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Czech town offers history, castle, beer and bears

The Czech town of Cesky Krumlov is a Bohemian beauty, tucked into a horseshoe bend on the Vltava River, with interesting architecture, an enormous castle and a nearby national park.Full story

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A view of Cesky Krumlov along the Vltava River as seen through a window in the Cesky Krumlov Castle, Czech Republic. Centuries of history have earned this Czech town a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


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