We left Karlovy Vary this morning, heading south towards Linz but planning to stop in Cesky Krumlov , world heritage site and according to the Lonely Planet guide, the most beautiful town in Central Europe.
So I guess we shouldn't have been surprised to find it crowded.
Of course, the buildings were as beautiful, the square as attractive - but the crowds, coupled with the showery weather meant that we didn't feel as enthusiastic as we might have done.
Whilst there I kept an eye open for Magic Armchair Traveller Sue, on holiday nearby, yet hoping at the same time that she visited on a quieter, more sunshiney day than today.
As we walked back to the car, we couldn't resist joining the queue for some trdelnik which were delicious!
We drove along the Vltava river for many miles, following the progress of families canoeing down the river and camping alongside. More of an adventure than usual for the river is so high right now.
We arrived here in Linz late afternoon and checked into our almost-new hotel in the shadow of the Mariendom. It's a beautiful place, stunning design and so very comfortable. A glass bathroom is an interesting feature, though, especially considering those large glass windows!