Český Krumlov is one of the fairytale cities to visit in Europe. It’s situated at the South Bohemian region of the Czech Republic, and is around 4 hours by bus from the capital city Prague. Having visited the city in the month of October, I am here to give you all an honest review of my experiences in this beautiful city.
I was in Prague for a long weekend and just when I made up my mind about Prague being the best European city in my experience, Český Krumlov happened. I went to Český after reading a lot of positive reviews about the city and hence went with a very high expectation. I am so glad to say that the place was much more than what I expected. It was no less than a fairytale town that almost all of us grew up watching in the movies. I went to the city in October and the weather was really cold, but if you’re layered with decent number of clothes, you are sorted. 😉
I traveled from Prague to Český by bus which took around 4 hours to reach and let me tell you about the moment I got off the bus, the view boy, the view was to die for and believe me when I say, “I am not exaggerating! No, not even a bit.”
Let’s now talk about the things to do:
- The Český Krumlov Castle
You can see a part of the Castle right after you get off the bus as this castle is second largest castle in Czech after the Prague Castle. Having seen a lot of castles, I can undoubtedly say that this is one of the unexceptionally unique one because of the patterns and the colours in it exterior. This undoubtedly becomes one of the must visit places in Český. Have a look yourself. 🙂
- The Local Beer
“Went to a new place and not tried its local beer?! That’s completely unacceptable.” I must admit that I am not a Beer Person but I intend to try it every now and then, especially from a new place. I would suggest you to try fresh Eggenberg beer which I personally found to be of a very decent taste. It worked for me, might not for you, but you can always choose from other variety and see what suits your taste. 🙂
- The Amazing Views With The Bohemian Feel
As much as you’ll love the place, the most fun part is to sit and enjoy the insane view of the city. Some of the points where you can go are: Český Castle Tower, Český Cloak Bridge and Seminární zahrada.
- Rafting on the Vantala River
Yes, it’s possible!
I didn’t try rafting myself but saw a couple of tourists enjoying the fun activity in a group while it was drizzling a little. If you’re up for some fun activities, go dive into it. 😉
That’s all about my experience of Český Krumlov. Even if this city is not in your plan and if you’re visiting Prague, I would suggest you to go for at least a day trip to Český from Prague. Trust me, you won’t regret. Enjoy and Take Care. Until next time! 🙂