Monday, January 28, 2013

Backpack Day 4 - Cesky Krumlov =]

Awesome breakfast will kick start another wonderful and exciting day.

There we began our adventure to explore the small town. I would really think it would be a great loss if we didn't visit this town. I personally love the naivety of this small town.
Lovely CK

The town centre
Main entrance of CK
Various souvenir shops
Walking through the alley,  there's lots of souvenir shops, cafe and museums. And of course, across the bridge, there's the place where the famous Cesky Krumlov Castle lies. The Castle is one of the main tourist attractions in the town,ranks among the most important historic sights in the central European region

Many tourists would be traveling from Prague early in the morning just to pay this Castle a visit. By noon, the quiet and peaceful small town would be flooded by tourists busting with excitements.

CK Castle
The mighty complex of the castle is erected on the rock promontory which has been sculpted by the Vltava river from the southern side and by Polečnice stream from the northern side. The castle towers proudly above the refined Renaissance and Baroque burgher architecture of the town below. The town, together with the magnificent Church of St.Vitus and the complex of the castle, creates an unique feature of the whole region. Like a precious pearl, the town of Český Krumlov is situated in the valley surrounded with the massif of Blansko Forest to the north and the undulating foothills of Šumava to the south and west.

The castle area is one of the largest in central Europe. It is a complex of forty buildings and palaces, situated around five castle courts and a castle park spanning an area of seven hectares.

This is a truly picturesque and out of a fairy tale castle that you can only expect to see in the Princesses series of Disney production.

Bird-eye view of CK from the Castle
Castle garden is another lovely place where you can see lotsa beautiful flowers. I would say its a MUST-SEE place in the Castle area.

Castle Garden

 If you really keen to have a more wholly look at this beautiful town, I would really recommend you to climb up the Castle Tower. That is the right place to have a 360 degree glance of the Cesky town.

Climbing up the tower
It was quite easy to climb up the tower, not as tough as the York Minister tower which requires lots of stamina. Haha!!

The castle area
The awesome CK town

The river and the forest
The love and the sista =]
Group photo before leaving the Castle

After the Castle, we went to explore the town bits by bits while searching for some souvenirs, of course to have lunch as well. Again, I had my favourite trdelnik  as lunch. Yumyumyum... it's best served when fresh from oven.
Yum yum =]
Talking about food, I must not forget what marked a perfect fullstop to our CK trip - a dinner in the Krcma v Satlavske ulici Restaurant, the medieval tavern with typical czech gastronomic. The indoor cave style design with cosy environment and the awesome cuisines served make us feel just too heavy hearted to leave Cesky. =[

Candle light dinner xD
Big Feast la.. i personally like the pork knee A LOT!!
Reminds me of Lumiere, the candlestick from beauty and the beast =P
De AWESOME Restaurant
The dinner marked a perfect ending to our journey in Cesky Krumlov, and there we would continue our journey to Vienna. Stay tune =]

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