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Cesky KrumlovCzech Republic

Wander down enchanting streets lined by medieval monuments and atmospheric bars in this storybook town on the Vltava River.

Overlooked by a magnificent castle, Český Krumlov is a town reminiscent of the glories of the Czech Republic’s medieval and Renaissance eras. Explore the labyrinthine streets of a UNESCO-protected historic center. Admire the romantic charm of centuries-old churches, footbridges, gardens and the meandering Vltava River.

The heart of Český Krumlov is its captivating Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site set on a river bend. It centers on Náměstí Svornosti, a cobblestone square framed by grand burgher houses. Follow the maze of narrow lanes to landmarks including the Church of St. Vitus and Jakoubek House. Delve into centuries of local history at the Moldavite Museum, Museum of Torture and Regional Museum in Český Krumlov. Spot work by Viennese artist Egon Schiele at the Egon Schiele Art Centrum.

The Old Town’s street performers provide amusement on nearly every corner, cafés spill out onto the pavements and cozy bars offer samples of locally brewed beer. At the riverfront enjoy kayaking, boating and tubing activities while gazing up at the town’s pretty rooftops.

Cross a footbridge at the Old Town’s northern edge to the 13th-century Český Krumlov Castle. Visit its resplendent rooms, a pristine Baroque garden and a moat which has kept bears since the 1700s. Walk along the attractive Latrán Street and visit the Marionette Museum’s puppet displays. Join a guided tour of the Eggenberg Brewery.

Across the river from the Old Town is Městský Park, a place to relax on a sunny day. Nearby see the Museum of Fotoatelier Seidel and the Church of St. Vitus.

Come for one of the town’s festivals, including September’s Festival of Baroque Arts. Watch reenactments of medieval events at June’s Five-Petalled Rose Celebrations. Attend chamber music, opera and philharmonic concerts during July’s International Music Festival.

Reach Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic’s South Bohemia by a 4-hour train ride from Prague. Mild in the summer and picturesque in the snow-covered winter, throughout the year Český Krumlov resembles a miniature version of the capital city.

Top Hotels in Cesky Krumlov

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Grand
Hotel Grand
4 out of 5
Namesti Svornosti 3, Cesky Krumlov
The price is $76 per night

Located in the heart of Cesky Krumlov, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of St. Vitus and Cesky Krumlov Castle. Jakoubek House and Regional Museum ...

4.4/5Excellent! (492 reviews)

"Up to date property with comfortable beds and a good breakfast. The room was small by American Standards but was very nice. The staff spoke English. We would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

Hotel Grand
Pension Krásné Údolí
Pension Krásné Údolí
3 out of 5
Spojovací 187, Cesky Krumlov

Situated in the historical district, this pension is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum Fotoatelier Seidel and Cesky Krumlov Castle. Jakoubek House and Church of St. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)

"Nice and really helpful!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Pension Krásné Údolí
Hotel OLDINN
Hotel OLDINN
4 out of 5
Námestí Svornosti 12, Cesky Krumlov
The price is $72 per night

Located in the heart of Cesky Krumlov, this hotel is steps from Church of St. Vitus and Egon Schiele Art Centrum. Cesky Krumlov Castle and Ballroom of the Rosenbergs ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)

"Very new hotel after renovation and nice breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Hotel OLDINN

Popular places to visit in Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov Castle
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Cesky Krumlov Castle

5/5(48 reviews)

Explore the magnificent gardens, palaces, salons and theater of this Renaissance castle complex, which looms over Český Krumlov’s historic center.

Church of St. Vitus
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Church of St. Vitus

4.5/5(20 reviews)

Admire a fusion of architectural styles and examine frescoes and sculptures at this 14th-century church, which overlooks the town’s main square.

Church of St Jošt
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Church of St Jošt

5/5(1 review)

You can find out about the history of Cesky Krumlov with a visit to Church of St Jošt. While you're in the area, stroll along the riverfront.

Top things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov 2-Day Trip - Meals & Accommodation Included
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Cesky Krumlov 2-Day Trip - Meals & Accommodation Included

$252
Per adult
Hiking day around Cesky Krumlov
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Hiking day around Cesky Krumlov

$38
Per adult
Ceský Krumlov & Ceské Budejovice Tour with Entrances & Lunch
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Ceský Krumlov & Ceské Budejovice Tour with Entrances & Lunch

74% of travellers recommend
$90
Per adult
Scenic transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna
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Scenic transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna

$206
Per adult
Cesky Krumlov Day Trip from Prague
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Cesky Krumlov Day Trip from Prague

$400
Per adult
Private relaxed walking tour of Cesky Krumlov
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Private relaxed walking tour of Cesky Krumlov

$119
Per adult

Reviews of Cesky Krumlov

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 2, 2020

The apartment was nice. I had hoped the town would be more interesting.

5/5 - Excellent

look4coise

Dec 31, 2019

An overnight stay was enough

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 15, 2019

Unique area. We had a great time as a family!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 2, 2019

Once Americans find out about this beautiful city, it will be overrun with tourists so enjoy the peace and quiet while you can.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 5, 2019

Adorable city. Good shopping / restaurants and lots to see.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 30, 2019

It was magical....would recommend to everyone to visit.

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