CZECH REPUBLIC

Cesky Krumlov: A Magical Wonderland Frozen In Time

Cesky Krumlov: a magical wonderland frozen in time

Being a big defender of little towns, I’ve always found small villages undeniably charming. Their cute tinniness and a peaceful, slow pace calm my soul, soothe my heart and put a huge happy smile on my face. Cesky Krumlov — probably the most known of all the unknown “secret gems” in Eastern Europe — is famous for being cute. We’ve all heard why: the UNESCO heritage town and the second busiest tourist place after Prague, Cesky Krumlov never disappoints anybody.

So I mean, I knew it would be beautiful when I went there. But I didn’t expect this:

Cesky Krumlov

Or this:

Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic

Or this:

A phone booth in Cesky Krumlov

Located just 3 hours away from Prague (there’s a direct bus), the town is a perfect destination for a day trip. There’s not too much to see, though — a castle and a few churches, basically — so I spent most of my time there just walking along the narrow streets and enjoying the magic.

The view over gorgeous Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Over to you! What’s your favourite small town that is also frozen in time?

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  • Leanne Gorman

    So cute!

    • Olga Rabo

      I know, right? ♥

  • Looks like a gingerbread town, it’s lovely! My favorite small town in Eastern Europe would be Sighisoara, in Romania! Absolutely well preserved, seems like you went back to the 1600s!

    • Olga Rabo

      Just checked it out — looks super gorgeous! I’ve never been to Romania (yet), so thanks for the future pointer!!