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Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov © Hans Weingartz
Cesky Krumlov © Hans Weingartz

Nestled on the winding River Vltava, Cesky Krumlov's appearance has remained almost unchanged since the 18th century. This small, medieval town in southern Bohemia is a bouquet of cobbled lanes, ramshackle red-tiled roofs and colourful houses, all of which provide picture-perfect photo opportunities. Only about two and a half hours outside of Prague, Cesky Krumlov makes for a wonderful weekend trip or overnight excursion.

One of Cesky Krumlov's most famous attractions is the Renaissance-style castle on the hill, a trove of covered walkways, courtyards and terraced gardens that goes back to the 13th century. Castle visitors can expect marvellous views of the town setting. Other famous attractions include the Egon Schiele Art Centrum, the Church of St Vitus and the Czech Marionettes Museum.