Cesky Krumlov Travel Guide

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Cesky Krumlov Overview

A tiny little town tucked away in southern Bohemia within the Czech Republic, Cesky Krumlov sits on the Vlatava River, one of the most well-preserved towns in the country, a fact which has had it listed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1992. This is one of the main tourist towns in the country outside of Prague, containing a vast array of Baroque buildings and the second largest castle in the country. It is well known for its amazing architecture and historic old town, and when combined with the beautiful scenery of the surrounding countryside creates the perfect tourist haven where one can simply slip away from it all and spend weeks or months simply enjoying the simple surroundings and natural beauty.

Some have described Cesky Krumlov as a pocket-sized version of Prague, complete with plenty of Renaissance and Baroque architecture and riverside cafés and restaurants, and like the rest of the Czech Republic the buildings have been exceptionally well preserved over the years, despite the period of neglect during the Communist era. Keep in mind that this is a major tourist destination, meaning that during the peak months of July and August creates such a tangled maze of tourists that it is extremely difficult to find any space to enjoy all of the various nooks and crannies which Cesky Krumlov has to offer. The best times to come are late September or May, and the weather is definitely cooler. The old town and the castle itself are two of the major sights here, although the architecture of the overall city is part of what gives it its charm, and whether you enjoy rafting down the river, walking the streets between ancient structures, sipping coffee in one of the many cafés, or tasting the famous Czech cuisine, wine, and beer, it really doesn't get any better than this.

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