Major cities are an extraordinarily wonderful way to see the world, but I’m always most fascinated by those hidden treasures. That centuries old village or teeny-tiny city off the beaten path explored far less often than its neighboring capitol or overpopulated tourist trap. I had never heard of Cesky Krumlov before Laura suggested it as the ideal place to take a few days for downtime on our way to Prague. After a week of wedding excitement, and a few days of back-to-back exploration, having a bit of time on our journey to just relax and recoup sounded more than ideal.

Upon arriving to Cesky I was in utter amazement – it was like nothing I had ever seen before. I had heard many times before how amazing the Czech Republic was (Prague in particular) but this little city about two hours south of Prague just took my breath away. Cobblestone streets curving up & down and rounding about all securely tucked underneath the watchful eye of one of the most beautiful castles I’ve ever seen, make this place all the more charming and surreal. We spent our days casually wandering through little shops, even taking a three hour long rafting trip down the river & bike ride back to the city on our last day in an added attempt to really delve into the beauty of this enchanting place.

If you ever get the chance to visit the Czech Republic I highly recommend a visit to Cesky. Make sure to grab a trdelnik from one of the street vendors and dip your feet in the coolness of the Vltava river that circles its way around the city. Also, we rented the private triple room at the Krumlov House and it was fantastic – quiet location, affordable and a great amount of space for three people – be sure to look into it if you get a chance to visit this wonderful spot in Europe.

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12.August.2013

How charming. My brother and I will be in Prague next month and this just got added to our itinerary.

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12.August.2013

I lived in Prague for two years and Cesky Krumlov was our yearly spring retreat to spend a weekend on the river and leisurely explore the town. I’m so glad you loved it! It’s one of Europe’s many hidden treasures! Did you see the bear up at the castle? Happy summer! Love your blog.

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12.August.2013

Gorgeous! I wanted to go the Cesky Krumlov so badly when I was in the Czech Republic, but there was no time. Looks like I missed out big time. Terrific photos, lady!

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20.August.2013

I love, love, LOVED Cesky Krumlov – in May we did a Munich -> Salzburg -> CK -> Prague trip (I think those were your first 4 stops too?). It was amazing, and just got better each stop along the way!

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06.September.2013

I was in Cesky Krumlov a few weeks ago and decided it’s one of my favorite places in the world. (Next to Prague.) Such a story book town, huh? I only wish I had stayed for a long, lazy week instead of two days.

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