Aside from traipsing around pretending to be some mischievous member of the nobility during the renaissance, Cesky Kumlov offers a great deal more when it comes to passing the time; including some quite interesting museums. Our second, and last, day in town was a bit more of the reserved, chilly kind of early spring day so we decided to hit a few of them. We particularly enjoyed the Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, which has been built in the original home and studio belonging to a few generations of the well-known photographer family Seidel. Josef (father) and Frantisek (son) ended up being quite notable photographers, both locally and internationally, due to their mastery of the technical aspects of the trade and their unmatched collection of photographs that represent a pristine catalog of daily life in this part of the world over the course of more than a century. We also checked out the Egon Schiele Art Museum, where we enjoyed plenty of eye candy including pieces from his body of work as well as some other quite fabulous temporary exhibitions.
Speaking of feeling like we were in the middle ages, Krčma v Šatlavské Restaurant was a great place to enjoy dinner not only for the quality of the food but also for its environment; which quite effectively transports customers back a few hundred years or so with its spit-roasted meats and cavernous, candlelit interior. Two more flagons of ale please!