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Český Krumlov Castle

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  • Day27

    Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

    September 29, 2016 in Czech Republic

    It's about 8:30pm as I am writing this post waiting for Mitch to wake up from a nap. I just took one before him when we came back from our walking tour of Vienna (that we'll write about later) which made us both pretty tired. We're almost back to normal from being sick so that's good news but I think a few more naps after long days of sight seeing should do the trick.

    Anyways, I just wanted to give you all a quick update on Cesky Krumlov. We decided to jump to the Czech Republic after being in Hallstatt since it was closer to get there on the way to Vienna rather than backtrack. Since I'd already been to Prague the most popular Czech city we landed on coming to Cesky Krumlov instead because we'd read that it was a smaller Prague with less tourists and cheaper prices. We'd have to agree on the cheaper prices, Mitch was happy about his beers costing only $1.60! There were still many tourists but definitely less then Prague so Mitch was able to get a good feel for a medieval Czech city which is surrounded by a winding river. The history of the town was interesting, especially seeing the recent communist influence 25 years ago.

    Ok, time to wake Mitch up so we can head to dinner and have a traditional Austrian wiener schnitzel which I'm sure we'll post about next time!
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  • Day86

    Český Krumlov

    July 2, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Stuart finally saw a bear!! Luckily for me it was safely walled into the moat of a castle and not just hanging around in a Czech Forest..

    We were in Cesky Krumlov, a popular tourist spot due to its beautiful old town with red roofs and its Castle overlooking the town. As you will see from the photos it is quite a sight with the river running through it.

    We wandered around appreciating the architecture that seems to us to be unmistakably Czech, comparing it to other places we have been in Europe so far. Powered by the sugar of the 'trdelník' (see photo) that we ate (definitely not by the worlds smallest panini that we had previously eaten), we then climbed up to the castle grounds. Seeing the sign for "Bear Moat" I thought it must be some historical name but no, there actually was a brown bear in the Moat. As you can see from Stuart's face, he was rather pleased by this.

    You can wander all around the grounds and the beautiful gardens, where I tried and failed to climb a tree.

    We then drove back to the apartment in a sea of Skodas.. which I now know are manufactured here in Czech Republic hence every second person drives one.

    Off to Prague tomorrow x
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  • Day18

    Cesky Krumlov 37 degrees Celsius

    August 1, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Arrived here quite early so we had a full half day to explore. We familiarised ourselves with CK by shopping. I was soon tired of this and the heat so I found us a watering hole by the river for some lunch. Pilsener Urquell to wash down a light lunch. Kim went back out shopping so I stayed to savour more of the local produce- Eggenberg Pivo (beer).
    This was the local brew - the brewery was right beside our pensione.
    Kim returned very pleased with her dress purchase. Later we were to realise she left her Tiffany Heart in the dressing room.
    Home to our Pensione - Krumlov Tower.
    I went for a swim in the river joining a host of canoers, kayakers and rafters cooling off. Pasta and Lasagna dinner at Nonna Gina capped off a great day - except for Kim's heart.
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  • Day19

    Shooting Zeds and a Pub Dinner

    August 2, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Another lunch on the river this time Kim chose the restaurant (poor choice). Beer was good that's all I can say.
    Another trip back to the shop - still closed.
    A slow trudge back to the Tower for an afternoon snooze.
    5pm saw us on the river bank with a wine and a beer watching the river traffic and some local urchins jumping into a water hole.
    Off to Depo for a Chicken Schnitter and Pork Belly and Spinach - excellent.Read more

  • Day20

    Shuttle to Vienna

    August 3, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Up pretty early for a 9.50am pick up. Delicious Strudel and Cafe Americano at a quaint cafe. Vienna temps today are expected to be the highest on record.
    This trip is like a Xmas holiday drive up the north coast. Tha Austian countryside looks quite dry. and it is 36 degrees.

  • Day28

    Cesky Krumlov Castle

    October 3, 2015 in Czech Republic

    Our second full day in Cesky was pretty much a fortress day. One of the main reasons for the heritage listing, the fortress is one of the oldest and best preserved in Europe. This good fortune is mainly due to the fact that the town was never bombed in WW2. The whole town is remarkably well preserved for the same reason. The fortress was fun to wander about although to get into any of the buildings you had to take a guided tour. We did a tour of the main part of the castle which was quite interesting, but the better tor sure was through an old refurbished theatre. They had restored these old systems of pulleys and props so that scenes could be changed on stage in something like less than 2 seconds. They still use the theatre a few times a year to put on plays and they had a very interesting tour and video presentation.
    There was still plenty of time wander about a bit to find a restaurant overlooking the river to enjoy a drink or a coffee as the day drifted by. Dinner at Papa's again.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Český Krumlov Castle, Cesky Krumlov Castle, Schloss Český Krumlov, Státní hrad a zámek Český Krumlov

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