The South Bohemian city of Prachatice was founded in the second half of the 13th century along an old trade route.
Even today you can follow an interesting trail that faithfully replicates the medieval route used to transport salt to Bohemia. The 33-kilometre trail begins near the historic city centre, where you can also visit the Church of St. James the Greater, dating from the 14th century. On the back facade of the church you can see a rare wall painting of the Crucifixion of Christ. You can tour the Old Town Hall and relax on the picturesque square beside a fountain with a Renaissance statue. Also worth a visit is the Prachatice Museum, which has the largest sundial in Central Europe.