A Town Like A Fairytale: Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a pretty charming town located on 174 km south of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It comes from the word "Krumme Aue" in German; that is, "crooked meadow". When it is viewed from castle, it is understood that the name of the town, which is built on the meander of the Vltava River, which is twisty, is why it has taken this name.

In Latin documents, Cesky Krumlov, nicknamed Crumlovia or Crumlovium in 1253, has been started to be mentioned with its current name in 1309. The town that has reached today with its own unique texture since those years, has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992. 

Walking in the streets of the city, as if takes people back a few hundred years. When i happened to pass by this cute little town which I often encounter on the internet, i could predict more or less what I will feel. Here was a place like remains in the old days.

As the streets of the town come alive with new days, pulsed with tourist crowds, although my these feelings have been slightly reduced. Cesky Krumlov is a place in the taste of a medieval town-like. It is possible to go almost everywhere of the town by walking. 

On paved streets, cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops with beautiful decorations have been lined up. Although shopping does not enter into the domain of our interest at all, the shops are more appealing than the other. It is necessary to add a large number of museums to this.

Český Krumlov, Czech Republic's first place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, with its restored buildings, from the gray and devastated times of communist negligence, has turned into a place fascinating beauty and close to perfection by rebirthing. Most people come here from Prague for a day or a night stay.  It is not get enough of watching the castle looking at the city from above. Today I felt the same excitement although I had gone out 2 times during the day.

The beauty of nature which is in full harmony with the works of the architects, which the human hand created, was standing in front of me. The flowing voice of the Vltava River crowning this beauty is still in my ears. It's like a fairytale, is not it? To get lost in the quiet alleys of Cesky Krumlov without a hurry, to feel the history under the feet, is the most beautiful of understanding the soul of this place. I did this.

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