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Overnight in Telc

In his guidebook Rick's Czech Republic driving itinerary includes Telc as an overnight stopping location. The write up of the town sounds good except for one minor detail, and I quote, "the smell of goat dung from a pasture across the lake permeates the town after nightfall." Has anyone stayed in Telc, and how bad is it? Telc looks like a good overnight stopping point but my wife is rather sensitive to smells. Thanks for any info.

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I did not notice that smell, maybe it's not permanent feature.

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I have a good nose, and I didn't notice anything of a »permeating smell« when I stayed there for a couple of days a few years back.

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I am from Czech Republic, so let me clarify this for you. The only time this smell could permeate the town is in late fall, when farmers "fertilize" their fields. The smell usually doesn't even last 24 hours.
I think RS was being poetic, meaning that Telc is in the heartland of my country. As Czech as it gets. It's a very charming town, you'll love it. My husband is American, we went there last September and he thought Telc was utterly beautiful.

If you want to have an afternoon coffee and cake, go to Cukrarna Celerin on the main square. The cakes are to die for!,15.4553294,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x9d839b29d8753373!8m2!3d49.1838066!4d15.4553294

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Hi from Wisconsin,
Telc is a lovely city. It has a large old town 'square'. Actually a triangle. Hotel U Černého Orla and hotel Celerin are nice places to stay. Both often offer roast duck if you order a day in advance. You can rent a row boat and punt to your heart's content on the trout pond surrounding much of the old town.

And like so many places, it has a nice plaque column.

wayne iNWI