Sezimovo Ústí (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsɛzɪmovo ˈuːsciː]; German: Alttabor) is a town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 7,200 inhabitants. It is located approximately 83 km south of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, and 60 km north of České Budějovice, the capital of the South Bohemian Region.
General view of Sezimovo Ústí from the west
|• Mayor||Martin Doležal|
|• Total||8.46 km2 (3.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||399 m (1,309 ft)|
|• Density||850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The first mention of Sezimovo Ústí is from 1250, which means that the town was established in the 13th century. In 1277 the town expanded because of the arrival of people from nearby Tábor which had been burnt down.
In 1939 the entrepreneur Tomáš Baťa began building a new district of Sezimovo Ústí, nowadays called Sezimovo Ústí 2. Baťa built a factory as well as accommodation and infrastructure for his employees at the factory.
Sezimovo Ústí is divided into two parts which are very closely connected and work together as one town. The history of Sezimovo Ústí 1 goes back to medieval times, while Sezimovo Ústí 2 is much younger.
This ruin of a castle is situated near Sezimovo Ústí. It is not exactly known when it was built, but it was first mentioned in 1377. This castle is an important cultural heritage site, built in Gothic style. Nowadays the ruins are accessible. It is most known for being the place where Jan Hus carried out his activities.
Villa of Edvard BenešEdit
Edvard Beneš was the second president of Czechoslovakia. This villa in Sezimovo Ústí was his favourite place of recreation, and the site of his burial. The villa and its garden on the confluence of the river Lužnice and Kozský creek are open to the public.
Sezimovo Ústí has one swimming pool. This swimming pool has an atypical cleaning system secured by special microorganisms able to reduce the dirt, eliminating the need to use chlorine or other chemicals.
The main sport clubs in Sezimovo Ústí are TJ Spartak MAS and TJ Sokol Sezimovo Ústí.
- Jan Hus (1371–1415), theologian, philosopher and reformer
- Tomáš Baťa (1876–1932), entrepreneur, founder of the Bata Shoes company and town technical school
- Edvard Beneš (1884–1948), politician, President of Czechoslovakia (1935–1938, 1945–1948)
- Václav Kaplický (1895–1982) writer, journalist and epic poet
Sezimovo Ústí is a part of the Commonwealth of towns with hussite past and tradition, along with other 11 Czech and 6 German municipalities.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
- Thierachern, Switzerland