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State Castle of Český Krumlov

What constitutes a fairytale city?  Some would say Český Krumlov, a town about two hours away from Prague, only reachable by bus or car, is worthy of the title.  One is indeed enchanted upon setting foot in Krumlov, set within a series of oxbows snaked by the Vltava river.  Everything here is painted – those bricks aren’t real.  Bedecked with sgraffito, a sort of fresco-esque artistic technique that scratches away at plaster and paint, Český Krumlov is an odd bridge between imagination and reality.