The next morning after our brief dock-stay in Passau, Germany, my parents and I arrived at our next destination along the Danube River, with the river cruise we would be taking for the next week or so. We made it to Linz, Austria early in the day, but instead of visiting Linz (famous for the delicious linzer torte), we opted for the other tour included with our river cruise to visit Český Krumlov, located in the Czech Republic.
View from the Český Krumlov castle (April 2016).
Located in Central Europe (not Eastern Europe, as many people believe), Prague is unlike any destination out there, especially when it comes to the countries in Western Europe. With its dark, somber Orthodox architecture and heavy, hearty food, it’s no wonder that this city is the fifth most-visited in Europe. Really, Prague just has that sort of magical, fairy-tale charm to it, and to this day remains one of my favorite places I’ve visited on the continent.
View of Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. (October 2015)