Trip Start Jun 03, 2010
154Trip End May 28, 2011
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We drove south from Prague… nothing special about the drive… some motorway and then two lane highway, rather stop and go through the towns.
As we arrived in Krumlov wecircled round the north of the town and heade out west toward where we understood campgrounds to be, but did not find anything within 10 kms. However, we had noticed some RVs in a parking lot just near the entrance to the old town, so headed back in. Sure enough, it is a city parking lot that takes RVs overnight, for a great sum of just around $10, and it was a 3 minute bike ride into the town!
Cesky Krumlov is one of the most compact and authentic small towns in all of Europe
We did do the castle tour, which was very interesting. The castle was still decorated and furnished from the 17th C, with some wonderful furniture and paintings.
We decided to have supper in town on the savings from the cheap campsite, we shared a “Bohemian Feast” for 2 with sauerkraut, ham, rabbit, polenta, millet, potatoe pancake and coleslaw, plus a beer each, on pottery plates, and sitting over the riverside, and the bill came to $23… so the dinner and campsite together are cheaper than some of the campsites in northern Europe.
We rode our bikes around until night fell and then had a great time riding round seeing the lights on the castle and the old town. A highlight was standing on one of the bridges watching the river and the lit up walls and castle while a group of about a dozen young people sang folk songs… just sitting informally on the curb. They might have been a youth group or womething.. not busking, just having a good time.
Have a look at the photos!
Off to Vienna tomorrow….