Friday, 8 September 2017

Cesky Krumlov : A Hidden Gem in Europe

cesky krumlov

Situated 175 kms from Prague, is the town of Cesky Krumlov. It is a small and beautiful town in the South Bohemia region of Czech Republic. Cesky Krumlov is located on the banks of Vltava River, and was built below a magnificent Castle founded in the 13th century. The Bohemia region is in south western part of Czech Republic, close to the Austrian and German borders. The drive to Cesky Krumlov is very scenic. You will get a feel of the Czech countryside.  The quiet countryside feel of this town has attracted tourists from all over the world. In 1992, it was also declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Many people say that Cesky Krumlov is a hidden gem in is certainly a hidden Gem or a small Heaven on the countryside. Today, the town sees millions of tourists every year.  The growing popularity of Eastern European countries has helped this town in placing itself on the World Map.

cesky krumlov old Town

Cesky Krumlov is a small and tiny place.  The place can be explored only by foot. The design is a little similar to Venice. It takes about 5-6 hours to fully explore the town. This shows how small the place is. Main attractions include Cesky Krumlov Castle, Main Square, Old Town, Vltava River and Castle Gardens. Many tour companies organise guided walking tours which are very good. As Cesky Krumlov is a 2-hour drive from Prague, tourists explore it in a day without booking any Hotels. Cesky Krumlov has a sense of vibrancy that come from a mix of locals and a lot of tourists. It is a quiet, Breath-taking and relaxing excursion for all tourists.

cesky krumlov main square

Cesky Krumlov has a few restaurants and cafes. Mostly they serve Czech or European food. It’s hard to find any Asian or American Restaurant here. Tourists are thus advised to experience the delicious Czech Food here.  Some Restaurants are located near the River, and give you a refreshing feel of Nature while you enjoy your meal. Some restaurants are in the Main Square, also serving European Food. Though all restaurants serve European Food, some of them have a few Asian and American dishes in their Menu. For a short trip of 5-6 hours, Food is good here.

cesky krumlov castle garden

Small European towns are not at all for shopping. The place is just to enjoy some time in the lap of nature. There are some small and tiny Boutique shops and retailers with souvenirs and collectables. You can purchase one if you want, but don’t waste time in shopping. This place is a like a refreshing break from city life. Don’t expect any big branded showrooms out here. Most of the shops are owned by locals. Thus, engage in shopping only when you have fully explored the place. Instead of shopping, you should spend time clicking photographs of the scenic beauty. Photographs will be the best memory of the Town.

cesky krumlov castle garden

Getting to Cesky Krumlov is quite easy. You can either drive, take a Bus or travel by train.  The European Rail and Bus system connects the town with all the European countries. For those coming from other Continents, Prague is the nearest International Airport. Cesky Krumlov has been recently discovered as a Tourist spot. The word is spreading day by day, and tourists are flooding into the city. It is something very Unique and different, after visiting Cesky Krumlov, we can say that Small European Towns are much more beautiful than the European cities.
So, go ahead and visit this Hidden Gem of Europe…….

Vltava River in cesky krumlov

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