To know this beautiful town of Cesky Krumlov is to walk the streets, seeing it’s restored beauty while remembering its recent past. Forty years of communist control had taken its toll as the town fell into disrepair. Walking through the restored Monastery Complex you find an exhibition of black and white photographs from CK artist Jiri Havlik which truly punctuates that point contrasting the past with today’s elegant revival.
Our guide for today, Tibor Horvath, leads us from our guesthouse down an alleyway to the back entrance to the brewery complex passing a huge brewery garden that will soon be the home to beer festivals and outdoor events. Keeping in mind that this is a private tour and we are extremely privileged to be one of the first to tour this brewery. With no disrespect to either Tibor or the brewery, most areas on the outside of this complex are still in disrepair. Tibor points to a building across the courtyard saying this will be the hotel, and next to it the beer spa, and over here the old brewery will become the museum. I have seen first hand what determined Czech people can do. Seeing the restoration of Cesky Krumlov, I have no doubt that this will become a first-class facility and a shining star in The Czech Republic.