Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is the second most frequently visited destination in the Czech Republic right after Prague. It is also among the eleven UNESCO cultural and natural heritage sites in the country. First documented records of the settlement in the area of today’s town come from the 13th century.

Three powerful noble families shaped the history and appearance of Cesky Krumlov – the Rosenbergs, the Eggenbergs and the Schwarzenbergs. The town’s landmark is the Castle, built in the 13th century on a rocky hill above the river Vltava, later remodeled in Renaissance and Baroque styles, the second largest castle complex in the country after Prague Castle. The Castle’s gardens with a gorgeous water fountain, the Roccoco-style pavilion Bellaria and the open air revolving theater auditorium are worth visiting.

The view of the historic center from the Castle is truly breathtaking. On the walk down we will pass by numerous houses with Renaissance facades, will visit the Monastery of the Knights of the Cross with a Red Star, cross the Barber’s bridge and continue along the winding streets of the Old Town to the main square.

The Gothic church of St. Vitus and a former Jesuit college, the Hotel Rose today, will be talked about and visited by us as well. If you would like to take a lunch break, I will recommend several interesting and charming restaurants in the vicinity. You will enjoy strolling about the historic center, peeking into some of numerous souvenir shops, art galleries or visiting the Egon Schielle Art center.

Egon Schielle, an Austrian artist, whose mother was born in the town, visited Cesky Krumlov several times and even lived here for a while. In the building of the former brewery which houses the art gallery today, you can see the permanent exhibition dedicated to Egon Schielle or short term modern art exhibits.

Cesky Krumlov is situated about 150 kilometers south of Prague. It is accessible by public bus, the ride takes nearly 3 hours, so private transfers are preferable.

Duration: 10 hours

Group size (price per group)
1-2 3-6 7 and more
Guiding 4000 CZK 4400 CZK 4800 CZK
Private transport 4300 CZK 4800 CZK 6800 CZK
Public transport 350 CZK per person

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Terms and conditions

Admission: The Castle
Tour I
250 CZK (adults) | 160 CZK (children and students)
Tour II
240 CZK (adults) | 140 CZK (children and students)

The Castle is closed from November 1st through March 31st and on Mondays.