Imagine your quintessential fairytale: a place with rivers running under bridges surrounding a city, narrow stone streets and alleys throughout the city and small stone and wooden shops linked together. And then in the middle of the city stands a tall castle. This was my first impression of Cesky Krumlov. We spent our first day in Cesky Krumlov exploring the city. We hiked up the castle to see breathtaking views and then walking through the gardens at the top of the castle. After the castle hike we were allowed to discover and learn about the city by ourselves. Cesky Krumlov is the type of city where you could never get lost. There were tons of small souvenir and jewelry shops scattered around the city. Like the shops, each restaurant was also different. Some could be small cafes along the river or old medieval bars hidden within the city and only known by the locals. At night the town transforms in to a whole different city. The city is quiet, spooky and but weirdly peaceful with only couples or locals roaming the streets.