Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic is a picturesque medieval town that dates back to the 13th century and is straight out of a fairytale. Its name means ‘crooked meadow’ which is befitting as the town is nestled in a sharp bend of the Vltava River. It also comes complete with a castle on a hill towering over the quaint old town which boasts a collection of beautiful old buildings and a confusion of cobbled alleyways.
There are several small museums and local galleries to explore here. Alternatively, you can explore the castle and its fabulous Masquerade Hall or climb the tower for aerial views of the town. You can also spend the afternoon cycling across the rolling hills of the countryside while enjoying the scenery or canoeing on the river that winds right through the center of Cesky Krumlov. Visit the Cesky Krumlov brewery for a glimpse of the brewing tradition that has existed in this town for hundreds of years.
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