Our short summer-trip led us finally to old cities of Bohemia on our way back home to Berlin. So we have  stayed finally at Budweis and Cesky Krumlov for a night and a day, enough time for collecting some interesting and nice street-impressions while loafing through these towns.

Old houses at Cesky Krumlov

Specially decorated distribution box for electricity

Greened facade and door

Strange advertisement for an art-gallery at Budweis

Former Austrian Emperor hanging over the bar at Restaurant Schwejk in Cesky Krumlov

Medieval watch-tower in Budweis at midnight

Market-place of Cesky Krumlov

 Fashion outlook in a shop’s window

The lovely studio house of the Austrian painter Egon Schiele at Cesky Krumlov

Egon Schiele, Stadtende (Häuserbogen III), 1913

Hardly any other place inspired Egon Schiele as much as Cesky Krumlov, one of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in Europe and an architectural jewel of first order. Despite the really too many tourists today, you still find very quiet and inspiring places in the city or optionally just make a surprising rafting tour on  Vitava river around the beautiful and impressive city. 

Vitava River is usually a calm place for rafting, but there are also some rapids around Cesky Krumlov which require a little bit of care in order to avoid an unintended bath in the cool waters

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  1. Those are old houses! The building with the exposed masonry looks like it was either expanded or repaired after construction judging by the different colored bricks. Perhaps the balcony was added later on.

    If you don’t mind, I’ll have a Jameson Irish Whiskey please… neat! 🙂

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    1. Oh, please drink whatever you like, although I am a passionate coffee connoisseur 🙂 This added masonry looks like typical 19th century, but it does fit quite well in the medieval city. Nobody would authorize such a principal change of a historical monument today usually because the complete city of Cesky Krumlov now UNESCO World Heritage. Cheers @ Ulli

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      1. This used to be a spontaneous and unplanned visit, and due to short time just have seen one exhibition in the old synagoge where we in fact did not meet anybody else. Good reasons to return sometimes!

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  2. I was in the Czech Rep. And in particular in Cesky Krumlov, although for only 1 day, but the beauty of the city and its history were and are still striking today. Your post is very important and reveals what I have not known for the scarce time spent in the city. I really liked the post, brought cheerful memories and more knowledge. Thank you so much.

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    1. My first visit to Bohemia was in 1975 when the Cold War was still in full action. I remember to a quite dull country where people would carry their beer in big milkcans over the streets of Prague to their homes. It is such a different place today. There are many nice towns in the country which we have seen mainly in the 1990s, those days still with a more socialistic charme. Now, we have discovered also Cesky Krumlov just for 1 day like you, and it was especially very exciting and impressive to see the old town by rafting around on Vitava river for 2 hours. 🙂


  3. I loved Cesky Krumlov, Ulli, and this is a fun walkabout through the charming town. I love the “fashion outlook” and that painting of the town especially. Thanks for taking me down memory lane; I’ll be happy to link this to my August 29 post.

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    1. The story of the painter Egon Schiele and this town a bit tragical, he loved the town really, but his way of living a scandal at this small town in the early 20th century, so he spent lateron most of his time in Vienna with only short visits at Cesky Krumlov for Inspiration. The shown expressionist painting exists in many versions. Thanks for linking 🙂


  4. Great discoveries and nice photos found in the streets. When we were there, it was impossible to make nice shots due to the many visitors loafing around there.

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