle, now one of the town's museums, is at the southwest corner. Outside the historic town, there's little to see in Tábor besides factories and the ubiquitous paneláky (apartment buildings) that ring most every big Czech town and city.
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