I suppose most of the foreigners are visiting just Prague when in Czech Republic. Well if you have some spare time I can really recommend you to visit also little town called Český Krumlov which is located in the south. I was there already twice and loved it! Once I have been there in summer and once in winter time (February). Of course – the city is beautiful in every season but I have to say I enjoyed my winter stay there much more. Without a heatwaves and crowds of tourists. The town is tiny, I dare to say one day stay without spending a night there is enough to enjoy it. But I wanted to give my boyfriend for Christmas relaxing weekend outside of Prague, so I’ve booked for one night lovely room in Castle Apartments.
You can get there comfortably from Prague for example by direct bus (RegioJet) in three hours and journey costs approx. 7 Eur. We do not have a car so we choose places to visit in the Czech Republic on the basis of good accessibility by bus / train. We arrived to the city at noon, which means time for lunch! I chose a vegetarian restaurant Laibon and was a bit disappointed, the food was pretty average ( I am probably spoiled by amazing vegetarian restaurants in Prague).
In the afternoon we walked aimlessly around the city, you need just few hours to see it all. While walking we found some magical viewpoints (after the last post from Prague you already know how much I love views!). We did also stop for coffee at the Café Egon Schiele. After the walk we went to relax for a while in the room and prepare for dinner. We booked a table at favorite restaurant in this city called Papa’s Living Restaurant and this time we were very happy with the choice! They have a great selection of food and wine, everything was delicious and the staff very pleasant and attentive.
On Sunday morning we enjoyed good breakfast in the hotel and we went to the castle! Actually just to the castle tower (of course because of the view), admission is 2 EUR and there are 162 stairs waiting for you to get to the top:) After long admiring of the view we walked around the castle grounds. The only disadvantage of visit in winter is closed Castle Garden, which is said to be very beautiful! But at least we have reason to return to Český Krumlov. I’m would love to visit the city again in autumn so hopefully once we will manage that! For lunch we chose the Czech classics – pub called Hospoda Na louži, which is interesting for its interior decorated with old style ad signs. On the way back to the hotel for luggage we have stopped for dessert at MLS Creperie, so delicious! As I read the article I just wrote – it seems that we just ate all weekend long:) The thing is we really enjoy cooking when we are at home in Prague, so we do not go to restaurants so often.But we fully compensate that during our travels 🙂
Did you ever been to this city? It feels like in fairytale, right?