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7 Tips for Living in Cesky Krumlov

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Advice for people moving to Cesky Krumlov or thinking about moving there.

This is a must read if you're moving to Cesky Krumlov or thinking about moving there.

Living as an expat or digital nomad in Cesky Krumlovublic, is an experience like no other. This picturesque town, with its cobblestone streets, charming architecture, and vibrant culture, offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern conveniences. Here are seven key tips to help you make the most of your time in Cesky Krumlov.

1. Learn the Language

While many locals speak English, learning some basic Czech phrases can go a long way in making your stay more enjoyable. Not only will it help you navigate daily life more easily, but it will also show respect for the local culture and people. You don't have to be fluent, but knowing how to say "hello," "thank you," and "please" can make a big difference.

2. Explore the Local Cuisine

Cesky Krumlov is home to a variety of restaurants that offer delicious Czech cuisine. Be sure to try traditional dishes like goulash, svickova, and trdelnik. Some popular local restaurants include Na Louzi, which is known for its hearty meals and cozy atmosphere, and Restaurace Satlava, which offers a unique dining experience in a medieval setting.

3. Get to Know the Neighborhoods

Cesky Krumlov is divided into several neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm. The Old Town, for example, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to the stunning Cesky Krumlov Castle. Latran, on the other hand, is known for its beautiful baroque buildings and the Church of St. Jost. Spend some time exploring each neighborhood to get a feel for the town's diverse character.

4. Embrace the Local Culture

One of the best ways to truly experience Cesky Krumlov is to immerse yourself in the local culture. Attend local festivals, visit the town's museums, and take part in traditional activities. The Egon Schiele Art Centrum and the Museum Fotoatelier Seidel are both worth a visit, and the annual Five-Petalled Rose Festival is a must-see event.

5. Make Use of Public Transportation

While Cesky Krumlov is a walkable town, you might want to use public transportation for longer trips. The town has a reliable bus system that can take you to nearby cities like Prague and Linz. Plus, using public transportation is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to the town's sustainability efforts.

6. Stay Connected

As a digital nomad, staying connected is crucial. Fortunately, Cesky Krumlov has a number of coworking spaces and cafes with reliable Wi-Fi. Some popular options include Kafirna Prostor and the Coworking Center Cesky Krumlov. Additionally, consider getting a local SIM card for your phone to ensure you have internet access wherever you go.

7. Get Involved in the Community

Finally, consider getting involved in the local community. Volunteering is a great way to meet locals, learn more about the culture, and give back to the town that's become your temporary home. Research local groups and organizations that align with your interests and see how you can contribute. Remember, it's not just about taking from the experience, but also about giving back.

Living in Cesky Krumlov as an expat or digital nomad is an adventure filled with new experiences, challenges, and opportunities. By following these tips, you can make the most of your time in this beautiful town and truly immerse yourself in the local culture.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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