Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome to Holašovice

This is a small town in the countryside of the Czech Republic that is a protected UNESCO historical site. The first written record of its existence is from 1292. What really hit me about the site was the story of how it barely survived when the plague ravaged Bohemia in 1521, (this region of the country). From the entire village there were only two survivors. That story breaks my heart. New settlers from Germany were brought into the town to keep it going and so the descendants were predominantly German for many years to come. Now, on to the pictures.

Yes, people do still live here. And hunt here, apparently.

Tomorrow we are off to Český Krumlov, another gem from our countryside tour. 

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