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Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov
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Day Trip to Cesky Krumlov from Prague by Private Transfer
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Boston, MA
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“Better than Disney could have designed”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We went to Cesky Krumlov for a 24 hour visit despite being told by natives that the place was over-hyped and too touristy. To a certain extent, they were right but then again, this is an amazing place. The castle grounds, the small winding streets, the river flowing all around the town make for a fun visit. By pure happenstance, we arrived on a Monday afternoon which helped our visit alot as there are NO tours at the castle on Mondays so fewer folks were in town. By 5pm the town was quite empty and we explored the castle grounds and the town before and after a very tasty dinner at a local pub. The castle grounds are open all the time (be sure to check out the bears in the moat) and at night are very dramatic with the lights. Walking the tight, winding streets full of such old houses made us feel like we had gone back in time. On Tuesday morning we were on the first available English tours of the castle and leaving the town at noon just as the place was becoming very full of tourists.

Visited September 2013
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“A place to visit”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We went to Cesky Krumlov on a one day trip from Prague. It was a long day and meant we had to rush through the castle and many other sites. We were sorry that we did not organise to spend a night in one of the many interesting looking hotels or pensions. Next time this is what I would do so I could take my time to see the place without such a rush as there is so much to see.

Visited September 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Astonishing small town”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Cesky Krumlov is a stunning and enchanting small city which you must visit if you come to Czechia or northern Austria or south of Bavaria in Germany. It will surpass your expectations - you can enjoy visiting its fantastic castle and the adjoining garden, but what you will love mostly is the view of the castle from the river Vltava, in German known as Moldau, or from several other great view points. And you will love walking through many narrow and twisting streets encompassing many medieval houses, palaces or churches including a Jewish synagogue. And if you search a cafe or a restaurant you can do just a few steps to enter some. The selection is endless. Cesky Krumlov simply hardly finds a competition among all European small old cities.

Visited September 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Very cool place to visit.”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Medieval town that is real and not too touristy. You can walk around like you are in the middle ages but with good restaurants and beer places. Excellent kayaking. The bad would be the few smokers (that you get everywhere) and that they castle is keeping bears in a bear pit.

Visited September 2013
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Sumperk, Czech Republic
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“A town from the dream”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Small medieval town located on the river Vltava in the south of Bohemia. Small old houses, amazing castle, lot of typical pubs, galleries, shops. Extraordinary experience. Something you must see. The only thing I dislike - maybe too much tourists?

Visited August 2013
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