Czech Republic
Cesky Keumlov

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  • Day64

    Český Krumlov

    August 9, 2017 in Czech Republic

    We joined a group for a free walking tour of the town this morning. It was a great way to learn more about the town's history and culture and to hear some of its legends. The tour guide walked through most of the town including the castle. The rest of the day was spent wandering around the town and down by the river enjoying a drink or two. The meal tonight was memorable - at a restaurant recommended to us (thanks Liz) - a medieval barbecue cellar. So popular you have to book and they have several sittings in one night. We got in at 9:00pm. Had the mixed grill of pork, beef and chicken served with potatoes, dips and potatoe pancake which was delicious.Read more

  • Day53

    Castle & town Cesky Krumlov

    August 9, 2017 in Czech Republic

    In the morning we did a walking tour of the town and up to the castle. This is the 2nd biggest palace complex in Chez R after Prague Castle. The town and castle here are world heritage listed and wonderfully preserved with frescoes on many of the buildings. Town is on the winding Moldau River with hundreds of people canoeing down- only one way due to the Rapids.Read more

  • Day63

    Český Krumlov

    August 8, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Český Krumlov is definitely a must-see! It has kept its architectural heritage intact thanks to its non-involvement in wars over more than several centuries. With its cobbled streets and coloured fresco buildings at every turn my camera got a good workout.
    Krumlov translates to crooked meadow, named because of the way the River Vltava meanders around the town. There were at least 30 rafts going down the river at any one time from morning to early evening - there are two man-made rapids along the river which makes rafting a lot of fun. Restaurants and/or pubs dotted along the river creates a very relaxed holiday feel and there are plenty of us here!
    Its 13th Century castle has Gothic, Renaissance and baroque elements, an 11-hectare garden and an original 17th-century baroque theater.
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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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  • Day11

    Sep 10 - Prague to Kumlov

    September 10, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Travel day today. Breakfast at hotel. Took bus to Prague depot. Caught bus to Kumlov. Three hour ride. Half hour walk with luggage to our hotel. It was rough over the cobblestone road. Beautiful room and surrounding area. Took a 1 hour walk in the rain then had dinner across the street.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Okres Český Krumlov, Okres Cesky Krumlov, Cesky Keumlov, مقاطعة تشيسكي كروملوف, Чески Крумлов, Districte de Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov, Distrikto Český Krumlov, District de Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov-i járás, Չեսկե Կրումլովի շրջան, Distretto di Český Krumlov, ჩესკი-კრუმლოვის რაიონი, Daerah Český Krumlov, Powiat Český Krumlov, Districtul Český Krumlov, Чески-Крумлов, Округ Чешки Крумлов, چیسکی کروملوف ضلع, ჩესკი-კრუმლოვიშ რაიონი

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