“According to legend, the name Krumlov is derived from the German “Krumme Aue”, which may be translated as “crooked meadow”. The name comes from the natural topography of the town, specifically from the tightly crooked meander of the Vltava river. The word “Český” simply means Czech, or Bohemian (actually one and the same), as opposed to Moravian or Silesian. In Latin documents it was called Crumlovia or Crumlovium. The town was first mentioned in documents from 1253, where Krumlov was called Chrumbonowe.” For more, read here: http://www.encyklopedie.ckrumlov.cz/docs/en/mesto_histor_himeck.xml
I had a very pleasant weekend. I wandered around streets taking plenty of pictures. It was like every corner was a post card waiting to have its picture taken. There is a great castle that dates back to the 14th century and is guarded by bears to this very day. Unfortunately, I went in the winter and the best I could hope for was to hear them snoring under the bridge. Seriously, how much more scary is a moat when it has BEARS in it?
So here are a few pictures from my lil weekend.