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Cesky Krumlov: castle over the bend

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When you travel around a foreign country on a bus, and the group's guide tells something about the places you are passing through, it is very important to have time to connect what you are talking about with views outside the window. And that may be the case: “Here you see Mount Tabor, on which the fortified camp of the Hussites of Jan ижižka was, and you listened to it on the left or on the right, and now you don’t know where to look - maybe this is what it is, and maybe this hill opposite. But with Krumlov Castle was completely funny. You are told that the castle stands on a cliff above the bend of the Vltava, you twist your head in all directions to see it. Meanwhile, the bus goes down the street on a slope and goes down it lower and lower. That is, we descend into a deep valley, and since all the hills remained somewhere far away, the question inevitably arises in my head: “Where is the castle here?”



Birds eye view of Cesky Krumlov. On the left is the castle, between the parts of which, just beyond the bridge over the Vltava, are the arches of the Cloak Bridge.

Cesky Krumlov: castle over the bend

So the castle saw the artist Ferdinand Ruck in 1824 year.

Finally, the bus stopped at the parking lot (the castle is still nowhere to be seen) and we went somewhere. Around the trees, in the distance a hill overgrown with trees, and here its walls seemed to be behind them ... And how could I describe it better ... from the side opposite the river and its bend, where the old part of the town of Cesky Krumlov is located, two wooded hills on which tall trees with windows rise from behind the trees, but between them stands the most original bridge I have ever seen - the Cloak Bridge. This is a four-level (three upper levels covered and with windows!) Height 40 m and length 30, connecting one part of the castle with another. The bridge was built in the 1764 year, that is, it is relatively new, and decorated with Baroque sculptures depicting the saints Wenceslas, Felix Cantalic, Anthony of Padua and John of Nepomuk (although this was told to us later). And you get the pleasure from this bridge twice: first, when you look at it from the bottom up, then, when already from the bridge you look down and at the city. To say which one is stronger is rather difficult. And under the bridge ... today there is a path to the Old Town from the parking lot, but earlier it was a dry moat!


Here it is - the famous Cloak Bridge.


And this is the castle itself, or rather, one of its parts.

And so we looked at this bridge from below and climbed along the serpentine path into the castle itself. Outwardly, these are two rectangles lined up on the very crest of a cliff, inside of which there are several courtyards. But first you get to the open area and look at the city from it. The beauty is incredible! Below - the river loops around the old town with red roofs and everything there is like a fairy tale!


The castle buildings are impressive, don't they?


Interestingly, in spite of all the restructuring, this “cabin” of the toilet has survived on its walls. Well, and on the gothic pore's castle there were much more of them, and all the grace of the womb fell to its foot.


View of the city from the castle.

Interestingly, the first written record of this castle dates back to 1253. Then it was inhabited by the numerous Vitkovets family, which had a coat of arms depicting a green rose. But already in 1302, the castle passed to the Rosenberg family, who chose it for their residence. In their coat of arms they already had a red five-petal rose.


The figure of a knight with the coat of arms of Rosenberg.

The power of the family was such that in 1394 and 1402, when Rosenbergs were twice held here in Český Krumlov, in the dungeon of the Czech and Roman-German King Václav IV. Then Rosenberg skillfully took advantage of the unrest during the Hussite Wars and was awarded new large estates, and expanded the Krumlov Castle so that it would continue to be a Catholic stronghold in the south of the Czech Republic. However, later the Gothic style of the castle was largely lost due to extensive reconstructions of the Renaissance during the reign of Wilhelm von Rosenberg in the second half of the 16th century. At this time, the castle began to turn into a palace. The wall paintings of Gabriela de Blond in the courtyards of the castle caused a complete illusion of many architectural elements with sculptures from ancient stories and mythology. On the contrary, the theme of the decoration of Rosenberg’s private rooms was mostly biblical.


The inner wall of one of the courtyards. All this laying just painted.

Each person has a certain “fad” regarding his origin (it’s not for nothing that in Penza we now have the entire archive packed with grandmothers (!) And even very young people studying their pedigrees), so Rosenberg’s “fix idea” was to prove kinship with the Italian noble family of Orsini. The translation of the Italian name Orsa means bear, and William declared his ancestors to the Italian ancestors and therefore settled the castle moat with bears! This tradition lasts four centuries and has been preserved to this day. There is a ghost of the White Lady in the castle (what kind of well-born castle without a cast?), Which, depending on the black or white color of the dress, should have predicted the birth or death of family members, which is also proof of their nobility. It was first seen in the 1577 year, which is documented.


And here all the walls are covered with illusion painting. So it was fashionable ...

However, bears are bears, but where can we get money for all this? Family debt grew and grew, and as a result, the twelfth ruler of the castle Rosenberg in 1601 - 1602. got in need and sold Cesky Krumlov to Emperor Rudolf II - a very interesting fate for a man. He was engaged in the occult, and the first Kunstkamera, and ... Protestants throughout the Czech Republic pursued, and fought with the Turks, in one word lived a rich rich life and so tired of his subjects that they forced him to renounce the Czech crown. Deprived of power, emaciated by illness (syphilis of the third degree) and mental insanity, Rudolph II died on January 20 on 1612 of the year, leaving no legal posterity, because he was not married, and in general, indulged in, as they say, unnatural vices with people of low rank. But for 600 ducats it was he who acquired the famous Voynich manuscript.


The dungeon of the castle looks like this.

Nevertheless, his children were nevertheless, and the most famous of his six illegitimate offspring was the eldest, Rudolf from Katerina Strada, daughter of the imperial antiquarian, Julius Caesar of Austria, who inherited his father’s mental illness and died imprisoned in Krumlov Castle, after how with extreme cruelty he killed his mistress.


Layout of the castle at the entrance to the museum.

In 1622, the castle fell to the Styrian Eggenberg family. Originally, these were only rich burghers from Graz in Austria. It was established Krumlov principality with the ducal title, which the emperor Ferdinand II bestowed on this family in 1628 year. Unauthorized Dukes of Krumlov continued the tradition of Rosenberg, Eggenberg and used the coat of arms, in which there were five red roses.

The new owners of the castle became the family Schwarzenberg, already known to us, which received it in 1719 year. Krumlov began to expand, the interiors were furnished with valuable furniture, paintings of Dutch painters and tapestries of the 17th century appeared on the walls. The castle was even painted a special room Masquerade, reflecting the fun entertainment of the aristocratic era.


Masquerade Hall.


One of his murals.

However, let's continue the tour of the castle.


Another beautiful view of the castle and the city.

Once inside, we consistently get from one closed courtyard to another, and the first of them is opened by the Red Gate with the coat of arms of Schwarzenberg, built in 1861 year. To the right of the arch is the Gothic building of the Salt Depot, and to the left is the New pharmacy with a sgraffito facade, and then there are the stables. Near the stairs is the house manager. Renaissance painting and former brewery; next to it is a forge building, and further - the castle hospital. In the center of the first courtyard you can see a stone fountain built in the XVI century.


Here such stone cores fired on the castle in the XVI century.

In the second yard leads the bridge over the Bear Moat. The owners of the castle considered themselves to be relatives of the noble Italian family of Orsini and brought bears in it, the skins of which, by the way, lay on the floor in many rooms of the castle - convenient, isn’t it?


Weapon musketeers of the Thirty Years War, although one gun is clearly not the time.


For lovers of weapons with wheel locks here is his whole arsenal.

The space of this courtyard is called the Lower City. The facades of the buildings facing the second courtyard have a renaissance appearance, the dominant feature of the whole ensemble is the 13th century structure - Hradek or Little Castle. His Gothic tower became the symbol of Cesky Krumlov. Here is an observation deck overlooking the city. The complex of the second courtyard includes the New House of the Governor, the Mint, a cheese factory (its facade is painted with skillful sgraffito imitating stonework). The center of this courtyard also serves as a fountain, installed in 1602 year.


Equipment rider Czech light armor cavalry of the XVII century. "Panzerniki" - so these riders and called.

From the second courtyard to the third path goes through a stone bridge along a narrow vaulted corridor. There is a balcony that serves as an excellent observation platform. Between the second and third courtyards is Upper Town - the main residence of the Vitkovic family, which surrounds the space of the third and fourth courtyards with a facade. The walls are painted with allegorical frescoes. The third courtyard is most like a stone well; in the middle is the chapel of St. George. The ensemble of the fourth courtyard is formed by buildings from the period of the XIV – XVIII centuries; but below, right in the rocky massif, lurk deep Wenceslas cellars, where today is an exhibition of some modern art.


Always happy to look at the "convenience" of the past time.

The fifth yard was intended for entertainment. Here is a large park with horse riding and a small palace, and the castle theater, built by Eggenberg in 1684 year. From the residential part of the castle to the fifth courtyard is just covered Covered Bridge, which received its strange name by the name of the fortification called “cloak”. The construction of the bridge greatly expanded the castle, turning the bridge into a viewing platform and an extremely elegant element that combined both parts of the castle.


And here's another one. So our AS Pushkin.

On the territory of the castle there is an information center that organizes excursions for tourists, and there are two routes that are not connected to each other. However, since any excursion takes time, and our tourists often do not have much time, it is better to just walk around all the castle courtyards, and buy the tickets to the museums in it. The part I was able to visit is interesting because there are a lot of all kinds of weapons, examples of Austrian uniforms and much more. But to bypass the premises of the entire castle - it takes a long time. You can climb the tower of the castle - it is a separate payment for it - and, although the view from there is very beautiful, people who are tired or with a bad heart should not climb to the top. The beauty of the Cloak Bridge will be quite enough for you!


And this is ... one of the copies of the famous “Code of Manesus”, the original of which is kept in the library of the University of Heidelberg. People glance and pass. Well ... some old book, so what? And the fact that they face the most valuable source of our knowledge about the Middle Ages, dated 1300.

But to stay in the castle and then it makes no sense. We must go down to the city. Again, go down the green hill, go under the Cloister Bridge, then along the bridge over the Vltava River and ... just go take a walk along the streets of this toy town. There is a torture museum, a puppet museum, a local history museum, and even a motorcycle museum. But even though the town is small, you just can’t get around this in a day! In addition, because it is necessary to eat!


The Vltava river in front of the castle is not deep at all.


But this is a water mill. Today it is a place to go to eat very well!

In Krumlov, the question of where to reinforce your weakening forces is simply not worth it. There almost every house or pub, or something, where they feed, however, it is best to sit not somewhere in the city, but in a restaurant above the watermill. They feed there very well, very tasty, and the Krumlov-style meat with stewed sauerkraut, Czech dumplings and ... dark local beer is beyond praise. The price of lunch with “soup”, with this very meat (you need to take a portion in 200, 400 - in my opinion, it is simply impossible to eat, although you can take the leftovers with you, the plastic container is given for free) and a large mug of beer for four 77 costs Euro, which is no more expensive than ours, but the quality is incomparable, of course. On the left or on the right (that's how you sit), a pacifying stream of water will flow, and above your head ... a huge castle with a Cloak bridge will rise with its bulk. Sight, believe me - absolutely unforgettable!


Interestingly, Cesky Krumlov produces ... its own 70% chocolate. Naturally packaged with views of the city and the castle. It is clear that chocolate does not grow in Krumlov. So Krumlov people buy it and, having processed it to an appropriate condition, they pack it in such boxes. We also have a lot of all kinds of sights and just beautiful places, which are simply asking for such packaging, but for some reason nobody thought of such chocolate. In any case, I did not see such a thing myself! But after all, with such “children's sweets”, by the way, local patriotism, as well as love for all our great Motherland, begins.
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  1. XII Legion
    XII Legion 17 October 2017 07: 35 New
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    Handsomely
    In all senses
    An interesting and almost informative series of articles
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 17 October 2017 07: 57 New
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    There is also a ghost of the White Lady in the castle
    ... The legend says the following. The beautiful daughter of Aldrich the Second lived a happy childhood in her father’s castle in Cesky Krumlov. When she matured, many suitors began to ask for her hands. But her father forced her to marry Jan Lichtenstein, a rich and noble widower, an evil and rude man. Since then, the life of the noble Perkhta has become full of injustice and suffering. In the castle of an aging husband lived the mother and sister of his first wife. They persecuted young Perkhta and tried to ruin her life in every possible way: they slandered her husband at her, slipped her hard work, and she never once heard a warm word from them. Marriage became her hell, from which there was no way out, because the customs of those times did not allow his wife to leave her husband, even if he treated her cruelly. In vain she prayed for the softening of the heart of the monster husband, wrote in vain desperate letters to my father and brother: "Save me from these evil people, and you will have such a merit to God, as if you had liberated the soul from hell." And only her husband’s death freed her from family jail. With great joy, Percht returned to the castle of Cesky Krumlov and became the personification of good and the protector of all the afflicted. The grief of marriage left indelible traces of suffering on her face, and deprived her of the ability to laugh. Serious and slender, prematurely wilted woman with curly golden hair tied with a white ribbon, lived in the family castle until her death in 1476. And all the poor people of the surrounding lands did not cease to mourn and see her in their visions. The White Lady began to appear in the corridors and on the stairs of the Cesky Krumlov Castle, foreshadowing the future with her appearance. If someone sees her smiling in white gloves, then it will bring good luck, if she is wearing red gloves, then it will be a fire, and if she is wearing black gloves and a veil, this would mean impending misfortune, illness or death.
    1. kalibr
      17 October 2017 11: 55 New
      +7
      I wanted to insert this legend, and just forgot. And then he looked at the volume ... and so the article came out great.
      1. svp67
        svp67 17 October 2017 22: 18 New
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        Quote: kalibr
        and so the article came out great.

        But interesting. Thank. Been in these places. The walls of the city were very impressed ... there are 1,5 - 2 meter stones, even in the summer it is cool inside.
  3. Rotmistr
    Rotmistr 17 October 2017 09: 09 New
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    Good article
    Thank you
  4. ruskih
    ruskih 17 October 2017 09: 42 New
    +7
    Thank you, I enjoyed traveling love
    People glance and pass. Well ... some old book, so what?

    They could have offered a colorful translation of these verses and songs. And not necessarily in the form of a book. Moreover, some lines sound modern.
    1. Mikado
      Mikado 17 October 2017 10: 55 New
      +5
      I'm in! love the view of the castle is truly amazing. Yes, a very pleasant and informative tour good bow hi (although I wanted to, and then Victor Nikolayevich wrote a culinary addition below, now in general "carcasses of light" drinks ) Anyway - the beginning of the working day. and now all thoughts of dark beer .. crying
      The weapon of the Musketeers of the Thirty Years War, although one gun is clearly not of that time.

      yes, the second gun on the left is clearly the 18th century. Already not a heavy bulky musket, but a lightweight fusee with a flintlock.
      1. kalibr
        17 October 2017 11: 54 New
        +6
        In Penza, I have a very good Czech can beer "ецatec goose". Probably there is it in other places of our Russia. At least it is very similar to drinking "there." Everything else is vodka with urine!
        1. Mikado
          Mikado 17 October 2017 12: 01 New
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          "Атatec Goose" .... Everything else - vodka with urine!

          "goose" is, how else. I’m not a great connoisseur of beer, but, as you recall, at the turn of the 90-2000s, "Baltic Nine", stinking with alcohol, "so shiver and throw." Although technology has improved over the past fifteen years.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 17 October 2017 23: 43 New
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            Precisely, technology has improved. And what else can explain such a striking progress in the intellectual level of the consumer segment of such a product. Now, a separate representative of this category can quite freely, instead of “Baltic Ruff”, pronounce “strong hunt”, which increases the average intellectual coefficient in Russia by 50%.
            1. Mikado
              Mikado 17 October 2017 23: 46 New
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              pronounce "strong hunt", which increases the average intellectual coefficient in Russia by 50%.

              and a speech therapy factor of 75%. Labrador Gibraltar. laughing
        2. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 17 October 2017 23: 26 New
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          Vyacheslav Olegovich! I beg of you! Sorry, for God's sake, but do not chop in the subject - do not try to judge. Can "goose" (pah !, at least) You - beer!?!?!?!? ...
          1. Mikado
            Mikado 17 October 2017 23: 33 New
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            I checked today .. Anton, ours, St. Petersburg "goose" - cooks "Baltic" .. request No, in the Czech Republic he is completely different. stop And we have the Baltika. laughing Moreover, they will cook in Belarus - it will be “Alivaria” for sure, although I have nothing against “Alivaria”, I liked it. hi By the way, our Alivaria is also brewed by Baltika, if I'm not mistaken. Monopolists, damn it! fellow
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 18 October 2017 05: 33 New
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              That's what I like about the TanZheng restaurant chain - the presence of authentic beer. The raking arms of Baltika have not reached there.
            2. ruskih
              ruskih 18 October 2017 10: 25 New
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              ... they will cook in Belarus - it will be "Alivaria" for sure ...

              It’s not the first year they’ve been cooking. There is a long time. wink
  5. Curious
    Curious 17 October 2017 10: 05 New
    +7
    "In Krumlov, the question of where to strengthen our weakening forces is simply not worth it."
    For lovers of satisfying and easy to eat in the Czech Republic, such a question is generally not worth anywhere.
    “A piece of toasted ham, which was lying in a brine,
    yes with potato dumplings sprinkled with greaves,
    yes with cabbage! Real jam! After that and a beer
    is drunk with pleasure! ... What else does a person need? ”
    “The adventures of the brave soldier Schweik”, Yaroslav Hasek
    Although experts say that the centuries-old neighborhood with the Germans, Magyars and Slavs influenced the formation of Czech cuisine, from all the trips I came to the conclusion that among the Czechs the kitchen fits into a distinctive trinity - meat-dumplings-beer. Those. just what is best combined with beer - meat, potatoes, flour products. But they monitor the quality of the products very much. This is also a kind of national feature. And another feature - and not so small portions increase in size the more, the further you move away from the tourist centers.

    And this is one of the oldest dishes in the country of victorious beer alcoholism - Vepřo-knedlo-zelo - boar-dumpling-zelo. A dish of baked pork, dumplings and stewed sauerkraut. According to the glorious Czech tradition, richly poured with thick gravy.
    1. Mikado
      Mikado 17 October 2017 11: 02 New
      +4
      In general, such a kitchen captivates me. When I was in Polotsk, I tried their potato pancakes, but with sausages, and with mushrooms. good I just didn’t drink a glass - at the wheel, sir! request sometimes I regret that I didn’t take the "zeppelins" .. recourse in Russia they somehow do not cook them, but in Belarus - please. drinks
    2. kalibr
      17 October 2017 11: 51 New
      +5
      Oh, this is what I just ate! That is exactly what it looks like. And taste ... Oh! To come back ... However, we have already decided that next year we will go back to Europe, although on a different route. But we’ll drive through the Czech Republic and eat it again!
      1. Curious
        Curious 17 October 2017 11: 54 New
        +3
        And what prevents you from cooking at home? There is nothing complicated.
        1. ruskih
          ruskih 17 October 2017 12: 22 New
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          Really. yes There is nothing complicated about it! All in your hands.
          The portions are really very large, not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Poland. And when ordering desserts with the most common name, they will bring delicious unexpected beauty.
          1. Curious
            Curious 17 October 2017 12: 37 New
            +5
            But no one compares to a traditional Chinese restaurant in the size of servings.
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 17 October 2017 21: 15 New
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              This is indeed so. Not even with the traditional, but adapted. Traditional Chinese food is impossible to eat. To a European, only out of politeness.
        2. kalibr
          17 October 2017 16: 43 New
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          You once wrote yourself that the devil is hiding in little things. It’s not like that and it’s different here - in the end - “everything is wrong.” I have my own kitchen, time-tested. And then ... here you have to wait until we meet. So!
          1. ruskih
            ruskih 17 October 2017 19: 16 New
            +3
            It’s not like that and here it’s different -

            You are right, an important role is played by the place itself and the surrounding atmosphere, mood .....
            1. Curious
              Curious 17 October 2017 19: 26 New
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              Some ingredients, especially for sauces, marinades, spices, indeed often have a "national" specificity. Then I agree with Vyacheslav Olegovich.
              1. ruskih
                ruskih 17 October 2017 21: 58 New
                +5
                It’s not a problem to buy ingredients, but yes, the place where the spices grow. The same parsley grown in you and we will have a different flavor, and the taste of the dish will be different.
    3. mar4047083
      mar4047083 17 October 2017 20: 49 New
      +2
      V.N. Well, how can I stew sauerkraut? This is not allowed.
      1. Curious
        Curious 17 October 2017 21: 58 New
        +2
        Firstly, they don’t argue about tastes. Secondly, the taste goes well with pork, which is why the Germans also serve such a side dish to their iceberg. In the third cabbage is cabbage from a day to three (maximum).
        The culinary subtleties follow. Duck fat is used, in extreme cases fat, but not sunflower oil. Immediately a different taste. Further spices, apples, white wine. The output is quite an edible dish, although I'm not a special fan. But it is with beer and fatty meat that the side dish goes very well.
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 17 October 2017 23: 01 New
          +3
          Yes, and he leaves the Rhine well.
        2. mar4047083
          mar4047083 18 October 2017 12: 30 New
          +3
          It's not that, Viktor Nikolaevich. How many experiments on completely different people I didn’t set, the result is one - the knuckle is eaten, the beer is drunk and the remaining mountain of cabbage. What prevents the meat from serving without a cabbage is a mystery. They tried to pay already, so as not to bring cabbage. They answered as it should.
          1. Curious
            Curious 18 October 2017 13: 11 New
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            Yes, I myself leave most of the cabbage.
          2. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 18 October 2017 19: 50 New
            +1
            Come on! It's all about the mentality! Well, what does Russian man associate with sauerkraut? Correctly! Well, the iceberg should be served with a misty "fifty dollars" in the kit, so to speak, a "compliment" from the establishment. And then there will be beer, and champagne, and "mojito was superfluous."
            1. Mikado
              Mikado 29 October 2017 15: 33 New
              +1
              Now I specially went back to see all your recipes. hi good So I’m thinking - either to put out the cabbage, or to make buckwheat with cracklings .. what
      2. kalibr
        17 October 2017 22: 15 New
        +2
        Can! I was eating!
  6. Geronimo73
    Geronimo73 17 October 2017 11: 37 New
    +3
    in 1986 there was in a pioneer camp
  7. Monarchist
    Monarchist 17 October 2017 12: 27 New
    +3
    Thanks for the story and photos. I liked the toilet seat: you are sitting smoking and strengthening the security of the deputy. On the site it was already that sewage was one of the means of defense. This is certainly good, but every day inhaling such a “fragrance” is still a pleasure.
    1. Mikado
      Mikado 17 October 2017 12: 35 New
      +3
      I liked the toilet seat: you are sitting smoking and strengthening the security of the deputy.

      in the film "Vatel" (a wonderful film with Depardieu), the moment is clearly shown how the "Sun King" Louis XIV holds advice with the courtiers, without getting up from such an armchair. So to say, naturally, it is not ugly. wink that is, it is possible not only to expand security in this position, but also to carry out matters of federal significance laughing drinks
      but about Pushkin I also liked the successful remark. So this is where his source of inspiration comes from ... what
    2. Curious
      Curious 17 October 2017 12: 50 New
      +5
      To be honest, medieval toilets are also an interesting topic and deserve an article. After all, interesting moments happened, for example, the case in Erfurt Castle in 1183. There princes and numerous knights drowned really in shit. Under Emperor Frederick I, invited allies and knights, the floor of the hall fell through. The beams that supported the floor could not stand it, because they rotted under the influence of humidity, which rose from the cesspool under the hall. It seemed to those who were able to save themselves from death that it was as if a secret power had brought down the floor, dropping numerous nobles, eight princes, more than a hundred knights, as well as other people into the main collector of the castle, in which they received a terrible death. Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa managed to survive, he clung to the window opening, he was removed from there on a rope.
      So medieval sewage is an insidious thing.
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 17 October 2017 13: 00 New
        +5
        Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa managed to survive

        it seems that Barbarossa’s fate was to be drowned - not in feces, but in the river during the Crusade, which she did to him. belay yeah .. somewhere I heard about this case, thanks for the detailed description. hi VN, doesn’t it seem to you that even on this subject you can write a selection of articles, especially by relating the defecation process to military affairs? what
        1. Curious
          Curious 17 October 2017 13: 10 New
          +3
          I won’t draw such a complicated topic, I need a master of Samsonov’s level.
          1. Mikado
            Mikado 17 October 2017 13: 20 New
            +3
            I even guess what it will be about .. what It all comes down to how "the evil West wanted to destroy the Slavs and their spirituality." It remains to tie the toilets, not even tie, but to "pull" on this topic. fellow Ryad especially valuable thoughts about poop and their impact highlight in bold, I would also prescribe them with a capsloc.
            By the way, where is our Good (sweet) Doctor? phylonite .. negative
            1. Curious
              Curious 17 October 2017 13: 28 New
              +4
              Pathologist moonlighting.
              1. Mikado
                Mikado 17 October 2017 13: 31 New
                +3
                oh, you are leading a dangerous game, sir. wink After all, he will see and remember the skills of taking out a living heart laughing as quetzalcoatl bequeathed wink Dmitry will also ask for assistance. fellow He won’t even ask, he will force the Doctor’s hands to be very hairy, and in his anger he is scary! angry
                1. ruskih
                  ruskih 17 October 2017 14: 43 New
                  +3
                  .... as quetzalcoatl bequeathed .....

                  This is how legends are born lol
                  1. Mikado
                    Mikado 17 October 2017 14: 55 New
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                    Yes, but what did you, Elena, want? request supposedly, a bearded white man will fly in a white coat in a white car with a red cross, and he will heal everyone according to their deserts. fellow Who will prescribe eternal life, to whom the heart (or even worse) will vomit white hairy hands in white gloves! hi and a feathered serpent, that is, a feathered Reptiloid (it is possible without a feathered, but among the Indians it was exactly this in legends request ), he will be on the hold - to hold patients in his arms, like a python hugs a victim, so that people don’t especially refuse the court of a strict fair Doctor’s .. stop
                  2. kalibr
                    17 October 2017 16: 47 New
                    +4
                    By the way, I just made the material - a continuation of the series about the Aztecs and conquistadors about what prophecies influenced their mindsets and how they are reflected in the codes. Pictures are interesting ...
                    1. ruskih
                      ruskih 17 October 2017 19: 09 New
                      +4
                      Pictures are interesting ...

                      If everyone comes what comments will also be interesting. laughing
                      I will read with pleasure. love
                2. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 17 October 2017 21: 56 New
                  +1
                  Nikolay, have you tried to pull a gas mask on your hairy head for a long time? wassat . Well, this is the same with the Doctor, one of three things: either he is not a doctor and works without gloves (our person is not ashamed to leave his mark on history, well, at least for illness), or does not practice a hardectomy, or .... uses depilators. laughing
                  1. Mikado
                    Mikado 17 October 2017 23: 14 New
                    +2
                    uses depilatory

                    yes her, Doctor is a normal man. wink drinks only hoses. Everyone is waiting for him here, but he .. sad
                    Nikolay, have you tried to pull a gas mask on your hairy head for a long time?

                    a long time, ten years ago. Damn, there was a golden time! It was even easier in something, served himself. On the other hand, sometimes you think - "a tale of lost time." what to each his own! hi
      2. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 17 October 2017 21: 34 New
        +2
        "? .. medieval sewage is an insidious thing." It’s you who haven’t been to St. Petersburg cellars and attics.
        1. Curious
          Curious 17 October 2017 22: 01 New
          +2
          I’ve been to Olesk, including the catacombs. Not worse.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 18 October 2017 06: 11 New
            +3
            Well, you compared! There is where to dig. And in our old districts, plumbers have full-time overalls - the “bottom” from the OZK. For if he does not save, then only a wetsuit.
        2. Mikado
          Mikado 17 October 2017 23: 00 New
          +3
          and in the doorways with "pissing boys." no Ah, damn it, as I recall the contents of the sewerage catering .. this is professional, already so many of these hatches crawled request I propose to canonize the emperor Vespasian, let him be the patron of ecologists and Vodokanal personally good hi
  8. mar4047083
    mar4047083 17 October 2017 20: 34 New
    +3
    A very nice series of articles. No politics. Thanks V.O. The only thing I disagree with is beer. Do not eat "geese" try "Sudden Death" from Belgium. And with V.N. I also do not agree, the food is not very (fatty and harmful). In my opinion, “scream” goes well with “shank in apples” or “mussels in white wine”.
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 17 October 2017 22: 02 New
      +3
      Wow, Marat, you are a connoisseur of the oldest drink ?!
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 17 October 2017 22: 45 New
        +2
        I think Marat is not just a connoisseur, but a professional in evaluating. what And he knows more about mussels than Japanese cooks - Sochi, anyway! hi Although I, Anton, like rapans more. request It seems that they were initially considered a “pest mollusk”, but .. on the Black Sea coast they were quickly given a place in cooking! good fried .. mushrooms are somewhat reminiscent of taste. Mmm ... I don’t know where in St. Petersburg they are served, I only know one place - on the Kuzminskoye Highway on the outskirts of Pushkin, the Yalta restaurant. There will be a holiday - go with your spouse! drinks
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 18 October 2017 04: 30 New
          +2
          Thank you for the information, but no, we won’t go. They are losing weight !!! From last Monday.
          1. Mikado
            Mikado 18 October 2017 10: 50 New
            +2
            They are losing weight !!! From last Monday.

            familiar. one gets the feeling that "they are losing weight" almost everything and always laughing this is their mulka such wink
        2. mar4047083
          mar4047083 18 October 2017 13: 00 New
          +2
          Better bring your spouse to the Belgian "eatery" Boiled in white wine is even better. Just don’t take the “scream” in 9 cases out of 10 the ladies say I want more (he can beat it affordably, plus then you have to carry the carcass home). And V.N. deceives, sea bastards and toads are not at all "high cuisine", but ordinary worker-peasant food. We have poorly prepared toads, perhaps in St. Petersburg this is better.
          1. Mikado
            Mikado 18 October 2017 13: 31 New
            +2
            We have poorly prepared toads, perhaps in St. Petersburg this is better.

            not a fan of this, I can’t say anything, I was not interested. request
          2. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 18 October 2017 19: 17 New
            +1
            Only here is this swamp-sea menu not once in a working-peasant way.
            1. Mikado
              Mikado 19 October 2017 14: 56 New
              +1
              Only here is this swamp-sea menu not once in a working-peasant way.

              for some reason, I immediately recall the opinion of this "foreign cuisine"

              therefore - the national cuisine of the peoples of Russia is better! good drinks
      2. mar4047083
        mar4047083 18 October 2017 12: 44 New
        +2
        Yes, I like it. In addition, the menu says where and when the drink was invented and made. You read it as the historical section of the VO site. There is even a beer that was medicinal in the Middle Ages. It helped from blindness, deafness, epilepsy, enuresis, combat diarrhea and other misfortunes. Maybe someone will generalize the history of alcoholic beverages on the site.
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 18 October 2017 19: 05 New
          +1
          Exactly, even mercury from inversion of intestines was consumed inside. The effect is amazing!
          1. Mikado
            Mikado 19 October 2017 14: 58 New
            +1
            and lead instead of cosmetics. no
    2. Curious
      Curious 17 October 2017 22: 04 New
      +2
      Mussel - fire. The French got me this disgusting, as well as other elements of "haute cuisine" with the use of toads. We, you know, are from the plow (or rather, from the workbench), unaccustomed to such things.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 17 October 2017 22: 45 New
        +2
        Would you not be pissed off, Viktor Nikolaevich! Oh, it’s not appropriate for you! smile
        1. Curious
          Curious 17 October 2017 22: 54 New
          +2
          Honestly, over the past 200 years, there were not a single aristocrat in the family, either farmers or proletarians. Only mom and dad are rural intelligentsia. But they are indifferent to mussels.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 18 October 2017 05: 03 New
            +3
            So what? Look at some, culture is a dominant trait and is fixed in the genome in the third generation! lol
            1. Mikado
              Mikado 19 October 2017 15: 02 New
              +1
              Look at some, culture is a dominant trait and is fixed in the genome in the third generation!

              and for some, the mind and culture are in no way dependent on the finished institution .. love yes, yes, I’ve sent a hairpin about “miserable” statements drinks oh, now scrap will fly back! laughing
      2. Mikado
        Mikado 17 October 2017 22: 55 New
        +2
        no, everything is wrong with him! The paddling men got it, the Hindu-perverts generally feared with monkeys.fellow That's about the Japanese only casually mentioned. wink Viktor Nikolaevich, you would have thrown us an approximate text of the memoirs where the Soviet metallurgist managed to visit, and we would have appreciated and been surprised good I'm serious. At least once a week I throw you a topic for a series of articles, and you ... crying
        actually - visiting is good, home is better. I suspect that the body of each of us is “imprisoned” for the standard cuisine of the region in which it lives. I take pleasure in Ukrainian cuisine when, for example, you are served with borsch and donuts, which must be smeared with chopped lard with garlic. Yes, and I love potato pancakes. And buckwheat porridge .. especially if you add a little doctor sausage to it (note, dear Doctor is cheating! am ) .. you can’t drag it by the ears! and if you still have a gram to her .. winked
        1. Curious
          Curious 17 October 2017 23: 01 New
          +3
          In buckwheat porridge, only "undercut bourgeois" is added to the doctor's sausage. Greaves should be added to it. And cook it with onions and carrots. Moreover, both this and that - a lot. Then pour a stack of cold starters - clap - and pickled mushroom on top - once, then a thin slice (3-4 cm) of homemade sausage - and its gruel.
          1. Mikado
            Mikado 17 October 2017 23: 25 New
            +3
            a pile of cold starters - clap - and pickled mushroom

            somewhat reminiscent of the menu of the "blue thief" from the imperishable work of Ilf and Petrov, only instead of the minced meat of cracklings wink You see! Yes, everyone has their own recipe. By the way, nobody cooks buckwheat with onions and carrots (I have not seen, at least request ), for "lubrication" often use butter. Roasting - yes, they do. In the summer, you pick up some Russula mushrooms, fry them with onions (half-boiled), mix them with buckwheat too - very tasty. I had a friend of my wife cooked dumplings according to the Ukrainian recipe - with cottage cheese, salted, and it was necessary to eat with cracklings - a masterpiece, especially under the moonshine of its own production. good
            That is, there are differences, I would not say that they are especially significant, although they differ in the products used and in the calorific value. I mean, hardly the French and the Indians eat buckwheat hi drinks
            1. Curious
              Curious 18 October 2017 00: 01 New
              +4
              Meanwhile, buckwheat with onions, carrots and meat (merchants) is an old Russian recipe.
              And the birthplace of buckwheat is the Himalayas, so the northern Indians probably ate it, but for a long time.
              And in France, the famous chef Kontichini (representative of "haute cuisine) eats. One of his dishes is buckwheat crab."
              I wrote to stark, because I don’t understand rectification products, only distillation. Good if seasoned.
              1. Mikado
                Mikado 19 October 2017 15: 04 New
                +2
                Meanwhile, buckwheat with onions, carrots and meat (merchants) is an old Russian recipe.

                this is a separate dish where buckwheat is not used as a side dish. We have been taught that porridge is a side dish. As I understand it, it has always been an independent and self-sufficient dish. Including, and abroad - "Oatmeal, sir!" hi
        2. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 18 October 2017 04: 43 New
          +3
          "I finished forging yesterday
          I tricked two plans
          And on a business trip abroad
          From the factory please ... " smile
  9. GUSAR
    GUSAR 17 October 2017 21: 43 New
    +2
    Yes, I was there in 2012, which is beautiful, interesting
  10. kalibr
    18 October 2017 07: 03 New
    +1
    Quote: mar4047083
    try Sudden Death from Belgium

    You can not use what is not!
  11. Loki_2
    Loki_2 18 October 2017 16: 31 New
    +1
    The price of lunch with “soup”, this very meat (you need to take a portion in 200, 400 — it is simply impossible to eat, in my opinion, although you can take leftovers with you, a plastic container is given for free) and a large glass of beer for everyone for four will cost 77 euros, which is not more expensive than ours, but the quality is not comparable, of course.

    Where is it in Russia 4 servings of 200 grams of soup and 0.5 beer costs 77 x 67,46 = 5194.42 rubles? Can it be such prices in Moscow? In Russia, everything costs a little cheaper ...
    1. kalibr
      19 October 2017 21: 22 New
      +1
      Four of us go to our restaurant and order it all. I am sure that you will be EXPENSIVE than 5195 rubles.
      And now the full layout: 4 servings of soup, 4 servings of Krumlovsky meat, 1 serving of potatoes, bread + 4 mugs of beer.
      1. Loki_2
        Loki_2 7 November 2017 20: 12 New
        0
        Where is it with you?
  12. KOMA
    KOMA 21 October 2017 18: 15 New
    +1
    I was there last week, I was gluttonous with a black goat with a boar and a cheese, and as always Krumlov was beautiful, especially at night, when the streets were lit up with yellow light from gas lamps.
    1. kalibr
      22 October 2017 07: 51 New
      +1
      If only for a day to return there, continue with you for the company!