Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cesky Krumlov

This weekend I participated in an organized weekend trip to Cesky Krumlov, the “country-side” of the Czech Republic.  It is in the South Bohemian Region of the country and features the Cesky Krumlov Castle, small market shopping, and incredible sights!  Upon our arrival, we settled into our hostels, which were more like bed-and-breakfasts, and had a group lunch.  We then ventured to the Cesky Krumlov Castle for a tour of the Castle Theatre.  This theatre was built in the 1680’s and is one of the only original Baroque theatres that still exist in such good condition today.  We were able to sit on the original theatre benches, experience the workings of the shows from under the stage, and hear the original sound machines that were used.  We were unable to take photos so click here for some extra information and images of the Castle Theatre.

 A beautiful view of the town, Cesky Krumlov.

The next morning, we left Cesky Krumlov to visit the Budweiser Budvar Brewery.  This brewery is home to one of the best local beers in the Czech Republic and has nothing in common with the Budweiser we know in America.  The tour was extremely interesting as we were able to see each step of the brewing and packaging processes.  We also sampled some beer right from the barrel before it was pasteurized.  That’s about as fresh as it gets!  I thought that the best part of the tour was the packing plant as it was equipped with state of the art technology.  The precision that the machines possess is truly impressive.

One of the impressive machines at the Budweiser Budvar Brewery.

This is a short week for most of us in Prague as we are traveling to Vienna, Austria on Thursday!  We have a lot planned for our long weekend and I am excited to experience another country.  Check in next week to see how my trip went!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like it was a nice weekend! I've always wanted to go to a larger brewery. I could see the packaging part of it to be very interesting. I'm hoping to go to one once I leave Prague and go to another country possibly