Riverside Relaxing │ Český Krumlov
Before departing from Český Krumlov, and beginning our journey to Germany, we sat in a riverside park and relaxed for a while. Our bags were all packed, and the car was loaded, but we just weren’t ready to leave this gorgeous little Bohemian village. There was something so mesmerizing about this little town, and we were finding it hard to tear ourselves away from it. Not only from Český Krumlov, but from the Czech Republic overall.
This (like so many) is a country that we wish we could spend a lot more time exploring! Prague had been a good spot for history and culture, but Český Krumlov just knocked us off our feet! I can’t believe that we might have even skipped over this remarkable town. This place is like something straight out of a fairytale.
Our Last Czech Pivos
We stopped at small convenience store and picked up some Czech “pivo” (beer) and a few snacks. The park was located adjacent to the river, pictured above, and along the river we watched multiple groups paddling by. What a wonderful way to see Český Krumlov! We shall add this to the list of things we will do when we return to Český Krumlov in the future. And take note, I said “when we return”, NOT “if”.
Under the Pagoda
The park, covered in lush green grass and soft moss, was incredibly peaceful and serene. There were squirrels and birds all over the place. We sat inside a red and green pagoda – Not only in an attempt to keep Elijah in one place, but also to conceal our beers. haha, like naughty teenagers!
Something about this little spot made me feel like we were on the set of some movie. Everything was just perfect!
Snacks often help to keep Eli in one place, but only temporarily. He REALLY wanted to leave the confines of the pagoda, but we didn’t want him going too close to the river. We all know how much this kid loves to swim!
Too bad he is not yet old enough to take pictures of mom and dad yet! I am sure that pretty soon he will be. In the meantime, we had to balance our camera on the opposite side of the pagoda for the image below!
The park also contained a large playground in one corner. We only saw it as we were leaving, and contemplating skipping it altogether. We then realized that we just convinced Eli to stay in a pagoda, even though he really wanted to run free. He was also about to get into his carseat while we drove 4-5 hours to our next location, in Germany. The poor little guy REALLY looked excited for some playtime, so we spent a little more time running around with him. He loved the swing!
Český Krumlov might just be one of my TOP THREE places in Europe! I would, of course, need to sit back and remember all of the amazing little town stops that we made. Perhaps a future post idea: Favorite European Road Trip finds! Small towns would definitely be at the top of my European favorites list!
Once we were back on the road, excitement started to build for COUNTRY #12: Germany!