Cesky Krumlov is beautiful. It is a tiny village that has a massive castle towering above it. The village hosts the Five Petal Rose Festival each year when the town is recreated into a medieval village. It would not take much work because the village certainly does look medieval.
Our bus ride back to the ship, waiting for us in Passau Germany, took us through Sumava National Park. The Sumava mountains lie along the border with Austria and Germany. We also passed the man made Lake Lipno that was starting to form ice along the edges. It was of interest to also pass through the old "check point Charlie" on the Austrian/Czech border and again on the German/Czech border. A reminder of the cold war.
All the locals have told us that this is the coldest March on record and the usual temperature is around 15 degrees!
|The ice on the cobblestones makes them extremely slippery.|
|Even the police do not go out in this weather!|
|Tonights dessert, and yes the scroll is chocolate!|