On November 2nd 2019, students of the one year foundation courses of the International Union of Youth visited Cesky Krumlov, a city on the banks of the Vltava River. In this place of red tile roofs you seem to be transported to a medieval fairy tale, where a castle is located on a rock, and stone pavements frame narrow streets.
Cesky Krumlov is also called the “City of the Red Rose” – once these lands were strewn with beautiful red flowers. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historical records indicate that Cesky Krumlov appeared in the 13th century. Therefore, every tourist who comes to the Czech Republic is obliged to visit this magical place, especially since the city is located near Prague.
Our students were impressed by the bizarre turns of the Vltava River. The guide said that the name of the city goes back to German and means “crooked valley.”
St. Vitus Church is another major architectural highlight of the city. It was built in the 14th century, but then in the 19th century underwent some changes. Students with interest examined the statues of Czech saints, which are located throughout the church.
Students, accompanied by the guide’s mysterious stories about the city, also visited the main square of Concorde in the heart of Cesky Krumlov. The main attraction here is the building of the town hall from the 15th century, on it you can see the coats of arms of Cesky Krumlov and Czech lands. Another attraction that impresses all visitors to the city is the Mariana Column.
On the way back to Prague, students enthusiastically discussed the sights they saw in the magical town of Cesky Krumlov. Impressions are the most expensive wealth, and we are glad that we can give them to our students!
Below you can find a detailed photo report from the trip to Cesky Krumlov where our photographer captured the most memorable moments. Remember that we also have Instagram, where we publishe news from student life events.