Cesky Krumlov.

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Český Krumlov (map) is a beautiful town in Southern Bohemia. Like Prague, the town is situated on the Vltava River and is full of Baroque buildings housing cafes and bars.

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The town’s appearance is little changed since the 18th century and the buildings have been well maintained and restored. In 1992, Cesky Krumlov was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The complex of Český Krumlov Castle is one of the largest in central Europe with an area of 7 hectares (17 acres). It is formed by forty buildings and palaces, situated around five castle courts and a castle park.

The town is very popular among tourists, who outnumber the local population in the summer and are still a notable presence during Christmas time.

Ambling around the town’s crooked ulices is the best way to get lost in Český Krumlov’s 750 years of history. Bring solid walking shoes for the uneven cobblestones.

Part of the fun is to get lost in its maze of cobbled ulices, while the Vltava River rushes along from almost every direction, adding to the confusion. Walking the length of Latrán from Budějovická Gate (map) to the town square, Náměstí Svornosti (map), up Horní (map) and across the bridge to the Barbakán (map), will take about an hour if you’re interested in stopping and gawping at sites.

State Castle and Chateau (map) is the most-visited site in town and is composed of the Little Castle (Hrádek) hosting the Castle Museum, the six-storey Chateau Tower (map) from the Renaissance period, the Chateau, the Baroque Castle Theatre, the Chateau Garden, the Gothic Wenceslaus Cellars, and a lapidary with stone sculptures.

Český Krumlov hosts a number of festivals and other events each year including the Five-Petalled Rose Festival (a reference to the rose of the Rosenberg crest), which is held on the summer solstice weekend.

There are no bad places to eat in Český Krumlov, but some are better than others. A good rule of thumb is to stay away from the tourist restaurants.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

IDOS | Seznam – Both sites cover all Czech trains, buses and city transport and many train and bus lines abroad.

Taking a train to Český Krumlov is possibly the most comfortable way how to get there. You can use connections with transfer in České Budějovice. The train leaves every 1-2 hours, the trip takes 2h 50min-3h 40min.

Also сheck оut мore info: How to get to us (ckrumlov.info) • Transport in the Czech Republic (visitczechrepublic.com)

BUS: International bus service: Eurolines and RegioJet. Cheap tickets from Poland are offered by FlixBus.

TRAIN: The journey between the two biggest cities (Prague and Brno) takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes. Most trains are operated by the state company Czech Railways (České Dráhy – ČD) + LEO ExpressRegioJet.

AIRPORT: Václav Havel Airport – about 10 km west of the centre of Prague.

Mapy.cz – is a good source for cycling information – switch the map (via Změnit mapu – Turistická) to see cycling routes in violet color.

Amazing CZECH Town – You’ve Never Heard Of | Discover CESKY KRUMLOV!

Ceský Krumlov is an amazing Czech town, dominated by absolutely humongous castle, spectacular viewpoints and a romantic old city center nestled inside the horseshoe bends of the Vltava River. This stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular day trips from Prague, and as a tour guide I can’t wait to show you the best things to do in Český Krumlov, Czechia.

video source: Rok Goes Around / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Apply for a visitor visa. Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Czechia.

IDOS TRANSPORT.

IDOS is a comprehensive public transportation information system in the Czech Republic, including trains, buses, trams, and metros.

AMAZING CZECHIA.

AMAZING CZECHIA presents the most interesting places in one of the most beautiful and picturesque countries in Europe and worldwide.

Czech Tourist Club (KČT) – The Czech Tourist Club (Klub českých turistů, KČT) is maintaining and marking all hiking trails. Formed in 1888, the club really began going trail-marking after the World War II. Today more than 40,000 kilometers of marked routes maintained by 1,350 volunteers are available. The club also coordinates the bike and skiing trails across the country.

IDOS | Seznam – Both sites cover all Czech trains, buses and city transport and many train and bus lines abroad.

Prague.eu: If you are specifically interested in events and festivals in Prague, the official tourist website of Prague provides a comprehensive list of upcoming events. It covers music festivals, theater performances, exhibitions, and more happening in the capital city.