Cesky Kromlov

    We stopped in at Cesky Kromlov on the way to Vienna after we had left Prague. It is a small town in the Czech Republic. Its best known for its castle which sits high on an outcrop overlooking a bend in the Vltava River.

    The town itself had come close to falling into disrepair prior to 1989, but since it has been declared a world heritage site. The town suffers from floods of the Vltava, but when we went there, most of the buildings had been restored, however a few still showed signs of neglect.

    The castle itself is impressive. Its perched on top of a rock outcrop with a multi-story bridge across a deep gap which leads to a huge formal garden. We were told the bridge was erected so the Dutchess of the castle would not have to use any stairs to go walking in the garden.


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A poppethead we drove by
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Cesky Krumlov
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Its a long way up
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Really, really far up
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The river, people were shooting the rapids
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It is a good looking castle
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With a tower
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The renovated buildings in the town
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Cesky Krumlov's main square
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An unrenovated building
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One of the streets
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View of the town from the castle
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Formal gardens on the top
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Some of the fountains in the garden
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This walkway was put in so there were no steps to the garden
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Another view of the town
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Inside courtyard of the castle
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Looking up at the castle
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Me with the castle in the background
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The castle and walkway
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Carp are the symbol of the region
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Czech-Austria border
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And back into Austria
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