We got a rental while we were in Prague so we could leave the motorhomes at the campsite and have a look around. One of the planned outings if you like, was to Cesky Kumlov which is 150k’s southwest of Prague.
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It is now a UNESCO protected World Heritage site.
We set off about 9am and after a stop or two along the way, we arrived at Cesky Kumlov. The town was established in the 1400’s and was then German. Most of the buildings in the town were built in the 1500’s due to a discovery of Gold by the castle.
The town is built on what is almost an island by the course of the fast flowing river that almost completely surrounds it. The castle was closed on the day we were there as it was Monday. I’m not quite sure how that works but never mind.
There were a few bus load of tourists there but nothing like other places we’ve been to. We had a great meal in a restaurant by the river and walked around the village.
A stunning wee town and if it wasn’t for the local knowledge of Gary and Dianne, we would never have known about it. A great day out. Thanks guys.
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Great place. We loved it and also had a nice meal at a restaurant looking over the river.
It’s cool reading other people’s travels tales that are similar to our own.
Happy travels Jan
I’m glad you’re enjoying the piccies.
Looks wonderful – we are enjoying tagging along.
As for “closed on Monday” National Trust and probably other attractions in England do that too, as we found out after driving a long distance to visit Sutton Hoo on a Monday. Most annoying, especially when your time is limited.
It was still good to see. We wouldn’t have know about it if it wasnt f
Went to that town last July , the visit through the castle is superb, up to the top of tower in your photos the look down on the river and township is something …loved the place.. Ross K
Isnt it just the the most beautiful little town? To be recommended to anyone going to the Czech Republic. Our daughter-in-law pointed
us in that direction and we are so pleased she did. We visited independently in 2005 and returned when on an Eastern Europen tour in 2008.
We’re just so lucky that we had the local knowledge of Dianne and Gary otherwise we would never have seen it.
Nice Town, Great Country
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