Sunday, 20 April 2008

How to get here

After the poetry of the last post, I thought I might add some pragmatic advice on how to get to Cesky Krumlov. Well let's start by how not to get here - don't come on a day-trip from Prague, you will only have time to realise that you should stay for longer! This is a beautiful time with so much to see and do, including gently sitting by the river drinking a beer and watching the world go by.

If you are coming from the UK you can fly to Prague with a low-cost airline from most British airports or you fly with Ryanair from Stansted to Linz just over the border in Austria. Then you can either rent a car and drive here. Alternatively you can catch a train from Prague changing at Ceske Budejovice train station on to the little train shown above. This little train winds its way through the Blansky Les area of outstanding beauty and around the foot of the Klet mountain. It is slow but a wonderful introduction to Cesky Krumlov. The train also makes a great way to explore the surrounding countryside as after Krumlov it proceeds to Lake Lipno and the Sumava National Park. Cesky Krumlov's station is on a hill above Krumlov and the walk down into the old town takes about 20 minutes, alternatively there are usually taxis waiting at the station. There are also buses to Cesky Krumlov from Prague.

For a website giving details of public transport tables for the Czech Republic, check out the idos website

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