Heading Out Of Prague
We spent 8 days visiting Prague before we headed to stay in Cesky Krumlov. It was a long transit day. Our first stop was a sobering look at the forced work camp at the Pribram Uranium Mine Vojna Memorial site. Our lunch stop to visit Pisek in Czech Republic provided a much brighter look at the country towns. We walked the small town and found lots of reasons why someone would want to visit Pisek.
As we drove through the country, the fields along the sides of the roads were bright with what looked like yellow flowers. Our guide explained that these were rapeseed plants. The rapeseed oil is added to fuel to make it go further. The European Commonwealth subsidized rapeseed farms. This led to a massive growth in the crop. The rapeseed has proven to grow like weeds and today is taking over much of the farmland. Something that looked so pretty lost some of its charm as we travelled along hectares and hectares of it.
By the time we reached Piskek, we were ready for a lighter look at the Czech countryside.
Walking In The Small Town
The bus parked on the outskirts for our stop to visit Pisek in Czech Republic. We walked through the small town to the restaurant. It had a colourful town square that we saw again in many of the small towns we visited. Nobody had an excuse for being late back on the bus. There were clocks in many forms everywhere in this town.
The buildings and architecture of Prague took our breath away. Day trip stops like our visit in Pisek Czech Republic added more examples of the artistry. This town showed more of the sgraffito style of building paintings.
A short stop at the local parish church let us see the much smaller churches in the country. It was certainly far less intricate and decorated than we saw on our visit to St. Vitrus in Prague.
The parks were green and filled with riotous colour. Spring came early this year and flowers bloomed everywhere.
A walk through the town on our visit in Pisek Czech Republic brought light and colour into a day that started so dark.
Walk Across One Of The Oldest Bridges In Central Europe
After lunch we walked towards the Otava River for a walk over the stone bridge. This was the oldest bridge in this area and one of two oldest bridges in Central Europe.
When we walked across the Charles Bridge in Prague, we were amazed with the intricate statues that lined the bridge. On this much smaller stone bridge, we found more interesting statues.
Don’t miss a chance to see the old stone bridge when you visit in Pisek Czech Republic. If you haven’t visited Prague yet, it will give you a small teaser for the Charles Bridge.
See The Sand Sculptures
Along the banks we saw two sand sculptures being created. They are the first of a series that will be added. As we watched the artists carve in the sand, we were reminded of the massive sand sculpture park we visited in the south of Portugal. This display would not be that big.
The artists kept working as people stopped to watch. We were amazed at the detail that could be obtained in sand. The small details emerged before our eyes.
We were glad we got to see the sand sculptures when we stopped to visit Pisek in Czech Republic. Make sure to check ahead if you are hoping to see these at another time.
It Was Great To Stay In Cesky Krumlov
Our trip to Pisek skirted the Písecké Mountains (really hills). But that would also be a great place to stop if you head to Pisek.
Our travel day stop to visit Pisek in Czeck Republic gave us a glimpse of the small towns we found when we headed south to stay in Cesky Krumlov. Other day trips would give us even more chances to see life in the country. And meet the locals too!
Did you visit Pisek in Czech Republic? Did you love this little small town?
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