Reasons To Visit Pisek In Czech Republic

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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.

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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.

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Pisek Town - Visit Pisek In Czech Republic.jpg

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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.

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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.

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Pisek Town Parish Church - Visit Pisek In Czech Republic.jpg

The parks were green and filled with riotous colour. Spring came early this year and flowers bloomed everywhere.

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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.

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Pisek Stone Bridge - Visit Pisek In Czech Republic.jpg

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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22 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful review of Pisek. Here you explore all the highlight zones which is a great attraction for every traveler. Another wonder is the structure of the building in Prague and the Sand Sculptures is amazing. Thanks for knowing us all those things about the Czech Republic.

    • Taylor, I was so glad that we got to visit so many of the smaller towns in the Czech Republic. Watch the blog because there are a few others we visited too. I am happy we did a good job of capturing key things to see in Pisek. There are so many great spots outside of the bigger cities. Linda

  2. I’ve heard so many great things about the Czech Republic, it is definitely on my bucket list to visit one day. These reasons certainly make that even more important!

    • Andi, There is so much in the Czech Republic beyond the bigger cities. Our guide made sure we saw such a wide cross section of cities and countryside. I hope you make it for a visit. Linda

  3. Interesting about the rapeseed. I just saw that on my microsoft homescreen and wondered what it was. Sandscultpures are pretty neat too. I want to build one just once to make up for all the truly awful sand castles I made as a kid. Pisek seems like a great way to see the countryside in the Czech Republic.

    • Jenn and Ed, We got a whole long dialogue from our tour guide about rapeseed and the political storm that came from it. I did not repeat all that 🙂 We saw the hugest sand sculpture park in the Algarve in Portugal. So we had some basis of comparison for the art we saw in Pisek. Good luck on building yours! Linda

  4. I’m heading to Prague soon and looking forward to getting out of the big city and discovering some of the smaller ones. How cool to walk across one of the oldest bridges in Central Europe, so pretty and filled with history. For such small town, Pisek really does pack a lot in for people to do. So worth adding to the travel list.

    • Sara, I definitely recommend heading to some of the smaller towns in Czech. Pisek was a great surprise. Check out my other new posts on Cesky Krumlov. And later I will be posting on Slavonice. Loved that chance to see a wide variety of spots. Linda

  5. Pisek looks lovely! The architecture is absolutely stunning — I particularly that very simple, white church with the radically different towers. The sand sculptors look like they were doing very detailed work. I’m always captivated with this.

    • Elaine, We stopped in Bratislava but did not see many of the small towns. On our next visit for sure. The small towns in the Czech Republic were definitely great to visit. Linda

  6. Pisek is new to me and I am totally in love with this old town. The architecture is really charming. You are really lucky to see the artists on work with sand sculpting. Great offbeat destination from Prague.

    • Indrani, I am sure you would love this mall town. Glad we got to see some of these small places off the beaten path. Loved that the sand sculptures were in creation when we visited. Linda

  7. That yellow rapeseed plants were absolutely eye-catching! My partner is now in Prague for a business trip and he’s showed me some beautiful photos of this charming city. He said we should go back here together and won’t miss other things and visit like the Sand sculptures and seeing interesting statues.

    • Catherine, I hope you get to go visit the Czech Republic. Prague was stunning. Cesky Krumlov added a great medieval town. And then the small towns added charm. Glad your partner is sending you photos. Linda

  8. You did a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the place with your beautiful photos! I just love that stunning architecture. Can’t believe I didn’t make it to CR on my last Euro trip! I definitely need to add Pisek to the list!

    • Alli, Thanks for your comments on the photos. We wanted to share a place that many people will never get to visit. I definitely recommend that you visit the small country towns when you plan a visit to the Czech Republic. We have a few more posts coming on the small towns we visited. Linda

  9. Beautiful Czech Republic! I really love a city that boasts of wonderful artwork and culture! The sand sculptures are amazing!! People are so good in making beautiful things out of different stuff, I cant even make with paper and a pencil!

    • Kirstie, I too wish I had more artistic talents. The sand sculptures sat in the shadow of the bridge with status. I hope they were inspired by the art all around in this charming little town. Linda

  10. Oh those buildings! Wow. I can’t wait to follow in your footsteps and explore Czech on my next adventure. It’s great to see someone getting out of Prague and recommending different area

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