The Charming Town Of Krumlov – A UNESCO World Heritage Site
It is difficult to explain the charm of this town Česky Krumlov. A walk through the historical center will open your eyes this beautiful old town. The cobblestone narrow streets and gorgeous little shops, supplying beautiful things at wonderful prices, and the ability to navigate this town on foot only enhances the experience. I have only been once, and will be visiting again this summer.
Cesky Krumlov is a town in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, and is bisected by the Vltava River, and most of all, dominated by its 13th-century castle.
The castle has Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements, an 11-hectare garden and an original 17th-century baroque theater. There are panoramic views of the old town and the river from the top of its round bell-tower.
The Krumlov Castle is a great medieval site, which remained untouched during the Second World War.
You can visit the castle from 08:00 – 23:00. At night, Krumlov Castle is magical, with fewer people queuing to visit. After wandering through the courtyards, you can make your way to the castle gardens for more magnificent scenery of nature. From the top you can see amazing views of the entire town.
The park stretches over a rectangular area of about 0.875 hectares surrounded by a wall.
The garden is full of statues, flowers, beautifully trimmed hedges, and trees. Great for garden and nature lovers.
Trdelník is a traditional Slovak cake and sweet pastry, originally from Hungarian-speaking part of Transylvania, Romania.
It also is known within the culinary heritages of other European countries like Hungary.
It is made from rolled dough wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix. Nowadays, Trdelník is popular among tourists as a sweet pastry in the Czech Republic.
Over the years Trdelnik has spread across the country, where it has become a popular and indispensable snack during festive occasions such as weddings or baptisms.
Over time, the recipe has deviated from its original tradition. Yeast is added when preparing the dough and to give Trdelník its volume, fragility and the form in which we know it today – that is puff pastries.
Would you like to try make it yourself? Here is the recipe.
Best Things About Our Hotel Stay – Villa Conti
Great price for such a huge room with a massive 4-poster bed! Loved the style of the furniture, big bathroom and tub. I felt like I was back in the medieval times, living right by a castle with my prince next to me.
You can hardly hear a sound from this hotel in the side street we were at.
Easy to sleep with the windows open. Staff stay out of your way unless needed.
Making Your Way Around The Town
It is a short walk form the hotel to the city. 200m to the Krumlov Castle. Since you will be out and about during your stay, make sure you have downloaded my GPS-guided travel article before you go. GPSmyCity offers amazing travel articles free of charge, so that you can read it wherever you are without having to connect to the internet. Isn’t that awesome?
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FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czech people are the world’s heaviest consumers of beer.
Czech people are mostly of Slavic descent, though some can also claim partial German ancestry, as a result of the country’s 1000 years within the Holy Roman Empire or Austrian Empire.
There are over 2,000 castles, keeps, and castle ruins in the Czech Republic, one of the highest density in the world.
The Czech Republic is the second richest Eastern European country after tiny Slovenia.
The Czech Republic is almost entirely surrounded by mountains (except to the south, toward Austria and Slovakia). Mountains mark a natural border with Germany and Poland.
Have you been to Cesky Krumlov? If not, are you inspired to visit this charming town?
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