- If you love castles, you won't want to miss Cesky Krumlov's World Heritage-listed castle, the second largest after Prague's. Called 'the Pearl of the Renaissance', the State Castle of Cesky Krumlov is one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe. This day trip from Prague takes you through the beautiful south Bohemian countryside to Cesky Krumlov, passing picturesque villages and ponds. The whole town of Cesky Krumlov is on the Unesco heritage list, comprising 300 historic houses, the castle and chateau. The town's fairytale red-roofed castle is surrounded by landscaped gardens, and features grand courtyards, halls and furnishings. The castle's development over the 14th to 19th centuries has been well preserved, both in layout and architectural detail. The mighty castle complex stands on a rock promontory sculpted by the Vltava River, dominating the attractive medieval town below. Together with the magnificent Church of St. Vitus, the castle is a unique feature of the entire region. The town of Cesky Krumlov is situated in a valley surrounded by the Blansko Forest to the north and the undulating foothills of Sumava to the south and west.
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