Cesky Krumlov: a Must-See in the Czech Republic!

| October 16, 2015

Cesky Krumlov was just supposed to be an overnight pitstop on #3genRT, the 3-generation road trip with my mother and my daughter. I found the place doing my usual random “wonder what’s along this route?” map search. We had no expectations; I was just driving my mother through the Czech Republic to give her a feel for a different part of Europe. Well, I don’t know the last time I was truly surprised by a place.

Views from this castle were spectacular

Views from this castle were spectacular

 

Cesky Krumlov lies in southwest Prague, just over the borders of Germany and Austria. It’s got old world charm, mixed with an artsy-fartsy Bohemian vibe.

cesky krumlov czech republic

 

Shops sold handcrafted items such as wooden toys, puppets, paintings, jewelry, and more. A 13th-century castle watches over the town, which sits in the nook of a river bend. It’s simply marvelous.

cesky krumlov czech republic puppet marionette

Here are just a few pictures from our overnight visit. I enjoyed it so much we’re returning in December for the Christmas Market!

 

cesky krumlov czech republic

cesky krumlov czech republic

cesky krumlov czech republic

a courtyard in the castle

Oddly enough, a bear pit in the moat of the castle?

Oddly enough, a bear pit in the moat of the castle?

Town was filled with Czech treats, crepes, restaurants, bakeries--no lack of yumminess!

Town was filled with Czech treats, crepes, restaurants, bakeries–no lack of yumminess!

cesky krumlov czech republic

I love, love, loved this town!

 

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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