Staroceske trdo is a traditional Czech sweet bagel. Actually word “Staroceske” means “Old Czech”. It is made from graham flour, with a sugar on it; the bagel is about 10 centimeters wide, looking like wide bracelet. It is baked on a metal pipes, with a mass of trdlo turned around it.
Staroceske trdo is baked and sold at the street leading to Karlstejn castle and it creates a special atmosphere, like a local custom.
Karlstejn Castle appears to be a popular place to hold weddings on the weekends. It's easy to understand why. The only drawback is that the wedding party has to be willing to put up with rude and insensitive tourists who intrude on their celebration by taking photographs of private moments.
It was interesting to hear that well before indoor plumbing, there used to be an opening coming from the royal family's bedrooms to outside the castle. Basically, it was some sort of 'shoot', where if they had to go to the toilet, they leaned out and went, which of course, there was nothing but the ground below. Yuck. A real 'poop shoot'! And there were workers who had to clean it off the ground. (Hope you're not eating while reading this)