České Budějovice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʃɛskɛː ˈbuɟɛjovɪt͡sɛ]; German: Budweis or Böhmisch Budweis; sometimes referred to as Budweis in English) is a statutory city in the Czech Republic. It is the largest city in the South Bohemian Region as well as its political and commercial capital, the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of České Budějovice, the University of South Bohemia, and the Academy of Sciences. It is located in the center of a valley of the Vltava River, at the confluence with the Malše.

Ceske Budejovice in The Hot War[]

On February 15, 1951, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia, partly in retaliation for the Soviet Union's attack on Elmendorf Air Force Base, and partly because Ceske Budejovice was a major transportation hub for Soviet forces.[1]


  1. Bombs Away, pg. 103-4., ebook.