A very short drive to Cesky Krumlov and I was enjoying this fairytale like small city (around 15,000 people). This city survived WW2 without really any damage. The castle is simply stunningly and a must for and visitor. The castle is still guarded by bears in the moat (yes that was the method of choice in the Czech Republic). The town is quite amazing, the buildings very historic and beautiful. Unlike Prague it is a little cheaper than Australia and you can get good meals. However at night after 10 pm you have to be quiet or you get fined 5,000 crowns ($295 AUS) however that didn’t stop some travellers from finding underground pubs and not getting any sleep.
In many ways Cesky Krumlov was what I needed at this point, a small town which you can walk around for hours and hours. The flowing rivers, the enormous and calming Castle Gardens, and the quiet nature of this town is very good for the soul. Many people ended up staying and extra 2 days despite there not being many sites to see that the normal tourist rushes past. Not missed this town if in Europe.