Cesky Krumlov

Český Krumlov is simply amazing! Surrounded by rolling countryside and the wooded Šumava Hills, the old town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – nestles in a bend of the Vltava river. For more than 600 years its fortunes were inseparable from those of the aristocratic families residing in the castle: the Lords of Krumlov, the Rožmberks, the Eggenbergs and finally the Schwarzenbergs, who were not driven out until after World War II. The town is dominated by two national cultural landmarks: the castle and the Gothic church of St. Vitus. The castle is the second largest in the Czech Republic (after Prague Castle).

Český Krumlov Chamber Music Festival (in June). This is a festival of chamber music, which has taken place since 1987.

Getting there: organized excursion, or by bus from Florenc station (by train it is quite slow).
Recommended time at location: 3 hours or stay overnight (one of the best choices if you would like to spend one or two days outside Prague).

Cesky Krumlov

Located 180 km from Prague, it is one of a few towns that have still retained its own medieval nature. Cesky Krumlov is in the charming South Bohemian countryside nestles in a bend of the Vltava River. The town is called the pearl of Bohemia. Its historic centre was listed …

Read More »

Activities in Český Krumlov

Day Trip or Stay Overnight? It’s too far for a full day trip from Prague, but you might as well consider staying one or two nights. When you stay longer, besides enjoying exploring the town, the Cesky Krumlov area is also great for hiking or biking in the surrounding fields. …

Read More »

Eating in Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov has loads of places to eating, making it a great place for everyone to find something that really tickles their tastebuds. Be warned though, because the best restaurants fill up quickly in the evening, so make sure you make a reservation. Krčma v Šatlavské (Horní 157; main dishes …

Read More »

Zlatá Koruna Abbey near Český Krumlov

Klášter Zlatá Koruna If you opt to take a river cruise, your likely final destination will be this abbey, which was founded in the 13th century by the kingan in an attempt to annul the influence exerted by the Vítek family – who were ancestors of the aforementioned Rožmberks. One …

Read More »

The Oscar for Tourism Presented to Český Krumlov

Visualise a location encompassing all conceivable architectural and natural serenity, a jewel of history set amongst unspoilt scenery and a centuries-old town tucked away within a dense forest at the base of a mountain. You are picturing Český Krumlov, which is probably the most enchanting place that you will discover …

Read More »

Parting of the Roses Festival

A five petal rose is a mark of not only the town of Český Krumlov and the Rožmberk rulers (which translates to “Lords from the Rose Mountain”). It is actually a symbol found all over the area of South Bohemia, albeit in many different color combinations. There are five color …

Read More »

Cesky Krumlov – A city that will enthrall you

According to statistics, this picturesque city has been, not unjustifiably, the second most visited city in the Czech Republic, and since 1992 has been recorded in the List of UNESCO Monuments of Cultural Heritage. It is fascinating indeed to visit the complex of a castle and manor, meandering alleys deep …

Read More »

History of Český Krumlov

Its original medieval owners, the powerful Rozmberk family, called it the “City of the Red Rose” after their family crest. Later the city became the property of the Schwarzenberg aristocracy. The huge castle dominates the town centre, looming over the red-tile roofs and the labyrinthine, cobble-stoned streets. The castle offers …

Read More »