Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a small medieval town a few hours by train directly south of Prague and close to both the Austrian and German borders. It has been billed as one of the most picturesque towns in Europe and word has gotten out. It is very pretty, but when I was there in late September it was packed with tourists. Prague had a lot of tourists but they were spread out. In Cesky Krumlov it was sometimes difficult to walk across the central square because of all the tour buses.

Here are some views of the town,

and the castle and it's courtyard, cellars, theater, gardens, and bear pit.

I arrived late on Tuesday and checked into the Traveler's Hostel. I toured the town on Wednesday, the castle on Thursday, and left by bus on Friday. Evenings were quiet, there was no night life that I could find. There is supposed to be good hiking in the surrounding hills but the weather didn't cooperate. A pretty place, but I wasn't all that impressed. It was too hectic to relax, too small to party. I liked my next stop, Telc, better.

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