The Magical Český Krumlov

After decades of neglect, during the communist years, the fairy-tale castle and town of Český Krumlov is once again radiant. The restored heritage buildings lining the narrow cobbled streets are now charming restaurants, boutique hotels, museums and artisan shops basking under the shadow of the towering fortress.

Since being designated a Unesco’s World Heritage site in 1992, Český Krumlov has grown in popularity to be second only to Prague as Czech Republic’s busiest tourist attraction. During in summer months it can feel like a cross between an Orlando theme park and a renaissance fair with street performers filing every corner. Visiting in the spring or fall and the town will be somewhat less crowded and little more charming. Arguably the most enchanting time of all can be found in the winter with the castle and town blanketed in snow as smoke lazily rising from countless chimney... 

 

 

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