Although a castle of some sort has existed on this site for over 800 years, this current incarnation was completed in the 1800s.

Located on a bluff near Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic Hbluboka Castle is one the country’s finest. Modeled after Windsor Castle in England, the white stone Castle glows in the sunlight. The castle was abandoned during the Second  World War after the last owner fled to avoid the Nazis. After the war, the government of Czechoslovakia stripped the owner of his rights to the property and made it a museum. The first time I was ever in the country, I actually worked here doing grounds work. I didn’t get to stay in the castle though, we had to bunk in a guesthouse nearby. The castle is as stunning on the inside as out and worth a visit. Also, the city of Ceske Budejovice is famous for it’s Budweiser beer. Not the watery American swill, but the real stuff. Budweis is the German name for the city which was once part of the Austrian-Hungary Empire. The beer is very tasty but much stronger than many beers in the US. It also can not be sold in the US because Budweiser has a copyright on the name. But if you are an American and travel abroad (and of course drink beer) it’s worth trying.

A look at the interior

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    1. i am blessed to have to have a couple very talented photoghapers who contribute to the blog. I am still learning the craft, so I primarily focus on writing. I asked by fiend Frank what camera he used onthe trip to EuropeHe said he uses a Nikon D750, Nikon 50mm 1.8 Tokina 16-28mm 2.8 and an older Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 lenses. We often travel together and I am a newbie so I just use my camera phone. We often take picturs together but his almost always win out. I wasn’t present when these shots were taken but have been to Hbluboka several times.

      1. Really a phone camera is quite good on a lot of shots. The deep focus is where a stronger camera is better but on short shots I think it is on par with a lot of more expensive options

    1. It is stunning, it was a bit of a bummer working there and watching all the tourists who would come visit and not seeing it myself, but so rewarding when we finally got to tour it. I suppose I could have snuck in when I was off work but kind of wanted to save it for the end.

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