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State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov
Being history junkies that we are, we made our way straight to the castle that dates back to the 13th century and served as the seat of the powerful Rosenburg family. The moats in castles such as this usually have crocodiles, instead this one had cuddly bears. We took a tour of the interiors, our guide was a young Czech fellow with surprisingly impeccable English. He adeptly handled most of the queries the group had. Unfortunately photography is not allowed, so you will have to see it for yourself. One and half hour replete with stories and legends, trade history with China, yes most of the things we re” Made in China ” then as well!! also heard an interesting story about the ghost of the lady in white that still appears time and again. Interesting, how people and dynasties move on and cease to exist, but their lives linger on in the everyday things such as chairs, glasses, bed, linen etc. Well then it was time to make our arduous journey up the stair to the tower.
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The morning at Prague was a pleasant one . The sun was shining and the cold winds were complementing the beauty of the surroundings. Prague involved a lot of walk through cobbled streets so we slipped into comfortable walking shoes . The first place we were taken to was the majestic St Vitus Cathedral which is a striking example of gothic and neo-gothic architecture dating back to the 12th century . For more information https://www.hrad.cz/en/prague-castle-for-visitors/objects-for-visitors/st.-vitus-cathedral-10330.After that we saw the museum of armamentarium adjacent to it and went on a walk towards the highlight of the tour , the famous Charle's Bridge . I wonder how many movies have been shot on this place and I felt blessed walking over it and soaking in the beauty of the place . With local painters lined up to paint the scenery and artists performing around every small corner , the wonderful statues . It was a sight to behold . We went on walking until we reached the town square which houses the famous Astronomical clock.The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating. Every hour the clock displays a beautiful play of puppets and the crowd just join in to watch the show. My passion for collecting wines from all over the world took me to a quaint shop with some excellent collections and amongst one I bought was the green fairy , Absinthe.Read more about it to know . The festivities were still in full flow on the town square but our hearts were getting heavier as the trip was nearing its closure .Finally the younger members of the group clubbed in to enjoy the last bit of the evening with a fantastic diner at a lovely pub plying live music . We called it a day .
About Cesky Krumlov
One can get to Cesky Krumlov by taking a train from Salzburg to Ceske Budejovice and then a bus from there, but I preferred to take a shuttle. There are a number of them - CK Shuttle, Green Shuttle etc.Half an hour into the ride and I knew I had made the right decision. We were driving through scenic landscapes, and it kept getting better as we approached Cesky Krumlov.Cesky Krumlov is small, and getting around is quite easy. Wherever you are staying, you are never too far from the main square. And the main square was where all the action was - great food and wine and music. Perfect way to ring in the new year!
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