Czech castles

Czech castles

We took a trip to the Czech Republic in October, but I'm still not convinced it wasn't all a figment of my imagination. Between the castles and the countryside, it felt like we were in a fairy tale. That's going to be a recurring theme of our travels, so without further ado, here are some castles...

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Prague Castle - this is the largest castle complex in the world. I'm not sure how much more I can add to that. Our first glimpses of it were from across the Vlatava River (pictured above), and the next day we made our way over to wander around the grounds for a bit. 

 St. Vitus Cathedral sits mightily within the castle complex. 

St. Vitus Cathedral sits mightily within the castle complex. 

 View from the castle gardens. 

View from the castle gardens. 

State Castle Český Krumlov - Chris and I were pretty obsessed with the way the name of this town sounded, so we were fans before we got there. We learned that Cesky means Czech/Bohemiam, and Krumlov comes from a word that means 'crooked meadow.' I'm done being the dad from My Big Fat Greek Wedding now, but word origins can be cool.

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The number of tourists that visit 'ole C.K. definitely exceeds the town's population, so while it's no secret, it still looks and feels very unique. It's one of those places where you keep taking pictures as if everything is going to up and leave and you don't want to miss your chance to get a good shot. After learning about it's cool history and confirming that the beer was solid, we left as bigger fans, especially since we could pronounce the name (we think). 

One more because three is an oddly even number...

Karlštejn Castle - the town was not quite as charming as Český Krumlov, but the castle was sweet. It's perched up on a hill and looks majestic from every angle. The views from the top are also beautiful.

This fairy tale ain't over. I'll post more from Czechia after our Friendsgiving holiday trip.

Marches de Noël

Marches de Noël

A château a day

A château a day