Saturday, April 23, 2011

Castle Krumlov

Krumlov Castle Tower and surrounding wall : Český Krumlov, CZ

Tromp l'oeil in the castle grounds : Castle Krumlov : Český Krumlov, CZ

The must-see site in Krumlov is its castle. Built in the 13th century, the castle has been beautifully preserved and maintained. Ticket prices for tours inside the castle seemed a bit steep, so we didn't go inside, but the frescoes, sgraffito, and tromp l'oeil on the outside walls, as well as the gardens and courtyards, were lovely enough. For a few Czech crowns, you can go up to the top of the castle's dominant tower and enjoy a beautiful view of Krumlov and the surrounding countryside, complete with Soviet-style block housing on the outskirts! The weather wasn't that great while we were there, so these pictures are a little dull.

Jar-Jar Binx a la Krumlov?! : Český Krumlov, CZ

Sgraffito and tromp l'oeil : Castle Krumlov : Český Krumlov, CZ

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 4/11

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