This name is not a typo and not as difficult to pronounce as it may look - just consider the "r" a vowel, and it works. Learning this word is worth it because it gets you a simple but yummy treat. Trdelník is a kind of fresh pastry which originates in Transsylvania but is popular all over the Czech Republic and also Slovakia. A thin stripe of dough is wrapped around a metal cylinder and then baked. When done, it is rolled in grated nuts or sugar and cinnamon, taken off the cylinder and served warm. Eat it immediately, it is best when fresh and still warm. Many "hole in the wall" eateries in the old town make and sell it so it is not hard to find.
Just a case of lost in translation...
Just before reaching Cesky Krumlov our coach stopped at a hypermarket. Our Czech companions told us that they were all buying sausages to cook at the campsite for dinner. To an Australian a sausage needs a hot plate and this is how we assumed we would be cooking our sausages. What they meant was what we call a fat frankfurt. Needless to say we were not able to skewer our thin sausages on a branch of a willow tree. Luckily for us others had spare 'sausages' and we had fun roasting them with our sticks over the flames of a campfire. I just wish I had some marshmallows.
Well it isn't much of a local custom tip. But it is at least very common in Cesky Krumlov and in the Czech Republic.
A lot of the buildings are painted with sgraffito. You think to see some stones, but it's all painted on the building.
Great example of Craftmansship!
This is a cuirous sign I found on the entrance of the castle, it might mean: do not feed the bears on the other side of the gate.