Lovely Cesky Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov! I am in love! Again… After Colmar I thought I had found the highlight of the trip, but now I am really torn between these two…
When visiting the beer country Czech Republic, what better way to start the day then a tour at the local brewery?!
Dating back to 1560, the Eggenberg brewery it is one of the oldest breweries still operating. The guide walked us through the history and gave us thorough insight in the different stages of the beer production.
In the brewery garden, they were preparing for the upcoming beer festival, bringing the breweries from the close by area together. Too bad we have already left again then…
Beer tasting was off course also a part of our tour, so we finished off on the terrace at the brewery restaurant. We joined the Canadian couple that also went on the tour with us, and tried a few of the tasting beers.
When entering the brewery, I had noticed a boat rental, and we decided to check that out. The Canadians were keen on joining us, so the four of us rented a raft to go down the river. It was not at all heavy white water rafting, but more paddling, or even floating in a peaceful pace. Moving quietly along the riverside, we noticed that several of the restaurants and bars along the way had created parking for the rafts, so we could stop and buy food or drinks. And toilet stops. Brilliant!
The sun was shining, the company fun, surroundings beautiful and the beer tasted great, so what not to like about this fabulous way of sightseeing!?
The streak we chose was 1,5 km and supposed to take about 30 minutes, but obviously took us much longer. They also offer much longer excursions if you want to spend the day on the water. Check out Malecek rafting & canoe for details.
From down on the water, we went up to the heights of the castle tower. This point gave a 360° view, but we later found out that the view from the castle bridge was just as nice. At least for the side towards the river and the old town.
Time goes by fast when you are having fun, so we continued walking through the cosy streets, just looking around us, soaking in the impressions. So my best recommendation is to do exactly that. And off course; do the rafting trip. With or without the beer stops.