During our little weekend jaunt to Linz, Austria, we decided to have a bit of a rural road trip north into the Czech Republic. Looking at the map, we decided to head up to the old Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov, after stopping for a visit to the village of Rozmberk.
Note to literary perfectionists: After all these years, WordPress is still terrible with certain accent marks. Therefore, I’ve left those out of the town names here. I’m trying to live with it – so can you. 🙂
Set upon the Vlatava River in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, the historic center of Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 13th century. Old school.
The castle itself is one of the largest castle complexes in the entire country, second only to the big boss up in Prague. The town only has around 14,000 people, but gets a lot of tourists due to its UNESCO status, charming architecture, and a seemingly endless amount of kayakers and canoeists who run through town on the Vlatava during the summer season.
We drove instead of paddling, popping into town for a midday walk around the historic center. Of course, we stopped at a restaurant for some delicious (and reasonably priced) Bohemian fare that made us feel a bit royal. Lamb shank and a vista over the town square, good sir? Why, certainly.
While we had no idea just how many tourists from across the globe we’d be dodging, we still had quite an enjoyable visit to this quant-ish town and highly recommend it if you’re ever in the area. After a few hours of walking and gorging, we headed south out of town and back across the Austrian border. And so it was.
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