I’d say we’ve travelled fairly well in the winter months over the past few years, but were I to pick 3 highlights in this time, it would have to be our rail travels in Japan, and maybe our winter road through the Scottish Highlands, then there’s that time in Cesky Krumlov in winter snow. This highlight, at the time, came during a rather extensive winter road trip itinerary covering 8 countries in East Central Europe, when we arrived through the remote Šumava mountains and Bohemian Forests to find Cesky Krumlov blanketed in
At the time we had 2 already nights booked in a 2 bedroom apartment (Cesky Krumlov Hotels here) in the historical centre of the city, for just £30 quid a night (Residence Muzeum Vltavínů). We would be right next to the main square, in a building that doubles as a museum. So it is just ridiculously cheap for accommodation in Cesky Krumlov in Winter.
But getting there can be a tricky, as the historical centre of Cesky Krumlov (Unesco zone) is almost entirely pedestrianized, meaning we had to park outside in one of three large car parks, where we paid for 2-days of parking and left the road trip behind.
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Cesky Krumlov is a compact and easy to navigate
Cesky Krumlov in Winter
Cesky Krumlov is well-known as a major tourist destination in summer, yet, at the same time, it is almost void of visitors in winter. Which may be due to its far-flung location and just lack of people travelling these routes at this time of year. And while we obviously arrived by car on a road trip, there are otherwise a handful of train and bus routes from Prague to southern Bohemia and Cesky Krumlov in winter (between 2-3 hours). In short, it is the perfect winter getaway, if you can get there.
So with Cesky Krumlov’s obvious tourist status we expected it to feel somewhat themed and tacky in parts, but this is not true; where the castle, heritage buildings, and architecture, are well-preserved, and the historical centre still feels left behind in its Bohemian past.
Cesky Krumlov was easily the highlight of our 8 country road trip, where it brought together everything we had hoped from it. It had the rustic medieval surroundings, it had the perfect snowfall, and, with prices near half that of previous destinations in Germany and Austria, it was just extremely cheap. We
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