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.