Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

After leaving Prague, I spent 2 days in Cesky Krumlov, in the south of the Czech Republic. It’s a tiny little town squeezed inside a tight U-bend in a river. It boasts a castle, a charming old town, and great beer! I enjoyed seeing a little more of the Czech Republic outside the hustle and bustle of Prague.

Below are a few pictures of the town, surrounded by the snake-like river.

Here are a few more pictures of the old town. As I said, it’s very charming.

The main square had the cutest little Christmas market while I was there. There aren’t a ton of booths, and the tree isn’t quite straight, but it was cute and much more cosy than the ones in Prague.

There is a castle on a cliff overlooking the old town. There were even bears in the pit beneath the drawbridge!

I visited a Marionette Museum which was really adorable and also informative. Marionettes are popular throughout Southern Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. They are often used for telling fairytales and myths.

I tried a delicious beer while I was here. It’s brewed by Eggenberg, right in town. It’s nice and dark and smokey but not too heavy. I need to figure out where I can buy this in Madrid or Seattle! You can read more about it here.

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Please enjoy the rest of my pictures!

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This entry was posted on February 10, 2014 by in Culture, Czech Republic, Food, Photos, Traditions, Travel, UNESCO and tagged , , , , .
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