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Bohemian in Bohemia

October 25, 2022

As a bohemian, living in the vicinity of Bohemia (the largest historical region of the Czech Republic), a long weekend (21-23 Oct. 2022) around, visiting several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, was a real bohemian (un)expected treat!

Tábor
The trip started in a gloomy weather, but the incredible sights were worth it. The name of the town translates as “camp”, however it was named after the biblical Mount Tabor in Israel. 

Holašovice is a small historic Baroque-era village. It was deserted after the Second World War, allowing its medieval plan and vernacular buildings to remain intact. It was restored and repopulated in 1990. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.

Hluboká nad Vltavou is a charming town of about 5,400 inhabitants. The town is most famous for its 13th century Gothic –  Hluboká Castle and numerous artistic cafes!

České Budějovice is the largest city in the region and is the seat of the University of South Bohemia and the Academy of Sciences. The historic city center is well preserved and is magnificent.

Budweiser Budvar
The leader in beer consumption per capita – the Czecks do know how to make it. A Budweiser pale lager at the brewery is a delight. Cheers!

Červená Lhota
When I visited the Red Stone Castle [Červený Kameň] in Slovakia, I expected it to be red. The real red one 🙂 is in Bohemia. Červená Lhota is a picturesque Renaissance style castle which stands in the middle of a lake on a rocky island. The chapel of the Holy Trinity is right across.

Česky Krumlov
The historic centre, dominated by Gothic and Baroque architecture, has been designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Český Krumlov Castle dates back to 1240 when the first castle was built by the Bohemian family Rosenberg.

Veselí nad Lužnicí
Both the Renaissance Old Town Hall and neighbouring museum were built in 1616. 

Telč
The town is well known for its historic centre, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally all building were wooden. In the 14th century, they were destroyed by a great fire and were re-built of stone.

It was a Bohemian trip! No kidding!

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Hallstatt

August 14, 2021

The charming UNESCO World Heritage town of Hallstatt is situated at the foot of the Dachstein massif in the Alps, Upper Austria. So much to see and do there – along the lake or up the slopes. Spectacular views at 2000+ meters above sea level.

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Holíč

May 3, 2020

Holíč – amazingly charming place, almost at the Czech border, only an hour away from Bratislava.

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Zálesie

April 25, 2020

A most relaxing place on the Small Danube, some 20 minutes outside of Bratislava. Zálesie is in the vicinity of Ivanka pri Dunaji. Wonderful for picnic by the river on a sunny day.

Cave Bath

October 27, 2019

Miskolctapolca – a cool place in Hungary – spa in a cave 🙂 The 150m long cave bath is one of the most beautiful baths in Hungary. As the thermal water has a lower salt content than most thermal waters (around 1000 mg/liter), people can bathe in it practically an unlimited amount of time. And it so much fun.

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Bratislava Zoo

September 21, 2019

Me & Other Animals Bratislava Zoo & Dino Park, home to over 175 animal species. 900 animals in total, including many rare and endangered species such as: white lions, white tigers, snowy owls and many others, and DinoPark, featuring moving life-sized sculptures of dinosaurs…just makes one’s day!

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