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Arriving in Český Krumlov and wandering through the cobbled streets is quite literally like stepping into a fairytale. The town’s location on a bend in the Vlatava River in the hills of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic only enhances this.
It is a slightly less likely destination in the winter months, but with far fewer tourists this time of year can be even more beautiful and intriguing: Imagine…mulled wine in cosy bars; horse riding or hiking in the hills of Bohemia; enjoying delicious, hot garlic and cheese soup; or sinking into some cushions and sipping tea in the Dobra Cajovna Tea House.
Overlooking the town is an imposing 13th century castle with magical views over the orange tiled roofs of the Old Town and on this chilly winter’s day in February we wandered the Český Krumlov Castle grounds and had the place more less to ourselves. Across the river in the delightful Old Town, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings decorate the streets.
A stroll through the exterior of the Český Krumlov Castle and the gardens and courtyards won’t cost you a cent but visiting the interior of the castle is only possible on a guided tour.
Český Krumlov has become something of a tourist ‘mecca’ and I imagine this kind of solitude would be difficult to come by in the more densely populated summer months.