From Vienna to Cesky Krumlov

29 05 2011

The second destination on my agenda on the recent Golden Week trip was Cesky Krumlov (  in the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site I had so badly wanted to visit since the last time I was in the Czech Republic visiting Prague.

We were to leave Vienna on a Friday afternoon which turned out to be a fabulous day, sunny and warm, and that may have been the cause of the delay as our shuttle service was 2.5 or 3 or 3.5, cannot remember anymore, hours late for our pick up in the city – something we were very very unhappy about.  I kept being told it was due to bad traffic and the fact that the driver could not quite find his way to our hotel which we did not believe but once we got started, yes, we saw that there was very heavy traffic.

Just as we were leaving central Vienna, saw the Spittelau incineration plant ( designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser ( whose design works I thought I would never get to see.

Can someone please tell me if this is the River Danube...

On the Austrian side, many small patches of field mustard. On the Czech side, they occupied much larger spaces.

The border on the Austrian side.

The border on the Czech side - a casino!! (There was actually a separate "border".)

Our ride finally arriving in Cesky Krumlov after a three-hour drive.



2 responses

19 06 2011

You did cross the Danube – but I didn’t realise that it does not serve as the border between Austria and the Czech Republic in the direction that you travelled. You must visit Budapest some time to see the Danube there, ideally taking the boat trip from Vienna via Bratislava, Slovakia, into Hungary.


20 06 2011
Ayako Mathies

Thanks for the confirmation!! Now I feel better. 😀


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