One weekend in medieval Tábor, Czech Republic

After my computer broke down two week ago, I am very happy to be online again and to be able to tell you about my wonderful weekend in Tábor, Czech Republic.

Tábor is a medieval city located in the South Bohemian Region of Czech Republic and an approximately 6 hours drive away from Stuttgart. One of my very good friends, Moni, lives there with her family and I was keen on visiting them again.  I arrived at Friday night two weeks ago and we headed out for some sightseeing on Saturday.

Tábor lies next to the river Luznice…

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… and has a picturesque old, medieval town with winding, little streets and a castle.

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In the center of the old town you find the large “Zizka Square”. Here you really feel thrown back into medieval times…

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… especially when you meet these guys Zwinkerndes Smiley

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Fun fact: Tábor hosts an awesome medieval festival every year. Moni once invited me and even borrowed costumes for us and we took part in the huge parade. That was an amazing experience! Smiley mit geöffnetem Mund 

This time, we only paid Jan Zizka, the famous Hussite leader and founder of Tábor, a visit.

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We met this guy who made some sort of Italian sandwiches on the terrace of one of the restaurants at the square – and tried one of course -

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…and had  ice cream at “moccacafé” (where they have a miniature train circling above the counter!! Smiley) for dessert:

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And then it was time for the fabulous  “Museum of Chocolate and Marzipan”! Smiley mit geöffnetem Mund

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Yep guys, a whole museum only for chocolate and marzipan. Heaven on earth, guys, heaven on earth.

They have a lot of figures made out of chocolate and marzipan on display from all sorts of settings, from fairytales over modern stories to the royal family…

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They even have a miniature Tábor Smiley mit geöffnetem Mund Do you recognize Zizka Square?!

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But the best part was the kitchen where you could participate in creating your own little piece of marzipan artwork. I had lot’s of fun Smiley

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OF COURSE the museum has it’s own little coffee shop. And OF COURSE we tried different types of hot chocolate and marzipan cakes. Yuuuuuuummmmmmmyyyy!!!

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I had to leave on Sunday again but before I hit the road, we visited the monastery Klokoty.

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Klokoty was built in 1708 by the order of Saint Benedict.  We visited the beautiful church of Saint Mary (where I was not allowed to take pictures, unfortunately) and strolled along the arcades, passing baroque chapels.

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And of course, I lit a candle. Whenever I visit a church or monastery, I light a candle for my grandma. So now, a little flame burns for here on the outskirts of Tábor. Smiley

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Well and then it was time to say goodbye to Moni and her lovely family. Thanks for having me! It was lovely seeing you again and I am already looking forward to my next visit!!

 

More information about:

Tábor

Museum of Chocolate and Marzipan

Klokoty Monastery (on Trip advisor)