Cesky Krumlov: Things to Do | UNESCO City Guide
Cesky Krumlov is a true gem of the South Bohemia region in the Czech Republic. Its historical centre is separated into the Inner City and the Krumlov Castle by the Vltava river. Surrounded by water, the Inner Town is boasting with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, while a medieval castle with its unique bell tower dominates the view.
Český Krumlov- Things To Do
Visit the Český Krumlov Castle - an enormous medieval castle complex with lots of things to see. We will put the explanation of the visit down below.
Explore Latran and the Inner City - you will fall in love with the architecture and the atmosphere of Český Krumlov’s historic centre.
Egon Schiele Art Centrum - one of our most favourite galleries in the Czech Republic, with some pretty controversial story behind its name. We talked about it in the video!
Take photos of Český Krumlov at the viewpoints- there are many, but we will list our top 5 down below!
Go rafting - Rosamund Pike, a British actress, who visited Český Krumlov, once said that she hasn’t seen so many drunk people on a river before. I guess, there is no need to explain that Czech people love rafting and drinking beer equally as much.
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Cesky Krumlov Castle is one of the biggest castles in the Czech Republic. You can easily spend the whole day exploring it. So what can you see there?
- Castle Courtyards - you can see it for free. This is great if you do not have an awful lot of time to explore Cesky Krumlov. You will still see the castle that way, just from the outside, and even have some amazing free views of the city, for example from the Cloak bridge.
- Bell Tower and Castle Museums - this is a perfect combo: amazing panoramic views of Cesky Krumlov and a bit of town’s history. The exhibition covers the reigns of the Rožmberk, Eggenberk and Schwarzenberg owners over Krumlov’s estate. This visit requires a ticket, which costs 180 czk.
- Český Krumlov Castle Interiors - there are two guided tour routes that cover this part of the castle. Tour Route I takes you to the oldest castle interiors from Renaissance and Baroque periods. You will also see an amazing Masquerade Hall in the end! Tour Route II focuses on the Schwarzenberg’s stay in the castle and takes you to the Cloak Bridge corridor interiors at the end. Both tours cost around 200czk and take 55 min.
- Baroque Theatre at Český Krumlov Castle - the best preserved Baroque Theatre in Europe. It costs 280 czk to visit it, but beware, the theatre has bizarre opening hours.
- Castle Gardens- another free attraction in the Český Krumlov Castle. The gardens are opened from April till end of October.
Here’s a cool interactive map of the Cesky Krumlov Castle!
How Many days should I spend in Český Krumlov?
We have visited Český Krumlov for 1 day, 2 days, and 3 days before, and had great time every time. Last time, we stayed there for 72 hours and documented everything in this video.
What is the Population of Český Krumlov?
There are around 13,000 people who live in Český Krumlov, but the historical center has around 200 inhabitants. Not many, I know, but they make up for the low numbers with their colourful personalities.
Český Krumlov viewpoints
- Cloak Bridge middle level - address.
- Viewpoint at the end of the Cloak Bridge- couldn’t find it on the map, but all you need to dots find it is to go to the Castle gardens direction from the Cloak Bridge and you will see it straight ahead.
- Český Krumlov Castle Tower - address.
- Seminary Garden viewpoint - address.
Český Krumlov Restaurants
Tavern of the Two Maries - my most favourite place in Český Krumlov. https://www.2marie.cz
Krčma Šatlava - medieval tavern with lots of meat options. https://www.satlava.cz
Nonna Gina - amazing Italian restaurant. Here is their Google Maps location https://goo.gl/maps/wL488bfHt3ZBGBmL9
Papa's Living Restaurant - great food and atmosphere. https://www.papas.cz
MY SAIGON - Vietnamese Food of the “OMG-it-is-so-delicious” level. https://www.mysaigon.cz
Český Krumlov cafes
Masna 130 Espresso Bar http://masna130.cz
OMNES CAFFE Arleta
café IN VIVO
Drunken Coffee https://drunkencoffee.cz/domains/drunkencoffee.cz/
Kolektiv cafe & wine bar
From Prague to Český Krumlov
- By bus- the easiest way to get to Český Krumlov from Prague. Check out Regiojet https://regiojet.cz or Flixbus for connections https://www.flixbus.cz/autobusove-spoje/autobus-cesky-krumlov-praha
- By train- there is a direct train to Český Krumlov, but if you have luggage, we do not recommend tis option as the walk from the train station to the historic centre is very cobble-stoney.