Thursday, May 3, 2012

Prague Holiday - Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov town is THE tourist trap of Czech Republic.  Tanya and I want to spend at least three days there on our next trip.  The entire old city is a UNESCO world Heritage site, complete with humongous castle and associated building and hundreds of beautiful old buildings now all converted to eating, drinking, sleeping and shopping establishments.

The castle was built to defend the southern borders of Bohemia.  It is the second largest noble residence after Prague castle. Of course we never actually got inside it.  Next time. For history and pictures see UNESCO link above.

Oxbows in the river act as natural moats
Approaching the castle from parking lot

On the inside from a bridge

Closer view of the river side of the castle
Looking over the town in the centre oxbow
Looking back towards the castle

Lovely old buildings
Narrow streets

Restored original decorative paintings

And cannons!!!!


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