Visit Český Krumlov: Your travel guide

Things to do in Český Krumlov
Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov is all about old-world charm. Sitting on the banks of the winding Vltava River, this mediaeval village is a compact maze of cosy cafes, grand old squares and artisans’ workshops. Above it all sits Cesky Krumlov Castle, Bohemia’s own Renaissance beauty striking a pose for the camera.
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Once you’ve seen Cesky Krumlov from street level, it’s time to get the full picture with a bird’s-eye view. The stately Renaissance palace of Cesky Krumlov Castle is the place to go. Wind up 162 steps to the top of the tower and you’ll be rewarded with panoramas over the tightly packed terra-cotta rooftops, and the curious arc of the Vltava River as it cuts through them.
St. Vitus' Church
The skinny spire of St. Vitus’ Church can be spotted from almost anywhere in Český Krumlov. A neo-Gothic structure dating back to the 1400s, it features lofty, imposing ceilings, an impressive organ and a decorative Baroque altar, added in 1683. Visitors are more than welcome but asked to plan their trip around the church’s hours of worship.

Traveller's reviews and photos

10
Exceptional
Beautiful town during any season, we love to return and walk around to see nice historical center and castle, Egon Schiele Art Center, many restaurants with river view are especially nice in summer. Must see during your stay in CZ. Suitable for couples, families or groups.
LenkaE
Czech Republic
19 March 2017
8
Very good
The city is really beautiful but it's very touristic so in the winter a lot of things are closed or don't work so we just walked around a lot, something that we loved.
Daniel
Portugal
2 March 2017
10
Exceptional
A feast for the eyes. Everywhere you look there's beauty. But go early in the season before the hords of tourists, bus loads of them, invade this gorgeous, but very small medieval town. It must be hell in Jul and Aug!
Danny
Austria
6 March 2017
8
Very good
Historical small town surrounded by river. Really comfortable to simply take a walk around the town. But not appropriate to bring luggages.
Qiting
Germany
1 March 2017
10
Exceptional
- All view point as mark in city map you can visit within one day. - If you want to have Chinese lunch just walk to Linnecca street, close to the bridge.
Jeerasak
Thailand
3 March 2017

Accommodation and hotels in Český Krumlov

Hotel Arcadie

8.5 Very good

Score from 478 reviews

£78

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Hotel Garni Villa Beatika

9.5 Exceptional

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£52

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Hotel Grand

8.7 Fabulous

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£38

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Villa Conti

8.6 Fabulous

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£43

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Hotel U Malého Vitka

8.8 Fabulous

Score from 1,101 reviews

£37

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Hotel Dvorak Cesky Krumlov

8.7 Fabulous

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£61

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Hotel Konvice

8.8 Fabulous

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£42

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Hotel The Old Inn

7.9 Good

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£57

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Hotel Peregrin

8.6 Fabulous

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£29

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Recommendations for Český Krumlov

The owner of our B&B went out of his way to help us find our way around and met us from the station. Our guide on the free tour of the town was delightful, giving us lots of local detail and stories and answering all our questions. We saw a crazy wedding in the square, with transvestite bridesmaids who arrived on a quadbike. Lots of good natured banter and posing for the crowd who assembled to watch proceedings.

Wait until the many many coach loads of people leave around 5pm to 6pm then you have the town to yourself. Shops will be closed but sightseeing and photo taking is the great and the restaurant are still open till late.

Castle, parc, museums (puppets, photography, Schiele center), galleries.

The square, Laitron and the quaint streets, the small wooden bridges.

It reminds one of Wuthering Heights which is romance at its best.

As if we were enacting 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'.

We had vegetarian in Laibon and the waiter is very nice.

You are transported in the olden era.

Very well restored.

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