Introduction to the Czech Republic
Trip Start Aug 28, 2011
26Trip End Sep 19, 2011
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We passed through Austria to get to our destination and a patient gas station attendant endured my rusty and inadequate German when we filled up the car's tank and ordered a couple of cappuccinos for ourselves.
Upon arrival in Český Krumlov we quickly found a pension with a vacancy, established ourselves in our room and made a preliminary exploration of the town which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical importance and beauty
The central feature of the town is the chateau which dominates the town and was constructed in the 13th century as part of a private estate. They say it's one of the largest castles in the Bohemia area of the Czech Republic, second only to the Prague Castle. It's difficult for me to wrap my head around something like that being a private estate.
Since it was evening, we just wandered around the town, took a few pictures, found a restaurant advertising Czech cuisine for dinner then returned to our pension.