Bike trip to a castle

 

The castle (hrad) Kunětické hoře.

The castle (hrad) Kunětické hoře.

Lovely day for a bike ride— warm, sunny, but not too hot— through woodsy paths and little winding roads in the Czech Republic. Our destination: the castle Kunětická horawhich was near-ish to Hradec Králové.

We did make a pitstop at the recently opened lookout tower Rozhledna Milíř, which had a great view of the countryside.

View from the lookout tower Rozhledna Milíř.

View from the lookout tower Rozhledna Milíř.

Of course, we also stopped for lunch. I was happy to see the little restaurant we stopped at had veggie options— along with an English menu.

Salad with cheese and roasted veggies.

Salad with cheese and roasted veggies.

 

English menu!

English menu!

The castle itself was really neat— well restored, with a few key signs in Czech, German and English. I found the jail cell to be pretty intimidating— and I took a video of it.

 

Inside the castle itself.

Inside the castle itself.

 

Looking out of the top windows.

Looking out of the top windows.

I love that one of the castle restorers had a sense of humor...

I love that one of the castle restorers had a sense of humor…

And a tiny confession: while it was a lovely day today, I came home to my classmate’s back in the U.S. posting graduation photos on Facebook. If I hadn’t gone overseas, I would have been able to walk with them.

 

On the other hand: I spent the day biking around with friends and taking photos of a castle. Life is really pretty good, and I didn’t have to spend the money on the cap and gown.

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2 responses to “Bike trip to a castle

  1. Actually, it’s Kunětická hora, not Kunětické hoře – different declension 😉 You want the nominative case, which is Kunětická hora.
    Grammar issues aside, I’m glad you enjoyed it! And I never noticed you taking a video. I can hear myself laughing there 🙂

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