Time to explore the beauty of Czech Republic again! Ready to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Český Krumlov?
Along the Vitava river, this little town and its Gothic palaces are filled by history.
Most of the architecture of the old town and castle dates from the 14th through 17th centuries and when you wonder through its narrow street, it is impossible to not fall in love with the many particulars that characterize this place.
Great view ah? Drone? Nope. This view was taken from here, where you see people standing:
Český Krumlov Castle is unusually large for a town of its size, indeed, within the Czech Republic it is second in extent. Inside its grounds are a large rococo garden, this extensive bridge over a deep gap in the rock upon which the castle is built, and the castle itself, which in turn consists of many defined parts dating from different periods.
It is now a major holiday destination, with high numbers of tourists from Europe and from Asian countries such as China and Japan (especially, considering most of the signs are in those languages!).
At night though, the city becomes silent, all the tourists are gone and you feel like living into medieval times. It’s very fascinating, but sometimes even a bit too much. Maybe because of this unusual atmosphere, Eli Roth set his controversial torture horror movies, Hostel and Hostel 2 in this place. Check pics below to try to imagine that feeling:
Anyway, apart from this little digression, be sure to visit one of the many restaurants that are in the area. They are incredibly good (and cheap) – just forget about veggies: the house dish is always barbecue! Personally recommended is Krčma Šatlava – he’s going to grill on the spot for you.
See you to the next one!