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Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

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Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

After spending 5 days in Prague, my wife and I will be driving down to Cesky Krumlov. Is there a picturesque small town / village on the way where one could spend the day, sleep over, and leave for Cesky Krumlov the following morning? Ideally, the stop over spot would be on the way to Cesky Krumlov, but if it's very scenic, we would be ok with a short (like 30 minutes) detour to get there.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

The drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov usually takes only about 2.5 hours. Some speedy people make it even faster. It might be better to spend more nights in Cesky Krumlov so that you do not have to change lodgings too many times and then explore the lovely surrounding countryside from there.

Perhaps someone else will give you ideas for a place where to sleep on the way but I would not do it that way.

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2. Re: Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

I agree, it's only 2 to 3 hours drive, so easily done in a half a day. The following are interesting places to stop on or slightly off route.

Tabor - www.taborcz.eu/en/vismo/dokumenty2.asp…

Trebon - http://www.mesto-trebon.cz/en/

České Budějovice (lovely arcaded town square in CZ) - c-budejovice.cz/en/stranky/welcome-page.aspx

Hluboka nad Vltavou (Stunning gothic castle) - http://infocentrum.hluboka.cz/en/

Holašovice (Unesco world heritage site) - en.czech-unesco.org/holasovice/introduction/

A bit further afield

Prachatice (wonderful sgrafitto and renaissance centre) - http://www.prachatice.cz/n_pamatky.html

Jindřichův Hradec - http://www.jh.cz/

and further afield still, but in my opinion also worth a detour,

Telc - http://www.telc-etc.cz/telc/?lang=DE

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3. Re: Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

You must see Hluboka, as stated above. It is absolutely beautiful!

And the capital of South Bohemia (Jižní Čechy), Ceske Budejovice, is a favorite of mine. After Prague was ruined by "too much capitalism", when the wall came down, I find myself spending most of my time here. It is still "true Czech".

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4. Re: Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

Thanks Clairejerry - that's a lot of options and neatly organized in terms of being on the way or a little off. Really appreciate it. I'm going through all the links :-)

Castleblanca, a place that's "true Czech" is what I was looking for - so thanks a ton for your recommendation!

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5. Re: Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

What does that mean "true Czech" ? Trebon, Prachatice and Jindrichuv Hradec can all be called "true Czech" but Ceske Budejovice does not have more than a lovely square, a few streets around it and the Budvar beer going for it in my experience. I half grew up in Ceske Budejovice so I know it really well but I would never call it "true Czech" unless I wanted to offend the Czech people.

I am sometimes asked to give a guided tour of Ceske Budejovice and there is really not that much to show to visitors (there are a few lovely things of course but it has really been destroyed in WWII).

Edited: 25 April 2012, 16:14
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6. Re: Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

OK, I apologize to Ceske Budejovice. It has its own beauty and it is not as touristy as Prague or Cesky Krumlov (of course there is a reason why it is not given its proximity to Cesky Krumlov).

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