Bruce the Wandering Whale’s adventures in Cesky Krumlov

We arrived around midday on Saturday – and had a walking tour of the town and Castle grounds booked for 2PM. Bruce was pretty tired after the previous day in Prague, so he had a rest the afternoon we arrived…

Our tour guide spoke good English (as many Czechs do) and we spent a couple of hours familiarising (or in my case, re-familiarising) ourselves with the town’s various points of interest.

We visited the old Jesuit Centre (now a hotel) and I took this panorama from the outside deck:

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Like Prague, Cesky Krumlov has a St Vitus Cathedral, but not as big, but just as old and just as impressive

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And of course, Cesky Krumlov is famous for its Castle 

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The Castle is (and has been for many years) “guarded” by bears. This is Marie-Therese, about 20 years old, and one of the guardians of the Castle. Her cohort, Catherine, in an enclosure on the opposite side of the entrance to the Castle is 31 (she was hiding today, so no picture) and her brother, the same age, died recently. In the past, the skins of the bears who have died “in the service of the Castle” are used to cover the floors in the Castle…

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I wasn’t supposed to take a picture inside the Castle when we did the tour on Sunday – so count this one as a Whaleoil Exclusive….

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Bruce got quite excited to see another large predator (even if she happens to be primarily vegetarian) and told me he could fall in love, but he controlled himself as he didn’t want to break his heart again (no details provided, even when pressed) – he said he couldn’t …. bear it. (groan)

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After the tour we were a bit thirsty (surprise!), so we visited the Eggenberg Brewery, and did some quenching:

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The following morning was a bit grey and misty rain, but we didn’t come all this way to be rained off. We visited the Castle Museum nice and early, before the crowds. Bruce was a bit perturbed to see the big cauldron as it brought back nasty memories of whales being rendered for their blubber…

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Some interesting stuff to see though. I am known for my toilet humour, so…

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As you can see I was in uniform….

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    To be continued…….

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