Travel: Slavonice, Czech Republic

Yesterday we traveled overland to Slavonice, South Bohemia, one mile from the Austrian border.  Along the way we stopped in Cesky Budejovice for a tour of the famous Budweiser Budvar Brewery, whose brewing history dates back to the 13th century.

Hundreds of thousands of cases of beer are produced daily.
Massive copper distillation tanks.
A green river of bottles make their way through the bottling plant.

We made our way to Slavonice, a town with roots in the Renaissance.

A perfect place for an afternoon autumn walk.

We discovered a building with frescoes dating back to 1568 AD in remarkable condition.
The room with frescoes as they were found.
This frescoe depicts the fall of Babylon.
Most of the frescoes were restored in 2011.

5 thoughts on “Travel: Slavonice, Czech Republic”

  1. As ever, excellent photos and interesting sights! What a splendid tour! Were looking forward to hearing more about it.

  2. I love the classic shape of the distillation tanks, and the river of green bottles. The frescoes are pretty impressive,too.

    It seems like an interesting trip…….but one I’m enjoying vicariously!

  3. What the heck is going on in that last fresco? It looks like a monkey dressed up in woman’s clothing riding a dragon and people are worshipping her? And feeding her pet dragon? And what is she holding? The artists had an interesting idea of life…

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