Europe Trip – Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

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After crossing the unguarded Austria/Czech Republic border, we felt like we had travelled in time by 20 or so years. The older shop, cars, and flaky drywalls were a sharp contrast against the modern infarstructure in Austria.

A Farming museum we happened to pass by with some very interesting machineries.

Driving a rental Opel Corsa with a 1.2L engine. The engine produced a hefty 79 horsepower and was quite a challenge passing cars on the highway.
We were relying on the top portion of an Austria Map to navigate through the Czech backroads. The roads narrow and lacking in signage and street lights. We were trying to make it to our destination before darkness falls.

Arriving in the town of Český Krumlov, a small town famous for its fine architecture and the Český Krumlov Castle. After settling in the guesthouse we went out explore around the town.

Before the sunrise we climbed up the castle overlooking the town.

With a car at our disposal, we ventured out to the nearby towns for day trip opportunities. Here we are traveling on one of the main roads heading toward Prague.
Getting lost is part of driving in this country, we would often enter a town, miss the detour and have to double-back 5 minutes later.

About 10km from ÄŒeský Krumlov is Zlata Koruna, one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in Czech Republic. The monastery was founded by Premysl Otakar II – King of Bohemia, in 1263.
Beautiful corridor adorn with details. We had to wear soft slippers to protect the flooring.

The office with some of the original furniture.

North-east of Český Krumlov is the Dívčí Kámen Castle near the Třísov village. The castle was constructed around 1350 as a military outpost, it was one of the biggest castle in the Bohemia at that time.

Visitors were allowed to explore and climb up the castle, at their own risk of course.

Lost on the way back, we found this sign in the middle of nowhere. To this day we still don’t understand what it means.

SamEurope Trip – Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

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