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After Istanbul, Budapest and Vienna it was time to escape crowds, traffiic and noise. What happened to our original plan to avoid cities and search out natural wonders? Even if we alternate historical cities and towns and outdoor activities it would be easier than hitting cities hard and heavy day after day of travelling. We tend to lose …
We had to use a series of trams to make it to our train station just in time to hop on our train. Our first stop of the day was in Plzen, the home of the famous Pilsner Urquell beer. After a short look around the town we headed over to the brewery for a tour. In the brewery courtyard they had a giant chessboard and all the pieces had a beer with …
... it was a long climb up and we approached over the moat, in the moat there were three brown bears. Bears have been here for centuries and there were many bear pelts on the floor of the castle. We had an excellent tour of the castle, it seems to have been owned or held for one family for a few centuries and then because of no heir going to another family. It was in private hands until 1947 when it was given to the state. We went into many rooms ...
... and right around the town, what could be restored has been. Where there was not enough remaining of the original pictures, they have been left blank, and now appear as eerie empty frames.
Christian certainly knew his stuff and every question we threw at him, he fielded it like a pro. We saw some beautiful night sights and even managed to be shown around the castle grounds at night with its ethereal lighting and lovely architecture on display.
... old town and castle dates from the 14th through 17th centuries; the town's structures are mostly in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The core of the old town is within a horseshoe bend of the river, with the old Latran neighborhood and castle on the other side of the Vltava."
We managed to dodge rain showers and toured the castle grounds that afternoon, as well as checking out the shopping opportunities. Dinner at a restaurant very ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPension Ametyst Cesky Krumlov
The Ametyst is just inside the gates of the old city. It was quiet, clean, and about a 5 minute walk into the centre of the old city. The hostess could speak English and was very helpful. I would recommend anyone to stay at this pension.
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