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Písek is a bit of a surprise. It used to be that people came for one thing: Písek's 700-year-old Gothic bridge peopled with baroque statues. But a recent infusion of European Union funds has introduced some beautiful upgrades. The former mill and power station is now a museum dedicated to electricity, and a former malt house is a cultural house and art museum. There’s a promenade that
runs along the river beside the old city wall, and the square around the church is nothing short of lovely. They’ve changed the former Gothic moat into a tiny park, and even the city museum displays some interesting finds.
The ancient town of Jindřichův Hradec, which dates to the end of the 12th century, is mirrored in the reflective waters of the Vajgar Pond right...